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Half-Time Report: Jamaica vs Mexico WCQ

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2013 | 9:24 PM

Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter

There have been a few nervous moments for both teams but at half-time, it's Jamaica 0 - 0 Mexico in their final round CONCACAF World Cup qualifier inside the National Stadium.

The Jamaicans started brightly enough, knocking the ball around confidently in midfield while the Mexicans sized up their opposition.

Mexico's Zavala Jesus had the first look on goal but his header, which took a deflection off a Jamaican defender barely missed Jamaican goalkeeper Donovan Rickett's far post.

The host almost found a way through but the home crowd could only sigh in agony as a slick one - two between Ryan Johnson and Jhevaughn Watson was stopped by the outstretched leg of a Mexican defender.

Ricketts was called into action on the 20 minute mark, but in fairness it was a save that he was expected to make; clutching a tame header by Mexican midfielder Aldo De Nigris.

Mexico's Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez made his presence felt with a strike from outside the box that grazed Rickett's fingers and crashed off the post.

But two and a half minutes into the second half, Jesús Aldo de Nigris scored a header from Carlos Salcido's cross to put the Mexicans 1-0 up.

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