Jamaica’s national senior football team, minus those based in England, is scheduled to depart the island on Tuesday for Mexico City to begin their final journey to the World Cup Finals in Qatar next year.
The Reggae Boyz are down to face the region’s number one nation, Mexico, at the Azteca Stadium on Thursday starting at 9:00 pm Jamaica time.
The Jamaica Football Federation, like a number of Federations around the world, has had to make do without their English based players, due to UK quarantine protocols in place for players who travel to countries on their Covid-19 red zone.
Mexico and Costa Rica, who Jamaica will play in a three game blitz, are among those in the red zone which will require players quarantining for 10 days at a government facility upon their return to the UK.
Meanwhile, Adrian Mariappa and Bobby Reid are understood to be on their way to Jamaica and will join the team when it returns to the island on Friday to prepare for the Panama game.
Three teams will qualify directly to the World Cup at the end of the final round of qualifiers. The fourth place team will have a chance to book a spot via a playoff.