Soca Warriors tops in Caribbean
Trinidad and Tobago jumped ahead of Caribbean rivals Jamaica in the latest official FIFA World rankings, released yesterday.
The T&T Soca Warriors are now in 81st position, with Jamaica slipping four spots to 82nd.
T&T are ranked ninth among CONCACAF nations, and fourth in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU).
United States head the CONCACAF rankings, followed by Mexico and Costa Rica.
T&T’s jump is due largely to their performance at the OSN Cup in Saudi Arabia, which included a 3-3 regulation time draw with United Arab Emirates and a 3-1 win over Saudi Arabia. Tuesday’s 0-0 draw with New Zealand is likely to have a positive impact on T&T’s November ranking.
T&T head coach Stephen Hart said he is not too excited about the jump.
“Rankings are not something I pay particular attention to, but yes it’s good when we can continue to make improvements as we are trying to do at the moment. For the sake of the players who are trying to excel on the international club stage, this is always a plus when the country can improve in the ranking,” Hart told TTFA Media.