Thu, Aug
Match Report
Trinidad & Tobago Guatemala
T&T flag Guatemala
Jerren Nixon (39')

FIFA World Cup™ Qualifier
1996-10-06Hasely Crawford StadiumPort-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago20000

T&T settles for a 1-1 draw with Guatemala

Trinidad and Tobago settled for a draw at home versus Guatemala 1-1 in their second World Cup Qualifier yesterday.

It was the first game played at Hasley Crawford stadium. Rudy Ramirez put Guatemala up in the 24th minute with a the help of some defensive disorder on the part of Ross Russell. However, Jerren Nixon scored in the 39th minute with a shot from 30 yards.

Trinidad and Tobago out played the Guatemalans but when the strikers in Nixon and Yorke came in close to the goal they were smothered by the defence or goalkeepper.

The game was not without incident. Evans Wise was thrown out of the game with two minute left in the game for a bad tackle. He was only on for five minutes. There was a bottle throwing incident involving some of the 20,000 fans and the Guatemalan bench.

The game had to be stopped for a few minutes when bottles and cans rained down from the stands. It happened when the Guatemalan's complained to the referee about adding more time on to the game. The fans took offence to this and started the problems. Police were called and quelled the incident. FIFA is to decide what will happen to the TTFA. FIFA could either suspend T&T for one game, fine them or both.

Trinidad and Tobago plays Guatemala on the 25th of October in Guatemala City. Before that they will face El Salvador in Port of Spain in a warm up match.

 Ross Russell
 Subbed outAnsil Elcock
 Subbed in 52' Richard Theodore
6.Marvin Faustin
 Dexter Lee
 Arnold Dwarika
 Subbed outAngus Eve
 Subbed in 83' Evans Wise
10.Subbed outRussell Latapy
 Subbed in 75' Hutson Charles
12.David Nakhid
 Anthony Rougier
16.Dwight Yorke
 Jerren Nixon
 Richard Theodore
8.Hutson Charles
 Evans Wise Red Card 86 '
 Sebastian de Araujo
52'Subbed outSubbed inRichard Theodore for Ansil Elcock
75'Subbed outSubbed inHutson Charles for Russell Latapy
83'Subbed outSubbed inEvans Wise for Angus Eve
86'Red CardEvans Wise