National Football – Wired868 https://wired868.com Wired868 for smart sport news and satire Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:29:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 T&T U-20s take Hodge, Isaiah and Dass as over-age players for CAC Games https://wired868.com/2018/07/17/tt-u-20s-take-hodge-isaiah-and-dass-as-over-age-players-for-cac-games/ https://wired868.com/2018/07/17/tt-u-20s-take-hodge-isaiah-and-dass-as-over-age-players-for-cac-games/#comments Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:09:15 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=49035 The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Under-20 Team will start their 2018 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games adventure in Barranquilla, Colombia on Friday, as coach Russell Latapy tries to make his mark with what is expected to be the youngest squad in the competition. The young Soca Warriors face Honduras in their opening match …

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Shabazz names King and Kimika in 20-member CAC squad; but no sign of new additions https://wired868.com/2018/07/12/shabazz-names-king-and-kimika-in-20-member-cac-squad-but-no-sign-of-new-additions/ https://wired868.com/2018/07/12/shabazz-names-king-and-kimika-in-20-member-cac-squad-but-no-sign-of-new-additions/#comments Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:04:03 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=48955 Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Senior Team coach Jamaal Shabazz reiterated that he is aiming for a final four spot at the CAC Games this month, as he selected his 20-member squad for the competition today. Copa Libertadores winner and star goalkeeper Kimika Forbes, Canada-based central defender Arin King and United States-based utility player Liana …

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DJW: Latapy’s letter doesn’t “reflect our efforts”; Latapy: “We have differing perceptions” https://wired868.com/2018/06/12/djw-latapys-letter-doesnt-reflect-our-efforts-latapy-we-have-differing-perceptions/ https://wired868.com/2018/06/12/djw-latapys-letter-doesnt-reflect-our-efforts-latapy-we-have-differing-perceptions/#comments Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:55:11 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=48341 Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams has promised to honour the local body’s debt and outstanding salary payments to National Under-20 Team coach Russell Latapy. However, the beleaguered president has suggested that the former football icon and 2006 World Cup player did not properly reflect the communication between the pair in an …

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Latapy: “This is unprofessional and unacceptable!” T&T U-20 coach urges DJW to address debts to technical staff https://wired868.com/2018/06/08/latapy-this-is-unprofessional-and-unacceptable-tt-u-20-coach-urges-djw-to-address-debts-to-technical-staff/ https://wired868.com/2018/06/08/latapy-this-is-unprofessional-and-unacceptable-tt-u-20-coach-urges-djw-to-address-debts-to-technical-staff/#comments Fri, 08 Jun 2018 17:20:03 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=48319 “I write again in regard to the outstanding salary and car allowance payments. I’ve been emailing and calling you daily, with little or no response. “This is unprofessional and unacceptable at best…” The following email was sent by Trinidad and Tobago National Under-20 Team coach Russell Latapy to Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president …

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Shabazz targets CAC medal as groups announced for U20 men and senior women teams https://wired868.com/2018/06/06/shabazz-targets-cac-medal-as-groups-announced-for-u20-men-and-senior-women-teams/ https://wired868.com/2018/06/06/shabazz-targets-cac-medal-as-groups-announced-for-u20-men-and-senior-women-teams/#comments Wed, 06 Jun 2018 05:13:05 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=48269 Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Senior Team head coach Jamaal Shabazz declared that the Woman Soca Warriors will be hunting for a medal when they head to Colombia next month for the 2018 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games. The Women Warriors open their campaign in Group B against Mexico on 20 July at the …

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T&T book Sept friendly against UAE; Lawrence hopes to get second outing too https://wired868.com/2018/05/29/tt-book-sept-friendly-against-uae-lawrence-hopes-to-get-second-outing-too/ https://wired868.com/2018/05/29/tt-book-sept-friendly-against-uae-lawrence-hopes-to-get-second-outing-too/#comments Tue, 29 May 2018 15:06:12 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=48063 The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team will play their next international friendly on 6 September when they travel to Spain to face the United Arab Emirates in Girona. The UAE, whose only World Cup appearance came in 1990, are 81st in the FIFA rankings at present—11 spots higher than the Soca Warriors—and coached …

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“I tried to call them off!” Shabazz says T&T players refused to show Grenada mercy; reveals future plans https://wired868.com/2018/05/28/i-tried-to-call-them-off-shabazz-says-tt-players-refused-to-show-grenada-mercy-reveals-future-plans/ https://wired868.com/2018/05/28/i-tried-to-call-them-off-shabazz-says-tt-players-refused-to-show-grenada-mercy-reveals-future-plans/#comments Mon, 28 May 2018 19:55:52 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=48031 Crisis? What crisis? A potentially tricky assignment was last night transformed into a “coming out” party at the Ato Boldon Stadium, where the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Senior Team put a humbling 13-0 whipping on their Grenadian counterparts. The Women Soca Warriors needed only six goals to qualify and, by halftime, they had already …

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Aaliyah grabs another treble as T&T Women crush Grenada 13-0 to advance to final CFU round https://wired868.com/2018/05/27/aaliyah-grabs-another-treble-as-tt-women-crush-grenada-13-0-to-advance/ https://wired868.com/2018/05/27/aaliyah-grabs-another-treble-as-tt-women-crush-grenada-13-0-to-advance/#comments Mon, 28 May 2018 01:25:47 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=48024 The Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Senior Team shrugged aside a six-goal target tonight to advance to the final Caribbean Football Union (CFU) qualifying round, putting an emphatic 13-0 pummelling on Grenada at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. The result never looked in doubt as, by halftime, the Women Soca Warriors already led 6-0 …

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Shabazz talks missed chances, Maylee and the Almighty’s will; St Kitts challenge with “fire in [their] eyes” https://wired868.com/2018/05/26/shabazz-talks-missed-chances-maylee-and-the-almightys-will-as-st-kitts-challenge-with-fire-in-their-eyes/ https://wired868.com/2018/05/26/shabazz-talks-missed-chances-maylee-and-the-almightys-will-as-st-kitts-challenge-with-fire-in-their-eyes/#comments Sat, 26 May 2018 19:29:35 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=47991 “What a game, eh!” exclaimed Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Senior Team coach Jamaal Shabazz, as he opened last night’s post-game media conference. “[It was] not one [that’s] good for the heart but sometimes you have to fight. “Sometimes you don’t like to fight but fighting sometimes is good for you. And tonight it proved …

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Tasha strikes late to deny St Kitts and Nevis; T&T need goal fest on Sunday after surprise draw https://wired868.com/2018/05/25/tasha-strikes-late-to-deny-st-kitts-and-nevis-tt-need-goal-fest-on-sunday-after-surprise-draw/ https://wired868.com/2018/05/25/tasha-strikes-late-to-deny-st-kitts-and-nevis-tt-need-goal-fest-on-sunday-after-surprise-draw/#comments Sat, 26 May 2018 01:37:42 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=47974 Trinidad and Tobago will have to wait until Sunday night to book their place in the next Caribbean qualifying round, after the hosts settled for a 1-1 draw tonight against St Kitts and Nevis at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. It might easily have been worse for the Women Soca Warriors who trailed for …

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John-Paul shines off the bench as T&T U-20s fight back to beat French Guiana to fifth https://wired868.com/2018/05/22/john-paul-shines-off-the-bench-as-tt-u-20s-fight-back-to-beat-french-guiana-to-fifth/ https://wired868.com/2018/05/22/john-paul-shines-off-the-bench-as-tt-u-20s-fight-back-to-beat-french-guiana-to-fifth/#comments Tue, 22 May 2018 22:36:21 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=47913 The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Under-20 Team closed off their Guadeloupe Six-Nation Invitational tournament yesterday evening with a 3-1 win over French Guiana to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon. Midfielder John-Paul Rochford came off the bench to score twice and create T&T’s other goal for Shaqkeem Joseph, as the young Soca Warriors claimed fifth …

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Shabazz: “I have a little smile;” T&T win again but Dominica take heart from border restrictions https://wired868.com/2018/05/22/shabazz-i-have-a-little-smile-tt-win-again-but-dominica-take-heart-from-border-restrictions/ https://wired868.com/2018/05/22/shabazz-i-have-a-little-smile-tt-win-again-but-dominica-take-heart-from-border-restrictions/#comments Tue, 22 May 2018 14:55:29 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=47901 “Suddenly, I have started to smile,” said Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Senior Team coach Jamaal Shabazz, with a wide grin. “I have not been smiling for a long time since I came back in women’s football. Fa-Inna maAAa alAAusri yusran [which is Arabic for ‘Verily, after the hardship comes the ease.” After two years without …

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