Trinidad and Tobago's friendly international match against Haiti is off due to a lack of funding.
The Soca Warriors were scheduled to depart for Port-au-Prince on August 7, but that has now been cancelled, according to Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) technical adviser Keith Look Loy.
However, TTFF president Oliver Camps is assuring that the necessary steps will be taken to ensure the team can give their best shot at qualifying for Brazil 2014, although he also admitted that funding is currently a challenge for the Federation.
"Firstly, I must say the second round looks good for us and it will give our coach Mr (Otto) Pfister a good opportunity to see his team develop a chemistry in those early matches. But the third round is where the intensity of the competition really increases and it's going to be a difficult journey for us, but certainly one which we can overcome with the right planning, preparation and execution.
Of course, the final round is another hurdle which I remain optimistic that we can demonstrate our capabilities fully to be among the qualifiers for the World Cup," Camps said.
"It is rather unfortunate that we have had to cancel our trip to Haiti. The Ministry of Sport is unable to assist and currently the Federation is unable to meet those costs to take our best team to Haiti for the match.
We remain hopeful that the Ministry can assist, but this remains another one of our hurdles. But I want to ensure the followers of our national team that the Federation will do what it can to ensure that we find the funding.
"One of our next steps will be the implementation of a proper marketing strategy to have corporate bodies on board to assist us in our quest to qualify for the next World Cup finals and to assist in our overall development programme," Camps added.