TT has history with Group D opponents - David John-Williams

By April 10, 2019

President of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association has described the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group D as an interesting one.

Trinidad and Tobago have been drawn alongside the defending champions, the United States, Panama and Guyana, with action kicking off on June 18 when they take on Panama at the Allianz Field in St Paul.

They then face the United States on June 22 at the FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland before completing their fixtures against Guyana at the Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City on June 26.

The TTFA president couldn’t help but notice the history TT shares with the teams in the group.

“It is an interesting draw for TT and the USA. We know the repercussions for the USA the last time we played them,” he said, referring to TT’s 2-1 win against the USA at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva in October 2017.

In winning, TT knocked the USA out of the 2018 World Cup and gave Panama a spot in the quadrennial global tournament.

Guyana knocked TT out of the 2014 World Cup with a 2-1 win at the Providence Stadium in November 2011.

“It is interesting in terms of the history between TT and the teams in the group, which should make for good contests,” John-Williams said.

He revealed that TT has been preparing well for the tournament.

“We have been having camps locally and the foreign-based players have been playing regularly,” he said, highlighting that the team has also played a number of teams ranked in the top 30 in the world.

In recent months, TT has played Wales, Venezuela and Japan from where they will depart to arrive in the United States on June 10 before their first match a week later.



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