|U-20s TO PLAY GUYANA IN WARM UP NEXT WEEK|
Trinidad and Tobago’s National Under 20 will travel to Georgetown to face Guyana’s Under 20 team in a friendly match on January 14.
This was confirmed by team manager Cheryl Abrams on Friday as the team continues its preparations for the final round of Concacaf qualification for the 2011 FIFA Under 20 World Cup in Colombia.
Currently the team is in training and will also head off to Miami next month for a live-in training camp which is likely to include two warm-up matches against the Canada National Under 20 team. The United States team meanwhile is in a training camp in Fort Lauderdale until January 13.
Guyana are preparing for a Caribbean Football Union qualifying group from January 19-29 with hosts Suriname, Netherlands Antilles and Bermuda from which the winner will complete the 12-team field for Concacaf qualifying tournament in Guatemala from April 3-17.
“We’ve been invited to play Guyana next week and then we also have the training camp in Miami coming up,” Abrams told TTFF Media. “Overall the preparations are on stream and we’re trying to ensure the team is prepared the best possible way for the final round in Guatemala,” she added.
Two trialists from Canada also spent the last three weeks with the Team. They are Canadian-born Sigma FC duo Greg Ranjitsingh and midfielder Kristian Lee Him, formerly of Notra Dame Catholic High School
The teams already through to the Concacaf final round are North American qualifiers Canada, Mexico and the United States, host Guatemala, Central American qualifiers, Honduras, Panama and El Salvador as well as fellow Caribbean qualifiers Cuba, Jamaica, Guadeloupe and Trinidad
The top four teams will qualify for the Under-20 World Cup in Colombia July 20-August 20, 2011.
So far, the Asian confederation and UEFA have completed their qualifying competitions with Australia, Korea Republic, Korea DPR, Saudia Arabia, England, Austria, Portugal, Croatia, France and Spain already booking their spots for the Colombia 2011 Finals. (Jan 7,2011)