Well this is the day that will determine whether Trinidad & Tobago move into the next round of the Football World Cup.
The Soca Warriors face Paraguay this afternoon in the decider, but England still have to beat Sweden to make this Caribbean dream a reality.
If Soca Warriors win I am going out and buying a T&T flag and will wear something red until the next match.
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Friday, June 16, 2006
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People danced in the streets of T&T’s capital, Port-of-Spain, yesterday after their team lost a hard-fought match to England, the small Caribbean country’s former Colonial ruler.
Though disappointed with the 2-0 loss, most nationals assembled in St James, dubbed “The City that does not sleep” for buoyant post-game festivities, happy that their team held the highly favoured England side scoreless up until the 82nd minute.
“We’ve come from being a country where nobody knows where we are,to being in the World Cup. We’re just glad to be here,” said Joseph Ghent, a network administrator, who partied in the street with thousands of other nationals decked out in the red-and-black T-shirts of their team, the Soca Warriors.
T&T, the twin-island Caribbean nation with a population of 1.3 million, is the smallest country ever to reach the World Cup Finals. It’s a fact that fills Michele Agostini, 36, with pride.
A win in its final group match against Paraguay can still extend T&T's stay in Germany but, win or lose, the "Soca Warriors" would leave with their heads high and pride intact.
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Trinidad & Tobago made a magnificent World Cup finals debut on Saturday when they held Sweden to a goalless draw despite playing with 10 men for almost all the second half of their opening Group B game.
Congratulations T&T - hope you put your best foot forward again next week. The Caribbean is proud of you.