Mexico, Jamaica, U.S. in Olympic qualifying group

February 25, 2008

NEW YORK -- The defending Olympic champion American women were drawn into a soccer qualifying group Monday that included Mexico and Jamaica.

The U.S. team will play Jamaica on April 4 and Mexico two days later in qualifying from the North and Central American and Caribbean region, with both games in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

The top two teams advance to the April 9 semifinals along with the top two teams in Group B, which includes Canada, Costa Rica, and Trinidad and Tobago. The semifinal winners qualify for the Beijing Games.

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