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Thursday, January 27, 2011
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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Hosts Jamaica and the United States will continue their preparation for next month’s CONCACAF U-17 World Cup Qualifiers when they meet in the first of two friendly games at Jarrett Park this afternoon at 3:00.
The teams arrived in the island earlier this week — the Jamaicans from a six-week training camp in Brazil — and head coach Wendell Downswell told the media the team had gained much experience from the camp.
The US will be using the games — the second to be held on Sunday at the venue — to acclimatise to the conditions.
The last time both met at the venue in 1999 they drew 0-0, giving the hosts an automatic berth to the U-17 Finals in New Zealand, while the Americans qualified by a subsequent play-off.
Jamaica won four of their nine matches in Brazil after splitting a twomatch series against Canada late last year at the same venue.
There will not be an entry charge for the game today, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) announced.
Jamaica play their first game in the CONCACAF tournament on February 15 against Trinidad and Tobago at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, beginning at 3:00 pm.
The US start their campaign against Cuba a day earlier at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium.