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Jamaica women reached the knockouts of the World Cup at the expense of the mighty Brazil team after holding off the Canarinhas to a 0-0 draw. This 3rd consecutive clean sheet for the Reggae Girlz cemented their status as the best defensive team from the group stage and it seems their fairytale is only just starting. Here are our Brazil vs Jamaica women player ratings.
- Aggressive start from Brazil but a series of fine saves from Spencer prevented early damage.
- Allyson Swaby and her sister defended stoically all match. Between them, they blocked 8 shot attempts.
- Brazil got desperate late on. Jamaica never blinked. The Reggae Girlz held on and partied after the final whistle.
Jamaica women Player Ratings: big Reggae party after another shutdown
GK Rebecca Spencer 9/10 – Made 8 saved. Kept her 3rd clean sheet in 3 matches. Excellent all around.
DF Deneisha Blackwood 6/10 – Made some bad errors late on when the pressure became relentless. Got lucky to receive timely help from teammates.
DF Chantelle Swaby 7/10 – Another very solid showing from the first of the Swaby sisters.
DF Allyson Swaby 8/10 – Another rock-solid display from arguably the best defender of the entire tournament so far.
DF Tiernny Wiltshire 7/10 – Looked very good protecting her zone. Didn’t do much else, but she didn’t need to.
MF Drew Spence 7/10 – She was the boss of the midfield. Her physicality stopped countless Brazilian attacks early.
MF Vyan Sampson 7/10 – Passed the ball with great accuracy all match. Helped a lot defensively too.
MF Jody Brown 6/10 – Started slow. Did much better past the hour when the Brazilians tired.
MF Cheyna Matthews 5/10 – Pretty poor and got subbed early. Her inability to find open teammates was frustrating.
FW Khadija Shaw 7/10 – Despite not having much help she kept the Brazilian defenders engaged all match. Her hold-up play was excellent too.
FW Atlanta Primus 6/10 – She was lively but ineffective.
DF Tiffany Cameron 7/10 – Came on to protect the goalless draw. Played her part and made some vital late tackles.
The other 1 substitution was made inside the final 15 minutes so those players didn’t spend enough time on the pitch to receive ratings.
Brazil Player Ratings: a shameful end to a poor World Cup
GK Leticia 6/10 – Had very little to do. Never needed to make a save.
DF Antonia 7/10 – Defended her zone very well. Could have done more to help in attack.
DF Kathellen 7/10 – She did very well neutralising Shaw all match.
DF Rafaelle 7/10 – Also, rock-solid defensively.
DF Tamires 7/10 – Had some good forays forward early on. Her intensity dropped late on.
MF Luana 5/10 – Failed to impact the match. Her passes were very conservative.
MF Adriana 7/10 – Aggressive and only 3 great saves prevented her from scoring.
MF Ary Borges 5/10 – Never got going.
MF Kerolin 6/10 – Dominated on the flank. Her crosses were not accurate enough though.
MF Debinha 6/10 – Tried hard. Showed wastefulness – only 1 of her 5 shot attempts was on target.
FW Marta 7/10 – Despite her age was the liveliest Brazilian on the pitch. The only thing she failed to do was beat Spencer with her 3 good chances.
MF Zaneratto 6/10 – Came on early and for about 10 minutes provided a spark. Faded fast after that.
The other 3 substitutions were made inside the final 15 minutes so those players didn’t spend enough time on the pitch to receive ratings.
Player of the Match: Rebecca Spencer
Jamaica’s goalie is yet to concede a goal this World Cup. By far her most impressive clean sheet was in this match vs Brazil as she had to produce 8 saves and also made 11 vital interceptions of dangerous crosses. Spencer has been sensational and right now is the front-runner for the Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament award. Will anyone beat her?
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