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Jamaica Resolves Payment Dispute with Women's World Cup Squad

 Jamaica Resolves Payment Dispute with Women's World Cup Squad

Jamaica Resolves Payment Dispute with Women's World Cup Squad
Kaylssa Priscilla Van Zanten of Jamaica and Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Carolina Arias Vidal of Colombia and Atletico Junior compete for the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Round of 16 match between Colombia and Jamaica at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on August 8, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. (Image-Getty)

On Friday, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) responded to claims of mistreatment by the Women's World Cup squad, confirming that the players have now been fully compensated for their participation in the tournament. Last week, the team had announced their decision to withdraw from the Gold Cup qualifiers in protest, citing persistent mistreatment and unresolved payment issues from the national governing body.

In a statement posted on social media, the JFF acknowledged the players' grievances and reassured that all outstanding balances owed to the Women's World Cup Team have been settled as promised. Additionally, the federation pledged to initiate payments for all players who were part of the qualifying rounds but were not included in the final World Cup squad.

Expressing gratitude for the contributions of all players, the JFF emphasized its commitment to resolving any outstanding financial matters, signaling a step toward amending the strained relationship between the governing body and the national team.

Despite the recent turmoil, Jamaica faced a 2-1 defeat against Panama in the Gold Cup qualifier on Wednesday and is now preparing for their upcoming match against Guatemala on Sunday. The federation conveyed their unwavering support for the Senior Reggae Girlz, acknowledging their resilient performance in the previous game and emphasizing their commitment to facilitating a supportive environment for the team.

In related developments, Jamaica coach Lorne Donaldson and the team decided to part ways last month, marking a significant change within the coaching staff.

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