(Photo : Reuters)
Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will face off in an international friendly on Friday.
Both teams are eliminated from the World Cup and will look to re-establish their squads heading into upcoming CONCACAF competitions. Trinidad and Tobago was eliminated from contention since November 2011 but Jamaica actually made a run to the hexagonal stage. Unfortunately, the team stood no chance against the likes of the United States, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico and Panama and finished the round with zero wins, five draws and five losses.
The two sides have faced off 56 times in their history. Both teams have won 23 and the sides have finished tied 10 times. However, Jamaica has held the edge in recent matches. Since 1997, Jamaica has managed eight wins, three losses and six draws in the last 17 matches against Trinidad and Tobago. The biggest victory in that span was a 4-2 win in an international friendly on July 9, 2000. Trinidad and Tobago earned victories in March 1999, June 1999 and May 2001. The teams have drawn four times in the last six dating back to 2008. The last competitive match between these teams was during FIFA World Cup qualifier in 2001; Jamaica won 201.
Prediction: Jamaica is the superior team and should continue its run of dominance of its opponents. Expect a 2-0 win for Jamaica on Friday.
Start Time: Kick-off starts at 8:30 p.m. EST.
The Match will not be broadcast on television or online in the United States.