dreams of reaching the 2006 World
Cup edged closer last night, after
the Soca Warriors played to a 2-1
victory against the visiting Mexicans
at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in
A double from England-based striker
Stern John did the trick for the
Soca Warriors, who will now go into
a two-match playoff with Bahrain
(November 12 and 16) for one of
the few remaining spots in Germany.
John, having muffed a 31st minute
penalty, scored in the 42nd and
61st minutes to the delight of a
jam packed stadium.
T&T finished the campaign on
13 points, two more than Guatemala,
who were also in with a chance,
after beating Costa Rica 3-1 last
night, had T&T slipped up.
The Mexicans (22 pts), USA (22 pts)
and Costa Rica (16 pts) filled the
top three spots.
Photos: Anthony Harris