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FOOTBALL: Major setback for Boyz

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2013 | 8:31 AM

Jamaica suffered another major setback in their quest to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with a heart-breaking 2-1 defeat to the United States last night at the National Stadium.

After Jermaine Beckford secured a late equalising goal in the 88th minute, central defender Bradley Evans handed the United States the victory two minutes into time-added on.

Jozy Altidore had given the United States a 1-nil lead in the 30th minute.

The result means that Jamaica remained last in the CONCACAF six-team table on two points from five games.

In other CONCACAF Qualifying games last night, Costa Rica scored a 1-nil home victory over Honduras, while hosts Panama were held to a goalless draw by Mexico.

Three teams are now locked atop the table on seven points. They are Costa Rica, the United States and Mexico.

Panama are a point behind the leaders on six, while Honduras are on four points.

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


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