Reggae Girlz edge Costa Rica to arrange Olympics play-off date with Canada 


Substitute Kalyssa van Zanten struck within the first half of additional time to offer the Reggae Girlz a 1-0 win over Costa Rica within the CONCACAF Girls’s Championship third-place playoff on Monday. 

Performed because the curtain-raiser forward of the ultimate inside Estadio BBVA Bancomer, van Zanten notched the all-important purpose shortly after coming into the sphere as an alternative within the 102nd minute and it proved sufficient on the finish. 

On account of ending third, Jamaica will enter a house and away playoff with Canada, the runners-up who misplaced 0-1 to the USA within the championship sport.  

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The winner of the playoff will qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Video games.  

Alex Morgan scored the winner from the penalty spot within the 78th minute. 

And by advantage of ending second within the preliminary group stage, Jamaica gained automated qualification to the FIFA World Cup finals, an achievement which happy head coach Lorne Donaldson.  

“We all know it was going to be a really tight sport. Each time we play in opposition to Costa Rica it comes all the way down to the second half or additional time, so we figured if we are able to get some pace on the sphere late when they’re tiring we are able to get one thing and “Kiki” (Kalyssa van Zanten) went in and had an excellent end and scored an excellent purpose,” he advised the media in a post-game interview. 

He added: “We’ve to thank Jamaica and thank President Ricketts (Michael) for bringing me in late, and Cedella Marley and all of the individuals in Jamaica who backed this factor and now we have a far technique to go.  

I’ll sit again and watch US and Canada and see if we are able to get to that degree.” 

The coach additional said that it was good for the nation contemplating that the workforce solely had about two weeks of preparation and was nonetheless in a position to obtain what it had. 

He didn’t assume he or his technical employees did something particular to get the win. 

“I don’t know that we did something particular, we all know Costa Rica very properly. They had been attempting to use the place we had been weak and we tried to use them the place they had been weak. We expect we might get them on that aspect of the sphere and that’s what occurred on that aspect of the sphere the place we thought we might get a purpose from and it simply occurred that approach, so generally whether or not it’s fortunate, that’s simply soccer.” 

It was a really aggressive sport with both aspect sharing possession of the ball evenly. And after neither workforce was in a position to stake a declare till close to the top of the primary half of additional time, Jamaica went forward after Chinyelu Asher performed a move to Drew Spencer, whose beautiful defence-splitting move to right-winger van Zanten ended with the extensive participant slotting previous goalkeeper Daniele Solera. 

 

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