2026 World Cup qualifiers: The Dominican Republic starts with a defeat against Jamaica

Parish: Reverend John Mickenley

Jamaica secured a crucial victory by beating the Dominican Republic on the bare minimum (1-0) in the first day, Group E of these World Cup qualifiers.

The only goal of the match was scored by Shamar Nicholson in the 16th minute, sparking the enthusiasm of the Jamaican supporters present at the stadium.

Jamaica dominated most of the match, totaling 12 shots on goal, 2 of which were on target. Despite their efforts, the Dominican Republic only managed one shot on target out of their 6 attempts. Jamaica also maintained superiority in terms of ball possession, with 56% to their opponents’ 44%.

This result propels Jamaica to the top of Group E, strengthening their chances of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup to be held in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The Jamaican team’s strong performance in this playoff match highlights their determination to shine on the global football stage. Jamaican fans can now dream of participating in the biggest football competition on the planet, while the Dominican Republic will have to redouble their efforts to hope to qualify.