Jamaica vs Canada live score, result, updates, highlights from CONCACAF Nations League quarterfinal first leg

Jamaica vs Canada live score, result, updates, highlights from CONCACAF Nations League quarterfinal first leg

Canada will be looking to secure qualification for the 2024 Copa America when they take on Jamaica in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the 2023/24 CONCACAF Nations League, which was postponed by a day because of rain.

The match will take place on Saturday, when everyone involved will hope the conditions are more playable than they were when the game was called off the previous evening.

Proceedings were initially pushed back by two hours in Kingston before being officially postponed until 10:30 a.m. ET (7:30 a.m. PT) on Saturday.

Advancement to the semifinals of this competition is enough to secure a place in next summer’s massive tournament, which will prove vital for preparations to the 2026 World Cup.

The Sporting News is following the rescheduled Jamaica vs Canada match live, providing updates below.

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Kickoff: 10.30 a.m. local (10.30 a.m. ET / 7.30 a.m. PT)
Location: Independence Park (Kingston, Jamaica)
Referee: Mary Penso (USA)

Predicted lineups:

Jamaica (4-3-3, right to left): Blake (GK) – Brown, Lowe, Bernard, Leigh – Lautibeaudiere, Johnson, Decordova-Reid – Bailey, Nicholson, Gray

Canada (3-5-2, right to left): Borjan (GK) — Johnston, Cornelius, Miller — Laryea, Kone, Piette, Osorio, Davies — Larin, David

Jamaica vs Canada updates from rescheduled CONCACAF Nations League match

1 hour to kickoff: Team news! Here’s how Canada start…

Your #CANMNT Starting XI in this @CNationsLeague Quarter-Final vs. Jamaica 🇨🇦⚔️ pic.twitter.com/p10UVCMvIp

— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) November 18, 2023

1 hour 20 mins to kickoff: A reminder that the winners of this tie will qualify for the 2024 Copa America. They’ll have another shot at doing so, though, if they lose, because the losing quarterfinalists play each other for two remaining slots at the tournament.

1 hour 40 mins to kickoff: The conditions this morning in Jamaica are more promising, if the hosts’ latest post on social media is any measure…

Good Morning Jamaica. Just a reminder kick off is at 10:30am.

Come out and cheer on our Boyz.

All patrons who bought tickets will be allowed to enter the Grandstand only. Those with scanned tickets will be given appropriate credit to enter.⚽️🇯🇲 pic.twitter.com/Duc0R5tnn4

— Official J.F.F (@jff_football) November 18, 2023

Two hours to kickoff: Hello and welcome to our coverage of this rescheduled game between Jamaica and Canada! Stick with us – heavy rain permitting – for live updates as the match finally takes place.

UPDATE: Concacaf has rescheduled #CANMNT’s @CNationsLeague match due to adverse weather conditions and it will be played at 10:30AM ET tomorrow morning. pic.twitter.com/JsTuer642p

— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) November 18, 2023

UPDATE (8:35 p.m. ET): Canada Soccer has made the postponement official, as the match will kick at 10:30 a.m. ET (7:30 a.m. PT) tomorrow morning.

Nothing else was announced as far as what should happen if the pitch remains water logged. That means one of two things: either the federations haven’t sorted that out yet, or they are looking to keep that in-house as not to risk publicly announce plans for something that never ends up happening.

Here’s to hoping that won’t be necessary anyways, and tomorrow morning’s kickoff can proceed as planned!


The match has been called off for the evening, and they will try again tomorrow. Journalists have announced that the match has been pushed back until 10:30 a.m. ET / 7:30 a.m. PT. No official word from the federation yet, but this seems as concrete as ever.

They tried to wait it out tonight, but it just wasn’t to be.

When Canada Soccer make the decision official, we will pass that information along as well as any contingency plan made public as well for if the pitch remains unplayable at the new time.

Jamaica vs. Canada has been rescheduled to 10.30 AM ET tomorrow.#CanMNT

— Oliver Platt (@plattoli) November 18, 2023

50 mins to potential kickoff: No word on tonight’s match inside an hour until the possible kick time is not good news, as further delay could mean the federation’s officials are hashing out alternate plans.

It sounds like a decision will be made soon on whether tonight’s match can go ahead. If it is necessary to push the game back, they would likely try to play tomorrow, but if the pitch is still unplayable at that point, then further action would need to be taken.

It’s possible for them to cancel the first leg and simply play the second leg in Canada, but the teams would have to agree to that. It would put Jamaica at a serious disadvantage in a matchup with significant ramifications — Copa America qualification — on the line.

1 hour to potential kickoff: There is still no update on whether this game will take place tonight, or if so, what time. At least the players are keeping themselves loose as they wait for the weather to lighten up!

Keeping warm in the hallway 👊 pic.twitter.com/COjBxNgQ8z

— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) November 18, 2023

1 hour 15 mins to potential kick: Uh oh. More rain has struck in Kingston, leaving this match in even further limbo.

Noooooooooo#CanMNT pic.twitter.com/eXrBjfVEVs

— Oliver Platt (@plattoli) November 18, 2023

1 hour 30 mins to potential kick: No updates have been released since the previous delay. Lineups have yet to be announced with the viability of the match still in flux. Here’s a reminder of what this match means from a tangible competitive standpoint, whether it should be played tonight or on a future date.

A reminder of what’s on the line for #CANMNT tonight! ⬇️pic.twitter.com/sVfKRZHXMl

— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) November 17, 2023

50 mins 1 hour 50 mins to potential kick: **Kickoff has been pushed back another hour**

This was the update we expected, as Canada Soccer have announced that the match will not kick off before at least 9 p.m. ET. However, it does appear more and more likely that a game will indeed take place tonight. Will it clear up enough to create a playable surface, or has there been too much rain to proceed safely? We’ll find out soon.

Update from Concacaf: KO time has been pushed back another hour. Will not kickoff before 9 pm ET tonight. https://t.co/YhPriTlvt7

— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) November 18, 2023

1 hour to potential kickoff: There seems to be some positivity around this game taking place. The rain has tapered significantly, prompting some Jamaica fans to take to their seats in celebration. Could we have a game tonight after all?

Despite it all, the vibes are still good here in Jamaica! 🤣 pic.twitter.com/z9uCZaKhFs

— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) November 18, 2023

1 hour 30 minutes to potential kick: Some are speculating that, since the rain could taper off by 8 p.m. ET, that this match could indeed be played, just at a significantly delayed kickoff time, such as 9 p.m. ET. We continue to stand by for more official updates from Canada Soccer.

If played, the rain-soaked conditions could rival those of the match Canada played in Honduras in the summer of 2022, which was wet and wild.

50 mins 1 hour 50 mins to potential kick: **Tonight’s match will not kick off on time**

Our first true update from Canada Soccer concerning tonight’s match states that kickoff has been pushed back at least an hour. The statement claims that the match will not kickoff before 8 p.m. ET, language which seems to leave the possibility open for further postponements or even calling off the game. We will keep you updated as we get more information.

— OneSoccer (@onesoccer) November 17, 2023

1 hour to kickoff: Lineups have yet to be released, and the likelihood of this match being played seems to be thinning by the moment. The Canada Soccer social media admin just went on Instagram Live to show the conditions at Independence Park, and they are apocalyptic. The individual said on the live social media broadcast that “it’s not looking likely” the game will be played.

— Alexandre Gangué-Ruzic (@AlexGangueRuzic) November 17, 2023

1 hour 15 mins to kick: The weather in Kingston is torrential, and it’s been raining hard for quite some time now. It’s at the point where you wonder if this match will even take place, and there seems to be some initial chatter of it possibly being called off. Postponing international matches is extremely difficult, but player safety has to be considered.

They will have to make a call soon, as starting lineups are due in 15 minutes.

— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) November 17, 2023

1 hour 30 mins to kick: Copa America qualification is on the line for both these teams across the two quarterfinal legs. Advancement to the CONCACAF Nations League semifinals is enough to book a place in next summer’s competition.

The defeated team can, however, still qualify if they win their subsequent playoff matchup with another quarterfinal loser, which takes place in March. Still, that’s a tense and difficult prospect, and both sides will with to avoid that precarious situation, as missing out on the Copa America would be a monumental disappointment for both Canada and Mexico.

— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) November 17, 2023

1 hour 45 mins to kick: Last time these two teams played, it was a momentous occasion for Canada. Les Rouges ran away as 4-0 winners, qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in the process, their first trip to the big FIFA dance in over 30 years.

— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) November 17, 2023

2 hours to kickoff: While the Canadian federation is reeling from the departure of John Herdman, one player is happy to see change happen at the top. Central midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye had been left out of multiple squads towards the end of Herdman’s tenure, and he believes his relationship with the former Canada head coach was the reason.

Me and John had some really tough conversations where he blatantly told me I wasn’t good enough to be part of the team. That was hard for me to accept,” Kaye said to Sportsnet, after also posting to social media an honest self-reflection following his New England Revolution’s elimination from the MLS playoffs a week ago.

Heartfelt post by Mark-Anthony Kaye.

“I will commit to being the catalyst that will set the tone for our group for every game, to help restore our club to where it deserves to be, I am confident of that. We will be back and better.”#NERevs pic.twitter.com/A0mVyGdaAZ

— Seth (@SethMan31) November 10, 2023

Jamaica vs Canada lineups & team news

Jamaica manager Hallgrimsson also described his side as being on a mission, but they will face it without New York Red Bulls forward Cory Burke because of a groin problem.

Karoy Anderson, who plays for English club Charlton Athletic, has been called up for the first time. “I was just shocked,” the midfielder told the Addicks’ website. “I was looking at it for a long time just taking it in and I told my mum and she started crying.”

Jamaica projected starting lineup (4-3-3): Blake (GK) – Brown, Lowe, Bernard, Leigh – Lautibeaudiere, Johnson, Decordova-Reid – Bailey, Nicholson, Gray

Jamaica subs (12): (Lineups released one hour prior to kickoff)

Attacking midfielder Liam Millar is out with a calf injury for Canada, whose interim head coach Biello says his players are on a “mission” to progress.

“We know that these matches ​will be​ against a solid opponent in difficult conditions,” Biello added. “That is why ​ we decided on an experienced and seasoned group of players who are used to high-pressure games.”

Canada projected starting lineup (3-5-2): Borjan (GK) — Johnston, Cornelius, Miller — Laryea, Kone, Piette, Osorio, Davies — Larin, David

Canada subs (12): (Lineups released one hour prior to kickoff)

How to watch Jamaica vs Canada

Here’s how to watch this CONCACAF Nations League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA Paramount+
Canada Fubo Canada, OneSoccer


Australia CONCACAF Go, YouTube
India CONCACAF Go, YouTube
Hong Kong CONCACAF Go, YouTube
Malaysia CONCACAF Go, YouTube
Singapore CONCACAF Go, YouTube
New Zealand CONCACAF Go, YouTube

USA: This game is available for streaming via Paramount+.

Canada: Fans in Canada can watch on Fubo Canada, OneSoccer and via CONCACAF’s Go app and YouTube channel.

UK and Australia: The match is available to stream via CONCACAF’s Go app and YouTube channel.

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