Although Trinidad & Tobago came within five excruciating minutes of qualifying for last year’s FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup, no team from the Caribbean has ever competed in the biennial event.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 20 Women’s Team have been draw with Canada, Honduras and Jamaica for the CONCACAF Final Round in Honduras in December.
T&T Under-20 Women Soca Warriors booked a spot in the CONCACAF finals after beating Puerto Rico 4-3 on sudden-death penalty-kicks following a 1-1 draw at the end of regulation and extra-time in their Caribbean Football Union third place playoff in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Friday.
The issues surrounding the acquisition of travelling documents for the Trinidad and Tobago women’s Under-17 football team preparing to head to Puerto Rico next month were settled on Thursday as the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFA) was able to secure funding for the visas and passports for the team members.
Trinidad and Tobago women footballers lost its Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women's Under-20 semi-final 2-0 to hosts Haiti on Wednesday night and will now meet Puerto Rico for the final qualifying spot into the CONCACAF Zone final to be held in December.
National Under-20 women’s player Maya Matouk rated this country’s third place finish at the recent Caribbean Football Union Final Round Women’s U-20 championship as satisfactory.
CFU finals, Concacaf spot up for grabs
T&T Under-20 Women Soca Warriors will come up against host Haiti in the first match of a semifinal double-header when the Caribbean Football Union U-20 Women’s Championship continues at the Sylvio Cator Stadium, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, from 4 pm.
Jason Spence, coach of the T&T Under-20 Women Soca Warriors, which booked a spot in the eight-team Concacaf Finals last Sunday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti is calling for more support for the team ahead of the next phase of qualifiers in December.
The night's feature match saw two Caribbean powerhouses, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica, play for Group B top honours.