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MARVIN ANDREWS last night insisted he is more worried about facing super Swede Henrik Larsson at the World Cup than England wonder boy Wayne Rooney.

The Trinidad and Tobago star can't wait for his country to make their tournament debut in Germany - they open against Sweden on June 10 then face Sven Goran Eriksson's men five days later.

But while Rooney is being tipped to take the World Cup by storm, Rangers defender Andrews revealed he's only concentrating on how to deal with the threat posed by former Celtic star Larsson, now at Barcelona.

He said: "I am not thinking about Rooney at all and that is the truth.

The England game is far from my mind. Our first game is against Sweden and that is the game we are all preparing for from now on.

" I have played against Henrik in Scotland so I know all about him. It will be good to play against him again as he is a top class player."

Trinidad's preparations started smoothly with a 2-0 friendly win over Ice land in London on Tuesday night thanks to a Dwight Yorke double, with Dundee United's Collin Samuel setting up the first to play himself into manager Leo Beenhakker's plans for Germany.

Beenhakker, who also brought on Falkirk player-coach Russell Latapy as a late substitute, said: "Samuel did well, very well. I invited him two or three times to our qualification matches. At that time I didn't have a good impression of him but he is doing much better.

"I had that information already from the guys working for me in Great Britain and I was very happy in his performance."

Andrews played the full 90 minutes and made it a frustrating night for Chelsea's Eidur Gudjohnsen, who was taken off early.

Beenhakker's side are expected to be no more than makeweights in Group B, which also includes dark horses Paraguay, but Andrews was having none of it.

And given he was the only one who believed Rangers' final day SPL triumph last season was possible the born-again Christian, who never tires of praising the Almighty, may have a point.

He added: "It doesn't matter to me what people say. We know what we have to do. We know our dream, our goal and we have to go out and do it.

"We are going to give Sweden and England a game. On any day you never know what is going to happen. We will just have to wait and see. Anything is possible.

"Every person can assume something is going to happen but God is the one with the final say."

Rangers' Champions League campaign reaches another critical point on Tuesday when Alex McLeish's men travel to Villarreal in search of goals following a 2-2 first leg draw at Ibrox.

As in the group stage, the odds are stacked against them but Andrews said: "Nothing is impossible. It is possible we can go there and win.

" We can score, anything can happen. We will just have to wait and see on Tuesday. With Rangers and my national team, God is the one in control."

Andrews will be hoping for a recall for Saturday's SPL clash at Falkirk having been left on the bench for the last two games.