Caribbean players are central as England beats Spain 3-2


Basing his observations on the Reuters article “Ruthless England leave Spain shell-shocked in Seville” and others, Peter Jordens points out that Caribbean players Raheem Sterling (Jamaican-born) and Marcus Rashford (with ties to St. Kitts) were essential to this win. Jordens writes:

In European football, England recently beat Spain 3-2 in a game played in Seville (Spain) for the UEFA Nations League. See Reuter’s game report here. It was a historic victory, because it was England’s first away win in Spain since 1987, it was Spain’s first competitive home defeat since 2003, and it was the first time ever that Spain conceded three goals at home in a competitive match.

England’s three goals were scored by 23-year-old Jamaica-born Raheem Sterling, who scored twice, and 20-year-old Marcus Rashford who is of Kittician heritage.

The above image by Reuters shows Sterling at the far left and Rashford as second from the right.

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