Football Fever

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Jamaica Gleaner

THE THIRD Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Football Federation preliminary round championship which concludes tonight after 10 nights of festival, was one of the biggest Jamaica has ever seen. Five countries—Jamaica, Cuba, Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago and Haiti have participated. Over 45,900 fans attended the matches and saw some thrilling and exciting football being played. Here, the Gleaner photographers' cameras focus on some of the actions during the series of matches.


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WHAT A MELEE: Trinidad's goalkeeper Jean Mouttet leaps high to get at the ball during their match with Jamaica on Wednesday. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.

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JUST IN TIME: Trinidad's goalkeeper Mouttet gets there just in time to prevent Jamaica's centre-forward Oscar Black (No. 20) from getting a chance at it. Trinidad's defenders crowd around to protect their goalkeeper in the first half of the match at the National Stadium last night.

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NEVILLE OXFORD (left), Jamaica's inside right leaps higher than Trinidad's defenceman Paul Stadman to head a ball during the Jamaica-Trinidad match on Wednesday.