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FOOTBALL: Reggae Girlz now in Kansas for World Cup qualifiers

Published:Wednesday | October 15, 2014 | 10:55 AM

Jamaica's Reggae Girlz have arrived in Kansas City, just ahead of their opening match of the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship in the USA.



The CONCACAF event, which doubles as a qualifying competition for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, begins today with action in Group A.



The tournament has eight teams and Jamaica have been drawn in Group B alongside Martinique, Costa Rica and Mexico.



Group A comprises hosts USA, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala and Haiti.



The Reggae Girlz will open their campaign against Martinique tomorrow at Sporting Park, followed by matches against Costa Rica on Saturday at Toyota Park and Mexico next Tuesday at the RFK Stadium.



The two finalists and the winner of the match for third place earn automatic World Cup berths, while the fourth-place team will face Ecuador in a playoff for another spot.



Eleven overseas-based players have been named in Jamaica’s 18-member women squad.



Among the overseas-based players named in the squad are five who are playing in the USA.



The US-based players are Alicia Wilson of West Florida and Sashana Campbell of West Florida; Lauren Silver of University of Florida; Sonaska Young of FC Surge and Alexa Allen of Northern Carolina University.



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