Four Reggae Girlz changes for Australia game | 6/18/2019 12:55 pm

GRENOBLE, France — Head coach Hue Menzies has once again made four changes to his Reggae Girlz team for their final Group C game against Australia as they seek to extend their debut campaign here at the Fifa Women's World Cup. Menzies has taken out goalkeeper Sydney Schneider, holding midfielder Havana Solaun, winger Olufolasade Adamolekun and Chinyelu Asher for this win-or-go home contest against the Matildas at Stade des Alpes today at 9:00 pm (2:00 pm Jamaica time).The starting line up More

Australia defeat Reggae Girlz 4-1 | 6/18/2019 3:51 pm

GRENOBLE, France — The Reggae Girlz went down 1-4 to Australia this afternoon in their Group C Word Cup encounter at the Stade des Alpes Stadium in France. The Girlz after going behind 0-2 at half time clawed one back early in the second half though Havana Solaun to give the Jamaicans some hope. But Samatha Kerr who had scored Australia’s two first half goals returned to slot home two more thus confirming victory and second place in the group. Kerr scored her goals in the 11th, 42 More

Deon Burton offers encouragement to Reggae Girlz | 6/18/2019 10:35 am

GRENOBLE, France — Support continues to flow in for Jamaica's Reggae Girlz as they prepare to launch a last ditch effort against Australia to extend their debut campaign here at the Fifa Women's World Cup. This time, former Reggae Boyz striker Deon Burton threw out a short motivational video to the Girlz ahead of their final Group C game against the Matildas at Stade des Alpes today at 9:00 pm (2:00 pm Jamaica time). Despite being at the foot of the group without a point, the Reggae Girl More

Win big or go home | 6/17/2019 7:40 pm

GRENOBLE, France — Score goals. The objective is as simple as that for Jamaica's Reggae Girlz, who go into today's final Group C game against Australia knowing that anything but an handsome victory will confirm their exit from the ongoing Fifa Women's World Cup here. Though their chances of progressing to the round of 16 in their debut campaign are slim, the Girlz's coach remains optimistic that they can extend their debut campaign at the global showpiece or at least end on a high at St More

Lloyd stars as holders USA join Sweden in World Cup last 16 | 6/16/2019 9:00 pm

PARIS, France (AFP) — Veteran Carli Lloyd became the first player to score in six consecutive women's World Cup matches, as the United States eased to a 3-0 win over Chile yesterday and joined Sweden in securing their passage to the last 16. That the USA's winning margin was nowhere near their record-breaking 13-0 hammering of Thailand in their opening game was largely down to the heroics of Chile's brilliant goalkeeper Christiane Endler, but it was still a one-sided victory for the holde More

Skipper, coach keep Girlz motivated ahead of Aussie showdown | 6/16/2019 8:50 pm

GRENOBLE, France — If the confidence exuded by h ead c oach Hue Menzies and captain Konya Plummer is anything to go by, then Jamaica's Reggae Girlz could very well produce their best performance yet at Fifa Women's World Cup. By all indications, the team has physically and mentally recovered from their 0-5 defeat to Italy on Friday, as they came out bubbly in their first training session since arriving back here from the champagne city of Reims ahead of their final Group C game against More

Canada blank New Zealand to reach second round | 6/15/2019 11:54 pm

GRENOBLE, France (AFP) — Canada beat New Zealand 2-0 in a women's World Cup Group E game in Grenoble yesterday to cement a place in the second round and leave the Kiwis on the brink of elimination. Earlier in Valenciennes, the Netherlands saw off a spirited Cameroon 3-1 to also move to six points in the group and secure their place in the last 16. Canada had beaten Cameroon 1-0 in their opening game while New Zealand had battled hard before losing to an injury-time Dutch goal. On Saturd More

Goalkeeper coach Busby showers Schneider with praise | 6/15/2019 11:48 pm

GRENOBLE, France — Hubert Busby remembers the pressure of being called upon to make crucial saves during his playing days. He did it while plying his trade for Jamaica's senior Reggae Boyz and the various clubs he has represented. So when Busby, the Reggae Girlz goalkeeper coach, saw Sydney Schneider in action against Brazil here at the Fifa Women's World Cup, he was not only impressed by her concentration level, but extremely proud about her rapid growth in a budding career. A lot of t More

Miedema makes history as Netherlands clinch last-16 berth at World Cup | 6/15/2019 8:00 pm

VALENCIENNES, France (AFP) — Vivianne Miedema became her country's all-time record goalscorer with a brace, as the Netherlands saw off a spirited Cameroon 3-1 yesterday to secure a place in the last 16 of the women's World Cup. Miedema's goals came either side of a close-range Dominique Bloodworth strike for the European champions in Valenciennes, with Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene netting for Cameroon. The Netherlands have won two out of two in Group E and their place in the knockout rounds More

Menzies opts to look at bigger picture as Girlz find going tough in France | 6/15/2019 5:10 pm

GRENOBLE, France — It is often said that wisdom comes from experience. Wisdom is believed to be the stored memories of our mistakes and the pain associated with those mistakes. It comes with time and through trial and error. There is no alternative for experience, and the realisation and intelligence to correct one's mistakes is known as wisdom. It is against this backdrop that Reggae Girlz Head coach Hue Menzies is taking his young squad's Fifa Women's World Cup debut in strides despit More

Taylor ends drought to send England through alongside Italy | 6/14/2019 10:10 pm

Le Havre, France (AFP) — Jodie Taylor broke a 14-month goal drought to shoot England past Argentina and into the last 16 of the women's World Cup yesterday, after Cristiana Girelli's hat-trick saw the Italians through with a 5-0 hammering of hapless Jamaica. Euro 2017 top scorer Taylor tapped home her first England goal since April 2018 from Beth Mead's inviting low cross just after the hour mark to send England to the top of Group D on six points — two ahead of Japan — and i More

Girlz remain positive in the midst of growing pains | 6/14/2019 9:40 pm

REIMS, France — Despite the despair of another crushing defeat here at the Fifa Women's World Cup, Jamaica Reggae Girlz remain positive that they can salvage some pride from this their debut campaign. The Girlz, who were beaten 3-0 by Brazil in their opening game on Sunday, again found the going tough, suffering a 0-5 loss to Italy in their second Group C contest at Stade Auguste-Delaune yesterday. Cristiana Girelli led the Italians with goals in the 12th, 25th and 46th minutes, before s More

Italy push Girlz closer to exit door | 6/14/2019 9:40 pm

REIMS, France — It was a much-improved performance but Jamaica's Reggae Girlz were again on the wrong end of a 0-5 scoreline against Italy in their second Group C contest at the Fifa Women's World Cup at Stade Auguste-Delaune yesterday. Like it was in their opening contest where Cristiane netted all three goals for Brazil, Italy also found a hat-trick hero in Cristiana Girelli, who scored the first three goals in the 12th, 25th and 46th minutes. Substitute Aurora Galli then added salt on More

Scotland see glass half full as search for first World Cup points goes on | 6/14/2019 10:10 pm

Rennes , France (AFP) — Scotland coach Shelley Kerr remained upbeat despite seeing the women's World Cup debutantes slump to their second defeat in as many outings at the tournament, as they lost 2-1 to Japan yesterday. The circumstances of the defeat in Rennes were almost identical to their loss by the same scoreline against England at the weekend — the concession of a penalty contributing to a two-goal half-time deficit before a late rally saw them reduce the arrears but fall shor More

Australia show they 'like a good fight' to edge Brazil in World | 6/13/2019 7:50 pm

MONTPELLIER, France (AFP) — Australia fought back from two goals down to beat Brazil 3-2 in Montpellier yesterday and keep their Women's World Cup hopes alive. Marta, with a penalty, and Cristiane, with her fourth goal of the tournament, put Brazil two up after 38 minutes. But Australia fought back to inflict a first World Cup group-stage loss on Brazil in 24 years. Marta has now scored in five World Cups and the penalty increased her record tally of goals in finals to 16. “It wo More