Mexico 2-2 Jamaica: summary, score, goals, highlights online, Concacaf Nations League
Mexico - Jamaica: Concacaf Nations League, as it happened
All over at the Azteca...
Time's up here and it's going to be Mexico who advance to the Final Four.
Mexico go agonisingly close as Lainez does well again, feeding Raul and Lozano clips the ball wide.
Jamaica now attack and either side could score.
We're going to have five minutes of added time.
Raul Jimenez picks up a fine ball from Lainez and drives across the face of the goal,
Calls of 'Santi, Santi' ring out again.
The Azteca fans are a tough crowd and still hurting from the poor World Cup.
Ochoa saves well from Burke and that could have been 3-2!
Final five minutes of the game and we're still tied at 2-2
Offensive switches for the Reggae Boyz as they need a goal to progress to the Final Four.
Burke also set to come on for Jamaica as Johnson leaves the action.
Lowe forced to retire from the action and he'll be replaced by No. 19 Mariappa.
Araujo makes an entrance for Sanchez.
First card of the night goes to Raul Jimenez as he hits Lowe as both players look to win the ball.
Into the final minutes of the game as Chavez has a pop from distance.
Araujo set to make an entrance ....
What a strike from Diego Lainez as the former Real Betis player rocks the crossbar with a ferocious strike.
Calls of 'Santi, Santi' ring out at the Azteca as the fans want to see in form Giminez in action.
Mexico looking for the winner now and it's been a much better half from El Tri, although there is still plenty of room for improvement.
Great chance for Raul Jimenez to strike but the Wolves forward blazes wide and the ball gets a deflection and Mexico win a corner.
Changes for Jamaica as Morrison and Lowe make way for Lawrence and Russel
Mexico fans unhappy with the changes as both Lainez and Jiminez getting booed.
Lainez and Raul Jimenez on for Pineda and Henry Martin.
First switches of the night for Mexico.
Raul Jimenez and Diego Lainez warming up for Mexico as the rain starts to fall again.
Henry Martin has been something of a passenger tonight.... Time for Cocca to make a switch with Santi Gimenez surely a better option.
Morrison heads and Ochoa saves the danger.
Jamaica creating danger every time they venture forward.
First danger from Jamaica as s shot is deflected wide.
Much better from Mexico in the second half as Jamaica have yet to get going.
Great effort from Chavez as a long range effort goes inches wide.
Big penalty call for Mexico as the ball slightly touches a Jamaica defender on the hand.
There is no VAR tonight to the ref waves play on.
No-one can quite figure out why Ochoa is getting such grief from the Azteca fans... Do they want to see a new face between the posts? Angry America fans ? Who knows but it's pretty shocking such a legendary player getting such abuse.
Dexter Lembikisa on for Jamaica with Brown making way
All set as Jamaica start the second 45'.
All set for the second half at the Azteca.
What a strange game. Mexico trailing twice.... home fans booing icon and legend Ochoa, Jamaica looking dangerous every time they break and then the hold up for electrical storm....
As things stand, Mexico do advance to the Final Four but there is still a long way to go in CDMX!
The whistle sounds and it's 2-2 at the interval.
Straight down the centre from Lozano.
The Napoli player slots home
Hirving 'Chuky' Lozano to take.
Correct cal from the American ref.
Henry Martin is fouled and the ref points to the spot.
Lozano strikes from distance and hs effort rockets off the bar with the keeper beaten. The effort at least has revived the Azteca crowd.
Into the final five of the half and Mexico are struggling. Both teams look frail in defensive terms and Jamaica are lightning quick in breaking forward with Mexico a little more pedestrian.
Mexico are still rocked by the second Jamaica goal and playing under pressure as the fans start to reveal their frustration too.
Were we go... ten minutes left in the half as Mexico restart with a corner kick.
The teams begin to re-emerge from the dressing rooms and it looks like we'll be back underway in a few minutes.
Group A: as things stand
1) Jamaica 8 pts
2) Mexico 7 pts
3) Suriname 1 pt
The Reggae Boyz would advance to the Final Four of the Nations League in June
Confirmation from the Mexican FA relating to the situation on the games temporary suspension.
A 15 minute delay we've been told !
Mexico trail Jamaica with just less than ten minutes before the interval.
34 minutes gone and the game is temporarily halted.
The referee has halted the game due to the threat of electrical storms in the area.
Confusion at the back as the ball clips Alvarez and ends up in the back of Ochoa's net and once again the stadium falls silent.
Rain now falling heavily at the Estadio Azteca which may help add some zip to the pitch.
Mexico playing in a more relaxed manner now after the relief of drawing level after the Reggae Boyz silenced and stunned the 60,000 at the Estadio Azteca with the early strike.
Twenty gone at the Azteca and Mexico seem to be invigorated by the goal as Jamaica sit deep.
Mexico take little time in replying and it's Orbelin who is alert to steal into the six yard box to slot home.
Both Jorge Sanchez and Guillermo Ochoa are getting booed by the home fans. Curious with the keeper a former here at the home ground to Club America who play at the Azteca.
Jamaica now controlling the ball as the home fans are far from happy with what they see.
Diego Cocca also got booed by the Mexico fans ahead of the game when his name was mentioned on the tannoy system.
Mexico have never lost at home to Jamaica !
MEXICO 0-1 JAMAICA
What a way to silence the Estadio Azteca!
Excellent header from Moreno but Waite is alert and dives well to save the danger.
Bright start from Mexico as the initial attendance is around 61,000.
Alvarez seems to have picked up a knock as the ref gets in the way of the ball.
Six of the Jamaica side were born in England.
Henry Martin tries his luck from a very acute angle but drives the ball into the side netting.
The pitch at the Azteca looks a little heavy as Mexico start the game with more of the ball.
Off we go in the Mexican capital.
A round of applause pre-game for El Chabelo (TV personality) who passed away earlier this week
Mexico in their classic green shirts, white shorts and red socks.
The Reggae Boyz in their yellow shirts, green shorts and socks.
First up the Jamaican national anthem followed by that of Mexico.
Despite the claims of a sell-out, the Azteca looks well populated but not 100% sold out.
The teams start to make their way from the dressing room to the pitch and we'll have both national anthems pre-game.
Counting down to kick-off at the Azteca....Can the side from the Caribbean deliver a major upset?
We're predicting a 3-0 win for El Tri and a place in June's Final Four in Vegas.
Heimir Hallgrímsson confirms his Reggae Boyz XI
Players from Aston Villa, Brentford, Spartak Moscow and Philadelphia Union start for the visitors today.
Mexico XI official
The starting XI for Diego Cocca's first home game as new manager of the national side.
MEX-JAM: team news
'Memo Ochoa starts and captains El Tri with Diego Cocca opting for many of the players who were involved in the Qatar World Cup.
The bulk of the Jamaica XI play their football in MLS or in top and lower tiers of English football.
Azteca sold out ...
Diario Record (Mexico) claim that tonight's match is a sell-out with more than 65,000 fans expected at the Azteca.
Both nations have played each other 26 times with Jamaica only winning out on three occasions. 4 games have ended in draws with Mexico winning the rest.
Don't forget, you can watch the action via livestream from the Estadio Azteca via Fubo TV.
Nations League Group A
This is how Group A is shaping up ahead of tonight's clash.
Ismail Elfath has been selected by Concacaf to officiate tonight's game at the Estadio Azteca.
The US referee (albeit born in Morocco) is one of the most respected within the confederation and was one of the key officials at the recent 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
60,000 tickets sold for clash vs Jamaica
Following an indifferent World Cup where El Tri failed to progress past the group stage, the arrival of Diego Cocca on the bench has delivered a new hope as Mexico fans have snapped up more than 60,000 match tickets for the Nations League clash against the Reggae Boyz.
Diego Cocca is expected to make several changes to his Mexico team as the new head coach oversees his first home game in charge of El Tri.
Mexico vs Jamaica: last five meetings
June 2022, CONCACAF Nations League: Jamaica 1-1 Mexico
January 2022, World Cup qualification: Jamaica 1-2 Mexico
September 2021, World Cup qualification: Mexico 2-1 Jamaica
July 2017, Gold Cup: Mexico 0-1 Jamaica
July 2017, Gold Cup: Mexico 0-0 Jamaica
Jamaica goal in 1-1 draw with Mexico
This is the Leon Bailey that gave the Reggae Boyz an early lead against El Tri in the Kingston meeting between both nations with the Central American side drawing level via Luis Romo in the 45th minute to secure the draw.
Jamaica, who are likewise assured of their place at the Gold Cup, head to the Azteca fresh from a draw and a defeat in a friendly double header against Trinidad and Tobago.
Heimir Hallgrímsson’s men were beaten by a second-half Reon Moore strike on 12 March, before playing out a goalless stalemate with their fellow Caribbeans three days later.
Only a win in Mexico will secure a Nations League finals berth for the Reggae Boyz, who drew 1-1 with their hosts when the sides met in the reverse fixture in Kingston last June.
After beating Suriname in Cocca’s first match since being appointed as Gerardo Martino’s successor, Mexico are in pole position to win Group A and qualify for the Nations League finals.
Thursday’s 2-0 win in Paramaribo left the Mexicans two points clear of second-placed Jamaica, with Sunday’s game in Mexico City the only fixture still to be played in the group.
Mexico therefore need just a point against the Jamaicans to secure top spot.
The midweek victory over Suriname also clinched Mexico’s ticket to the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup, as they are now certain to finish in the top two in Group A.
Tonight marks Diego Cocca’s opening home game as Mexico boss, as El Tri host Jamaica in a showdown for a place in June’s CONCACAF Nations League finals.
A win or a draw would be good enough for Mexico to advance with a win for the Caribbean side enough to see Jamaica take their place in the Final Four which will be staged in Las Vegas.
The action at the iconic stadium in the Mexican capital gets underway at 8pm (ET) with over 60,000 fans expected.
Hello and welcome to the final Concacaf Nations League Group A game as Mexico face Jamaica at the Estadio Azteca in CDMX.