Reggae Boyz to play Saudi Arabia in friendlies

Published on 16 October 2020

Photograph: Jamaica Reggae Boyz

KINGSTON, Jamaica (October 16, 2020)—The Reggae Boyz will turn up the preparation for the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar with two international friendly games against the Kingdom of Qatar in November.

“This is indeed the best way to kick-start preparation with the squad experiencing the identical regional conditions under which the World Cup will be played,” a statement from the Jamaica Football Federation said.

They will play both games at the Prince Faisal bin Fahad Stadium in Riyadh on November 14 and 17.

Jamaica last played Saudi Arabia on October 17, 2017 when the hosts beat Jamaica 5-2.

“Obviously, Jamaica will be looking to turn the table while maintaining its international ranking, hence the best squad of players will be invited for the tour,” the statement added.

 Jamaica occupies the 48th spot on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and is fourth and highest ranked Caribbean team in the Concacaf confederation. Saudi Arabia is 66th in the world rankings and sixth in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).  

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