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International call for Sawyers

Romaine selected for St Kitts and Nevis

17 August 2018

Brentford midfield player Romaine Sawyers has been named in the St Kitts and Nevis squad for a match next month. The Caribbean country are participating in the qualifying stages of the CONCACAF Nations League over the course of the season and will play four matches. The first of those is on Sunday 9 September against Puerto Rico and Romaine has been called up to the squad for that fixture.

St Kitts will also play Saint Martin, Canada and Suriname later in the season with the matches in October, November and March respectively. The other 33 teams taking part in the qualification will also played four matches – two at home and two away – and will be ranked at the end of the fixture schedule in March. The top ten will join the six nations that finished top in the CONCACAF qualification section for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the regional championship for North American, Central American and Caribbean nations.

The four matches will also act as qualification for the 2019/20 CONCACAF Nations League, a new tournament involving all 41 counties in the region featuring promotion and relegation. That tournament will be played across the 2019/20 season with most matches next autumn.

St Kitts have played three friendlies so far in 2018, drawing with Nicaragua and losing to Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Romaine played in the game against Dominican Republic and earned his 22nd international cap. He has played four times for his country since joining Brentford from Walsall in the summer of 2016.

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