Soca Warriors defeat Guatemala, Reggae Boyz sink to Panama in CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

Action from the World Cup qualifier between visiting Trinidad & Tobago (red jersey) and Guatemala on November 13, 2015, in Guatemala City. (Photo: Caribbean Action Images)

It was victory for Trinidad and Tobago and tragedy for Jamaica in this weekend’s round of World Cup semi-final qualifiers.

Khaleem Hyland led the Soca Warriors to their first goal in the 67th minute, beating Guatemala’s goalkeeper Paulo Cesar Motta. Not too long after, Kenwyne Jones made it 2-0 in the 80th minute. Guatemalan Carlos Meija scored a goal in the 90th minute but it was too late for the Guatemalans. With the win, Trinidad and Tobago has secured 3 valuable points in their group.

The Reggae Boyz, however, weren’t as lucky as the Warriors. Jamaica lost 2-0 against Panama in front of a home crowd in Kingston. Armando Cooper neatly scored for Panama in the 42nd minute, then an own goal by Jamaican Wes Morgan in the 52 minute secured a second goal for the Panamanians.

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