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TT Beach Soccer team heads to Mexico

THE TT Beach Soccer team will leave for Mexico tomorrow to compete at the 2019 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship and World Cup qualifiers.

The competition will take place in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from Monday until May 19.

Sixteen Concacaf nations (Antigua/Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Bonaire, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, TT, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States and US Virgin Islands) will participate with the best two teams advancing to the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Paraguay.

TT are in Group B with defending champions Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands and the US Virgin Islands. After round robin play, the first and second-place finishers of each of the four groups will advance to the quarter-finals, with the winners moving forward to the semi-finals.

The winners of the semi-final matches will automatically qualify for the tournament’s final, as well as the World Cup.

TT will face Turks and Caicos in their opening game on Monday followed by fixtures with US Virgin Islands on Tuesday and Panama on Thursday.

TT SQUAD - Ryan Augustine (captain/coach), Jabari Gray, Nathaniel Brown, Juaval Roberts, Shallun Bobb, Chad Appoo, Lemuel Lyons, Jesse Bailey, Hakem King, Shane Hospedales, Kevon Woodley, Zane Coker; Yuri Chapman (manager), Dr Jason Pilgrim (athletic trainer).

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