|Trinidad & Tobago||Cuba|
|Anthony Rougier (66')|
Stern John (119')
|1999-06-13||Hasely Crawford Stadium||Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||4500|
T&T wins the 1999 Copa Caribe
|Trinidad and Tobago overcame a well organized and offensive minded Cuban team, and won the 1999 Caribbean Football Union's Copa Caribe for the for the seventh time in its 11-year history with a 2-1 victory in extra time, June 13 at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Trinidad.|
Trinidad & Tobago has joined Jamaica, the 1998 Caribbean Cup victors, becoming the second Caribbean country securing a berth for the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup, February 12-27 in Los Angeles, San Diego and Miami. 1999 runner up Cuba and 1998 third placed team Haiti (Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago finished first and second respectively), will compete for the last two berths for Gold Cup 2000 in a round robin playoff group that also includes Canada and El Salvador. Venue and dates will be announced.
Trinidad & Tobago's international, Stern John, scored the "Golden Goal" for his team in the 118th minute. The decisive goal came about from a cross by "Super Sub" Stokely Mason.
T&T new captain Anthony Rougier had given the hosts a 1-0 lead in the 66th minute with a powerful left-footer from inside the box. Cuba tied the match in dramatic fashion when Luis Marten chased and got possession of the ball on the right flank and squared it back to find Serguei Prado in scoring position.
"The Cubans were very organized but their players were not as skillful as us," said Trinidad & Tobago head coach Bertille St. Clair.
Cuban coach William Bennett was disappointed but said his team benefited from the experience. "T&T played better and stuck to their game plan. This loss is hard but it's a very useful experience. We have become stronger for next year's tournament," he said.
|Anthony Rougier (capt.)|
|Bertille St. Clair|