September 9, 2005
T&T still in with slight chance

Trinidad and Tobago’s hopes of reaching the finals of the 2006 football World Cup in Germany hinge on their securing of the fourth spot of the CONCACAF Zone.

The Soca Warriors revived their hopes with a 3-2 win against Guatemala in Port of Spain, last Saturday, to push their tally to seven. {{more}}

But that remained untouched as Costa Rica handed the Soca Warriors a 2-0 defeat in the South American City, last Wednesday night.

The lone Caribbean team left in the Qualifiers, Trinidad and Tobago face Panama October 8 in Panama City. The Panamanians languish at the bottom of the six team table with only two points from their eight matches.

Guatemala, the only threat to the Caribbean side’s progress rebounded with a 0-0 draw against the already assured USA. Mexico confirmed their Germany place with a 5-0 drubbing of Panama. Trinidad and Tobago plays Mexico at the Hasley Crawford Stadium October 12.

With the Mexicans not having a happy outing in recent times in this part of the globe, Trinidad and Tobago may well fancy their chances against the continental powerhouse.

The last time both met in Trinidad, the home team came away victors.

The man then responsible for the win was Russell Latapy. The Little Magician came out of international retirement for national cause. He made his impression in the Guatemala encounter, levelling the score.

Guatemala’s opponents in their two remaining fixtures are Costa Rica and Mexico.