Tag Archives: Trinidad and Tobago national under-17 football

“Talent right down to the 30th player!” T&T U-20 and U-17 teams tipped to shine

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) technical director Anton Corneal suggested that Soca Warriors fans have reason for optimism based on the improved quality of young players on the training ground. The National Men’s Under-20 and Under-17 Teams both started preparation in December, with their respective training pools decided upon …

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Cooper: “We should be competitive in 2025”; T&T U-15s close with 3-0 win over Qatar

The Trinidad and Tobago Boys’ National Under-15 Team closed off their 2023 Concacaf Championship adventure yesterday with a 3-0 whipping of Qatar in the Dominican Republic. The game was one of several playoff fixtures between teams who failed to advance to the quarterfinal round. In Group A, Qatar lost all …

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Najjar: Is it “about attitude”? T&T U-17s did well but lacked ability and application

“[…] That the USA and Canada did not steamroll the young Warriors showed we possessed that fighting for all-the-marbles, attitude… But truly, is it only ‘about attitude’? “We showed the right attitude in all four games but did not win a single game—not even against Barbados whose only goal was …

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Valiant T&T U-17s go down fighting, after 3-2 extra time loss to El Salvador

The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Under-17 Team were eliminated from the Concacaf Under-17 Championship last night. But the relief of their conquerors, El Salvador, at the final whistle spoke volumes. It took 120 minutes and a shot in the dark from an unlikely saviour, El Salvadorian defender Michael Ventura, …

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“It’s about attitude!” Cooper on T&T football’s shortcomings, facing El Salvador and his players’ special quality

On Thursday evening, Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Under-17 Team head coach Shawn Cooper and another staff member suffered an attempted “break-in” at their hotel in Antigua City, Guatemala. “I saw someone trying to open my door,” Cooper told Wired868. “They showed me a key with my room number…” A …

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“It wasn’t pretty… but the boys are learning,” Cooper credits fitness and desire for T&T U-17 result

Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Under-17 Team head coach Shawn Cooper credited the desire of his players and the physical preparation of the teenaged team, as they advanced to the Round of 16 phase of the Concacaf Under-17 Championship after yesterday’s 1-1 tie with Barbados. The result, at the Estadio …

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“He didn’t touch the ball!” Cooper defends Cardines and explains tactical tale of Canada contest

Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Under-17 Team head coach Shawn Cooper defended right back Rio Cardines over his expulsion in yesterday’s Concacaf Under-17 Championship match against Canada, which forced his teammates to play for 70 minutes with 10 players. There were barely 19 minutes on the clock at the Estadio …

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The “Cardines Clause”; Rio gets passport to represent T&T U17s in potentially ground-breaking case

Rio Cardines has got his Trinidad and Tobago passport and will join the National Under-17 Team in Guatemala tomorrow, just hours before their opening Concacaf Under-17 Championship match against Canada. Almost certainly, Cardines will not be named in coach Shawn Cooper’s starting team and is unlikely to feature at all. …

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Where is Fitzgerald Hinds? Star T&T U-17 footballer misses flight due to “unavailable” Minister

After two weeks in Trinidad waiting for the green light to join his soon-to-be international teammates, 17-year-old England-born footballer Rio Cardines thought he finally got the breakthrough to represent the country of his grandfather, Patrick Cardines. All he needed was a signature from Minister of National Security Fitzgerald Hinds that …

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