World Cup 2002: Honduras 0 Trinidad 1

Date Published: 
2001-10-09
Source: 
www.wldcup.com

This unexpected 1-0 victory to Trinidad pushed the US through to the World Cup finals and Honduras into a tough battle for qualification against Mexico. The Trinidad team, still mourning the untimely car crash death of midfielder Mickey Trotman, played most of the match with just 10 men after Rahim was sent off in the 16th minute for a second bookable offence. Trinidad with resolute determination and a fired up team managed, to the delight of Mexico and the US to score in the 61st minute. Stern John was alone upfront as the remaining 9 men stayed back to defend. A long ball forward found John who beat defender Ninrod Medina and struck cleanly to the left hand post, easily beating Noel Valladares in the Honduras goal. It was mostly Honduras making the play, however, as Shaka Hislop saw five balls bounce off his posts with Leon and Caballero in attack. Carlos Pavon found the back of the net but it was judged hand ball. Trinidad has already failed to qualify. Honduras is equal in points to Mexico but one goal behind in goal difference. Mexico now only need a draw against Honduras on November 11th to qualify.