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Guatemala Punch Prelims Ticket With Draw Against Jamaica

Guatemala are on their way to the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup Prelims thanks to a 1-1 draw with Jamaica in the final match of Group B of League A of the Road to W Gold Cup on Sunday night at the Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

The result also means that Panama have finished in first-place in the group and have qualified for the W Gold Cup group stage. Guatemala will progress to the Prelims, while Jamaica finish in third.

Jamaica came out strong early and almost snuck in a goal through Davia Richards, but instead it was Guatemala breaking the deadlock in the 10’.

 Ana Martinez was taken down in the Jamaica penalty area and it was Martinez who converted from the spot to hand the home side a 1-0 lead.

 That was followed later in the half by a buzzing chance from Andrea Alvarez from 40 yards out that forced Jamaica GK Serena Mensah to make a leaping save with her fingertipping the ball to safety.

 Jamaica were keen to get back on even footing and a long ball played up to the Guatemalan half led to a mix-up between a pair of defenders, allowing Davia Richards to swoop in and score to level things at 1-1 in the 66’.

 But the Guatemalan defense would hold firm the rest of the way to secure the necessary result to earn their Prelims place.

Source : Concacaf