Wednesday, March 19. 2008
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Monday, October 8. 2007
The 21st running of the Tobago Cycle Classic finished on Sunday with three German teams participating: Team Sachsen Saxony, Team Atlas Romer, and Team Gütersloh. German riders managed to dominate this year's race taking the top four spots. For complete stats and info on the race see www.trinbagowheelers.com.
Here is a report from the Trinidad Express:
Germans rule Tobago Classic
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.
Wednesday, July 25. 2007
Marlon Pompey, at 2.03 meters, is the new center for the basketball team, the Cuxhaven BasCats, of the 2nd Bundesliga Pro A.
Pompey was born April 1, 1983 in Trinidad, but was raised in Toronto, Canada. He was counted as a defense specialist at Texas A&M which ranked second behind Kansas in the Big 12 Conference last season and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16. He was also invited to participate in the NCAA's slam dunk contest this year.
Coach Vilmantas Matkevicius is pleased with the signing saying, to acquire such an outstanding player from a top college team is simply fantastic and fits magnificently into our team picture.
Here is the press release in German:
Wednesday, July 25. 2007
German goalkeeper Lutz Pfannenstiel has been acquired by the Vancouver Whitecaps to back up Tobago born Richard Goddard between the sticks. From the Vancouver Sun:
Keeper goes global
Tuesday, July 24. 2007
Today German U-17 coach Heiko Herrlich announced his squad for the World Cup tournament taking place in Korea from August 18 to September 9. They will face Trinidad and Tobago along with Ghana and Columbia in the opening round.
The squad is:
Thursday, July 12. 2007
Marc-Anthony Honore becomes the first Trinidadian volleyball player to go pro by signing with VfB Friedrichshafen of the 1st Bundesliga in Germany and winner of the 2007 European Champions League. From Newsday:
Honore to play pro-volleyball
Thursday, June 21. 2007
A display commemorating the Soca Warriors World Cup appearance in Germany is slated to open on July 9th in the Rotenburg city hall. Rotenburg was the host city for the Trinidad and Tobago national team during the tournament.
Rotenburg's sports minister Reinhard Lüdemann, pictured above, made the announcement to the Rotenburger Kreiszeitung last week. Display cases are currently being speced out and they will be filled with items collected over last summer including photos from the reception of the team along Gerberstrasse, the official reception at the Heimatsmuseum, and the many parties that took place on the "Pferdemarkt" as the town square is known. Also on display will be the key to Port of Spain that was presented by its mayor to the mayor of Rotenburg, t-shirts, the famous T&T scarf, jerseys, autographs, and World Cup pins. All of this will document the event which represents a milestone in the history of Rotenburg according to Lüdemann.
A DVD of containing a two hour slide show of photos will also be made available to the public.
Here is the full story in German from the Kreiszeitung: