Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 23rd 2014 Contents A50
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, October 23, 2014
Trinidad and Tobago s
Soca Princesses will no
doubt be familiarizing
themselves with their pos-
sible opponents at the 2015
FIFA Women s World Cup
in Canada scheduled for
June 6 to July 5.
Of course T&T have
another hurdle to cross in
tomorrow's semi final
against Costa Rica, but there
is no doubt that the likelihood of advancing is quite
good. Another opportunity in the third place playoff on
Sunday if they fail to get past Costa Rica and if that
doesn't go well, then a playoff with Ecuador in Novem-
ber.The 2015 World Cup will include 24 countries, increas-
ing from 16 in previous tournaments. The teams already
through to the Finals include hosts Canada, Brazil, China
PR, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Thailand Switzerland,
England, Norway, Germany, Spain, France, Sweden and
After North Korea had several players tested for using
performance enhancing drugs at the 2011 Finals, they
were banned and will not be at the Finals for the first
time since 1995.
The cities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa,
Montreal and Moncton have been selected to host tour-
Each team at the World Cup will be allowed 23
players, two more than previous tournaments and same
as the Men's World Cup.
/ A u
A Trinidadian woman was among the first three
female participants at the first-ever Interpol/FIFA
training course specifically for Single Point of Contacts
(SPOC) in CONCACAF which tool place Friday at the
Confederation's Miami headquarters.
Attorney Sushilla Jadoonanan, who is also a member
of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association's Dis-
ciplinary Panel, was present as representatives from
Interpol and FIFA conducted the intensive four-day
workshop for 11 SPOCs from each of CONCACAF's
The course was developed to prepare fully persons
tasked with establishing the facts in relation to reports
or suspicions of match fixing/match manipulation within
national associations and confederations. With the pur-
pose of educating SPOCs on how to plan and conduct
an appropriate inquiry, as well as present results to a
disciplinary body, the course is a key element in an
overall strategy to combat increasing reports of match
manipulation. This way, coordinated steps can be imple-
mented for an effective response.
Jadoonanan and the other members will liaise with
the CONCACAF Sports Integrity Department regarding
all integrity issues, in particular to receive and exchange
general information relative to current threats and to
inform CONCACAF about pending procedures.
As an additional component of CONCACAF's efforts
to broaden its Embrace Diversity campaign, these qualified
individuals will help coordinate the monitoring and
elimination of any racist or discriminatory behavior
during matches. They will also have the responsibility
of establishing diversity initiatives.
The course held in CONCACAF was the second con-
ducted by Interpol/FIFA worldwide. UEFA hosted the
inaugural one in April of this year.
C u y
English-born striker Darren Carr has been sent on
loan to Mansfield from Huddersfield in order to get
more first team football.
This was the reason given by Huddersfield manager
Chris Powell last week for the player's move to the
English League Two club. Carr qualifies to play for this
country through T&T parentage.
"Daniel is at the stage of his development where he
needs to experience first-team football and that is not
something we can offer him here at the moment, so
Brazil and Germany through to Women's WCup
this loan move is perfect for everyone," Powell
"Mansfield is a good club challenging for
promotion in a very competitive League Two
and is an ideal environment for Daniel to go
and play in the division. We'll watch him very
closely during his initial month at the club.
"Hopefully Daniel can showcase his ability
and goal-scoring knack for his new club."
The 20-year-old striker was part of the
Reading Academy and joined the English
Championship Division club in April 2013.
Reports stated that his 25-goal performance
for Dulwich Hamlet led to him being scouted
by teams such as Liverpool and Chelsea.
A couple Thursdays ago, Ex-T&T World
Cup team members Stern John, Brent Sancho
and Cyd Gray lined up for a T&T All Stars
team against a Haitian All Star team for an
exhibition game played at the Central Broward
Regional Park outdoor field in Miami.
The game ended 1-1 with the T&T goal
coming off the boot of former national youth
team and University of Connecticut standout
Darren Lewis from the penalty spot in the first
half after John was brought down in the box.
The Haitian team, which included four
former Haitian national players, grabbed a
second half equaliser
The game was put on in collaboration with
Haitian Miami-based football events manager
Jerome Peterson and Miscellaneous Marketing,
a Trinidad-based company that has been part-
nering with the TTFA for recent events.
A E E
Shaun Fuentes is the director of
communications for the TTFA --
Follow us on Twitter @TTSocaWarriors
Facebook - Trinidadandtobagofootballfederation
Links Archive October 22nd 2014 October 24th 2014 Navigation Previous Page Next Page