KINGSTON—T&T’s emotional World Cup qualifying victory over the United States last Tuesday have propelled them to third in the Caribbean Football Union rankings after the release yesterday of the World Rankings by the sport’s world governing body.
When the USA lost to T&T, disqualifying themselves from the World Cup competition last week, many T&T nationals were celebrating.
The statement carries much joy for the football lovers of this country and even throughout the Caribbean. After six matches played in the hexagon, it was clear that our national team would not qualify for Russia.
Forget November 19th, 1989. The new date to remember will be October 10th, 2017. The Trinidad and Tobago team, under head coach Dennis Lawrence, achieved a significant win on Tuesday night for more than one reason. For T&T’s benefit it brought a much needed end to the team’s recent losing streak and it helped to bury the ghost of ‘89.
Arena takes responsibility for US defeat
It is a term more readily applied to West Indies cricket. But could T&T football now be turning the proverbial corner?
GOALKEEPER Adrian Foncette, one of the heroes of the Trinidad and Tobago football team on Tuesday night, wants to play more regularly as the country shifts focus on the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Alvin Jones has paid tribute to the 1989 Strike Squad team, in which his father Kelvin was a member, after he played a key role in Trinidad and Tobago football team’s 2-1 victory over the United States in their 2018 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF Zone Final Round qualifier at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.
Former Trinidad and Tobago captain Dwight Yorke has offered complimentary words to Dennis Lawrence and the members of the National Team for Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over the United States.
It was 28 years ago that the American football team turned a sea of red shirts at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo into a river of tears, after a hurtful 1-0 win prevented what seem a certain passage to the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy for T&T’s Strike Squad which at the time needed just a draw.