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Jamaica Beats Japan for First Win in World Cup
Theodore Whitmore tallied both Jamaica's goals, as the Caribbean nation defeated Japan, 2-1, June 26. Jamaica became the first Caribbean nation to win a World Cup game since 1938. Both teams already had been eliminated from second-round contention.


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World Cup Highlights

 First World Cup


First-Round Results

Date Result Site
Sunday, June 14 Croatia 3, Jamaica 1 Lens
Sunday, June 21 Argentina 5, Jamaica 0 Paris
Friday, June 26 Jamaica 2, Japan 1 Lyon

Complete First-Round Results


Roster

Pos. Name Age Club
GKWarren Barrett27 Violet Kickers
GKAaron Lawrence 27 Reno
GKDonovan Ricketts 20 Waddadah
DDurrent Brown33 Wadadah
DLinval Dixon26Hazard FC
DRicardo Gardener19 Harbour View
DStephen Malcolm28Seba United
DFrank Sinclair26Chelsea
DIan Goodison25 Olympic Gardens
DDean Sewell25 Constant Spring
MPeter Cargill34 Harbour View
MChristopher Dawes23Los Angeles Galaxy
MRobert Earle33 Wimbledon
MFitzroy Simpson22 Portsmouth
MTheodore Whitmore25 Seba United
MDarryl Powell26Derby County
MMarcus Gayle27Wimbledon
FWalter Boyd26 Arnett Gardens
FDeon Burton21 Derby County
FPaul Hall25 Portsmouth
FAndrew Williams20 Real Mona
FOnandi Lowe24Harbour View


Road to France

Won Lost Tied GF GA
11362415
How Qualified: Third in CONCACAF
DateResult
CONCACAF Final Round
Nov. 16, 1997Jamaica 0, Mexico 0
Nov. 9, 1997El Salvador 2, Jamaica 2
Oct. 3, 1997United States 1, Jamaica 1
Sept. 14, 1997Jamaica 1, Costa Rica 0
Sept. 7, 1997Jamaica 1, Canada 0
May 18, 1997Jamaica 1, El Salvador 0
May 11, 1997Costa Rica 3, Jamaica 1
April 27, 1997Canada 0, Jamaica 0
Apr. 13, 1997Mexico 6, Jamaica 0
March 2, 1997Jamaica 0, United States 0
CONCACAF Semifinal Round
Nov. 17, 1996Jamaica 1, Mexico 0
Nov. 10, 1996Jamaica 5, St. Vincent/Grenadines 0
Oct. 27, 1996Honduras 0, Jamaica 0
Oct. 16, 1996Mexico 2, Jamaica 1
Sept. 23, 1996St. Vincent/Grenadines 1, Jamaica 2
Sept. 15, 1996Jamaica 3, Honduras 0
CONCACAF Caribbean Zone Third Round
June 30, 1996Jamaica 2, Barbados 0
June 23, 1996Barbados 0, Jamaica 1
CONCACAF Caribbean Zone Second Round
April 21, 1996Jamaica 1, Surinam 0
March 31, 1996Surinam 0, Jamaica 1

Facts and Figures

Knight-Ridder/Tribune
Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba
Population: 2.6 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Kingston
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than Connecticut
Religions: Protestant 55.9 percent (Church of God 18.4 percent, Baptist 10 percent, Anglican 7.1 percent, Seventh-Day Adventist 6.9 percent, Pentecostal 5.2 percent, Methodist 3.1 percent, United Church 2.7 percent, other 2.5 percent), Roman Catholic 5 percent, other, including some spiritual cults, 39.1 percent (1982)
Landscape: Mostly mountains with narrow, discontinuous coastal plain


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