Monday, August 27. 2007
Match report from FIFA.com:
Germany pipped Ghana to the first place in Group F with a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago at Changwon Main Stadium on Sunday 26 August.
And a German report from fussball-forum.de:
Saturday, August 25. 2007
While Trinidad & Tobago will play for pride, having no potential for advancing to the next stage, Germany will be fighting to top the group in order to avoid a tussle with Brazil in the Round of 16.
As things stand the second place finisher of group F is scheduled to play Brazil on August 29th in Gwangyang, while the winner of group F will play the yet undetermined runner up of group E on the 30th in Cheonan. This, most likely, would be a far less threatening Belgium or even Tajikistan.
The German trainer, Heiko Herrlich, has been quoted as saying it doesn't matter if they face Brazil now or later, but the incentive to top the group will be there. "We need to lay aside distractions to exit the group in a favorable position," commented German striker Sascha Bigalke, who scored the opening goal against Ghana on Thursday.
The German side will not be taking their final group game lightly. Herrlich pointed out that Trinidad was only down a single goal against Colombia and had a number of scoring opportunities entering the second half. Germany must maintain its concentration to avoid the pattern of their own previous matches against Colombia and Ghana where they ran up leads of 3:1 and 3:0, respectively, only to see their opponents answer with final scores of 3:3 and 3:2.
As for the junior Soca Warriors: They will be playing for pride and experience. In an interview following the 0:5 defeat to Colombia, keeper Glenroy Samuel said, "Now all we can do is hope for a miracle. We can beat Germany, though. I'm satisfied with the way I personally played, but unfortunately that wasn't enough. In any case, it's all good experience for us here at this tournament."
The standings of Group F going into the final match are:
Follow the action along with the Soca Warriors supporters at SocaWarriors.net on August 26 at 5:45 US Eastern time.
Sunday, August 12. 2007
A press release from the Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation today expresses the sentiments of the Hollanders who hosted the U-17 T&T team during their preparations for the youth championship in Korea later this month:
Dutch message to T&T: Beat the Germans.
Sunday, August 12. 2007
German weekly magazine "Der Spiegel" reports on the recent mud volcano forming off the shore of Point Radix, Trinidad:
In der Karibik wächst ein Matschvulkan
Wednesday, August 8. 2007
The German based band Riddim Posse recently had their version of David Rudder's "The Hammer" posted on YouTube.
The band consists of two Trini frontmen, Wayne and Kurt Dallaway, a keyboard player from Germany, as well as members from Ghana, Haiti and Barbados. They have upcoming appearences at the Eichbaum Brewery in Mannheim on September 8 at 6pm and the Aachen September Special on September 9 at 8pm. Also appearing at the Aachen festival will be German based steelband Bäng Bäng.
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