The all-important 2022 Qatar World Cup Qualifier between Trinidad & Tobago and St. Kitts & Nevis will now be played in Dominican Republic. This match is a decider as they are the top two teams in Group F of the qualifiers and only the winner advances to the next round of qualifiers.
The Trinidad & Tobago Football Association (TTFA) was denied approval to host the first match of the qualifiers against Guyana forcing them to play on foreign ground. Since, then the COVID-19 Pandemic has escalated in T&T and the country is now under a State of Emergency until July 4th following an increase in cases and deaths.
The Soca Warriors will come up against Bahamas on June 5th away then St. Kitts & Nevis three days later at a venue to be announced in Dominican Republic. The squad for the two remaining matches has not been announced as yet but it is understood that there will be some new faces. Unfortunately, T&T will be without the services of star-player Kevin Molino who hasn’t recovered from his hamstring injury.
St Kitts & Nevis leads the five-team table in Group F with a maximum of six points from two matches following victories over Puerto Rico and Bahamas. The Soca Warriors are in second place with four points (one win, one draw) while Guyana is third with 3 points following a victory over Bahamas. Puerto Rico are fourth with one point from two games and Bahamas are at the bottom with no points.