Thu, Jun

Soca Warriors ranked 102nd by FIFA, four places outside worst ever ranking.

The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team remain outside of FIFA’s top 100 nations as the Soca Warriors placed 102nd from 211 football nations in the latest global rankings.

The Warriors, who are coached by former international defender and 2006 World Cup hero Dennis Lawrence, are 14 matches without a win and yet to celebrate a result in 2019. They are just four places above their worst ever ranking of 106th, which they slunk to in October 2010 under then head coach and iconic past player Russell Latapy.

Trinidad and Tobago were 54th when current Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams replaced his predecessor Raymond Tim Kee in November 2015. Four days after his electoral success and before the Warriors’ first game of his tenure, the Men’s National Senior Team climbed to 54th place under then coach Stephen Hart. However, the results have since deteriorated drastically.

Trinidad and Tobago are due to play away to Honduras in their next international fixture on Sunday 17 November at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula. If the Warriors lose, they are in danger of demotion to Concacaf’s second tier and will also miss out on the Concacaf 2021 Gold Cup.

Trinidad and Tobago have already failed to qualify for the Concacaf Hex for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

John-Williams, who insisted that Trinidad and Tobago’s football improved after he fired Hart, is pushing for re-election at the TTFA’s AGM on 24 November.

Latest CONCACAF FIFA Ranking (Oct-2019).

11 - Mexico
23 - USA
45 - Jamaica
47 - Costa Rica
63 - Honduras
69 - Canada
79 - El Salvador
76 - Curacao
80 - Panama
88 - Haiti
102 - Trinidad & Tobago
127 - Antigua & Barbuda
131 - Guatemala
137 - Nicaragua
138 - St Kitts & Nevis
150 - Suriname
153 - Dominican Republic
160 - Barbados
160 - Grenada
168 - Belize
168 - St Vincent & the Grenadines
168 - Bermuda
174 - Guyana
177 - St Lucia
178 - Puerto Rico
179 - Cuba