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Jamaica face must win situation against Dom Republic

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2012 | 3:23 PM

Jamaica face a must-win situation today against hosts Dominican Republic to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the CONCACAF final round of the Women’s Under-20 World Cup qualifiers.

The Jamaicans are in this position after securing three points from two Group-E games in the final round of the Caribbean qualifiers.

Following a shock 1-0 defeat to Haiti in their opening game on Friday, Jamaica bounced back to beat the Cayman Islands 2-0 on Sunday to stay in contention.

The Jamaica, Dominican Republic game is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. today. Before that contest, Haiti and the Cayman Islands will face off at 1 p.m.

Jamaica enter today’s contest in second position behind group leaders Haiti, who have secured maximum six points.

With only the group winner guaranteed an automatic spot in the eight-team CONCACAF Final Round, Jamaica could still miss out even with victory today.

Group-F of the qualifiers is taking place in Cuba and the winner of that group will also advance to the CONCACAF Final Round.

The best second place team between the two groups will also get a spot in the CONCACAF Round.