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TOUGH MATCH

Trinidad and Tobago coach Hutson Charles has said that the team are already looking forward to playing against teams like Peru in friendly matches. The national team has been scheduled to play against Peru and Belize ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup that will resume in July. Trinidad will be first taking on Belize at the end of March, while they will be playing Peru at Lima three days later. This is not the first time that Trinidad will be playing against Peru, as the teams have met each other in a friendly back in October. The Caribbean team lost their encounter 2-0 back then and they will be looking for revenge this time around.

Charles has said that the team had a great opportunity to play against a quality opposition like Peru, who have a number of players playing abroad. There were also several locally based players as well. He has said that the process of learning from their opponents is not over yet because Trinidad still have a lot to learn from the likes of Peru. Meanwhile, the first friendly match will take place at the Ato Boldon Stadium, which is located in Couva. Other venues are not available to host this match, as they are being renovated.

Belize come into the match after having recently been defeated by Costa Rica 1-0. “We had a good opportunity to see some of the players from abroad in the last game against Peru and we also had the chance to see the local-based players in that particular game. The process of seeing what the players have to offer will continue in these two matches coming up. These are games that we are looking forward to. Playing away to Peru will be a good opportunity for the players to get a good test in conditions away from home,” said Charles.