Trinidad and Tobago
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The past
Trinidad anc Tobago have never before qualified for a FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, so with little past of note to draw upon the small Caribbean nation are eager to build a foundation for future successes as hosts of the sophomore edition of these junior world finals.

The present
With an experienced new coach in former Norway and Canada senior women’s manager Even Pellerud, the Caribbean host Soca Princesses will hope that their raft of friendly internationals and a comprehensive world tour in the build-up to the finals – and of course the proven tactical nous of their new leader – will be enough to prompt a good performance in September. Qualifying automatically as hosts, the side’s lack of a qualifying round might well work against them.

The future
The Trinidadian FA turned to proven women’s tactician Even Pellerud in hopes that he could turn the side around and have them ready for their maiden women’s junior world finals. “Right now we are getting ready to take on whatever comes at us. We are just preparing to do our best on that world stage which will be right here in Trinidad”, the Scandinavian boss admits.

Facts and figures

Key players
Jasmine Sampson (midfield), Kayla Taylor (midfield)

The number
0 – the number of U-17 women’s world finals that upstart Trinidad and Tobago have participated in.