Kingston, Jamaica the PANAM Hockey 5's World Cup Qualifiers kicked off today with goals galore and lots of excitement for fans. In the 7:00 PM feature match, the Jamaican men's team faced off against the United States, and despite putting up a valiant fight, the Jamaican men's team fell short, succumbing to a 4-2 defeat. The passionate crowd witnessed a spirited display of skill and teamwork as the Jamaican players gave their all until the final whistle. Although the result didn't go their way, their performance surely left a lasting impression.
Meanwhile, Puerto Rico and Panama engaged in a fiercely contested match, with Puerto Rico emerging victorious with a narrow 3-2 win. In another exciting encounter, Trinidad and Tobago displayed their dominance by defeating Costa Rica 5-1. The Guatemalan and Paraguayan teams engaged in a tightly contested match, which resulted in a 2-1 win for Paraguay.
On the women's side, the Paraguayan team came out in full force, overpowering Panama with an impressive 7-0 victory. The United States women's team proved their mettle as they dominated Costa Rica with an impressive 8-0 win. In a closely fought battle, Trinidad and Tobago edged out hosts Jamaica in a narrow 2-1 victory. The Jamaican players exhibited tremendous skill and determination, keeping their opponents on their toes until the final whistle. Uruguay defeated Brazil 7-0 in a dominant display. In another closely contested match, Guatemala's women's team secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Panama.
Costa Rica faced a determined Paraguayan side and suffered a 4-0 defeat. Paraguay's women's team displayed their proficiency in both attack and defense, leaving Costa Rica with few opportunities as they capitalized on the ones they created. The tournament continues tomorrow with another ten games.