Jamaica's qualifier moved due to Gustav damage

September 2, 2008

ZURICH, Switzerland -- The World Cup qualifying match between Jamaica and Mexico scheduled for Saturday has been moved because of damage caused in the Caribbean by Hurricane Gustav, FIFA said Tuesday.

The two countries will play at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City instead of the Jamaican capital of Kingston.

The return match scheduled for Oct. 11 in Mexico City will now be played at Jamaica's National Stadium.

Jamaica and Mexico are drawn with Canada and Honduras in Group 2 of the third stage of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The winner and runner-up in each group will go forward to the fourth stage.


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