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One of the things which I have learnt from nu­mer­ous sports ex­perts is that the im­me­di­ate step to­wards im­prove­ment is the recog­nise the rea­son for de­feat.

Age, lack of local leagues no excuse

FORMER national players Brent Sancho and Densill Theobald say the lack of local, professional leagues is no excuse for poor performances by the T&T men’s football team. The two were reacting to the team’s 1-0 loss to St Vincent and the Grenadines, who are ranked 176th in the world, on Sunday. T&T are currently ranked 101st.

Despite a valiant effort in the second half with ten men, a youthful Trinidad and Tobago Senior Men’s Team suffered a 1-0 defeat to St Vincent and the Grenadines in Sunday’s international friendly at the Chilli Playing field in Georgetown.

Trinidad and Tobago’s senior men’s head coach Dennis Lawrence has finalised a 20-man squad that will face St Vincent and the Grenadines this coming Sunday in an international friendly. The T&T squad will depart for Kingstown tomorrow for Sunday’s encounter which will be played at the Chilli Field at 3:00pm.

T&T Un­der-15s squan­dered a 2-0 half-time lead to fall 2-4 to Guatemala when the Con­ca­caf Boys Un­der-15 Cham­pi­onship con­tin­ued at the IMG Acad­e­my in Braden­ton, Flori­da, USA on Thurs­day.

I HAVE watched, listened and read with disgust the attack on the president of the TTFA, David John-Williams.

Minnesota United veteran midfielder Kevin Molino has three assists this season after creating Darwin Quintero’s goal in Wednesday’s 1-0 victory over Colorado Rapids. He also has three goals.

The Can Bou Play Foundation is elated to announce that founder Julius James has joined David Beckham’s new MLS team, Inter Miami CF as an academy coach.

As Ipswich and Sunderland clash at Portman Road on Saturday afternoon one man will be looking on with particular interest.

T&T footballer Martieon Watson has recently been called up to a trail with USL (United Soccer League) Championship side, New York Red Bulls II, according to the Stony Brook Men’s Soccer Team’s Instagram page.

There was an insightful bit of fun in the post-match press conference following York9 FC’s 2-1 win over FC Edmonton on July 14.

Trinidad and Tobago defender Sheldon Bateau has signed a three-year deal with Belgium top flight club KV Mechelen and will return to the club which he first joined in Europe in 2012.

Ce­line Lo­raine made it 12 goals in two match­es when she net­ted eight times to lead Jew­els to a 14-0 tri­umph over Cen­tral Women when match­es in the T&T Women’s League Foot­ball (WoLF) con­tin­ued at Sig­nal Hill Recre­ation Ground, Sig­nal Hill, To­ba­go on Tues­day night.

T&T’s San Juan Jabloteh end­ed their cam­paign at this year’s Sco­tia­bank Con­ca­caf Un­der-13 Cham­pi­ons League with a fourth straight loss from as many match­es, 0-2 against Cha­pu­lineros de Oax­a­ca of Mex­i­co in the losers quar­ter­fi­nals at the Cos­ta Ri­can Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion Sports Com­plex, in San Jose, Cos­ta Ri­ca on Wednes­day.

Dream Team showed Eastern Division Police what they can do, with a ruthless 10-3 drubbing in the 2019 Fishing Pond League on Sunday, at the North Oropouche Recreation Ground.

Ter­minix La Hor­quet­ta Rangers scored an em­phat­ic 10-2 win over Matu­ra Re­Unit­ed on Sat­ur­day evening to chris­ten its new­ly up­grad­ed home ground at Phase II a Hor­quet­ta in grand style.

All eyes will be fo­cussed on the La Hor­quet­ta Recre­ation Ground, Phase II, La Hor­quet­ta as Ter­minix La Hor­quet­ta Rangers will make their long-await­ed de­but in the $2.25 mil­lion As­cen­sion In­vi­ta­tion­al Foot­ball Tour­na­ment Di­vi­sion One against Matu­ra Re­Unit­ed, from 6 pm on Sat­ur­day.

Odelle 'Raul' Arm­strong scored a sec­ond-half dou­ble to lead St Fran­cois Na­tion­als to a come-from-be­hind win over Mis­cel­la­neous Laven­tille Unit­ed in the 2019 North­ern Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (NFA) Cup sea­son open­er at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um, Train­ing Field, Mu­cu­rapo on Wednes­day night.

Trinidad and Tobago’s preparations for upcoming Olympic Qualifiers is coming along and is expected to be boosted by the including of some past national players as well as new recruits discovered by two Combined held in North America over the past two weeks.

PANAMA Under-17 women football team completed a two-game series win over T&T, with a 4-1 victory at the Luis Ernesto Cascarita Tapia Stadium on Sunday.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 17 Women’s Team had a bright start to their first of two friendly matches against Panama but conceded three unanswered goals in a 3-1 defeat at the Luis Ernesto Cascarita Tapia Stadium on Thursday evening.

Opening Screening for the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Olympic team selection will commence on July 31st at the Ato Boldon Stadium from 4:30pm.

The Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Under 17 Team will be looking to make the most of their upcoming two-match one-week tour of Panama which will see them undergo their first overseas training camp ahead of upcoming CONCACAF competitions.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association wishes to announce the hiring of Stephan De Four as head coach of the National Women’s Under 20 and Under 17 teams ahead of upcoming CONCACAF championships.

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Rank Teams Played Points
1 W Connection FC 18 37
2 Central FC 18 36
3 Club Sando 18 33
4 Police FC 18 33
5 Defence Force 18 30
6 Morvant Caledonia United 18 30
7 San Juan Jabloteh 18 27
8 Point Fortin Civic FC 18 11
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This Day in History

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Trinidad and Tobago national midfielder Khaleem Hyland made his Racing Genk debut in a 2-1 lost away to Israeli football club Maccabi Haifa in the 2011 UEFA Champions League. Hyland played almost the entire game and was replaced in the 89th minute. The game was played at the Kiryat-Eli'ezer Stadium. Racing Genk now awaits the return-leg game which is carded for August 23rd in a must win game.

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T&T men's beach soccer team nearly executed a heroic come-back, but fell just short with a 8-7 loss to the Bahamas, which saw them finish in sixth place at the 2019 World Beach Games qualifying tournament in El Salvador yesterday.

 THE FUTSAL Association of TT (FATT) will host a FIFA Futsal Coaching Course and Grassroots Festival, from September 9-13, at the Central Regional Indoor Sport Arena, Saith Park, Chaguanas.