Trinidad and Tobago coach Leo Beenhakker has unveiled his final 23-man squad for the World Cup finals.
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Utility player Anthony Rougier has been axed from the preliminary line-up Beenhakker named last month.
Beenhakker said: "The guy worked fantastically and he did everything he had to do to try and make it and in the end I had to make a decision."
Trinidad and Tobago's first Group B game is against Sweden on 10 June, before they play England and Paraguay.
Trinidad and Tobago squad:
Goalkeepers: Kelvin Jack (Dundee), Shaka Hislop (West Ham), Clayton Ince (Coventry City).
Defenders: Dennis Lawrence (Wrexham) Cyd Gray (San Juan Jabloteh), Marvin Andrews (Rangers), Brent Sancho (Gillingham), Ian Cox (Gillingham), Atiba Charles (W Connection), Avery John (New England Revolution).
Midfielders: Silvio Spann (unattached), Chris Birchall (Port Vale), Aurtis Whitley (San Juan Jabloteh), Anthony Wolfe (San Juan Jabloteh), Densill Theobald (Falkirk), Carlos Edwards (Luton), Dwight Yorke (Sydney FC), Russell Latapy (Falkirk).
Forwards: Stern John (Coventry), Kenwyne Jones (Southampton), Collin Samuel (Dundee United), Jason Scotland (St Johnstone), Cornell Glen (LA Galaxy).