10 Sep 2010
- Written by Peter Ray Blood (T&T Guardian)
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I didn’t make it to either Germany in 2006, or South Africa this year, but the atmosphere was exhilarating nonetheless. I am referring to Sunday’s opening of the Fifa Women Under-17 World Cup 2010 tournament at the Hasley Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain. Despite gossip that behind the scenes there was considerable “backstage” chaos, especially at the Hyatt Regency base, on the surface at the Stadium almost everything seemed ship shape. I say almost because someone should have told me to take an umbrella into the covered stands as the roof began leaking with the coming of a brief shower.
05 Sep 2010
- Written by Laura Dowrich-Phillips
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Nataki Kerr’s makeshift office on the sixth floor of the Hyatt Regency has a beautiful view of downtown Port-of-Spain. Kerr barely has time to notice though—thanks to the constant ringing of her BlackBerry, meetings and people coming in to seek her advice or solve problems. We met on August 25, and at that time, the Deputy CEO of the Local Organising Committee of the Fifa Women Under-17 World Cup was in overdrive. “I have bags under my eye?” she queried when asked if she’s getting any sleep. “Not as much as I would like,” she said. The World Cup officially begins today and Trinidad and Tobago will be the first Caribbean country to host the event.
08 Sep 2010
- Written by FIFA.com
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A quick glance at the squad list for host nation Trinidad and Tobago here at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup and it soon becomes clear that eight of their 21-player squad ply their trade in the USA or Canada. Leading the way for this foreign-based contingent is forward Diarra Simmons of Canadian outfit Pickering Power, whose ninth-minute strike in Sunday’s opening win over Chile was her country’s first ever goal at a FIFA women’s showpiece.
07 Sep 2010
- Written by Shari John (T&T Express)
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Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Anil Roberts was among those expressing congratulations to the T&T U-17 women’s team and staff on their victory against Chile in the opening match of the Fifa U-17 Women’s World Cup on Sunday.
06 Sep 2010
- Written by FIFA.com
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The 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup got off to a perfect start for host nation Trinidad and Tobago who took advantage of a large and noisy crowd at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain to defeat Chile 2-1.
04 Sep 2010
- Written by Nigel Simon (T&T Guardian)
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Fifa has given the all clear for the opening double-header of the Fifa Under-17 Women’s World Cup at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo tomorrow from 3pm.
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