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July 18, 2024

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Heimir Hallgrimsson Resigns After Copa America Failure

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Jamaicans will remember him for finishing third in the Concacaf Nations League

Heimir Hallgrimsson has left his role as the manager of the Jamaica national football team. This announcement came after the Reggae Boyz were dumped out of the group stages of the Copa America.
The 57-year-old Iceland native has been in charge of Jamaican footballers for nearly two years. He has informed Michael Ricketts; president of the Jamaica Football Federation, of his decision to step down from his role.
Hallgrimsson oversaw his last game as the Jamaicans found themselves on the wrong side of a 3-0 score-line against Venezuela. The two teams went for each others necks but none of them found a goal in the first half.
The first goal arrived in the 49th minute when Eduard Bello finished off a cross from Jon Aramburu. Bello escaped the attention of Ethan Pinnock and Michael Hector before leaping to score with his head. Salomón Rondón scored the second goal in the 56th minute before Eric Ramírez finished off Jamaica in the 85th minute.
The two teams were playing in Austin, Texas. The Jamaican team went home without winning any game. Earlier, the the Reggae Boyz had lost to Ecuador and Mexico.
Michael Ricketts said that the JFF has accepted Hallgrimsson’s resignation. He praised Hallgrimsson for improving the Boyz’s standard of football. He thanked him for his commitment to the Jamaican course. He wished him success in the next phase of his career. The JFF was speaking through a press release.
Hallgrimsson broke onto the scene when he coached Ireland in the 2016 UEFA European Championship. He led his team to a historic 2-1 upset of favorites. This was an impressive achievement because the England team was made up of superstars like Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney and Raheem Sterling.
Jamaicans will remember him for finishing third in the Concacaf Nations League.

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