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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - World Cup football 'The Soca Warriors'

Trinidad and TobagoÕs Soca Warrior captain Dwight Yorke (left) juggling a ball while teammates watch, at the teamÕs final training session in Germany, in preparation for todayÕs first World Cup match against Sweden. (Picture from the Trinidad Express.)

Trinidad and Tobago's fans cheering their players at the end of yesterday's thrilling match. (AP Picture)

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.)

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Trinidad and Tobago's captain Dwight Yorke celebrating at the end of the Sweden v Trinidad and Tobago, Group B, World Cup 2006 soccer match. The match ended in a scoreless draw.

rinidad and Tobago's captain Dwight Yorke celebrating at the end of the Sweden v Trinidad and Tobago, Group B, World Cup 2006 soccer match.

Trinidad and Tobago's keeper Shaka Hislop and teammate Dennis Lawrence celebrating at the end of the draw against Sweden. (AP Picture)

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Trinidad and Tobago's keeper Shaka Hislop and teammate Dennis Lawrence celebrating at the end of the draw against Sweden. (AP Picture)
 Prime Minister Patrick Manning who gave captain Dwight Yorke (inset right) and his team a hero's welcome

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.


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