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    WCQ Game Guide: Trinidad & Tobago v Honduras

    Action from the World Cup qualifier between host Honduras (white jersey) and Trinidad & Tobago on November 15, 2016, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. (Photo: CA-Images)

    2018 FIFA WORLD CUP
    CONCACAF Qualifying -- Final Round, Matchday 7

    Date: September 1, 2017
    Match: Trinidad & Tobago v Honduras
    Venue: Ato Boldon Stadium – Couva, Trinidad & Tobago
    Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

    MATCH OFFICIALS
    R: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico)
    AR1: Marcos Quintero (Mexico)
    AR2: Andres Hernandez (Mexico)
    4th: Luis Enrique Santander (Mexico)

    SUSPENSIONS
    Trinidad & Tobago: none
    Honduras: Bryan Acosta, Ever Alvarado, Bryan Beckeles, Donis Escober

    ALL-TIME WCQ SERIES
    Honduras leads: 4W-3D-1L (15GF, 8GA)

    LAST WCQ MEETING
    November 15, 2016: Honduras 3, Trinidad & Tobago 1
    Romell Quioto 16’; Emilio Izaguirre 19’; Eddie Hernandez 81’ / Carlyle Mitchell 52’

    FIVE MATCH WCQ FORM
    Trinidad & Tobago: LLLWL
    Honduras: DLDLW

    CONCACAF QUALIFYING RESULTS

    Trinidad Tobago (Overall record: 4W-2D-6L … 16GF, 19GA)
    13.11.15 Guatemala v Trinidad & Tobago 1-2 W
    17.11.15 Trinidad & Tobago v USA 0-0 D
    25.03.16 St. Vincent & the Grenadines v Trinidad & Tobago 2-3 W
    29.03.16 Trinidad & Tobago v St. Vincent & the Grenadines 6-0 W
    02.09.16 Trinidad & Tobago v Guatemala 2-2 D
    06.09.16 USA v Trinidad & Tobago 4-0 L
    11.11.16 Trinidad & Tobago v Costa Rica 0-2 L
    15.11.16 Honduras v Trinidad & Tobago 3-1 L
    24.03.17 Trinidad & Tobago v Panama 1-0 W
    28.03.17 Trinidad & Tobago v Mexico 0-1 L
    08.06.17 USA v Trinidad & Tobago 2-0 L
    13.06.17 Costa Rica v Trinidad & Tobago 2-1 L

    Honduras (Overall record: 3W-4D-5L … 12GF, 20GA)
    13.11.15 Canada v Honduras 1-0 L
    17.11.15 Honduras v Mexico 0-2 L
    25.03.16 El Salvador v Honduras 2-2 D
    29.03.16 Honduras v El Salvador 2-0 W
    02.09.16 Honduras v Canada 2-1 W
    06.09.16 Mexico v Honduras 0-0 D
    11.11.16 Honduras v Panama 0-1 L
    15.11.16 Honduras v Trinidad & Tobago 3-1 W
    24.03.17 USA v Honduras 6-0 L
    28.03.17 Honduras v Costa Rica 1-1 D
    08.06.17 Mexico v Honduras 3-0 L
    13.06.17 Panama v Honduras 2-2 D

    CONCACAF QUALIFYING SCORERS

    Trinidad & Tobago: Joevin Jones (4); Kevin Molino (3); Trevin Caesar, Levi Garcia, Kenwyne Jones (2); Sheldon Bateau, Khaleem Hyland, Carlyle Mitchell (1)

    Honduras: Romell Quioto (4); Alberth Elis, Antony Lozano (2); Oscar Garcia, Eddie Hernandez, Emilio Izaguirre, Mario Martinez (1)

    QUICK NOTES

    Trinidad & Tobago
    - Lost last three WCQs
    - Former national team star Dennis Lawrence was named head coach in January 2017, replacing Tom Saintfiet, who lasted slightly more than one month on the job
    - Joevin Jones is team’s top 2018 WCQ scorer with four goals, but has not netted in T&T’s last seven outings
    - Scored one goal or fewer in last seven WCQ matches
    - Conceded two goals or more in six of last eight WCQ outings
    - Qualified for only one FIFA World Cup, playing in Germany 2006 after overcoming Bahrain in a two-match playoff, 2-1 on aggregate

    Honduras
    - Winless in last four WCQ matches
    - Conceded 12 goals in last four WCQ games
    - Never won more than five games in three previous Hexagonal appearances … would have to win next four matches to reach five wins in 2018 WCQ Hexagonal play
    - Earned 2017 Copa Centroamericana title by finishing atop six-team table with 4W-1D-0L record.
    - Qualified for three FIFA World Cups, including the last two (1982, 2010, 2014)

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