The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation
) is the governing body of football
in Trinidad and Tobago
. It is based in Port of Spain, Trinidad
. It is a member of FIFA and is responsible for governing amateur
football and including the men's
national teams. The TTFF is also responsible for sanctioning referees
and football tournaments
for leagues in Trinidad and Tobago.
The first World Cup qualification campaign for the national team began in 1965 in preparation of the 1966 World Cup
. The team failed to qualify after finishing last in their group in the First Round of qualification. However, in 1973, Trinidad and Tobago came within two points of qualifying for the 1974 World Cup
in controversial fashion. Trinidad and Tobago lost a crucial game on 4 December 1973 against hosts Haiti 2–1 having five of their goals disallowed.
It was not until qualification for the 1990 World Cup
that the national team would be in contention again. Needing only a draw to qualify in their final home game against the United States, Trinidad and Tobago's hopes were dashed by Paul Caligiuri who scored the only goal in the 38th minute to give the United States the last qualification spot for the World Cup., Trinidad Guardian. Accessed 23 June 2008
Trinidad and Tobago qualified for the 2006 World Cup
in Germany, its first-ever qualification for the tournament. They became the smallest country to qualify for the FIFA World Cup... Read More