England play Trinidad and Tobago

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:34 IST

England and West Indies have faced each other several times on the cricket field but for the first time they will take on each other in football.

England play Trinidad and Tobago

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England and West Indies have faced each other several times on the cricket field but for the first time they will take on each other in football. Later in the evening England play Trinidad and Tobago in their second match of the world cup. If England wins they will be virtually through to the second round. There had been speculations over the past few days on whether Wayne Rooney will be able to play or not. England's coach said that the Manchester United striker was fit and ready to play. England's 1-0 win over Paraguay was anything but impressive, so some addition in the strike force will do the team good. "We go into every game knowing that it will be a tough game, tough players. We knew that our first game would be hard because it was against a South American team," said David Beckham, Captain, England "Trinadad and Tobago will again be tough because they will be ready physically. The result they got against Sweden may have surprised many but that did not surprise me," he added. Neville injured Rooney's fit but Gary Neville's on the injury list now. The right back strained a calf muscle while training. He will be missed especially since Beckham thinks that Trinidad and Tobago's danger man is their striker Dwight Yorke, who happens to be a former teammate of the England captain from Manchester United. "This is a historical moment and I am sure that all the players are looking forward to it because many of our players are playing in the lower division in England and may not have the opportunity to come up against Becks, Rooney, Gerrard," said Dwight Yorke, Captain, Trinadad & Tobago. Trinidad's goal keeper Shaka Hislop who was brilliant in the game against Sweden will be tested no doubt but that's only if England's strikers can put up a better show than they did against Paraguay.

Topics : Football England Australia West Indies
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