Thu, Aug
Match Report
Saudi Arabia Trinidad & Tobago
Saudi Arabia T&T flag
 Irasto Knights (19')

1998-05-09Stade Pierre de CoubertinCannes, France425

Saudis edge T&T 2-1

World Cup finalists Saudi Arabia beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-1 in a warm-up match on the Cote d'Azur on Saturday.

Playing the same side that drew 0-0 with fellow finalists Jamaica last week, the Saudis went in front after 16 minutes through striker Sami Al-Jaber.

Both sides constructed good build-up movements and Trinidad and Tobago equalized three minutes later with a fine shot from striker Irasto Knight.

After the interval, the Saudi defense remained under pressure but the Trinidad and Tobago forwards were regularly caught in the offside trap.

The Saudis, also dangerous up front, came close when Hussain Abdulghani's 78th minute shot from a tight angle crossed the face of goal.

But a minute later, Ibrahim Sowayed put through a fine pass to midfielder Saeed Al-Owairan who scored the winner.

Trinidad Tobago:
1-Clayton Ince (30-Michael McCommie 84)
6-Shurland Davis
4-Marvin Andrews
13-Ansil Elcock
5-Anthony Rougier (7-Marium Gordon 74)
14-Kerwyn Jemmott (17-Dale Saunders 78)
3-Shewyn Julien
8-Stockley Mason
10-Lyndon Andrews (2-Keyno Thomas 83)
12-Irasto Knight (9-Rodney Dennis 82)
11-Jerren Nixon

1.Subbed outClayton Ince
 Subbed in 84' Michael McComie
4.Marvin Andrews
6.Shurland David
13.Ansil Elcock
10.Subbed outLyndon Andrews
 Subbed in 83' Keyeno Thomas
14.Subbed outKerwin Jemmott
 Subbed in 78' Dale Saunders
3.Sherwyn Julien (capt.)
8.Stokely Mason
5.Subbed outAnthony Rougier
 Subbed in 74' Marium Gordon
12.Subbed outIrasto Knights
 Subbed in 82' Rodney Dennis
11.Jerren Nixon
30.Michael McComie
2.Keyeno Thomas
9.Rodney Dennis
17.Dale Saunders
 Bertille St. Clair
74'Subbed outSubbed inMarium Gordon for Anthony Rougier
78'Subbed outSubbed inDale Saunders for Kerwin Jemmott
82'Subbed outSubbed inRodney Dennis for Irasto Knights
83'Subbed outSubbed inKeyeno Thomas for Lyndon Andrews
84'Subbed outSubbed inMichael McComie for Clayton Ince