Wed, Jan


Trinidad and Tobago's Under-17s will face a stern test today in the opening game of their current European tour against powerhouse Germany in a friendly international in Stuttgart from noon (T&T time).

The T&T squad arrived in Germany Friday evening and has adapted well to the conditions so far.

Captain Roderick Anthony and his team-mates have been training twice a day since Saturday under good conditions.
Speaking on the eve of the opening clash, T&T manager Russell Tesheira said all was good in the camp, which is based at the Rainbow Hotel, Heusenstamn.

"Everything's in order at this point in time," he said yesterday.

"The boys had a long flight on the way here but we've had some good sessions and we are looking forward to tomorrow's (today)game. There has also been quite some interest in us and the game from the people across here."

T&T will have another game in Germany later this week before heading to France on Friday.

Meanwhile, T&T's senior team also arrived safely in Shanghai, China yesterday.

And according to technical director, Professor Rene Simoes, captain Angus Eve and his team-mates, "are ready for business" following close to 36 hours in the air on their way to Shanghai via Miami and Los Angeles.

T&T is scheduled to face Kuwait on August 3 in the first game of the tournament which has a US$35,000 first prize and also features North Korea and the hosts.