T&T tumble in FIFA rankings following World Cup qualifying failure

Trinidad and Tobago have slipped to 99th in the world rankings

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago have taken a tumble in the latest FIFA rankings following their poor form in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, and are on the brink of slipping out of the top 100 in the world.

In the rankings released on Thursday, the Caribbean powerhouses slipped 16 places to 99th, fourth in the Caribbean Football Union rankings led by French nation Haiti.

T&T have endured a recent tough run of results in their World Cup qualifying campaign. Earlier this month, they lost 2-1 to Honduras in Port of Spain before also going down 3-0 to Panama in Panama City, to suffer elimination from the competition.

They lie bottom of the six-team standings on three points with seven defeats and a single win, with two matches remaining in the tournament.

Meanwhile, Haiti jumped seven places to be 48th in the FIFA rankings, and continue at the top in CFU. They widened their gap on Jamaica who remained second in CFU but slipped four places in the world rankings to 61st.

Curacao were unmoved, remaining third in CFU and 86th in the FIFA rankings.

St Kitts enjoyed a healthy bounce, leaping 11 places to 114th in the world rankings to be sixth in CFU. Suriname, fifth in CFU, slipped four places overall to 111th in the world rankings.

Guyana also experienced positive movement, rising seven places to 156th to be eighth in CFU while Dominica also rose six spots to be 171st and 13th in the regional rankings.

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