Apart from needing the win, the Reggae Boyz were depending on a Mexican victory over Honduras in San Pedro Sula to guarantee their progression. However, Honduras came away 1-0 winners in that game leaving Jamaica with the almost impossible task of scoring six goals against Canada.
But it might have been. The first scoring chance in the game went to Ricardo Fuller who climbed high in the box to get a powerful header on target. The Canadian keeper was up to the task and came up with the good save.