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Kenwyne Jones is already relishing the prospect of a World Cup clash with England.


The draw for the group stages of Germany 2006 had handed tiny Trinidad and Tobago a mouth-watering tie against Sven Goran Eriksson's men.

It will be the biggest game in the history of the Caribbean islanders when they meet in Nurnberg on June 15.

It will be the second fixture in Group B which is completed by Paraguay and Sweden and Jones can hardly wait.

He said: "I am loving this draw! It is going to be so good.

"All the players had been saying we thought we would draw England. That is the one we wanted and it will be a real thrill.

"So many of our team play over here and that makes it even more special to know we will be up against the players we see in the Premiership every week.

"I have spoken to a lot of them already and we have all had a laugh about it because we all felt it would happen.

"It is a tough group because Paraguay are a very decent team who are very consistent and Sweden are always strong.

"But we knew it would be hard whoever we got - and that is what it is all about.

"It was a great thrill watching the draw being made and waiting for our name to come out and knowing we are going to be part of it.
"It is a historic moment for our country and it makes the tournament seem much more real now.

"But it is still a long way off and I don't think it will really sink in until much nearer the time.

"The game against Sweden will be a big one because it will be our first in the World Cup finals but the one against England will be very special."