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Trinidad and Tobago’s Under-20 women’s football team suffered a 0-2 loss against Brazilian professional outfit, Foz Cataratas, in a practice match held at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, on Tuesday afternoon.

Both goals for the visitors were scored by forward Rafaela da Vargas (Chancellor Angels) in each half. This match was held specifically for the National Under-20 females by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFA) in conjunction with The Brazil Link (TBL) Sports Management.

Both agencies used this match as preparation for the TT team’s upcoming Caribbean Football Union (CFU) World Cup qualifiers. Most of the Foz Cataratas members are in TT representing local clubs at the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL). The WPL is presently on a short break and TTFA and TBL saw this as another great opportunity to play against quality opposition.

The national unit was under the control of CNGC Rush coach, Dede, while the visitors were headed by Costa Rica coach, Carla, who is also the instructor for WPL club, SCG Dragons.

This was the second friendly match-up secured for TT’s women footballers over the past two weeks by TBL. Last week, the senior women’s team produced a 2-0 victory over a South American select XI prior to their departure to the Pan American Games in Toronto. This was also their last practice match on home soil before leaving for the regional Games. After strong positive feedback from the senior team’s practice game, TBL opted to extend another invitation to the Under-20’s, which they openly accepted.

“The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association is always willing to let us assist where we can once all things are done correctly and to the highest standard,” stated Narada Wilson, Sports Executive for the company.

The Brazilian unit was made up of forward De Vargas of Chancellor Angels, Lele in goal, captain Ermelinda, Thais, Laura and Bruna in defence. Rafaela Passos, Priscila, Kamilinha and Anabel were also included in the squad. Quezia, Marisol and Bruna Japa came on in the second half.