Jamaica’s under-20 women’s football team will open their campaign in the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championships in the Dominican Republic when they face Canada, Friday afternoon at 2 Jamaica time.

The match was originally set for Wednesday. However, it was postponed due to bad weather.

The U.S.A is slated to face Panama in the other Group A match at 5pm.

Jamaica and seven other countries are fighting for CONCACAF’s three berths at next year’s FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup.

The top two from each group advance to the knockout stage with the finalists and the third-place match winner qualifying for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.

Canada has qualified for eight of the 10 previous FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cups, finishing runner-up to the U.S. in 2002 when Canada hosted the event.

The Canadians have won the competition on two occasions – 2004 and 2008.

Jamaica has a lot of experience playing in the tournament, but have never won the competition.

Their best placing was fourth in 2006.