Trinidad and Tobago national football team

Trinidad And Tobago National Football Team

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The Trinidad and Tobago national football team, nicknamed The Soca Warriors, is the national team of Trinidad and Tobago and is controlled by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation. It reached the first round of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Finals. The country currently holds the record of being the smallest nation (both in size and population) to ever qualify for a World Cup Finals.

The separate Trinidad and Tobago national football teams are not related to the national team and are not directly affiliated with the game's governing bodies of FIFA or CONCACAF but are affiliated with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation.

History

1974 World Cup qualification: Controversy

At the 1973 CONCACAF Championship, Trinidad and Tobago fell two points short of qualifying for the 1974 World Cup Finals in controversial fashion. Trinidad and Tobago lost a crucial game on December 4, 1973 against hosts Haiti 2–1 after being denied five goals. The referee, JosĂ© Roberto HenrĂ­quez of El Salvador and a Canadian linesman James Higuet were subsequently banned for life by FIFA for the dubious events of the match., Guardian UK. Accessed June 23, 2008., The Independent. Accessed June 23, 2008., Socawarriors.net. Accessed June 23, 2008.

1990 World Cup qualification: Within grasp

Trinidad and Tobago came within one game of qualifying for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Dubbed the Strike Squad during the...
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