Jamaica Reverses Course, Will Allow 5,000 Vaccinated Fans

The Jamaican government announced late Thursday that 5,000 vaccinated fans will be allowed to attend the Nov. 16 World Cup qualifier against the visiting U.S., reversing its decision to stage the match behind closed doors. Jamaica is the only team in Concacaf’s eight-nation Octagonal that has yet to play in front of its own supporters.

The Jamaican Football Federation confirmed the change on Friday morning. The initial ruling angered JFF technical committee chairman Rudolph Speid, who told The Gleaner, “We are extremely disappointed as what they are doing is sabotaging the program. … Home ground is supposed to give you an advantage. But when we play, it’s like we are training.”

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