Jamaica undergo 5-0 humiliation at CONCACAF Underneath-20 Championship 


Jamaica’s Younger Reggae Boyz have been humiliated 5-0 by hosts Honduras of their CONCACAF Underneath-20 Championship on the Estadio Francisco Morazan on Tuesday.

In what might solely be described as an insipid show, the Younger Reggae Boyz conceded a brace from Marco Aceituna within the third and 35th minutes, thanks in massive measures to a disorganised defensive position completely void of any midfield cowl.

And when left wingback Lamont Rochester was red-carded within the third minute of stoppage time on the finish of the primary half, it went from dangerous to worse.

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Three minutes into the second half and the hosts added one other by way of Isaac Diaz and substitute Jefry Marcias helped himself to 2 targets within the 58th and 84th minutes courtesy of comical defending by the Jamaicans.

The consequence left Jamaica in third place in Group D with one factors, simply forward of cellar-dwellers Antigua and Barbuda who have been thrashed 3-0 by Costa Rica.

Honduras cemented their place atop the group with most six factors after additionally beating Antigua and Barbuda 3-0 on Saturday. They’ve superior to the knockout stage.

Costa Rica moved as much as second place within the group on 4 factors, and are virtually assured of a spot within the subsequent spherical, needing solely a draw in opposition to Honduras to safe second place and qualification.

Jamaica will face Antigua and Barbuda on Wednesday to find out which of the 2 sides will greater than probably declare third place and a ticket to the knockout spherical. 

Regardless of the lopsided scoreline, Jamaica might have finished significantly better and even win the sport as they’d greater than sufficient alternatives to hit the goal.

Nonetheless, their softness in midfield gave the house facet freedom and an uncomplicated path to create quite a few probabilities which have been by no means addressed by the teaching workers all through the sport.

The match statistics present that Reggae Boyz had 20 photographs to Honduras’s 23, three of which have been on course versus seven for the house facet.

Jamaica bossed the possession with 65 per cent and compelled eight corners to the rivals’ three.

In actual fact, Jamaica created the primary actual likelihood of the sport when Jahmari Clarke flashed a header simply vast of goalkeeper Juergen Colindres’ left-hand submit.

Then from the very subsequent assault, Honduras took the lead on a counterattack.

In between Clarke had just a few probabilities that he didn’t take, and later within the second half substitutes Zion Scarlett and Chad James additionally went shut on just a few events.

The 2022 CONCACAF Underneath-20 Championship is the ultimate qualifying section for the North America area forward of the Underneath-20 World Cup slated for Indonesia subsequent yr. The 4 semi-finalists will qualify robotically for the subsequent FIFA Underneath-20 World Championship, whereas the 2 finalists will earn qualification to the 2024 Paris Olympic Video games.

Groups                            P       W      D       L      Gf      Ga     Gd     Pts

Honduras                      2       2       0       0       8       0       8       6

Costa Rica                     2       1       1       0       4       1       3       4

Jamaica                         2       0       1       1       1       6       -5      1

Antigua & Barbuda      2       0       0       1       0       6       -6      0

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