Trinidad celebrates after draw with Sweden

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:34 IST

Supporters of World Cup minnows Trinidad and Tobago had good reason to celebrate after they fought Sweden to a courageous 0-0 draw in Dortmund on Saturday.

Trinidad celebrates after draw with Sweden
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Dortmund, Germany:

Supporters of World Cup minnows Trinidad and Tobago had good reason to celebrate after they fought Sweden to a courageous 0-0 draw in Dortmund on Saturday. The team that were viewed as World Cup outsiders may be taking centre stage now with a chance to move into the knockout round if they get one more positive result. For supporters of Trinidad and Tobago - the self-styled Soca Warriors - it was a night of jubilation after the Caribbean side held out despite playing the entire second half with only 10 men. "They thought we were pushovers, but we are no pushovers. We played very well. They played good and we played good," recounted an ecstatic Trinidad fan. And for the Trinidad and Tobago supporters, who thought that their German holiday would only last through the group stage, there is optimism that they may have to extend their stay. Another fan predicted that, "We are in with a chance. England will probably qualify at the top of the group. But, any of the other teams can make it. Trinidad have never lost to Paraguay, so there's no reason we can't win." The next round of Group B matches take place on June 15.

Topics : Football Federation Internationale de Football Association
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