Brazil are looking to secure a spot in the knockout stages of the FIFA Women’s World Cup as they take on Jamaica. One point separates Brazil from the Reggae Girlz, who is now in second place, as they enter the final group game.
Jamaica has managed to fare better this time. They lost all three games in their sole previous outing at the Women’s World Cup in 2019. They secured a point in their opening match by holding France to a scoreless draw before focusing on Saturday’s matchup with Panama. The Reggae Girlz had to wait for the first goal. Their endurance paid off in the 56th minute when Allyson Swaby headed in a cross from Trudi Carter.
Jamaica has the opportunity to pull off a massive shock and eliminate Brazil after earning four points from their first two games. If they win against the South Americans, they will move to the round of 16. France would have to lose against Panama by a larger margin, which is doubtful. If Brazil wants to advance beyond the group stage of the Women’s World Cup for a seventh straight time, they still have a lot of work to do. Brazil dominated Panama 4-0 to start the tournament. The Selecao were poised to earn a point against France on Saturday until Debinha overturned Eugenie Le Sommer’s opening goal.
Wendie Renard had the opportunity to score the game-winning goal in the 83rd minute, but they paid for failing to mark her after a corner kick. Brazil will need to be at their best on Wednesday as they prepare to play Jamaica for the first time since cruising to a 3-0 victory over them in the 2019 Women’s World Cup group stage. With a victory, the South Americans will advance to the round of 16, but even a draw depends on whether France falls to Panama.
Jamaican striker Khadija Shaw was sent off and suspended for the victory over Panama. She will play against Brazil. Allyson Swaby will be focused on her defensive responsibilities. She lines up in the center of defense alongside her sister Chantelle Swaby after scoring the game-winning goal on Saturday. Cheyna Matthews will be back to the side after missing Matchday Two’s starting lineup.
Brazil, which lost to France on Matchday Two, may choose to maintain continuity and choose an unchanged team. Adriana and Tamires will serve as the two full-backs, with Rafaelle playing in central defense alongside Lauren Costa. Debinha opened the scoring for Brazil in the Women’s World Cup on Saturday. She’ll be hoping for more when she lines up upfront with Geyse of Barcelona.
Sport Sermon Jamaica vs Brazil FIFA Women’s World Cup Prediction
Jamaica performed brilliantly in the first two games. Brazil would like to make up for their loss on Saturday. We believe they will use their talent and World Cup expertise to earn all three points.
Jamaica 0 – 2 Brazil
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