Trinidad & Tobago’s emotional World Cup qualifying victory over the United States last Tuesday have propelled them to third in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) rankings after the release on Monday of the world rankings by the sport’s world governing body.
The Soca Warriors earned a significant jump in the world rankings issued by FIFA, moving up 16 places to 83rd, making them the biggest movers in the Caribbean, following their emotional 2-1 victory that zapped the United States’ claims for a place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The result was sweet revenge for the two-island republic, after the Americans dealt them a similar blow in qualification for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy.
Though the Soca Warriors lost 3-1 on the road against Mexico two Fridays ago in San Luis Potosi that did not seem to hurt them too much and they have move moved past Curacao in the CFU rankings, leaving only Haiti and Jamaica ahead of them, with St Kitts & Nevis rounding out the top five.
Source: Jamaica Observer