Michail Antonio has made a stellar start to the 2021/22 Premier League campaign and his fine form has now been duly rewarded.
The forward has been carrying the baton for West Ham United in their first three matches which is why the 31-year-old has been called up by Jamaica for national duty.
Jamaica are set to play three matches in the World Cup qualifiers and the forward will now join the Reggae Boyz squad as they look to qualify for their first WC finals in more than two decades.
An official statement from WHUFC confirmed: “Michail Antonio has been called up by Jamaica for their FIFA World Cup qualifier against Panama.
“The West Ham United striker has been in fine form at the start of the Premier League season, scoring four goals and assisting three more in the first three games of the campaign.
“Jamaica were quarter-finalists in the recent CONCACAF Gold Cup, losing narrowly to the United States, who went on to win the tournament, and are now in the eight-team final round of qualifying for next winter’s World Cup.
“The top three will qualify directly for the finals in Qatar, with the fourth placed team heading to an inter-confederation play-off.”
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Jamaica are set to play three games against Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica during the international break but some people are worried about the fact that Michail Antonio will have to quarantine once he returns to England, since Mexico and Costa Rica are on the red list.
But the club have confirmed that Antonio will only play against Panama on Sunday 5 September.
This will be a huge sigh of relief for the Hammers fans since the forward has scored four and assisted three goals in his first three appearances in the league.
The Hammers are also set to begin their Europa League campaign after the international break and Michail Antonio will be one of the key players for West Ham United in Europe.