Kluivert’s Curacao end Comley’s World Cup journey

PUBLISHED: 12:01 01 April 2015 | UPDATED: 15:23 01 April 2015

James Comley in action against Hemel Hempstead Town
. Picture: Leigh Page

James Comley in action against Hemel Hempstead Town . Picture: Leigh Page


James Comley’s and Montserrat’s World Cup dreams were snatched away by Patrick Kluivert’s Curacao on Tuesday.

Trailing 2-1 after the first leg, Montserrat were leading 2-1 in the second and on the cusp of forcing extra-time until an 87th minute equaliser from Charlton Vicento ended their hopes of reaching the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Dutch legend Kluivert, who scored 40 goals in 79 caps, will take his side to Cuba in the next round.

Comley, who qualified for the Caribbean nation through his father, was one of Montserrat’s key contributors over the two legs, playing every minute and setting up two goals.

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