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Mikey gets another Jamaica call

Mikey Antonio has again been called up to the Jamaica squad, per Football.London.

The striker is set to be involved for the Reggae Boyz in their next three World Cup qualifiers, against Mexico, Panama, and Costa Rica.

It could be seen as a real blow for the Irons, who have been forced to give him every minute god sends in recent weeks.

Mikey again played up front on Saturday as the Hammers lost 1-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The majority of the squad are currently facing up to a rest period during the Premier League’s short winter break but Mikey will face flying 11,000 miles in order to represent his country before returning to London.

Jamaica’s games are crucial, too, as they aim to reach their first World Cup since 1998.

They are currently sixth in their qualification group; the top three sides qualify for Qatar 2022 automatically, while the fourth-placed team faces an inter-federation play-off.

Jamaica are seven points behind Panama, meaning they likely need to go unbeaten for their next three games to have any chance.

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.