On May 27 T&T will take on Wales in a friendly in Graz, Austria. Tickets are now available and run from 5.50€ for children to 27.50€ for prime seating. VIP packages are also available for 82.50€. All information surrounding the match are at TRINIDAD-WALES.AT
Steelbands and Soccer will light up the night at the Solendo Beach Bar on June 10. The Sweden game as well as the Argentina v. Ivory Coast match will be shown, with Bäng Bäng, Ebony and Nostalgia Steelbands providing the live entertainemnt. Caribbean food and drinks will be served. Tickets are 13€ in advance, 16€ at the door. If you don't have match tickets or want to catch Argentina later this may be the place to come. The schedule is:
Pan around the neck
T&T vs. Sweden (open air big screen)
Nostalgia at half-time
Argentina vs. Ivory Coast
Nostalgia at half-time
To get there take the U45 or U47 subway lines to Dortmunder Hafen station.
The first ever Miss "World Cup" will be crowned on June 1 in Rust, Germany, a week ahead of the opening match. The pageant is being organized by the Miss Germany Corporation and is open to all women aged 18 to 28 whose nationality is one of the 32 participating in the World Cup. An on-line application is available. So far T&T contestants include Meagan Monsegue, who currently attends Florida International University in Miami.
The pageant program will run as follows: First a presentation in the national team uniform followed by a Venice Beach swimsuit segment and evening gown segment. The contestants will compete in eight groups of four women each, just as the groups for the World Cup itself. This means Miss T&T will face Miss England, Miss Sweden and Miss Paraguay. An international jury will select 16 women to advance, and finally the winner will be crowned. The pageant is an open-air event taking place in the Piazza Roma of the Hotel Colosseo in the Europa Park amusement center in Rust, Germany.
Prizes include a 10,000 Euro pot to be shared by the three finalists as well as a photo shoot from a top photographer from the German magazine, Player. The winner also receives free use of a SmartCar for one year.
The town of Rotenburg, which serves as base camp for the national team this summer, will be officially renamed as Soca-Village during the tournament. After some wrangling with the county government the town has been granted permission to change the city limit signs to read "Welcome to Soca-Village, Rotenburg (Wümme)". Mayor Detlef Eichinger says, "We will show our guests, how happy we are to have them. The reception will now begin right at the city limit sign."