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Mikey changes allegiance and joins Ravel

Mikey Antonio has switched his international allegiance to Jamaica!

The Athletic reports that the striker has decided to switch to the country his parents are from as he hopes to be involved in the 2022 World Cup.

The switch comes after years of being overlooked by Three Lions bosses; he has been called up for three games – one of which was Sam Allardyce’s only game in charge – but never made it off the bench.

As a result, he is able to switch allegiance and he has done so, and will now represent Jamaica at international level.

The Athletic states that he made the decision partly because of his desire to leave a legacy in the country his parents hail from; his dad died last year.

Antonio will now link up with ex-Hammer Ravel Morrison on international duty after he too chose to play for Jamaica, despite being eligible for England too.

Jamaica have World Cup qualifiers later this year against Mexico and Costa Rice, so Mikey could make his full international debut then!

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4 comments on “Mikey changes allegiance and joins Ravel

  1. Good luck to him. His Dad would be so proud. Love the bloke. If he does, I’ll probably end up supporting Jamaica 🙂

  2. Well deserved hatted never got minutes for England, though the travel & injuries worry me a bit. Him & Leon Baily will cause trouble for oppositions & he could even win a trophy! With Mick & Baily, Campbell & others can see them winning the Carribbean cup I think it’s called. Will definitely try to get those games always wanted to see Antonio on International stage & he has spoken highly of his Jamican heritage so I think he will have some fun & give supporters a talisman!

  3. After checking they finished top their groups for Concocaf Gold Cup. Mexico usually win they have a solid squad but Jamaica could be dark horses. Mick Bailey Bobby Reid pacey front 3 or 4 Ravel, Daniel Johnson at Preston is good midfielder fee players in Belguim. Antonio could really add that extra bit, I’ll be pulling for Jamaica for Gold Cup!

  4. Good luck to him but watch those hammies while your away feller, we will all be fretting now whenever he’s away.,,

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