(CMR) Jamaica Women's Football team created history Wednesday, 2 August, becoming the first Caribbean nation to reach the Round of 16, ending Brazil’s FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign with a 0-0 draw in Melbourne.
This is the first time Jamaica reached the Round of 16 in a world cup and the first time since 1991 that Brazil has been knocked out after failing to score in a group match.
Needing a point to go through, the Reggae Girlz put up a tight defense against Brazil's attacking side.
At the end of the match, the Jamaicans cried tears of joy and celebrated the historic moment by dancing to Bob Marley's song “One Love”.
“I feel like we’ve been hugely underestimated,” said goalkeeper Becky Spencer, who won the Player of the Match award after her third clean sheet of the tournament.
“I don't think anyone took us seriously. We're resilient, and we had a point to prove,” she added.
They held France 0-0 and beat Panama 1-0, finishing second in Group F behind the French while advancing courtesy of a single goal.