The quarterfinals of the Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship in Honduras continues tomorrow with two spots in the 2023 FIFA Men’s Under-20 World Cup in Indonesia up for grabs between the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, followed by Mexico and Guatemala.
The action will take place at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula where Jamaica will hope to continue their magical ride and secure their second Under-20 World Cup berth against the Dominican Republic.
The Young Reggae Boyz have been a steady force in the tournament.
After a third-place finish in Group H, Jamaica showed their poise and composure in defeating fellow Caribbean side Haiti, 2-1.
Jahmari Clarke has been a key contributor, with three of Jamaica’s five goals.
A win would give Jamaica just their second Under-20 World Cup berth and their first since 2001, but they’ll need a big performance if they are to get the better of the Dominican Side.
It was no small miracle that the Dominican Republic even reached Round of 16 stage of the tournament.
Needing two goals with just a few minutes to play in their final group game, the Dominican Republic scored twice, the second in the final moments, to earn a 2-2 draw with Saint Lucia and advance directly to Round 16.
The Caribbean nation showed no signs of rust in Sunday’s knockout round affair with El Salvador, coming back twice from second half deficits to win 5-4.