Former England youth captain cleared to play for T&T

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC):Former England under-17 captain John Bostock has been cleared to represent Trinidad and Tobago as they begin preparations for Friday’s opening game of the CONCACAF World Cup final round of qualifiers.Bostock, who represented England up to under-19 level, is now eligible to play for the Soca Warriors based on official clearance received by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) from FIFA on Monday.London-born Bostock, 24, cannot play for any other country from now on based on FIFA rules for players switching nationality.”It’s good news for us,” T&T head coach Stephen Hart, said while thanking the TTFA for securing the necessary documentation for Bostock.”Obviously, it’s been a long time for this to come through, going back to March, and I would like to thank the FA for taking all the necessary steps and seeing it through to the end.”Since leaving England, Bostock has enjoyed success in Belgium and has helped OH Leuven gain promotion and is now seeking to lead RC Lens back to top-flight football in France.Bostock, whose father is Trinidad and Tobago-born, was in line to make his T&T debut during the semi-final rounds of the qualifiers but was delayed due to problems with his paper-work.He was among several players absent on Monday when the squad started its preparations for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica but is expected to arrive in the country on Tuesday.T&T follow up their Costa Rica fixture by clashing with Honduras in a difficult away trip to the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula on November 15.last_img read more

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Claudio Ranieri wants Leicester City star to follow him to Nantes

first_img Nampalys Mendy [left] could leave Leicester this summer Claudio Ranieri wants Leicester City midfielder Nampalys Mendy to join him at Nantes.The Italian took over at the French club earlier in June after being sacked by the Foxes in February.The 65-year-old is now set on revamping Nantes and firing them up the Ligue 1 table next season.Ranieri has identified a number of transfer targets to strengthen the club’s cause and one of those, according to L’Equipe, is Mendy.Ranieri signed the Frenchman for Leicester last summer from Nice for £13m, but injuries prevented him from settling at the King Power Stadium.That, though, has not put off Ranieri and he is now putting the wheels in motion to bring the 25-year-old back to France. 1last_img read more

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