The Soca Warriors dropped more vital points last night after they were edged out 2-1 by the visiting Honduras in their crucial final round Concacaf Zone World Cup qualifier at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.
The loss kept T&T to three points on the bottom of the six-team table, but some other favourable results on the night, including a 2-0 loss by the United States (9 pts) to Costa Rica (11 pts), it still left them with a mathematical chance of advancing to Russia through the fourth-place playoff route.
However, of the face of last night’s performance they will indeed have to dig deep for World Cup glory.
Joevin Jones scored a 67th minute penalty after Alexander Lopez (seventh) and Alberth Elis (16th) had silenced the 5,200 crowd inside the first 20 minutes.
T&T defender Alvin Jones (57th) and Honduras’ Emilio Izaguirre (65th) were also ejected in the match. (Full report tomorrow)
HONDURAS 2 (Alexander López 7th, Alberth Elis 16th) v
T&T 1 (Joevin Jones 67th pen)