Tue, Jul


Trinidad and Tobago’s German-based professional Joevin Jones has sent an early signal to national team head coach Dennis Lawrence on his availability for the upcoming international friendly with Iran in Tehran.

Jones opted out of the previous friendly against Thailand at the last minute, forcing Lawrence to enter the match without a replacement, citing personal reasons for his withdrawal.

Jones is now ready to return to international duty for the T&T National Team which is preparing for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

“Myself and Dennis had a long chat and we had a good communication as two professionals and grown men. He understands the situation I was in and where I’m coming from. I paid the price for it. Now I am fully committed to the National Senior Team and available for selection again,” Jones told TTFA Media on Wednesday.

Iran climbed three spots to #30 on the October FIFA World rankings. Both teams will meet at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran on November 15th. Iran deleted Bolivia 2-1 in their last friendly on October 16th while T&T is coming off a 2-0 win over United Arab Emirated and a 1-0 loss to Thailand.