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Trinidad FF, Sunderland reach compromise on Yorke

Trinidad FF, Sunderland reach compromise on Yorke

Dwight Yorke will play for Trinidad in a friendly against Nicaragua but miss a second match against Panama under an agreement reached between the Caribbean island federation and English club Sunderland.
"Trinidad & Tobago see Dwight as the main man an ambassador for his country and I would never begrudge anyone playing for their country," Sunderland manager Roy Keane said.
The agreement will allow Yorke to play for the Soca Warriors against Nicaragua on Oct. 7 in Trinidad, after which he will return to England to rejoin his English club side.
That would rule him out for an Oct. 11 friendly against Panama.
"After that conversation, we have agreed he will go over for the first game next weekend and come back here on the Sunday or the Monday," Keane said. "It is a compromise that is fair to his country, to Dwight and to Sunderland.
"Dwight is not getting any younger and these internationals are just friendlies."
Trinidad qualified for its first World Cup in 2006, but was eliminated in the first round in Germany. It is looking to rebuild the team under new manager Wim Rijsbergen, who replaced fellow Dutchman Leo Beenhakker.