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Trinidad and Tobago have moved into the semi finals of the Shell/Umbro cup. They did so by a 3-0 win over St.Kitts and Nevis at Warner Park on Tuesday night. Go to the game report.
T&T now face arch rivals Jamaica in the semi final in Antigua. This is more like the final of the competition as the two struggled in the opening round of the competition. Jamaica beat Antigua 2-0 to make it into the semi final. T&T are now listed as underdogs to the Jamaicans for the first time ever in the competition. Jamaica is coming in the game as the top Caribbean team according to the Fifa rankings. They have at their disposal four "Jamaicans" who play in England. One at Wimbleton and three others at Portsmouth. I say "Jamaicans" because they were never born in Jamaica and they are taking advantage of the bosman ruling allowing them to play for Jamaica. They have pushed out of the squad players who were playing for Jamaica since day one four years ago. Unlike T&T where we develop our talent and send them abroad, the JFF have resorted to bringing in foriegh players to get to the World cup. It will be the inexperianced T&T versus the "Jamaican" squad in the semi-final. T&T last played Jamaica to a 1-1 tie.

Here is the final table for both groups.

Group A
 
Team Games Wins  Tied Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
T&T 2 1 0 1 4 2 3
St. Kitts 2 1 0 1 2 3 3
Martinique 2 1 0 1 2 3 3

Group B
 
 
Team Games Wins Ties  Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Grenada 2 1 1 0 4 1 4
Jamaica 2 1 1 0 3 1 4
Antigua 2 0 0 2 0 5 0

In other news:

Lewis and Latapy...Saying good-bye to Portugal?
The two remaining players in Portugal may not be their much longer. Barnsley manager Danny Wilkinson went on record this week as saying that he is looking to add two more players to his roster. Two weeks ago TTFOL reported that everything has been put in place for Latapy's move to Barnsley. Earlier this week the Baovista President stated that Latapy would be sold to a English Premier league club if the price is right. Their is strong speculation that the club will be Barnsley. If he is not sold he will be back at Boavista until December.

Leonson Lewis is completely out of Boavista's plans right now according to Boavista president. He is currently looking for a team in the the Portuguese 1st division, English Premiership or English 1st division. If he fails to find a team he will be loaned to a Portuguese second division who are interested in him. Last season Lewis was set for a transfer to Stoke City in the English 1st division. However the Stoke City management were not interested in paying the high transfer fee requested from his club. He said at that time he will be going back to Stoke for a tryout and a new contract offer. He was also offered a contract from Motherwell in the Scottish Premier league, but they also declined when the transfer fee was too high.

Take care,
Marc'97

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