Jamaica Makes It to FIFA Under-17 World Cup


News Americas, MONTEGO BAY, St James, Thurs. Feb. 24, 2011: Jamaica’s soccer team has made it to the 2011 FIFA Under-17 World Cup tourney.

The Jamaicans qualified yesterday, Feb. 23rd, after defeating Honduras 2-1 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Jason Wright scored both goals for Jamaica before Honduras pulled a goal back in the 64th minute. Jamaica held on towards the end on their lead, despite prolonged periods of possession by the Hondurans.

The win means Jamaica has advanced to the semi-final stage of the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship against the United States on Friday.

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