Jamaica's underdog 'Reggae Girlz' ready for World Cup after huge rebuild

09 June 2019 - 00:00 By AFP

They don't have tons of money, sponsors or flashy practice facilities but they didn't let that stop them: Jamaica's "Reggae Girlz", the women's national football team that did not even exist a few years ago, are in France to battle for the World Cup. With the help of the daughter of late reggae legend Bob Marley, the team - the first from the Caribbean to make it to the finals - are ready to compete for the sport's Holy Grail.

Before heading to France, the Reggae Girlz gave their fans something to celebrate with a 3-1 victory over Panama at the National Stadium in Kingston on May 19. The friendly was only part of the day, which turned into a colourful Sunday street party, complete with blaring vuvuzelas and blasting dancehall music...

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