Germany and Trinidad and Tobago will play their final Group F match on Sunday 26 August in Changwon. By the final whistle, we will know who has made it through to the last 16 of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Korea 2007, and who can pack their bags for the long journey home.
After their 3-2 win over Ghana in what was a highly entertaining match, Germany are all but certain of making it through to the Round of 16. They currently stand on four points, meaning that a draw will be enough to see them through. Trinidad and Tobago are still strictly speaking in the running for a spot in the last 16, though the young Soca Warriors have yet to register their first point. Nevertheless, they will be giving it their all against Germany in the hope of causing an upset.
German centre forward Richard Sukuta-Pasu was substituted against Ghana after suffering a bruised shin-bone but he should be available on Sunday. Defender Konstantin Rausch, however, was sent off for two bookable offences and is suspended. Trinidad and Tobago have a full complement to choose from.
This is the first time that the two countries have met, either in a competitive or a friendly match.
"Trinidad and Tobago have caught up with the elite of international football, as their team showed at the 2006 World Cup. They are strong and talented, and after losing their last two matches they will be going all out for the win. We'll be looking for a repeat of our first-half performance against Ghana to book our ticket for the next round."
Heiko Herrlich, Germany coach
"Every match starts off 0-0 and this one is no exception. What we must not do is get caught out by the Germans. We'll fight right to the end and hope that one or two sparks of individual brilliance will get us a result. This will once again be a big challenge for us, and we'll be able to learn a lot from it." Anton Corneal, Trinidad and Tobago coach