Tickets for the 2018 World Cup qualifier between this country’s Senior National Men’s Team and St Vincent and the Grenadines at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Tuesday March 29th, 2016 are now on sale.
These tickets can now be purchased at Sports and Games outlets nationwide, Kenny’s Sports (nationwide), Sportway at Ellerslie Plaza and Gulf City, Ramsingh’s Sportworld in Couva.
Tickets will be available Heritage Sports, Scarborough Tobago from this Friday.
Tickets can also be purchased online via the TTFA’s official website – TTFootball.Org from Wednesday March 9th.
Trinidad and Tobago are currently second in its semi-final round group with four points from two matches, behind the United States who are ahead on goal difference. Guatemala are third with three points followed by the Vincentians who are without a point.
T&T will face St Vincent in its next qualifier at Arnos Vale on March 25th.
With six points likely to put T&T into the final round of qualification towards the 2018 World Cup in Russia, T&T head coach Stephen Hart is taking nothing for granted against the Vincentians.
“As far as we are concerned, nothing is guaranteed and while the St Vincent team has lost its first two games in the round including one at home to Guatemala, they are can be a dangerous team if they get on top of you,” Hart told TTFA Media.
“They will fancy their chances of a result in either of the two games because history shows that we’ve hard to work very hard and go down to the wire to get results against them in past World Cup qualifiers. But once we take care of our business and our preparations go accordingly, then we are surely capable of getting the desired results,” Hart said.
T&T had to rely on two goals in the closing ten minutes from Errol McFarlane to defeat St Vincent 2-0 at Arnos Vale in 2004 in the semi final round of the 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign. Then in the closing game of the round, St Vincent went ahead in the 49th minute before Hector Sam equalized in the 84th minute and Angus Eve struck the winner in the 91st to secure the result which put T&T into the final round, leading to its historic qualification for Germany 2006.
The T&T head coach further added that he hopes to see a partisan T&T crowd behind the “Warriors” on March 29th which is the day before the Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day holiday and follows the Easter holiday weekend.
“We were enlightened by the turn out at the USA match in November and it is our hope that the supporters will come out and get behind the team again on March 29th. Like I have said, nothing is guaranteed in this qualification and even if we are to get the right result in the first game in Kingstown, anything but a win on March 29th could possibly change the scenario heading into our final couple of games in September against Guatemala and the US, so we would definitely like to have the fans come out and be that twelfth warrior,” Hart added.
T&T will face Grenada in St George’s in an international friendly on March 19th prior to the two upcoming World Cup qualifiers.