The Jamaica national football team has a good reputation in international football. They play their home matches at Independence Park in Kingston. It has a capacity of 35,000 and is nicknamed The Office due to the team’s 50 match unbeaten run there between 1995 and 2001.
In terms of world cup competitions, the Jamaica national football team first attempted qualification in 1996. They have entered the majority, but not all, of the subsequent qualifying tournaments. In 1998 the team made their first, and only, appearance in a world cup finals tournament.
Sport is massive in Jamaica. For such a relatively small nation they always do well in athletics on an international stage. They have produced world-class sprinters including Olympic champion Usain Bolt. Cricket is also hugely popular in Jamaica with many of their players turning out for the West Indies cricket team in international matches. Many other sports are played and enjoyed including boxing and, of course, bobsleigh.