T&T To Hold Camp In Europe

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1999-01-29
Source: 
TTFOL

The TTFF has finally saw the light. Trinidad and Tobago will hold it's first European camp in November. The site is yet to be determined. The camp is part of a plan that will help prepare the senior team for World Cup qualifiers which will begin late next year.

It was reported earlier this week that it will cost the federation TT$300,000 to bring home the seven foreign based players for the March 28th encounter with Mexico. The local senior team is already back in training twice a week for the Mexico encounter along with the Olympic team.

The Under 23 team defeated St. Vincent & Grenadines 5-1 in the Kingstown in the first of a two game series. The second game is scheduled for T&T this weekend. The winner goes on to play the Barbados-St. Lucia series.

New system drops T&T.

A new system of ranking teams by Fifa has caused T&T to drop dramatically in the latest world rankings. The national team is now ranked 68th falling seventeen places from last month. The change is due to a new system implemented by Fifa to rank teams.

Despite the fall T&T are still ranked fourth in Concacaf behind Mexico (12th), USA (23rd) and Jamaica (39th). To read more of the new system click here.

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In the English first division, Tony Rougier and Port Vale will face Ipswich. Clint Marcelle and Barnsley will face Oxford United.