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Published:Thursday | April 3, 2008 | 2:55 PM

Jamaica’s senior women’s football team suffered a big 8-1 defeat to host county Mexico as the 2008 CONCACAF Olympic Qualification Final Round kicked off last night.

Juana Evelyn Lopez hammered in four goals, while Tania Paola Morales added two more for Mexico in the Group ‘A’ clash.

Jamaica’s lone goal came from Omolyn Davis in the 58th minute, 25 minutes after the team was reduced to 10 players. Natalyn Manyan was sent off in the 33rd minute.

Trinidad and Tobago also suffered a big defeat in its Group ‘B’ opening game. They were beaten 6-0 by Canada in the night’s first game.

The qualification continues tomorrow when Costa Rica face T&T at 5 p.m. and then the USA play against Jamaica at 7.30 p.m.

Jamaica and T&T face a must win situation to stay alive.

The semi-finals and finals of the tournament will take place on April 9 and 12.

The two finalists at the event will progress to the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Beijing later this year.