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Tough opener for Reggae Girlz

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2009 | 6:45 PM

Jamaica will face the toughest possible opener at the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Finals in Guatemala next month when they tackle powerhouse USA.

Jamaica, one of three Caribbean teams in the playoff, will meet reigning world champions USA on Thursday, January 21 after the opening Group ‘B’ match between Trinidad and Tobago and Mexico.

Jamaica’s other games are against Mexico on January 23 and T&T on January 25.

The world qualifying series kicks off on January 20 with Cuba playing hosts Guatemala and Canada meeting Costa Rica in Group ‘A’.

Group ‘A’ resumes on January 22 with Cuba taking on defending champions Canada and Guatemala playing Costa Rica.

The group winners will play the runners-up from the opposite group on January 28, with the championship and third-place matches set for Saturday, January 30.

The finalists and third-place winner will qualify for next year\'s FIFA Under 20 World Cup in Germany July 13 to August 1.