T&T’s senior men’s football team narrowly missed its chance to claim a ninth CFU Caribbean Cup crown, losing to Jamaica 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out.
Shot-stopper Jan Michael Williams, after an overall commanding performance, made one save for T&T in the shoot-out in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The scrappy affair saw T&T fail to test the Jamaican goalkeeper for 120-plus minutes on Tuesday night.
Their victory guarantees the Reggae Boyz a berth in the 2016 Copa America Centenario, in addition to the 2015 Concacaf Gold Cup place they earned by making the Caribbean Cup final four.
In June 2015, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago will be joined by Cuba and Haiti in the Gold Cup in the US. Fifth-placed French Guiana will face Honduras for the remaining spot up for grabs.
The Gold Cup will also give the Soca Warriors' head coach Stephen Hart another chance at qualification for the special 100th anniversary edition of the Copa América South American championships, a unique tournament which will see six Concacaf teams taking part alongside their South American counterparts.
T&T line up: Jan-Michael Williams, Joevin Jones, Daneil Cyrus, Aubrey David, Justin Hoyte, Andre Boucaud (Kevan George 105th), Khaleem Hyland, Hughtun Hector (Ataulla Guerra 82nd), Lester Peltier (Cordell Cato 67th), Kevin Molino, Kenwyne Jones.