Under 17's Into Next Round

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1998-12-11
Source: 
TTFOL

The national Under 17 team is on to the next round of qualifying for the World Youth Cup next year. They were leading the Netherlands Antilles 2-0 after 90 minutes on Sunday night when the lights went out at the Centre of Excellence. It was decided to award the game to Trinidad and Tobago after a meeting of officials.It was T&T's third and final game in round robin play. They finish the tournament with two wins and one lost.

Trinidad and Tobago now enter into group B play with host El Salvador, Canada and Mexico.The final round will begin in February. The winner of the group will advance to New Zealand. The second placed team will play the second placed team of Group A. That group will play in Jamaica and will include the United States, Costa Rica and the winner of the Guatemala/Honduras series.

Yorke in, Nixon out

Dwight Yorke and Manchester United have made it into the quarter-finals of the Champions league. The winner take all match took place between United and Bayern Munich. Munich lead Man U by a single point in Group D going to action on Wednesday night.

Despite constant pressure from the United offense Munich survived with a 1-1 draw. Yorke had some good chances in the game. He hit a one time 20 yard shot that sailed over the crossbar and had a header that passed just wide of the goal.

The tie left United with 10 points one behind Munich. Fixtures for the next round will be announced shortly.

In UEFA cup action, despite a good game by Jerren Nixon, FC Zurich still could not over come a determined Italian team. AS Roma and FC Zurich tied there encounter 2-2. The tie means Roma progress on the aways goal rule.

In the bitter cold of Zurich, Nixon provided a free kick to South African international Antonio Chimenti whose header tied the game 1-1. Zurich went ahead 2-1 in the 79th minute but in the last minute of play Francesco Totti grabbed the equalizer to send Roma through to the quarter finals.

Rougier on the move?

News coming out of Scotland indicate that Tony Rougier may be on the move. Rougier was given permission by his manager to train at Port Vale in the English First division.

According to reports during a pre season game with Hibernian the Port Vale manager was impressed with Rougier. Recently the Port Vale manager noticed that Rougier was not in the lineup as much and inquired about his availability. He will train with the club until today and report back to Hibernian. The asking price for a transfer is around £100,000.