WATCH: Confident Girlz ready for USA test
Lorne Donaldson, head coach of the senior women's national team, takes his charges through a drill on Wednesday. (Photo: Howard: Walker)

MONTERREY, Mexico – Jamaica had their final training session Wednesday ahead of their crucial clash against world champions USA for which the winner is all but secured of a berth in the 2023 FIFA World Cup.

The Reggae Girlz, who defeated Mexico 1-0 on Monday, drove 45 minutes to the BBVA Training Centre where they were put through various drills by the coaching staff.

There was also a camera crew from England doing a Netflix documentary on the Girlz. The film crew had also been in Jamaica when the Reggae Girlz were in action and will track the team throughout the campaign.

Nevertheless, the Girlz quickly were quickly put through their warm-up drills by William Hitzelberger, the high performance director.

Ak Lahkani, the assistant head coach, also popped in with his technical drill before head coach Lorne Donaldson took charge of the tactical aspect.

A Netflix crew films the Reggae Girlz training session for a documentary on the history-making Jamaican women's national football team.

The Girlz seemed to be in high spirits and oozing in confidence throughout the session, with all participants on their toes, and very focused and sharp.

It will be left to see how well they match up against the Americans come Thursday evening as they aim to take a step closer to World Cup qualification.

Match time is 6:00 pm.

HOWARD WALKER , Observer Online writer

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