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Jamaica earned their first-ever point at World Cups in the first round when a gutsy display saw them draw 0-0 vs France. The Reggae Girlz then went on to beat Panama 1-0 in game 2, so they are now on the cusp of their biggest-ever success as a football nation, both in women and men. Jamaica have a rendezvous with Destiny in their final group match, knowing that a third consecutive clean sheet will see them through to the knockouts. A draw is all they need to stay above Brazil in the standings. Could the Reggae Girlz do it? Here are our Brazil vs Jamaica women predicted lineups and the latest team news.
The game is scheduled for Wednesday, August 02nd and will be played at the Rectangular Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. The kick-off time is 11:00 am GMT. Now, let’s look at all the team news and also at our predictions for Brazil vs Jamaica women lineups.
Brazil predicted lineup: Can Geyse finally wake up?
Brazil have made it through to the knockouts in all of the previous 6 World Cups but they now face a tough task in their final game of the group as they know only a win vs Jamaica would see them through.
The Brazilians were good in their first game when beating Panama 4-0. However, they were very poor defensively against France and deservedly lost 2-3. Brazil showed serious vulnerability in defending set pieces in this match. This is a worry considering the size and power the Jamaican players possess exactly in such situations.
Brazil and Jamaica were again in the same group during the last World Cup in 2019. Back then Brazil cruised to an easy 3-0 win.
Despite the poor defensive showing against France, there might be no changes to Brazil’s starting lineup. This is what the manager hinted at when saying: “Give the girls a break. They were excellent in one game and pretty good in the next. Nobody has let me down so far.”
The Selecao hope that Barcelona’s forward Geyse will finally start contributing. She’s been pretty quiet so far during this tournament and actually, her youngster partner up front Debinha has done better.
Brazil Predicted Lineups (4-4-2):
Lele – Antonia, Rafaelle, Costa, Tamires – Borges, Kerolin, Bertolucci, Adriana – Debinha, Geyse
Jamaica predicted lineup: Is Shaw ready to put on a show on her return?
Jamaica, currently ranked 43rd in the world by FIFA, are enjoying their 2nd World Cup so far. The Reggae Girlz earned their first point at World Cups when able to keep a clean sheet against France for a goalless stalemate. Then they edged Panama 1-0 and now know a draw will be enough to see them through.
Jamaica have depth to settle too as they lost 0-3 vs Brazil during the last World Cup when the Reggae Girlz were making their debut.
The team’s superstar and lethal goal machine Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw is back from suspension and she will lead the line again. Shaw has 55 goals in 39 caps for Jamaica. She also scored 27 goals in 28 matches for Man City this season, so Shaw will be the big hope up front.
The back 4 won’t be touched after Jamaica kept consecutive clean sheets. The Swaby sisters had been excellent in the heart of the defence so far.
Here is how we think Jamaica will line up in this opening game.
Jamaica Predicted Lineups (4-4-2):
Spencer – Cameron, A. Swaby. C. Swaby, Blackwood – Matthews, Spence, Sampson, Brown – Primus, Shaw
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