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Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz Advance To Knockout Spherical Of World Cup

This week Jamaica reportedly made historical past on the FIFA Ladies’s World Cup stage. Its crew, Reggae Girlz, has superior to the knockout spherical of the match for the primary time.

On Wednesday (Aug. 2), the Reggae Girlz booted Brazil’s crew from the group stage after a 0-0 draw, per Related Press. The outlet studies that this event marks the primary time Brazil gained’t be advancing for the reason that 1995 Ladies’s World Cup.

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The crew’s coach, Lorne Donaldson, praised her gamers for his or her efficiency.

“It’s one of the best feeling I’ve ever had in my life. To have the ability to do that is unbelievable to simply watch it, whereas I’m alive. I thank the ladies for doing this for the nation. The nation ought to be proud,” Donaldson stated, per AP.

Temporary Historical past Of Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz

In line with AP, the Reggae Girlz stepped onto the world soccer stage in 2019–initially dropping all three group-stage matches. Mockingly, that included a 3-0 loss to Brazil. Wednesday’s sport is their first time qualifying for the World Cup since then.

For context, the knockout spherical is also referred to as Spherical of 16. Jamaica performed within the Group F sport towards Brazil. Now, their development means they’ll face the winner of Group H–between Germany and France.

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All through this yr’s World Cup, Spain, Czech Republic, and Australia have claimed wins towards the Reggae Girlz. Nevertheless, the Jamaican crew scored one win towards Panama and two attracts–Brazil and France.

Their highway to the World Cup hasn’t been simple. Regardless of reported planning, transportation, and coaching points, the crew made this historical past–thanks, partly, to a crowdfunding marketing campaign that raised over $50,000.

Jamaica is now second to France at this stage of the competitors, per Forbes. Their subsequent match will go down on Aug. 8.

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