Trinidad and Tobago's Soca Warriors defeated Guyana Jaguars behind three first-half goals (3-0) in their opening-round 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at the Pan American Stadium in San Cristobal in the Dominican Republic on Thursday night.
A popular narrative surrounding the World Cup qualification match between Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana, to be played in the Dominican Republic this evening, is that of a mounting football rivalry between both nations. Before the narrative assumes mythical or legendary proportion, or gains cultural traction, domestic fans of the game ought to take a step back to reflect on the actual dimension of the competitive equation between both countries. Of 51 matches documented since 1923, the Trinbagonian cohort has lost a mere 15 per cent of the contests. Drawn affairs account for roughly 27 per cent of the total. A preponderance of the battles and victories has been celebrated in Port-of-Spain.
"It was a disappointing result against the USA but I think we've learnt a lot of lessons and we've learnt a lot about the guys we have, and what we need to work on."
It will be a showdown in Santo Domingo on Thursday night at, 7 pm T&T's Soca Warriors will be up against Guyana at the Pan American Stadium in San Cristobal.
Goalkeepers Marvin Phillip and Nicklas Frenderup are stressing the need for a positive result for T&T when the Soca Warriors face Guyana in their opening World Cup Qualifying game on Thursday at 7 pm in the Dominican Republic.
T&T's senior football team did not have the ideal preparations it wanted, but the players should have what it takes to get a positive result against Guyana in their opening World Cup Qualifying match in the Dominican Republic on Thursday, said Jeremy Shortt, a former national footballer.
National coach Terry Fenwick has been lifted by the appearance of a few overseas-based professionals including midfielder Daniel Phillips who plays for Championship club Watford, defender Robert Primus who plays in India, and goalkeeping coach Kelvin Jack on Friday.
HAVING himself been at the helm of national teams with inadequate resources, Jamaal Shabazz believes former England defender Terry Fenwick must shield his footballers from things taking place in the background.
Senior Men’s National Team Head Coach Terry Fenwick welcomed Watford midfielder Daniel Phillips into the camp as he trained for the first time on Friday at the Pan American Stadium. Also joining was English-based midfielder Andre Boucaud.