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Reggae Boyz to play Saudi Arabia next month

Jamaica's National Senior team, the Reggae Boyz will will get more international exposure on October 7 when play Saudi Arabia at the King Fahd International Stadium, also called Pearl of Stadiums, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia has already qualified for 2018 FIFA World Cup joining Iran, Japan, Korea Republic as the Asian representatives in Russia.

President of the JFF, Michael Ricketts in signing off on the game stated: "This is an indication of our intent to continue seeking high quality international friendly games for the senior team. This level of opposition provides an opportunity for the players and technical team to continue the rebuilding of a successful Reggae Boyz team".

Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore has also welcomed the game stating: "I anticipate a highly competitive fixture which is excellent for our plans moving forward".

Jamaica has played Saudi Arabia three times winning one; losing one and drawing the other. All three games were played between 1998-99. The game will be played in a FIFA window. The squad will be announced in the course of this week.



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