Intense battle for places on Reggae Girlz squad

Voice of Reggae Girls assistant coach Lorne Donaldson

Reggae Girlz assistant coach Lorne Donaldson has admitted that making the final squad to the World Cup will be highly competitive. 12 uncapped players were called to the squad for a one week training camp last week, joining the 32 players who helped Jamaica qualify for this summer's showpiece.

"It's going to be very competitive and we have some decisions to make when we start selecting players. Some will be popular and some will not be very popular," said Donaldson. May 26 is the deadline for the submission of the final 23 to FIFA for the June 7 to July 7 event. Donaldson says the training squad is made up of talented women making the coaches job of selecting the travelling team very challenging. The Reggae Girls will next play Chile on February 28 at the National Stadium and on March 3 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

The Jamaicans will then play Mexico on April 3 in Texas in the United States and the Texas- based Houston Dash of the US Women's Soccer League on April 6. They will return to Jamaica for an assignment with Panama at the National Stadium on May 23 before travelling to London to meet Scotland on May 27. The Reggae Girlz will travel to France on June 1 for their historic World Cup berth.


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