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Concacaf Women’s Championships: History! Jamaica Qualify To Women’s World Cup

Photo by Ricardo Makyn

Article by Ricardo Makyn, via Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz secured a nervy 4-2 penalty shoot-out win over Panama to book their spot in next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup after both teams played out a tense 2-2 draw in their Concacaf Women’s Championships third-place playoff in Frisco, Texas.

Sixteen year-old Jody Brown thought she provided an extra-time winner to secure the historic qualification but for the Jamaicans were pegged back for second tie in the contest when Lineth Cedeno lifted a shot over Jamaican goalkeeper Sydney Schneider in the 115th minute to send both teams to the spot.

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