Reggae Boyz suffer drop in FIFA rankings despite Nations League wins

By December 05, 2018

Despite holding a perfect record in CONCACAF Nations League qualifying to date, Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz have witnessed a drop in their latest FIFA ranking, moving from 51st to 54th in the world.

The Jamaicans, who have played three games in the Nations League to date, are fifth on the tables and are one of six unbeaten teams to date. The Reggae Boyz have been fairly impressive defensively, letting in just one goal to date, while scoring 11.

Those results have not proven as impressive as that of Curacao’s, Haiti’s, Canada’s, or Cuba’s though.

Curacao stand top of the tables having scored a whopping 21 goals in their three wins and are yet to concede, while Haiti, who like Jamaica have had one goal go against them, have celebrated an international notch, 17 times.

Both Canada and Cuba have scored 14 goals without conceding.

Martinique, who have also had a perfect start, have scored nine goals and let in two.

Jamaica’s last game came against Suriname, a 2-1 victory providing the Reggae Boyz with their biggest challenge to date.

The Reggae Boyz had earlier beat the Cayman Island 4-0, and Bonaire, 6-0.

Their next international assignment comes up on March 23, against El Salvador.

Jamaica are one place below the Korea Republic and one place above Finland, but still remain fourth among CONCACAF teams.

Ahead of them are Mexico, who leads the region and are ranked number 17 in the world, with the United States second at 25th. Costa Rica hold down the number three position at 36 in the world.

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at SportsMax.tv. He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

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