Consecutive losses have left Jamaica with scant hope of progressing to the knockout rounds of Copa America 2015. The team has not been a pushover - although Paraguay was gifted its match-winner by the sort of mistake international-level 'keepers don't often make - but it also has not been a great threat. The Reggae Boyz have yet to score in the tournament.
In all likelihood, this will be Jamaica's last match of Copa America 2015. A win over Argentina would not even guarantee the Reggae Boyz third place in their group (if Uruguay and Paraguay draw, then Jamaica's hypothetical three points would only be good for fourth out of four in Group B). And a win over Argentina is an almost prohibitive longshot.
Still, this is likely the game everyone in Jamaica's squad has been looking forward to because it is the sort of match they'll be talking about for years. Argentina's roster gleams with world-beating talent. Foremost, perhaps, the attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, and Carlos Tevez. CONCACAF teams don't often meet those of CONMEBOL in fully competitive circumstances. The Reggae Boyz who make the field for this game will hope to emerge from the match with reputations enhanced.
Whatever the outcome, Jamaica will already have an eye on the upcoming Gold Cup. That tournament is where the benefit of the Copa America will be first be evaluated. And where opinions on the Reggae Boyz' chances of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup will start to be formed.