T&T Drop Game To Saudi Arabia

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1998-05-11
Source: 
TTFOL

A young rebuilding Trinidad and Tobago took on World Cup Qualifiers Saudi Arabia in Cannes, France. It was a good effort by the squad who constantly threatened the Saudi Arabia defense. Despite the effort T&T lost 2-1. Trinidad and Tobago will now travel to St. Kitts to compete in the Bolton tournament.

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