U.S.-Trinidad sells out

Date Published: 
1989-11-07
Source: 
AP
Page: 
2B

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AP)—Tickets sold out in less than two hours Monday for the Nov. 19 World Cup qualifying match between Trinidad and Tobago and the United States.

Jack Warner, secretary of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, said that FIFA, soccer's world governing body, had designated the crucial qualifier a "high security" match and told the federation not to sell five percent of the stadium's 35,000 seats.

"Apart form the contracted 750 police officers, the government is allowing 1,000 members of the defense force to provide additional security for the match," Warner said.

Trinidad and the United States will compete for the 24th and final place in the 1990 World Cup.