Wherever they go, whatever sport they play, Jamaican sports stars lighten up any arena and enrich any event. From the West Indies cricket to Usain Bolt at the Olympics, they add a certain something that no other country and match. And at France ’98, the Reggae Boyz proved to be no exception. The style and swagger of their play received scant reward as they lost their first two matches in Group H 1-3 against Croatia and 0-5 against an Argentina team featuring the likes of Gabrial Batistuta and Daniel Ortega. The final match against Japan was effectively a dead rubber with both teams already booked on flights home. However, no-one told Theodore Whitmore that and he scored either side of half-time to set up a 2-1 victory and spark a huge reggae party in Lyon.