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Coach Donaldson says Reggae Girlz are Still in Control of Their Destiny

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Jamaica will be Hoping to Finish in the First Two Positions of the Group in Order to Qualify for the Upcoming World Cup

Lorne Donaldson; the head coach of the Jamaican women’s team, has said that the Reggae Girlz are still in control of their destiny despite their 5-0 loss to the USA. He insisted that the Girlz can still qualify for the upcoming World Cup.

This loss has now placed Jamaica in the third spot of the highly-competitive Group A. The USA women’s team has now qualified for the world cup with this win over Jamaica. The two teams were competing in the Concacaf Women’s Championship. USA is leading its group with six points. Haiti is ahead of Jamaica on goal difference after they defeated Mexico 3-0. Mexico is the last team in the group.

Coach Donaldson said that his team will use their win against Mexico to inspire them into a world cup qualification. Jamaica now has three points.

The teams that finish in the two top positions of the groups will qualify for 2023 Fifa World Cup and the semifinal of the Concacaf Championship. The World Cup will happen in New Zealand and Australia.

The third-placed team can also grab a world cup spot by winning the playoffs of the 2023 Inter-Confederation competition.

Donaldson said that he wasn’t surprised that Haiti is Jamaica’s main competition for the second position. He pointed out that Haiti had talented players who play in France. Haiti qualified for both the Under-17 and Under-20 World Cups. He said that most people underrate just how strong the Haiti squad is. Jamaica will be hoping to finish in the first two positions of the group.

Donaldson said that he has been impressed by Haiti’s discipline and fitness. The Haiti players have succeed in creating chemistry because the team has been built over a long period of time. Donaldson said that his players have to produce their best performance in order to beat the well-organized Haiti team. He insisted that the Reggae Girlz would rise to the occasion.