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FOOTBALL: Pressure, pressure … Reggae Boyz back in training

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2013 | 1:09 PM

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer

Under pressure head coach Theodore Whitmore returns to training with the Reggae Boyz immediately, less than 24 hours after the team received a major setback in its quest to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The Reggae Boyz suffered a 1-0 defeat to Mexico in a crucial CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying match at the National Stadium last night.

At 4:30 this afternoon the Reggae Boyz will begin preparation for another home assignment, this time against the USA on Friday.

Although there are six games remaining, former Reggae Boyz assistant coach Bradley Stewart thinks Jamaica’s World Cup campaign is over.

Whitmore has also come under pressure from a former national coach following last nights defeat.

Geoffery Maxwell, who now coaches at the Premier League level, says the Reggae Boyz suffered last night because of lack of proper coaching.

The defeat means that Jamaica remained at the bottom of the six-team table on two points from four games.

Mexico, who secured the win two-and-a-half minutes into the second half through Jesus Aldo de Nigris, moved atop the standings.

They are on six points from four games, one ahead of Panama, who have played three games.

The six countries are competing for three automatic places in the FIFA World Cup finals at Brazil 2014.


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