Jamaica Holds On With 10 Men For 2-2 Draw Against Costa Rica, Advances To Round Of 16 To Face Guatemala
Jamaica’s U17 football team secured a place in the round of 16 in the CONCACAC U17 Championships after drawing 2-2 against Costa Rica in Guatemala City on Thursday night, despite playing with only ten men for the last 17 minutes of the match.
Alevavier Gooden opened the scoring for Jamaica in the 17th minute, and Adrian Reid doubled their lead in the 62nd minute.
However, Gooden was shown a red card in the 73rd minute, giving Costa Rica a man advantage.
They took advantage of this when Roy Bustos scored in the 79th minute to reduce the deficit.
Jamaica struggled to hold on to their lead with a man down and conceded a second goal in the 87th minute from Sean Albriton’s shot.
Jamaica finished second in Group G with four points, and will now face hosts Guatemala in the Round of 16 on Saturday.
In another match, Honduras defeated Haiti 1-0 thanks to Russel Cruz’s stoppage-time goal at the end of the first half.
Honduras finished top of Group H with a perfect nine points from three games, while Haiti finished in third place and also advanced to the next round.
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