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.
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, José Roberto Henríquez 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.