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Critical 'evaluation' training for Reggae Girlz this week

Monday, January 14, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Senior Reggae Girlz along with Head Coach Hue Menzies and his technical support staff are to partake in a critical 'evaluation' training camp this week.

The camp, which will be held in St Ann from January 16 – 21, is being organised by the Jamaica Football Federation in conjunction with the Ministry of Sports.

Only 12 of the 32 players set to participate were not in the qualifying stages for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

The players and most of the staff will arrive tomorrow while Menzies and Assistant Coach Lorne Donaldson should arrive today.

The Reggae Girlz, the first Caribbean team to qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup, were drawn in Group C alongside number six-ranked Australia, number 10-ranked Brazil, and Italy, ranked at number 16, making a return to the competition for the first time since 1999.

The Girlz be back in action in February as they play practice matches against Chile ahead of the June 7 start of the 2019 Women's World Cup.

Their first game for the showpiece event will be against Brazil on Sunday, June 9, in the Stade des Alpes, Grenoble.

Following the group stages, the top two teams will automatically progress to the Round of 16, where they will be joined by the four best third-placed teams. From there, teams will then progress to the quarter-final to battle for semi-final berths.

The final of the Women's World Cup is scheduled for July 7 at Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

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