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Ethan Pinnock's competitive Jamaica debut ends in defeat

Sunday's World Cup Qualifying action

6 September 2021

Ethan Pinnock’s competitive debut for Jamaica ended in a 3-0 2022 World Cup Qualifying defeat to Panama last night.

Andres Andrade fired home from distance to give Panama an early advantage at the National Stadium, Kingston. It was 2-0 before the break thanks to Rolando Blackburn’s header with Cecilo Waterman’s calmly making it three late on. After their narrow defeat to Mexico on Friday, Jamaica currently prop up the group ahead of Thursday’s game in Costa Rica.

Ethan will now return to West London with Costa Rica on the UK’s red zone list of countries. Last night’s outing was Ethan’s second for his nation, and first in a competitive international.

Also in World Cup Qualifying, Patrik Gunnarsson was an unused substitute as Iceland scored twice late on to rescue a point from their home game against North Macedonia in Reykjavic. When Ezgjan Alioski made it 2-0 just after the break, following Velko Darkovski’s early opener, the points looked secure for the away side. However, Brynjar Ingi Bjarnason pulled one back with 12 minutes to play before Andri Guðjohnsen 84th minute leveller.

The point leaves Iceland fifth in Group J at the midway point. They have four points from their opening five matches, eight points behind leaders Germany who they welcome to Laugardalsvöllur on Wednesday night.


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