Trinidad & Tobago’s participation in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup can be counted among the most significant achievements in its football history.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Men’s Under 20 National Team will begin their CONCACAF Final Round of Under 20 World Cup qualification against Bermuda on February 19th at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 20 Men’s Team had to settle for a fourth place finish in the Caribbean Football Union Under 20 Championship after conceding an 87th minute in a 2-1 loss to Bermuda in Sunday’s third place playoff at the Ergilio Hato Stadium in Willemstad.
The Trinidad and Tobago National Men’s Under 20 Team is set to resume preparations for the CONCACAF Final Round of qualification towards the FIFA Under 20 World Cup in South Korea next year.
Trinidad and Tobago’s National Under 20 footballers will meet Bermuda in the third place match of the Caribbean Football Union Under 20 Championship following their defeat to Antigua and Barbuda 5-4 one penalty kicks in Friday’s semi-final outing in Willemstad.
Now that the National Under 20 Men’s Team has returned home following their participation at the Caribbean Football Union Under 20 Championship in Curacao, team captain Jabari Mitchell took some time out to share his views on some factors in the team’s showing.
T&T Under-20 footballers will put their Caribbean Football Union crown on the line when they come up against Antigua & Barbuda in the first match of a semifinal double-header at the Ergilio Hato Stadium, Willemstad, Curacao tonight from 5pm. In the second semifinal, Haiti comes up against Bermuda.
Forward Taofik Lucas-Walker made his debut for this country’s national under 20 team at the just concluded Caribbean Championship in Curacao. Lucas-Walker played his part in helping the team secure qualification for the CONCACAF Final round in Costa Rica next year, despite the team disappointingly losing to Antigua/Barbuda and Bermuda in its final two games.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 20 Men’s Team advanced to the CONCACAF Final Round of qualification in Costa Rica without kicking a ball on their final day of Group B action in Willemstad on Wednesday.