Jamaica national football team

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The Jamaica national football team is controlled by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), the governing body for football in Jamaica.wikipedia
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Jamaica Football Federation

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The Jamaica national football team is controlled by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), the governing body for football in Jamaica.
The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is the governing body of football in Jamaica and is in charge of the Jamaican national team and the Jamaican National Premier League.

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup

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Jamaica finished as the runner-up in the 2015 and 2017 editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which was their best performance in the competition; losing to Mexico and USA.
Mexico won the competition after surviving both the quarterfinals and semifinals in controversial circumstances, defeating Jamaica – the first Caribbean nation to reach such a stage – in the final.

2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

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Jamaica finished as the runner-up in the 2015 and 2017 editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which was their best performance in the competition; losing to Mexico and USA.
The United States won their sixth title with their 2–1 victory over Jamaica in the final.

Caribbean Cup

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A member of CFU and CONCACAF, Jamaica has won the Caribbean Cup six times, with their latest win being the 2014 Caribbean Cup when they beat Trinidad and Tobago in the final.
Trinidad and Tobago, eight-time winners, and Jamaica, six-time winners, were the most successful sides, winning a combined 14 of 18 titles.

1998 FIFA World Cup

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Jamaica qualified once for the FIFA World Cup, in 1998. In 1994, Brazilian manager René Simões was hired, along with National coach Carl Brown, with the goal of qualifying for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
Croatia, Jamaica, Japan and South Africa made their first appearances in the finals.

2014 Caribbean Cup

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A member of CFU and CONCACAF, Jamaica has won the Caribbean Cup six times, with their latest win being the 2014 Caribbean Cup when they beat Trinidad and Tobago in the final.
Cuba (defending champion) and Jamaica (host) received byes to the final round.

Honduras national football team

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It is, along with the United States, Honduras, Canada and Costa Rica, one of the rare teams from the CONCACAF region to draw against Mexico in the Estadio Azteca in a World Cup qualifier match.
Their only wins came against Jamaica (5–1) and El Salvador (4–1), while they lost two games to Cuba and Costa Rica.

Cuba national football team

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Between 1925 and when Jamaica gained its independence in 1962, Jamaica had regular games with Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Cuba and clubs like Racing and Violette from Haiti, Corinthians of Britain, Tigres from Argentina, and even a series of matches with a Caribbean All Stars team in 1952.
They beat Jamaica (then a British colony) 3–1 in Havana.

Costa Rica national football team

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It is, along with the United States, Honduras, Canada and Costa Rica, one of the rare teams from the CONCACAF region to draw against Mexico in the Estadio Azteca in a World Cup qualifier match.

Robbie Earle

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Their first game was a 3–1 defeat to Croatia in Lens, with Robbie Earle scoring Jamaica's goal.
Robert Fitzgerald Earle MBE (born 27 January 1965) is an English-born Jamaican former international footballer who played as a midfielder.

1998 FIFA World Cup Group H

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In the 1998 World Cup, Jamaica ended up in Group H, along with Argentina, Croatia, and Japan.
Group H at the 1998 FIFA World Cup comprised CONMEBOL representatives Argentina, World Cup debutants Croatia, competing from the UEFA confederation, Jamaica of CONCACAF and Japan from the Asian Football Confederation.

1994 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)

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In qualification for the 1994 World Cup, Jamaica first beat Puerto Rico 2–1 and was then was put in a group with Bermuda, Canada, and El Salvador, from which two teams would advance to the final round.

CONCACAF Gold Cup

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Jamaica finished as the runner-up in the 2015 and 2017 editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which was their best performance in the competition; losing to Mexico and USA.
(1) Costa Rica and Jamaica shared third place.

Mexico national football team

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Jamaica finished as the runner-up in the 2015 and 2017 editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which was their best performance in the competition; losing to Mexico and USA.
Mexico won the Gold Cup after defeating Jamaica 3–1 in the final.

Caribbean Football Union

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A member of CFU and CONCACAF, Jamaica has won the Caribbean Cup six times, with their latest win being the 2014 Caribbean Cup when they beat Trinidad and Tobago in the final.

CONCACAF

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A member of CFU and CONCACAF, Jamaica has won the Caribbean Cup six times, with their latest win being the 2014 Caribbean Cup when they beat Trinidad and Tobago in the final.

Theodore Whitmore

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Jamaica ended its participation with a 2–1 victory over Japan in Lyon, with Theodore Whitmore scoring both goals. Jamaica announced that Jamaica-born John Barnes would take over as manager in November 2008, with former Reggae Boy Theodore Whitmore leading the team in the interim.
He is the current manager of the Jamaica national football team.

FIFA World Cup qualification

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In 1965, under the leadership of Brazilian coach Jorge Penna, Jamaica made its first attempt at World Cup qualifying.

Croatia national football team

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In the 1998 World Cup, Jamaica ended up in Group H, along with Argentina, Croatia, and Japan.
In the group stage of the World Cup, Croatia beat Jamaica and Japan but lost to Argentina, before defeating Romania to reach a quarter-final tie against Germany, then ranked second in the world.

John Barnes (footballer)

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Jamaica announced that Jamaica-born John Barnes would take over as manager in November 2008, with former Reggae Boy Theodore Whitmore leading the team in the interim.
Since then Barnes has managed the Jamaica national team in 2008–09 and the English club Tranmere Rovers for four months in 2009.

René Simões

In 1994, Brazilian manager René Simões was hired, along with National coach Carl Brown, with the goal of qualifying for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, he guided Jamaica to the World Cup in France in 1998.

Japan national football team

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In the 1998 World Cup, Jamaica ended up in Group H, along with Argentina, Croatia, and Japan.
Their campaign ended with a 2–1 defeat to Jamaica.

2015 Copa América

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Jamaica appeared at the 2015 Copa América in Chile as an invited team.
Twelve teams competed, the ten members of CONMEBOL and two guests from CONCACAF – Mexico and Jamaica, the latter of which competed in the Copa América for the first time.

2015 Copa América Group B

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The team was eliminated after losing all three of its Group B matches 1–0 – to Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina.
It consisted of Argentina, Uruguay (title holders), Paraguay, and Jamaica (invited team).

Uruguay national football team

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The team was eliminated after losing all three of its Group B matches 1–0 – to Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina.
Uruguay is also the smallest country ever to win any World Cup medals; only six FIFA member nations with a currently smaller population than Uruguay's have ever qualified to any World Cup: Northern Ireland (three times), Slovenia (twice), Wales, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Iceland.