Canada look to secure qualification to the 2024 Copa America, to be held in their backyard, as they take on Jamaica in the quarterfinals of the 2023/24 CONCACAF Nations League across two legs.
Advancement to the semifinals of this competition is enough to secure a place in next summer’s massive tournament, which will prove vital for preparations to the 2026 World Cup.
Les Rouges will do so under temporary management as interim boss Mauro Biello leads the way in the aftermath of John Herdman’s departure to manage MLS club Toronto FC.
Jamaica, meanwhile, prove stiff competition as Icelandic boss Heimir Hallgrimsson led the Reggae Boyz to the semifinals of the Gold Cup this past summer. They were unbeaten through the preliminary round of the Nations League, beating Honduras, Grenada, and Haiti along the way.
The Sporting News is following the Jamaica vs Canada match live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.
Jamaica vs Canada live score
Kickoff: 7 p.m. local (7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT)
Location: Independence Park (Kingston, Jamaica)
Referee: Mary Penso (USA)
Jamaica (4-3-3, right to left): Blake (GK) – Brown, Lowe, Bernard, Leigh – Lautibeaudiere, Johnson, Decordova-Reid – Bailey, Nicholson, Gray
Canada (3-5-2, right to left): Borjan (GK) — Johnston, Cornelius, Miller — Laryea, Kone, Piette, Osorio, Davies — Larin, David
Jamaica vs Canada updates, highlights from CONCACAF Nations League
1 hour 30 mins to kick: Copa America qualification is on the line for both these teams across the two quarterfinal legs. Advancement to the CONCACAF Nations League semifinals is enough to book a place in next summer’s competition.
The defeated team can, however, still qualify if they win their subsequent playoff matchup with another quarterfinal loser, which takes place in March. Still, that’s a tense and difficult prospect, and both sides will with to avoid that precarious situation, as missing out on the Copa America would be a monumental disappointment for both Canada and Mexico.
HERE WE GO CANADA 🇨🇦⚔️
It’s a Concacaf QUARTER-FINAL with Copa América on the LINE! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/sF7P7IkL0v
— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) November 17, 2023
1 hour 45 mins to kick: Last time these two teams played, it was a momentous occasion for Canada. Les Rouges ran away as 4-0 winners, qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in the process, their first trip to the big FIFA dance in over 30 years.
#CANMNT‘s last time out vs. Jamaica 🇯🇲
A convincing 4-0 win as we qualified for the @FIFAWorldCup 💪
— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) November 17, 2023
2 hours to kickoff: While the Canadian federation is reeling from the departure of John Herdman, one player is happy to see change happen at the top. Central midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye had been left out of multiple squads towards the end of Herdman’s tenure, and he believes his relationship with the former Canada head coach was the reason.
Me and John had some really tough conversations where he blatantly told me I wasn’t good enough to be part of the team. That was hard for me to accept,” Kaye said to Sportsnet, after also posting to social media an honest self-reflection following his New England Revolution’s elimination from the MLS playoffs a week ago.
Heartfelt post by Mark-Anthony Kaye.
“I will commit to being the catalyst that will set the tone for our group for every game, to help restore our club to where it deserves to be, I am confident of that. We will be back and better.”#NERevs pic.twitter.com/A0mVyGdaAZ
— Seth (@SethMan31) November 10, 2023
Jamaica vs Canada lineups & team news
Jamaica manager Hallgrimsson also described his side as being on a mission, but they will face it without New York Red Bulls forward Cory Burke because of a groin problem.
Karoy Anderson, who plays for English club Charlton Athletic, has been called up for the first time. “I was just shocked,” the midfielder told the Addicks’ website. “I was looking at it for a long time just taking it in and I told my mum and she started crying.”
Jamaica projected starting lineup (4-3-3): Blake (GK) – Brown, Lowe, Bernard, Leigh – Lautibeaudiere, Johnson, Decordova-Reid – Bailey, Nicholson, Gray
Jamaica subs (12): (Lineups released one hour prior to kickoff)
Attacking midfielder Liam Millar is out with a calf injury for Canada, whose interim head coach Biello says his players are on a “mission” to progress.
“We know that these matches will be against a solid opponent in difficult conditions,” Biello added. “That is why we decided on an experienced and seasoned group of players who are used to high-pressure games.”
Canada projected starting lineup (3-5-2): Borjan (GK) — Johnston, Cornelius, Miller — Laryea, Kone, Piette, Osorio, Davies — Larin, David
Canada subs (12): (Lineups released one hour prior to kickoff)
How to watch Jamaica vs Canada
Here’s how to watch this CONCACAF Nations League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:
|Canada||Fubo Canada, OneSoccer||
CONCACAF Go app
|UK||—||CONCACAF Go, YouTube|
|Australia||—||CONCACAF Go, YouTube|
|India||—||CONCACAF Go, YouTube|
|Hong Kong||—||CONCACAF Go, YouTube|
|Malaysia||—||CONCACAF Go, YouTube|
|Singapore||—||CONCACAF Go, YouTube|
|New Zealand||—||CONCACAF Go, YouTube|
USA: This game is available for streaming via Paramount+.
Jamaica vs Canada betting odds & lines
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