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June 17, 2024

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Boyz Qualify For Gold Cup Semi Final With Win Over Guatemala

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Jamaica will now face Mexico who won the other semi final against Costa Rica. This game is scheduled for Thursday, 13th July.

Jamaica won their Gold Cup quarter final match in a narrow win against Guatemala. This 1-0 win happened on Sunday, July 9th. The game was held in Cincinnati.
The Reggae Boyz began the match with an attack made up of Michail Antonio, Demarai Gray, Bobby Reid and Leon Bailey. Perhaps the most important part of the Reggae Boyz team is the attack. They have been scoring at a prolific rate in recent games.
Jamaica enjoyed more time on the ball in the early moments of the game. Guatemala’s Rubi was the first one to test the Jamaican goalkeeper Andre Blake.
Both teams kept testing each other but the first half ended in a 0-0 draw. Guatemala enjoyed 55 per cent of the possession. Guatemala created better goal-scoring opportunities but they failed to score a goal.
The Jamaicans started created more opportunities in the second half and they earned a freekick in the 47th minute. Amari’i Bell scored for Jamaica in the 51st minute. The left-back produced a lovely strike that left the Guatemala goal-keeper stranded.
Guatemala tried to fight back but the rest of the game was largely uneventful.
Jamaica has enjoyed a Cinderella run in the tournament. This was evident when the Boyz almost produced an upset against favorites USA. The Jamaicans haven’t tasted defeat on North American soil. They’ve scored ten goals in the tournament.
Coach Heimir Hallgrímsson said that he was glad that his team is improving. He believes that the Boyz are attacking and defending better as a team.
Jamaica will now face Mexico who won the other semi final against Costa Rica. This game is scheduled for Thursday, 13th July.

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