Birchall on cloud nine
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Port Vale midfielder Chris Birchall says he is over the moon with T&T's draw.Port Vale midfielder Chris Birchall says he is over the moon after Trinidad & Tobago were drawn in the same Group as England at next summer's World Cup finals.
Birchall qualifies for T&T through his mother and played a key part in their qualification, as he scored in the play-off win over Bahrain.
The midfielder was surrounded by friends to witness the draw and admits it will be a dream to lock horns with players he watches on the television in The Premiership, after watching his adopted nation pulled out alongside England in Group B.
"People were saying 'It's fate, you're going to get England,'" he told Sky Sports News.
"When it happened I was just running around, cheering in the bar. It hasn't sunk in.
"I will be lining up against players who I have been watching week in, week out in The Premiership.
"I don't think anyone knew about us before. But we have caused a few upsets. People are taking us seriously."