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Morace presses on with Women’s team preparations.

With just under a week having passed since her two international friendlies in charge of the National Senior Women’s Team, head coach Carolina Morace is planning her upcoming phase of preparations  for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 is scheduled to take place in June/July 2019. The exact dates are still to be defined in coordination with the LOC France. And the qualification details for CONCACAF and CFU will be revealed in due course.

CONCACAF has three and and a half spots for the World Cup.The inter-confederation play-off will be contested between CONCACAF’s fourth-placed team and CONMEBOL’s third-placed team.

Morace is expected to resume training within the next few days following a short break after the two recent friendlies with Venezuela at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

“The focus this week is to keep going with our physical preparation. We are focusing on the aerobic preparation, aiming to improve the explosive strength and speed of the individual player,” Morace told TTFA Media on Wednesday.

“It’s in the right timing of the preparation now for us to deal with this aspect. We knew we would not be ready at best for the last two games. But for this phase we are now looking to work on it in advance of the qualification.”

“From a tactical stand point, in non ball possession we have to understand better mark and cover and to read the trajectory of the pass. and in ball possession we will focus on the technique because we have made too many mistakes technically in the two matches,” Morace added.

“We had a very good opportunity to assess the ability and the physical readiness of some of the players based in North America and they understand what is required of them while they are away from us. And we will give it our best when it comes to emphasising the work to be done with the local players here in Trinidad and Tobago,” she added.   “In the future we will also aim to see some more of the players that are based outside of the country.”

Meantime, National Under 17 Women’s coach Manuelle Tesse and Joanne Daniel, were accompanied by Technical Director Muhammad Isa at open tryouts for Women’s Under 20 and Under 17 selection at the Dwight Yorke Stadium training pitch on Sunday. Some 48 players were assessed during the session.

The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 is scheduled to take place in August 2018. And the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup takes place in Uruguay in November/December 2018. CONCACAF has three qualifying spots for each of the Women’s Youth World Cups.