Reggae Boyz exit Nations League despite creditable draw at the Azteca

Despite a more than creditable performance inside the famed Azteca Stadium, the Reggae Boyz have crashed out of contention in the CONCACAF Nations League after playing out a 2-2 draw with Mexico in what was a must win game for them on Sunday. 

Bobby Reid opened the scoring for the Reggae Boyz with a spectacular long range effort in the 8th minute before Mexico equalized nine minutes later through Orbelin Pineda. The Reggae Boyz then benefited from a 33rd minute own goal from Edson Alvarez.

The referee stopped the game after 34 minutes due to a heavy downpour.

Hirving Lozano then earned a point for the home team when he converted from the penalty spot, two minutes into time added before the half time break. Damion Lowe was the Reggae Boyz captain on the night.

A win for the Jamaicans would have seen them advancing to the semi-finals. Mexico finished as group winners on 8 points, two more than Jamaica.

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