TECHNICAL Director of Trinidad and Tobago football Anton Corneal, who was part of the coaching staff for the TT Women’s team at the recent CONCACAF Under-20 World Cup Qualifier said yesterday that the performance of the team showed that the gap between this country and the top teams in the CONCACAF region has closed.
They might be out of the 2014 Women’s Under-20 World Cup but the performance of the T&T U-20 team at the Concacaf Women’s final round in Cayman Island has given an indication that there is hope for the local women’s game.
It’s been raining for the past couple of days, so not only is it wet, there’s also an unusual chill in the air. As weird as it may sound, winter has come to the tropical paradise of the Cayman Islands.
The sound of pan music, clanking pot covers and chirpy calypso sing-alongs filled the air. That’s all you heard. Carnival -- ‘Trini’ style -- had taken over the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on a delightful Sunday evening.
The United States continued its streak of qualifying for every FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup on Friday, defeating Trinidad & Tobago 6-0 in the semifinals of the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.
PRAISE FOR WOMEN
President of the Republic, Anthony Carmona and Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president Raymond Tim Kee both praised the performances of the national Under-20 women’s team who placed fourth in the 2014 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship in the Cayman Islands on Sunday.
For the first time in six all-time attempts, Trinidad & Tobago advanced to the semifinals of a CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship.
Nicole Araya booked Costa Rica’s ticket to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup on Sunday, striking for a pair of goals to open extra time and lifting her team to a 7-3 win over Trinidad & Tobago in the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship’s match for third place at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.
This country’s Soca Princesses will be hoping to create a big upset and history at the same time, when they face powerhouse and reigning Under-20 World Cup champions USA in one of two semifinals in the Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, George Town, Cayman Islands from 9pm (TT time) tonight.