Trinidad and Tobago will face Costa Rica on November 11th, in the first game of the final World Cup qualifying round of six.
CONCACAF has confirmed the schedule and pairings for the six-team home-and-away series for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, known region-wide as known the “Hexagonal.”
Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States, secured places in the final round of qualifying by finishing among the top two of their respective groups in semifinal round play that concluded Tuesday evening.
Today marks ten years since Trinidad and Tobago's Soca Warriors played a game that will be remembered for many years, the 2006 Germany World Cup clash against England in Nurnburg.
As the smallest nation to ever qualify for the World Cup, the Dwight Yorke-led Warriors were expected to suffer a heavy defeat to the powerful English.
But coming off a draw with Sweden in the first group game, T&T held England for as long as 82 minutes (8 minutes before the end of play), before Peter Crouch scored with a close range header.
The International Cricket Council has accused the West Indies players of bringing the recent World Twenty20 into disrepute following comments made by the captain, Darren Sammy, and the batsman Marlon Samuels in the aftermath of their victory against England in the final three weeks ago.
West Indies have dropped batsman Lendl Simmons from their Twenty20 World Cup squad owing to a back injury, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said on Saturday.
"The 31-year-old right-handed top-order batsman will remain in Trinidad to continue his rehabilitation," the WICB said.
"A replacement player will be named in the coming days," it said in a statement.
Simmons, who has played 34 T20Is with a top score of 77, joins all-rounder Kieron Pollard on the sidelines after a knee injury forced him to decline signing a player contract for the tournament in India.