Jamaica will reportedly make adequate preparations in their bid to call up as many as ten English-based players to come and represent the country at the FIFA World Cup event next year. The players to be called up all have the chance and are also eligible to play for the Caribbean Island and they will try to activate their eligibility ahead of next year when the tournament is set to start.
The players include West Ham United striker Michail Antonio, Norwich City defensive star Max Aarons, Bayer Leverkusen wing star Demarai Gray, as including Reading Football Club’s central defender Liam Pinnock. Also, they would be in the hunt for other top talents including Andre Gray, Ethan Pinnock, Kemar Roofe, Isaac Hayden, Mason Holgate, Ronaldo Aarons, Jamal Lowe, Curtis Tilt, Kasey Palmer, and Amari’i Bell. The Reggae Boyz will hope that they are able to convince all these players to reject the opportunity to play for England and choose Jamaica over the Three Lions.
Back in 2016, West Ham star Antonio revealed that he was approached by Jamaica to come to play for them, but he refused the chance and chose England instead. He has since made it to the Three Lions squad but has not yet played for them. However, he has changed his mind and is also one of the players trying to obtain a Jamaican passport so he can play for the country.
Ravel Morrison, a former England under-21s player is one of the stars that have switched allegiances to Jamaica in recent times and is also set to play for the country in Qatar next year.