PORT OF SPAIN, Jan 9 (Reuters) - English-born goalkeeper Tony Warner has agreed to play for World Cup qualifiers Trinidad & Tobago.
'It's a great step for me and I'm really excited about being given the chance to play for Trinidad & Tobago,' said the 31-year-old Fulham goalkeeper.
'After being at Liverpool and then Cardiff before finally signing for Fulham, the invitation from Trinidad & Tobago was definitely another big one for me and I'm hoping that I can add some value to what's happening with the football in this country.
'I expressed interest a while back but obviously there were some reasons why I haven't yet played for Trinidad.'
The TTFF said Warner had met with Jack Warner, who is the president of CONCACAF and also acts as a special advisor to the TTFF, in London on Sunday.
Tony Warner last visited Trinidad in 1995 and does not yet have a Trinidad passport. His father Clyde Warner was born in the country and emigrated to England 44 years ago.
Trinidad, who will be playing at their first World Cup finals, face Paraguay, Sweden and England in Group B.
'Right now we are teaching him (Warner) the national anthem and he's fitting in well,' said defender Brent Sancho, who was also at the meeting.