As the T&T football team slumped to the ground in disappointment, the standing ovation from the crowd of 15,000 Iranian fans, was not only significant for its obvious appreciation but rather more for the acknowledgement from a home crowd that the visitors had performed above expectations.
Experienced Trinidad and Tobago duo Sheldon Bateau and team captain Khaleem Hyland are hoping to see a continuous run of improvement by the National Senior Team as the build up continues to next June’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Former national coach Ron La Forest is expecting a good performance from the T&T football team when it faces Iran in an international friendly match at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran Iran today.
On the heels of a 1-0 triumph over the T&T “Soca Warriors” in an international friendly match in Tehran, Iran on Thursday, Iran’s coach Carlos Queiroz said, he was impressed with the level of competition by the visiting T&T team.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior Men’s Team will square off with hosts Iran in an international friendly at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran from 6pm local time (10:30am TT Time) on Thursday as both teams continue their build up to their respective confederation tournaments.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior Men put on a gritty, composed and workmanlike showing against Iran as they fell 1-0 to a 50th minute item in Thursday’s International Friendly at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior Men’s team head coach Dennis Lawrence met with Danish-born goalkeeper Nicklas Frederup for the first time on Tuesday as the Norwegian-based goalkeeper arrived in Tehran to join the team camp at the Parsian Esteghlal hotel ahead of Thursday’s international friendly with Iran.
As the Soca Warriors prepare to kick-off yet another solitary international friendly, during a nine day international match window that ordinarily would accommodate two matches, there is no palpable excitement surrounding the fixture. In its essence, football should stimulate an enthusiastic appetite in the days building-up to a match. However, followers of the game in Trinidad and Tobago have suffered descending spirals of incivic discourse, poor stewardship and wanting governance that have to an undeniable degree impacted the body of work presented by national teams as representative of “our football”.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior Men’s Team underwent its first training session in wet and chilly conditions on Monday morning in Tehran as head coach Dennis Lawrence conducted a one-hour session at the Iran Football Federation headquarters training pitch. Lawrence and members of the squad arrived in Tehran on Sunday night following the 14-hour journey to Dubai from Fort Lauderdale before the one hour, 45 minute flight to Tehran.