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Trinidad and Tobago home-based pros to travel against Grenada for friendly on April 29

​Trinidad and Tobago players (front row, left to right) Khaleem Hyland, Aubrey David and Cordell Cato following a disappointing 1-0 loss against Mexico at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Trinidad on March 28, 2017.

Trinidad and Tobago head coach Dennis Lawrence will later this month announce a home-based squad to face Grenada in St. George’s on April 29.

The friendly international, which will be part of the Grenada National Football League opening, will also serve as part of Trinidad and Tobago’s preparation for upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers away to the United States and Costa Rica on June 8 and 13 respectively.

“This international game will be useful in terms of it being part of the preparations for our squad ahead of the next set of World Cup qualifiers in June,” Lawrence told the TTFA media.

“It’s a good opportunity for myself and the coaching staff to have a further look at the players who are on the fringe of World Cup team selection, also including those who were involved in the past two qualifying matches.

“It will be a good opportunity for us to have the players together again, particularly for those who are in off season as it gives us a chance to continue implementing some of the things that we started a few weeks ago in the lead up to the last set of games against Barbados, Panama and Mexico.”

Mexico currently leads the CONCACAF Hexagonal (final round of qualifying) with 10 points, followed by Costa Rica and Panama with 7 and 5 points respectively. United States and Honduras are tied on four points, one ahead of Trinidad and Tobago.

CONCACAF Final Round (Hex) World Cup 2018 qualifying standings

#

Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

1

Mexico

4

3

1

0

5

1

4

10

2

Costa Rica

4

2

1

1

7

3

4

7

3

Panama

4

1

2

1

2

2

0

5

4

United States

4

1

1

2

8

7

1

4

5

Honduras

4

1

1

2

4

9

-5

4

6

Trinidad & Tobago

4

1

0

3

2

6

-4

3


The top three qualify for next year’s FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, while the fourth-place nation advances to a playoff against Asia’s fifth-place finishers.

CONCACAF Final Round (Hexagonal) World Cup qualifying
November 11, 2016
Honduras 0 vs Panama 1
Trinidad & Tobago 0 vs Costa Rica 2
USA 1 vs Mexico 2

November 15, 2016
Honduras 3 vs Trinidad & Tobago 1
Costa Rica 4 vs USA 0
Panama 0 vs Mexico 0

March 24, 2017
Trinidad & Tobago 1 vs Panama 0
Mexico 2 vs Costa Rica 0
USA 6 vs Honduras 0

March 28, 2017
Honduras 1 vs Costa Rica 1
Trinidad & Tobago 0 vs Mexico 1
Panama 1 vs USA 1

Upcoming qualifiers
June 9, 2017
USA vs Trinidad & Tobago, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colorado
Costa Rica vs Panama, at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San Jose
Mexico vs Honduras, venue TBD

June 11, 2017
Mexico vs USA, venue TBD

June 13, 2017
Panama vs Honduras, at Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City
Costa Rica vs Trinidad & Tobago, at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San Jose

September 1, 2017
USA vs Costa Rica, venue TBD
Mexico vs Panama, venue TBD
Trinidad & Tobago vs Honduras, at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain

September 5, 2017
Honduras vs USA, at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
Panama vs Trinidad & Tobago, at Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City
Costa Rica vs Mexico,at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San Jose

October 6, 2017
USA vs Panama, venue TBD
Costa Rica vs Honduras, at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San Jose
Mexico vs Trinidad & Tobago, venue TBD

October 10, 2017
Trinidad & Tobago
 vs USA, at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain
Panama vs Costa Rica, at Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City
Honduras vs Mexico, at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula