Mexico 0-0 Jamaica: El Tri, Reggae Boyz split points and look toward quarterfinals

Mexico and Jamaica are in great shape to advance in the Gold Cup after playing out a poor 0-0 draw on Thursday in their second group stage game. Though not the result either wanted, both now sit on four points and have all but clinched a spot in the quarterfinals.

In a rematch of the 2015 Gold Cup final, Mexico looked like the sharper team but neither could manage to find the back of the net. El Tri looked to have scored on two golden opportunities, but a line clearance on one and the post on the other saved the Jamaicans from defeat.

Erick Torres had the best chance for El Tri, putting a headed effort to the far post in the first half, but the frame denied him:

Mexico continued to dominant the ball but attempts to infiltrate the box and create were unsuccessful, with well-timed tackles by Jamaica frustrating Mexico's attack.

In the end, it's a result Jamaica will take and Mexico will hate to accept, but both now found themselves all but assured a spot in the quarterfinals. With three groups in the cup and two of the three third-place teams advancing, one of the two could lose the final group stage match and probably get through.

The two teams will return to the pitch on Sunday, when Mexico plays Curacao and Jamaica battles El Salvador. 

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