The Scoreless Reggae Boyz Exit 2015 COPA America Tournament As Humble Lions

Although they left South America scoreless their fierce performance proves that facing the Reggae Boyz will not be a walk in park for teams moving forward on the road to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Photo courtesy of 2015 COPA America

 

The Jamaican Mens National Football squad popularly known as the “Reggae Boyz” exit Group B Copa America 2015 after a valiant effort against top ranking Argentina. Goal keeper Dwyane Miller impressively held off the mighty Messi’s squad to only suffer a one goal loss.

This was the debut appearance for the Jamaican team who, along with Mexico, was invited to compete in the 44th Copa America tournament. Mexico was unable to make it past the first week in Group A and was the first team to be eliminated.

 

The Reggae Boyz found themselves in the group of death, facing the reigning Copa America champions, Paraguay and their rival, Uraguay. The Jamaican team had an impressive performance on the pitch. In all three matches, the Reggae Boyz gave up only a single goal.

 

The Copa America is one of the most widely viewed sporting events on the planet.

For their first experience in this prestigious tournament, the Jamaican team came in as underdogs (on paper) but left the pitch as humble lions. Although they left South America scoreless their fierce performance proves that facing the Reggae Boyz will not be a walk in park for teams moving forward on the road to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

 

The 2015 Copa America tournament is being held in Chile. It began July 11 and is scheduled to end on Independence’s Day, July 4.

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