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West Ham striker Michail Antonio receives first call up to Jamaica squad for World Cup qualifiers

Michail Antonio Jamaica

Antonio has scored four goals so far this season in the Premier League.

West Ham United striker Michail Antonio’s fine start to the Premier League season has been rewarded with a maiden call-up to the Jamaica national team squad, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old is the top-scorer in the Premier League this season with four goals from West Ham’s first three games.

Michail Antonio Jamaica

West Ham United striker Michail Antonio called up to the Jamaica squad for World Cup qualifiers.

“(Antonio’s) form has been rewarded with his first international call for (Jamaica), who are aiming to qualify for their first World Cup finals tournament since France 1998,” the club said in a statement.

Jamaica will play Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica over the next two weeks, though Antonio will be only available for the home game against Panama on September 5 due to the other two countries being on the UK’s Covid-19 red list.

Michail Antonio Jamaica

West Ham United striker Michail Antonio called up to the Jamaica squad for World Cup qualifiers.

Antonio earlier harboured ambitions of playing for England and was called up to the squad three times between 2016-18 but failed to make a single appearance.

(Reuters).

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