Brentford defender Ethan Pinnock has been named in the Jamaica squad for a trio of matches next month. Jamaica are scheduled to play Japan on 3 June and then Serbia on 7 June. They will also face the Japan Under-23 side on 12 June. All three matches will take place in Japan.
This is a second international call-up for Ethan. He made his debut for Jamaica against United States of America in Austria in March. London-born Ethan qualifies for Jamaica through his father, who was born there, and also has international recognition at England C level, the team that represents the country at non-league level.
Ethan played for England C while with Dulwich Hamlet, where he spent six years before progressing through the leagues with Forest Green Rovers, Barnsley and now Brentford. He has played 85 games for The Bees in two seasons in West London. He has scored four goals for Brentford, including our first at our new stadium, in a Carabao Cup tie against Wycombe Wanderers.
Jamaica are also preparing for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the biennial international men's football championship organized by North America, Central American and Caribbean's football ruling body CONCACAF. That tournament takes place in July in USA. They will also begin qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in September.