Friday 28 July, 2017

GOLD CUP: Already qualified Boyz hunt win against El Salvador today

Jamaica's Reggae Boyz, already assured of a  spot in the quarter-finals of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States, will be looking to finish Group C of the preliminary round on a high when the competition resumes on Sunday.

The Reggae Boyz will face El Salvador in the first match of the Group C double header at the Alamodome indoor arena.

The match is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. (4:00 pm Jamaica time).

Group leaders and defending champions Mexico will take on the already eliminated Curacao in the second game slated for 7:30 pm (6:30 pm Jamaica time).

Mexico and Jamaica enter Sunday's final set of games in the preliminary round locked on four points after two matches in the four-team group, but the Mexicans are ahead courtesy of scoring more goals.

The top two are a point clear of El Salvador, while Curacao are pointless.

The top two teams from each of the three groups and the two best third-placed teams qualify for the quarter-finals. But after Panama defeated Martinique 3-0 in their final Group B game on Saturday, it means that four points would be good enough to secure one of the two best third place teams.

And with the Reggae Boyz on four points they are assured of a quarter-final spot even if they lose to El Salvador.

Both Jamaica and El Salvador are coming off positive results in their second games on Thursday, with the Reggae Boyz having held Mexico to a 0-0 draw and El Salvador securing a key 2-0 win over Curacao.

El Salvador will enter the game under pressure as they cannot afford to lose