& TOBAGO - World Cup football 'The Soca Warriors'
June 10, 2006
RED FEVER. It was a draw, but it felt like a win.
To all Trinidad and Tobago football fans it felt like Soca Warriors
had won the World Cup. , in Dortmund, Germany, in front of more
than 60 000 fans and more than a billion television viewers, they
battled hard for a 0-0 draw against fancied Sweden, with just ten
men playing the entire second half. It was a result that shocked
the footballing world and gave the Soca Warriors their first points
in the prestigious company of football's greatest.
The amazing result put the 47th ranked
Trinidad and Tobago literally at the ;centre of the universe'. It's
the smallest country ever to play in the World Cup and yesterday's
heroics set up a huge mouth-watering battle when they face England
on Thursday. Here, patrons waving the Trinidad flag while cheering
on the Soca Warriors at Lucky Horseshoe in Worthing, Christ Church.
(PS) (Picture by Charles Grant.)
It was mas and celebration on June 24, 2006 in
Trinidad when hundreds went to Piarco International Airport to welcome
heroes Soca Warriors home after competing in the FIFA World Cup.
Among those at the airport was Prime Minister Patrick Manning who
gave captain Dwight Yorke (inset right) and his team a hero's welcome.