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T&T gets 1st round bye in 2010 qualifiers.
« on: August 24, 2007, 10:57:21 PM »
T&T gets 1st round bye in 2010 qualifiers.
By: Shaun Fuentes (TTFF).
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Trinidad and Tobago was among 13 nations that will receive a first-round bye in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
FIFA, in a statement on Friday said it based the decision on its rankings from May. The U.S. also has a bye with. Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, Guatemala, Canada, Guyana and St. Vincent and the Grenadines also received first-round byes.
Twenty-two nations will be slotted into home-and-home pairings during the World Cup qualifying draw on Nov. 25 in Durban, South Africa. The 11 winners and St. Vincent will drawn against the top 12 seeds in the second round, which likely will be in June. The 12 second-round winners advance to the semifinals, which will retain the same format from 2006 qualifying, with three groups of four.
The top two teams in each semifinal group advance to the six-nation regional finals. The top three teams in the finals qualify for the 32-nation field, and the No. 4 team meets the fifth-place team from South American in a home-and-home playoff for another berth.
T&T also had a first round bye for the 2006 qualifiers and subsequently went on to book its first spot in a World Cup by defeating Bahrain in a playoff. T&T then performed creditably, as the smallest nation at the Finals, holding Sweden 0-0 before losing to England and Paraguay.
T&T head coach Wim Rijsbergen is currently in South Korea with the National Under 17 team at the FIFA Under 17 World Championship and will return home next week to resume preparations with the Senior Team.
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Re: TnT receives first-round bye in 2010 World Cup qualifying
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2007, 01:43:01 AM »
Sound's like good news , could somebody explain? i am confused.
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Re: TnT receives first-round bye in 2010 World Cup qualifying
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2007, 01:48:07 AM »
Sound's like good news , could somebody explain? i am confused.

You're meant to be confused, that way JW can inject a little sleight of hand when he feels to.

In my own convoluted words: Basically 12 top ranked teams get a bye. There are 23 other teams (which includes SVG which will also get a bye - the remaining 22 will play off to reduce to 11. Those 11 + SVG will then play the 12 top ranked ones.

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Re: TnT receives first-round bye in 2010 World Cup qualifying
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2007, 08:41:15 AM »
El Salvador has been dropped from the seeded teams and replaced with Guyana. Hmmm. Glad to see Haiti and Cuba getting some respect. Cuba in particular had it rough the last time agains Costa Rica in the playoffs. They probably deserved to at least be in the round of 12 based on their performances.
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Re: TnT receives first-round bye in 2010 World Cup qualifying
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2007, 08:48:52 AM »
who draw El Salvador going and see some pressure!!

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Re: T&T gets 1st round bye in 2010 qualifiers.
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2007, 10:29:24 AM »
I hope Jamaica gets SVG  ;) Maybe I will get to see some more canon balls http://youtube.com/watch?v=TCJcoWREGt4   8)
« Last Edit: August 25, 2007, 10:38:05 AM by Toussaint »
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Re: T&T gets 1st round bye in 2010 qualifiers.
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2007, 10:33:16 AM »
What are the odds of T&T and Mexico (assuming they both make it that far) in the same semi final group again?
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Re: T&T gets 1st round bye in 2010 qualifiers.
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2007, 10:57:14 AM »
I hope Jamaica gets SVG  ;) Maybe I will get to see some more canon balls http://youtube.com/watch?v=TCJcoWREGt4   8)
You might get your wish since it would detrimental for Haiti to be in the same group as Jamaica.
That's where Haiti's chances of advancing to the HEXAGON would end. ;D
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Re: T&T gets 1st round bye in 2010 qualifiers.
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2007, 11:02:48 AM »
I hope Jamaica gets SVG  ;) Maybe I will get to see some more canon balls http://youtube.com/watch?v=TCJcoWREGt4   8)
You might get your wish since it would detrimental for Haiti to be in the same group as Jamaica.
That's where Haiti's chances of advancing to the HEXAGON would end. ;D

What? Are you now afraid of SVG? ;D

I heard the same thing about the U-17. Guess where you're watching the WC? Home.

Don't you like SVG's 2nd goal? Watch again ;D: http://youtube.com/watch?v=TCJcoWREGt4
« Last Edit: August 25, 2007, 11:07:12 AM by Toussaint »
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Re: T&T gets 1st round bye in 2010 qualifiers.
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2007, 05:42:29 PM »
What are the odds of T&T and Mexico (assuming they both make it that far) in the same semi final group again?

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