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Kenwyne Jones and Michael Svensson could both face England in the World Cup Finals, after debutant's Trinidad & Tobago and Sweden were both drawn in Group B with the Three Lions. Paraguay complete the quartet.

Svensson was part of Sweden's 2002 World Cup squad but missed the Euro 2004 finals through injury. He is again sidelined with a knee injury and will be desperately hoping to get back to fitness in the New Year, to push for a World Cup place.

If Svensson does make it, his first World Cup match would see him face fellow Saint Jones, on June 10 in Dortmund.

Trinidad & Tobago reached their first ever finals by beating Bahrain in a two leg play off. Many of their squad play in the Football League and Jones is excited at the prospect of the 'Soca Warriors' facing England next summer, he told Saintsfc.co.uk 'I am loving this draw! It is going to be so good. All the players have been saying we thought we would draw England. That is the one we wanted and it will be a real thrill'

Saints should also be represented in Group A with Tomasz Hajto and Kamil Kosowki both being regulars for Poland. Their first game will be on June 9th in Gelsenkirchen, against our old £3.5 million friend Augustin Delgado and Ecuador. When checking what Augustin is doing these days I discovered his club Barcelona (Ecuadorian not Spanish club) have just suspended him for the remainder of his contract for partying in a club all night! It's a tough group for the Poles as they also face hosts Germany and Costa Rica.

Should Saints season turn round dramatically and we miraculously make the play off final, it is unlikely Saints World Cup players would be allowed to play. The Championship Final is due to be played at Wembley on May 21st. A Fifa ruling has barred those picked for the World Cup from playing matches after 15th May, with the exception of the Champions League and UEFA Cup Finals.

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Writer:Stef C
Date:Saturday December 10 2005
Time: 2:12PM

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