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Lasana Liburd

Lasana Liburd
Lasana Liburd is the CEO and Editor at Wired868.com and a journalist with over 20 years experience at several Trinidad and Tobago and international publications including Play the Game, World Soccer, UK Guardian and the Trinidad Express.

Samba versus Tiki Taka: Brazil plots Spanish resistance

Brazil is the only South American country that the Spanish conquistadors of old did not colonise. And, as football’s new favourites prepare to cross swords with the game’s old favourites, Spain’s football team must know already the scale of the task ahead in tomorrow’s FIFA Confederations Cup final at the …

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Hart aims for knock-out from Warriors

New Trinidad and Tobago national coach Stephen Hart has set sights on a quarterfinal berth at the upcoming 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup as he officially announced his 23-man squad today at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain. “The attitude of the players has been impressive,” Hart told the …

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Shaka defends Tim Kee over coaching changes

Former World Cup 2006 goalkeeper Shaka Hislop has voiced his support for Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president Raymond Tim Kee after his decision to demote head coaches Hutson “Barber” Charles and Jamaal Shabazz in favour of Stephen Hart and Leo Beenhakker. Hart, a Trinidad and Tobago native and …

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TTFA: Beenhakker didn’t want to crowd Hart

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) general secretary Sheldon Phillips explained today that Leo Beenhakker opted to skip the national team’s present training camp in Trinidad so as to give new head coach Stephen Hart more exclusive time with his staff and players. The former 2006 World Cup coach was …

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A star is born: Brazil’s Neymar matches the hype

On 19 June 2013, Brazilian starlet and football’s clown prince, Neymar, became a star. And, if ever they needed extra reason to dream, Brazil fans now have something tangible to pin their 2014 World Cup dreams on after a Neymar-inspired 2-0 win over CONCACAF champions, Mexico, at Fortelaza. The upcoming …

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