Edwards facing World Cup elimination – already

CARLOS Edwards could tonight see his chances of appearing in another World Cup disappear – despite the fact the tournament is still more than two-and-a-half years away.

The Ipswich Town player will line up for Trinidad and Tobago in Guyana knowing a defeat in the CONCACAF Zone second round qualifier will already spell the end of the Soca Warriors’ dreams of competing in the next World Cup in Brazil.

Edwards, who played in the 2006 tournament in Germany, is expected to line up as a right wing-back in the crucial match which sees Trinidad trail tonight’s opponents by one point.

Only the group winners will go through to the third qualifying stage with the teams meeting again in the Trinidadian capital, Port of Spain, on Tuesday night.

Elsewhere tonight, Tamas Priskin will be hoping to feature in Hungary’s home friendly against Liechtenstein while Keith Andrews has been named in the Republic of Ireland team for the first leg of their Euro 2012 play-off in Estonia.

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David Stockdale will be hoping to get his first taste of England action tomorrow against World and European champions Spain – although Tuesday’s friendly against Sweden seems more likely.

* For more on Andrews’ Euro 2012 dream, see today’s EADT and Evening Star

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