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Re: Copa America Thread
« Reply #840 on: July 10, 2021, 12:31:54 PM »
L. Diaz of Colombia will probably be the player of the tournament. Not sure what club he plays for but his stock certainly went up! Some fascinating goals including last nights winner over Peru in the dying seconds.

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« Reply #841 on: July 10, 2021, 11:51:09 PM »
Messi finally win a big international tournament out of the Oliympics. Congrats! And Brazil .....

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« Reply #842 on: July 11, 2021, 09:25:59 AM »
Messi finally win a big international tournament out of the Oliympics. Congrats! And Brazil .....
Yea bro, happy for Messi after all he did for football. Neymar hopefully can win a trophy with Brazil in the near future.

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« Reply #843 on: July 11, 2021, 10:10:18 AM »
Messi finally win a big international tournament out of the Oliympics. Congrats! And Brazil .....
Yea bro, happy for Messi after all he did for football. Neymar hopefully can win a trophy with Brazil in the near future.

Neymar like Messi has already won Copa America and Olympics. What both don't have is WC.

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« Reply #844 on: July 11, 2021, 10:25:10 AM »
Messi finally win a big international tournament out of the Oliympics. Congrats! And Brazil .....
Yea bro, happy for Messi after all he did for football. Neymar hopefully can win a trophy with Brazil in the near future.

Neymar like Messi has already won Copa America and Olympics. What both don't have is WC.
I thought Neymar won a copa before but I swore the commentator said last night that he’s yet to win a major trophy with Brazil. It could very well be that I heard wrong lol

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Re: Copa America Thread
« Reply #845 on: July 12, 2021, 04:25:56 PM »
Messi finally win a big international tournament out of the Oliympics. Congrats! And Brazil .....
Yea bro, happy for Messi after all he did for football. Neymar hopefully can win a trophy with Brazil in the near future.

Neymar like Messi has already won Copa America and Olympics. What both don't have is WC.
I thought Neymar won a copa before but I swore the commentator said last night that he’s yet to win a major trophy with Brazil. It could very well be that I heard wrong lol

Neymar was injured when Brazil won the Copa in 2019.  So technically he hasn't won a major international trophy....(unless Olympic medals count.... :thinking:)
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Re: Copa America Thread
« Reply #846 on: January 27, 2023, 01:49:30 PM »
Copa America 2024 to be played in the US
T&T Newsday Reports.


BUENOS AIRES: Next year's Copa América will be played in the United States and will include six Concacaf teams.

South American soccer body Conmebol said Friday its ten national teams will play the tournament out of their region after a deal with the confederation for North and Central America and the Caribbean.

The six guests for the 2024 Copa America will secure their spots according to their performances in the next Concacaf Nations League.

The tournament will be played during the Northern Hemisphere summer, Conmebol said in a statement.

The agreement also includes placing four of Conmebol women's teams in a Concacaf tournament, plus the creation of a new club competition.

Ecuador decided not to organise the 2024 Copa America, as expected, due to security issues.

The United States, Mexico and Canada will co-host the men's World Cup in 2026.

Argentina are the defending Copa America and World Cup champions.

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« Reply #847 on: November 22, 2023, 03:54:30 PM »
Soca Warriors to face Canada in Copa America playoff.
By Roneil Walcott (T&T Newsday).


The Trinidad and Tobago men's football team will face Canada in a one-off playoff match on March 23, 2024 in Texas, to qualify for the June-July 2024 Conmebol Copa America tournament.

On Monday night, T&T's hopes of advancing to the semi-finals of the 2023/24 Concacaf Nations League (CNL) A were dashed after a 4-2 aggregate loss to the US – despite a 2-1 win in the second leg at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo.

T&T were still guaranteed a Copa 2024 playoff spot, and their opponent was determined after two exciting CNL quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Jamaica pulled off a stunning 3-2 win away to Canada to win on away goals, after a 4-4 tie on aggregate. Meanwhile, 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup champions Mexico overcame a 2-0 first leg deficit against Honduras to win 4-2 on penalties after getting a 2-0 win of their own in a frenetic second leg.

For the Copa 2024 playoff, the highest-ranked losing quarter-finalist is paired with the lowest-ranked losing quarter-finalist.

Canada are ranked 45th by Fifa. T&T are ranked 99th.

The two other losing quarter-finalists, Costa Rica, ranked 46th by Fifa, and Honduras, who are ranked at 78th, will meet in the other playoff match at the same venue.

Jamaica, Mexico, Panama and the US are the four Concacaf nations confirmed for Copa 2024 after reaching the CNL semis.

Eve: Win over US a boost for Copa America playoff

Trinidad and Tobago men's football team coach Angus Eve and team captain Aubrey David believe the Soca Warriors' 2-1 win in the return leg of their Concacaf Nations League (CNL) A quarter-final versus the US will boost the team's confidence as they look ahead to the Copa America 2024 playoff in March.

T&T went down 4-2 on aggregate to the defending champions after an enthralling clash on Monday night at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo.

But Eve's charges left the arena with their shoulders high after a solid showing against Concacaf's best team and the 11th best team on the Fifa rankings. The US qualified for the Copa America tournament and also booked their spot in the CNL semi-finals.

Eve's charges can still recognise their Copa dream too, but they must navigate a playoff match against the highest-ranked losing quarter-finalist in the CNL knockout phase. With the identity of T&T's opponents still undecided at press time, Eve and his players are welcoming the challenge which lies ahead.

"This (result) goes a long way in building team confidence. Every time the guys play they get a little more confidence," Eve said in the post-match briefing on Monday. "When they play a game like this against an opposition like that – and come out with that type of performance and come out with that type of result – it only augurs well for them to believe in themselves more."

David, 33, who took over the team captaincy after Kevin Molino retired on September 1, said he is "living his dream" and believes the team is trending upwards.

"I think it is a step in the positive direction for us to get the win. This is the last Fifa window for the year, so I think we have ended the year on a good note, and the players have a lot of belief amongst themselves that we can play against the likes of the US and these teams.

"This was our goal when the year started. We wanted to get back into (Concacaf Nations) League A and try to stake a claim and put T&T football back where it was.

"It is a bittersweet feeling. It is amazing to get a victory against the US at home, but we did not get to qualify for the Copa America tournament this time around. We have another game in March and we have to go with everything we have. I think we can do the job in March."

Eve once again commended David's leadership on and off the field: "This is a fantastic result for us for where we are in our development."

Eve was impressed by the ball-movement and chance-creation by his Soca Warriors, who sought to press home their numerical advantage after US full back Sergino Dest was sent off in the 39th minute.

Eve said the pair of Daniel Phillips and Andre Rampersad "were unbelievable in the midfield" for T&T. The hosts' full-back pair of Shannon Gomez and Andre Raymond were also lauded for their tenacious outings in their hybrid positions, which saw them pushing high up the flanks to try and give T&T added width in attack.

Another T&T defender, Alvin Jones, once again stole the show against the US as he got the eventual game-winner with a rasping right-footed free kick in the second half.

In October 2017, Jones stunned the US with a long-range blast at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva as the Warriors prevented the visitors from qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

"Scoring the winner against the US at home is a big thing for me and this month is a very emotional month for all of us as a country," said Jones, referring to the 34th anniversary of the 1989 World Cup qualifier between the Strike Squad and the US.

"We have a lot of young talent coming up, and it is just about coaching them and nurturing them. This win can build our confidence going forward to the next round to try and qualify for Copa 2024."

Eve says he would love T&T to organise friendly matches before the Copa 2024 playoff, keeping the playing style of their match-day opponents in mind.

In the US camp, coach Greg Berhalter and his team were not chirpy and upbeat despite sealing a Copa spot, as he reflected on an indifferent showing from his team. Berhalter was particularly disappointed with the actions of Dest, who was given his marching orders after picking up a pair of yellow cards in quick succession for dissent.

"We achieved the overall objective of this camp, which was to qualify for the Copa America (2024 tournament) and the semi-finals of the (Concacaf Nations League A) – however, not in the fashion we would have wanted to.

Sergino's behaviour, he said, "is concerning. It is not what we represent and it is not who we are as a group. We pride ourselves on staying mentally disciplined and being able to battle through any kind of decisions – whether they are good decisions or bad decisions."

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Re: Copa America Thread
« Reply #848 on: February 06, 2024, 06:37:11 AM »
Soca Warriors' coach Eve calls up 35-man training squad.
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday)..


Trinidad and Tobago senior men’s football team coach Angus Eve has called up a 35-man training squad, comprising mostly of home-based players, for a training camp from February 5-8 at Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar.

This camp serves as part of preparations for the upcoming Copa America play-in versus Canada which takes place in Frisco, Texas on March 24. The winner advances to the 2024 Copa America in June.

Several members of the squad that made it through to the Concacaf Nations League quarter-finals have been selected for this camp.

They include TT Premier Football League 2023 player of the year Justin ‘Shiggy’ Garcia of Defence Force, Heritage Petroleum Point Fortin FC goalkeeper Denzil Smith, AC Port of Spain midfielders Duane Muckette and Michel Poon-Angeron, Terminix La Horquetta Rangers defender Ross Russell Jr, Miscellaneous Police FC right-back Alvin Jones and Defence Force goalie Christopher Biggette, midfielder Kevon Goddard and winger Reon Moore.

Eve recalled AC PoS midfielder John-Paul Rochford, Police goalkeeper Adrian Foncette, Defence Force midfielder Kaihim Thomas and forward Brent Sam, Tiger Tanks Club Sando Jamal Jack and Terminix La Horquetta Rangers forward Isaiah Lee.

Additionally, there were first-time invitations German-born Keenon Erfuth, whose mother is Trinidadian and Denmark-based Marc Gangia, who is eligible for TT through his father.

Gangia is a 26-year-old forward with Dalum IF (Danish fifth tier). Erfuth is a 21-year-old forward with VfR Neumünster, a German association football club based in Neumünster, Schleswig-Holstein.

Eve is keen to get back on the training pitch for the first time since the 2-1 victory over the US in the Concacaf Nations League last November.

“It’s a great chance for us to get some of the guys together as a group again because as you would have seen, the majority of them would have returned to their clubs and have been very active in the local league since November,” Eve told TTFA Media.

“There are few regulars in this squad but we also took the opportunity to invite some players who we believe have been showing up and performing for their clubs in the local premier league."

He confirmed a busy international schedule of matches for T&T, starting with the March 24 single-match Copa America qualifier.

After that, the 2026 Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers kick off in June. The Soca Warriors are in Group B alongside Costa Rica, St Kitts and Nevis, Grenada and the Bahamas.

“There is a lot of international football coming up with the Copa America qualifier being the most urgent assignment but of course, there are the World Cup qualifiers following soon after in June. These sort of windows where we can have some time with the players available are extremely important for us,” Eve added,.

Trinidad and Tobago training squad:

Kaihim Thomas, Reon Moore, Jamali Garcia, Christopher Biggette, Jabari St Hillaire, Kevon Goddard, Justin Garcia, Brent Sam, Nathaniel Garcia, Justin Sadoo (all Defence Force), Duane Muckette, Michel Poon-Angeron, Liam Burns, John-Paul Rochford, Isaiah Leacock (all AC Port of Spain), Real Gill, Shervohnez Hamilton, Kai Moos, Jamal Jack (all Club Sando), Luke Phillips, Denzil Smith, Justin Cornwall, Mark Ramdeen (all Point Fortin Civic), Alvin Jones, Robert Primus, Adrian Foncette (all Police FC), David Daniel, Ross Russell Jr, Isaiah Lee (all La Horquetta Rangers), Mickaeel Jem Gordon (1976 FC Phoenix), Rhondel Gibson (Eagles FC), Keenon Erfuth (VFR Neumunster—Germany), Marc Gangia (Dalum IF—Denmark), Jonathan Assue (unattached).

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Re: Copa America Thread
« Reply #849 on: February 06, 2024, 01:34:26 PM »
Who is Johnathan Assue?

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« Reply #850 on: February 07, 2024, 02:02:01 PM »
I see Mark Ramdeen in the mix. He has to up his game. Good luck

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« Reply #851 on: February 07, 2024, 03:25:04 PM »
The whole of DF in the training squad

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« Reply #852 on: February 07, 2024, 06:44:07 PM »
But wait no info at all when i google   jonathan assue  his last name spell wrong? Where the hell angus scouting.
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« Reply #853 on: February 08, 2024, 07:50:16 AM »
Eve: Soca Warriors can compete with anyone.
By Jelani Beckles (T&T Newsday).


HEAD coach of the Trinidad and Tobago men’s senior football team Angus Eve believes his players can compete with any team.

He wants the Soca Warriors to show that against Canada in the Conmebol Copa America play-in in Frisco, Texas on March 23.

The winner of the match will qualify for the 2024 Copa America tournament.

Eve spoke to the media during a Soca Warriors training session at Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar, Arima, yesterday.

Eve knows Canada will be a tough assignment, but thinks his players are ready for the challenge.

“Like the US team, the Canada team is built up the same, (with) a lot of European-based players. Some of the players (are) playing in the MLS (Major League Soccer), some playing back home, but most of the players are playing in Europe and they are playing with good teams...but we think we can go in there, we think we can compete with anyone right now and we want to show that. We want to show that confidence that we could go out on the park and compete with anyone.”

When T&T reached the 2006 Fifa World Cup, almost all the local players were playing for foreign clubs. The majority of T&T’s players now are playing locally, but Eve was glad to know that two players will be heading abroad soon. Reon Moore of Defence Force and Real Gill of Club Sando both signed to play overseas. Moore is heading to the Canadian Premier Leage and Gill to the United Soccer League in the US.

Eve said, “It shows that the work that we are doing and people are identifying players again, because we (once) had the same set of players getting contracts all the time...this is a new batch of players who are getting contracts, and I could tell you, when people see them playing with the national team, that is how they get that sort of exposure.

“It shows that people are watching us again and watching our players and that augurs well for the country and for the team on a whole.”

Asked what he wants to see from his players against Canada, Eve said, “We just have to be tactically aware.

“A coach can only give instructions. When the players go out there, they have to have the mindset to play the position, to play the role that the coaches give them to the best of their ability...because for 90 minutes, a coach could never tell a player for every second of every minute of every part of a game what to do.”

T&T will have two practice matches against Jamaica in early March in Trinidad, ahead of the Copa America qualifier against Canada. The Reggae Boyz trip to Trinidad follows the Soca Warriors tour of Jamaica last year for two friendly matches.

“They promised to return that favour to us, so these two games are supposed to be in early March. We will use those games as the final two warm-up games going into the Conmebol playoff match and when that happens, then we will pick that final squad.”

Eve is pleased that T&T striker Levi Garcia has been scoring frequently for his Greek club, AEK Athens. He is also satisfied that other T&T footballers are playing regularly.

“A number of the players are playing in the Pro League (TT Premier League) and doing very well for their respective clubs...a lot of players here (in the training camp) have been in the pool and we continue to use them.”

Speaking about the training camp, Eve said he felt “really good.

“The intensity of the players (is up to mark) and I said that in the first year of the (TT Premier) League that it would take some time for the players to build back up their rhythm after covid and not playing football for a while.

“This is the first time that the guys have played back-to-back seasons, and you can see the effects of that.”

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« Reply #854 on: February 08, 2024, 10:32:33 AM »
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« Reply #855 on: February 08, 2024, 11:16:30 AM »
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this interview shows where his head is at... start by passing blame to the players immediately... (just incase) blame the government and the grandparent law (when we established it have lots of players that fall directly within eligibility for the team now). Talk about how hard GRENADA (Ranked 174) and the BAHAMAS (Ranked 202)are... so set the platform that when (if) we win those two games, he is the greatest thing for Trinidad football and doing it against all odds.

well done coach!! keep your job and keep killing our chances...  :bs: :'(

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« Reply #856 on: February 08, 2024, 11:21:13 AM »
Eve needs to be fired immediately once the new admin gets in place

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« Reply #857 on: February 10, 2024, 01:33:25 PM »
Angus Eve lauds recent training camp, targets professionalism, consistency
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday)


Angus Eve, coach of Trinidad and Tobago’s senior men’s football team, said “professionalism and consistency” were some of the targets at a four-day training camp which ended recently. The camp was attended by 35 players, featured first-time invitees German-born Keenon Erfuth, 21, and Denmark-based Marc Gangia, 26, and mainly local-based players.

The squad trained at Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar from Monday to Thursday as part of preparations for the upcoming Copa America play-in versus Canada, which takes place in Frisco, Texas on March 23.

“I thought it was excellent,” Eve told T&T Football Association media on Thursday. “The exercises were exactly what we wanted to do. We worked on ball possession, rotating midfielders, creating space for wingers and strikers. What we were working on we were happy with it.”

“We’re just building to where we want to be. The camp has been a huge success. We exposed a number of players to what we do as a staff and how we want to play football. We want to play in this attacking style.”

Alongside newcomers Erfuth and Gangia, Eve also recalled to the national set up the likes of John-Paul Rochford, Andrian Foncette, Kaihim Thomas, Brent Sam, Jamal Jack and Isaiah Lee.

But the core bunch comprised of several T&T squad members who featured during the nation’s Concacaf National League quarter-final journey last year. They included T&T Premier Football League standouts Denzil Smith, Justin Garcia, Real Gill, Kevon Goddard, Reon Moore, Duane Muckette, Michel Poon-Angeron, Ross Russell Jr, Alvin Jones and Christopher Biggette.

This was one of Eve’s first training sessions held for his local crop of players ahead of the Canada playoff. He was keen to get back on the training pitch for the first time since the 2-1 victory over USA in the Nations League last November.

Eve also spent time on explaining the importance of professionalism and intensity during matches.

“Sometimes when the game is going well we tend to drop our intensity and have a lack of professionalism. But once they could maintain that intensity – because international football is a lot different from the two practice matches we played.

“But I think it’s a work in progress. It’s some young kids that we invited here today. The professionalism and the consistency, and to continue to do the right things over and over, is what we’re trying to achieve here.”

T&T have two practice matches against Jamaica in early March in Trinidad. The Reggae Boyz’s trip to Trinidad follows the Soca Warriors tour of Jamaica last year for two friendly matches. The camp also serves as preparation for the Jamaica clash.

A live-in camp in Texas follows, ahead of the Copa American playoff.

“This exercise has gone a long way for us to analyse some of the players who would be probably ready for that. Jamaica is already in training in a local camp over there too. It would be a good workout for both teams,” he said.

T&T Training Squad:


Kaihim Thomas, Reon Moore, Jamali Garcia, Christopher Biggette, Jabari St Hillaire, Kevon Goddard, Justin Garcia, Brent Sam, Nathaniel Garcia, Justin Sadoo (all of Defence Force), Duane Muckette, Michel Poon-Angeron, Liam Burns, John-Paul Rochford, Isaiah Leacock (all of AC PoS), Real Gill, Shervonez Hamilton, Kai Moos, Jamal Jack (all of Club Sando), Alvin Jones, Robert Primus, Adrian Foncette (all of Police FC), Daniel David, Ross Russell Jr, Isaiah Lee (all of La Horquetta Rangers), Luke Phillips, Denzil Smith, Justin Cornwall, Mark Ramdeen (all of Point Fortin Civic), Mickaeel Gordon (1976 Phoenix), Rhondel Gibson (Eagles FC), Keenon Erfurth (VFR Neumunster/Germany), Marc Gangia (Dalum IF, Denmark), Jonathan Assue
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Re: Copa America Thread
« Reply #858 on: February 21, 2024, 06:48:16 PM »
Anthony Herbert. . Shouldn't be overlooked for the Canada game. He's a big strong defender. Don't forget about him Angus

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« Reply #859 on: February 22, 2024, 06:24:03 AM »
Anthony Herbert. . Shouldn't be overlooked for the Canada game. He's a big strong defender. Don't forget about him Angus

Well, we supposed to have some friendlies coming up according to the coach (2 games against a Jamaica local team  :worried:) Lets see who gets the call for that. we already see the scouting of 5th tier players so lets see what surprises they have for us for that.

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« Reply #860 on: February 23, 2024, 09:30:23 PM »
@gawd you really think this man will select the best players?  :D

That is not the program that Eve has been given to follow, his colonial masters have given him their orders...

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« Reply #861 on: February 24, 2024, 04:18:25 AM »
Contro, that training squad was just to give some others a chance. I think we'll get basically the same team for the Nations league. Maybe 2 or 3 new faces . At the same time, a new face has to be more than exceptional. The team has a certain chemistry that is working. Bringing a young boy, just because he plays in Europe, will be like running with scissors.

These players are going to be the most important:

Levi
Rampersad
Moore
David
Smith

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« Reply #862 on: February 24, 2024, 04:38:15 AM »
Next thing to keep an eye on. . CSA - Canada soccer, is in a very very bad situation. Their financial situation definitely warrants a Normalization Committee. Some things Contro, saying about FIFA and the TTFA, might have a bit of truth. BUT I dont think its that ubiquitous. Nor do I think that Angus is thinking about choosing all the wrong players just so he can lose the match and please FIFA. .

 Now back to the CSA. They entered into an agreement with a sporting company, which took a well over 50% of the World cup money. All of their players on the Men and Women's set up are still owed. And there's many people who are still waiting on checks from the CSA. That's one of the reasos why they never had any friendlies during the Nations league. They also got an interim men's coach who only coached 1 or 2 games. Recently the director of the CSA stepped down. I wouldn't be surprised if the Canadian players show up unprepared. They might even use this match to bring light to the situation. Some players might even boycott.

Keep an eye on this situation. It might play out in our favor.


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« Reply #863 on: February 25, 2024, 01:13:58 PM »
@gawd

Did you get a chance to read Lisana's new article?

He highlights the undemocratic constitutional changes made in the ttfa constitution. The fact that FIFA funds the TTPFL and TTFA oversees it, is a clear indicator of the collusion and control, this is neo colonialism. There is really no other way to define it, Wharfe already said he plans to continue what the NC has left. He runs the TTPFL, meaning he has orders, he will not bite the hand that feeds it.

If they try to change the constitution, FIFA will send the NC again, so in order to control they have rigged it in their favor with the TTPFL having over 60% of the vote for the TTFA presidency.

This is not present in any other federation in the world, only T&T.

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Re: Copa America Thread
« Reply #864 on: February 26, 2024, 12:23:15 AM »
Trinidad and Tobago face Jamaica ahead of Copa play-in.
By Andrew Gioannetti (T&T Newsday).


Trinidad and Tobago's men’s football team will take on the Reggae Boyz next week in two preparation matches ahead of T&T’s Copa America qualifying encounter against Canada on March 23.

The TT Football Association announced the friendlies in a promotional post on its social media pages on Saturday.

The two matches will be played in Trinidad. No further details were disclosed.

T&T played Jamaica three times last year, twice in friendly matches in Montego Bay, before the two met at the Gold Cup in June. The Soca Warriors won the second friendly 1-0 after the first match ended goalless.

The two teams met again in the group stages of the Gold Cup in June with Jamaica easing to a 4-1 victory.

Jamaica were also responsible for sending Canada into the Copa America playoff match, beating them on the away goals rule after the two played to a 4-4 draw on aggregate in the Concacaf Nations League quarterfinal in November.

T&T also missed out on an automatic place at the 2024 Copa America, losing 4-2 on aggregate to the US, despite winning the second leg 2-1 in Port of Spain.

The winner of the one-match playoff will join Jamaica, USA, Mexico, Panama and either Costa Rica or Honduras as the Concacaf representatives at the Copa America, which will be hosted in the US from June 20-July 14.

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Re: Copa America Thread
« Reply #865 on: February 26, 2024, 05:42:07 PM »
We need these guys to stay healthy, and we have to have a plan for dealing with Davies.

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Re: Copa America Thread
« Reply #866 on: February 26, 2024, 06:03:04 PM »
Trinidad and Tobago face Jamaica ahead of Copa play-in.
By Andrew Gioannetti (T&T Newsday).


Trinidad and Tobago's men’s football team will take on the Reggae Boyz next week in two preparation matches ahead of T&T’s Copa America qualifying encounter against Canada on March 23.

The TT Football Association announced the friendlies in a promotional post on its social media pages on Saturday.

The two matches will be played in Trinidad. No further details were disclosed.

T&T played Jamaica three times last year, twice in friendly matches in Montego Bay, before the two met at the Gold Cup in June. The Soca Warriors won the second friendly 1-0 after the first match ended goalless.

The two teams met again in the group stages of the Gold Cup in June with Jamaica easing to a 4-1 victory.

Jamaica were also responsible for sending Canada into the Copa America playoff match, beating them on the away goals rule after the two played to a 4-4 draw on aggregate in the Concacaf Nations League quarterfinal in November.

T&T also missed out on an automatic place at the 2024 Copa America, losing 4-2 on aggregate to the US, despite winning the second leg 2-1 in Port of Spain.

The winner of the one-match playoff will join Jamaica, USA, Mexico, Panama and either Costa Rica or Honduras as the Concacaf representatives at the Copa America, which will be hosted in the US from June 20-July 14.


In Boys RC primary school on the Promenade, there was a saying that they thought us .... IF YOU FAIL TO PREPARE, THEN PREPARE TO FAIL..... go ahead, all the time wasting that has happened already, no serious camp over a period of time happening, and again taking two matches that Jamaica going to bring out there local players (which not gonna be playing in any major tournament, which was the same thing they did us before nations league, then trounced us). If we think that this is what it would take to beat a team like Canada, think again!!! hmmmm at this rate, we in for major disappointment next month again. At this point a lose here should ideally seal the fate of this coach. its too long we settling for mediocrity and his lack of vision and creativity has him embarrassing our talented nation for too long.

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Re: Copa America Thread
« Reply #867 on: February 26, 2024, 09:36:41 PM »
Who is Justin Obikwu? He's listed in the 60 provisional players for the Copa play in but he has 5 career appearance without a goal as a striker so how was he scouted... DJ Buffonge is there on the list as well as Wayne Frederick and Spicer. Though I believe Spicer is injured just as Levi
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« Reply #868 on: February 27, 2024, 10:26:48 AM »
where is this provisional list of which you speak!?

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« Reply #869 on: February 27, 2024, 01:12:12 PM »
Obikwu is only 20 he played for Conventry U21 and they loaned him to Grimsby I guessing his mother probably Trini and his Father Nigerian he born England

 

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