Kenwyne Jones still confident; video replay shows T&T denied clear goal against Mexico

Trinidad and Tobago vs Mexico highlights (March 28, 2017)

Mexico escaped with a 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Trinidad and Tobago — one they might not have earned.

But despite sitting at the bottom of the CONCACAF Hexagonal with just three points—earned in a 1-0 win over Panama last Friday—after four games, Trinidad and Tobago captain Kenwyne Jones says he is still confident in his team.



“I still have one hundred percent belief in the squad,” Jones said. “We have six games [still] to go, so we are going to put our best foot forward. Everyone just need to keep working hard (…) and keep focus.”

CONCACAF Final Round (Hex) World Cup 2018 qualifying standings

#

Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

1

Mexico

4

3

1

0

5

1

4

10

2

Costa Rica

4

2

1

1

7

3

4

7

3

Panama

4

1

2

1

2

2

0

5

4

United States

4

1

1

2

8

7

1

4

5

Honduras

4

1

1

2

4

9

-5

4

6

Trinidad & Tobago

4

1

0

3

2

6

-4

3


Mexico leads the Hex with 10 points, followed by Costa Rica and Panama with 7 and 5 points respectively. United States and Honduras are tied on four points, one ahead of Trinidad and Tobago.

(See full schedule below)

The top three qualify for next year’s FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, while the fourth-place nation advances to a playoff against Asia’s fifth-place finishers.

Trinidad and Tobago, who held Mexico 3-3 and 4-4 in the last two meetings between the nations, and their fans, however, felt robbed at the Hasely Crawford Stadium last night.

Luck, or the assistant referee, smiled on [the Mexicans] stated a report by goal.com.

Trinidad and Tobago winger Joevin Jones had the ball in Alfredo Talavera's net in the 32nd-minute with a scorching left-footed strike but it was ruled offside, though it appeared he was at worst level with Nestor Araujo when the pass was struck.

Mexico then went ahead in the 58th-minute, in match of other chances being few and far between. T&T goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams had glove to the ball, following a lapse by his defence, but Diego Reyes' header off a Miguel Layun corner had too much sting.

Earlier Hector Herrera had clipped the Trinidad and Tobago upright with an individual effort, but Reyes’ header turned out the decisive item.

“We should have at least had a point from the game, if not go on to win the game,” stated the disappointed Kenwyne Jones. “We had a goal taken away from us by some poor decision making… then we had a lapse in concentration and it cost us in the end.

“But the guys can be proud of their efforts and we can build on it looking forward. [Although] in the end we didn’t have a [positive] result.”

For Mexico, the win snapped several marks that were more than a decade old with their strong start to the qualification campaign.

The current Mexico team continues to erase the memory of disappointing World Cup qualification campaigns in the past, with the 1-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago breaking another long streak.

After Friday's 2-0 win over Costa Rica put Mexico atop the Hex for the first time in 12 years, last night’s win was the first victory for Mexico in Trinidad and Tobago in 13 years.

CONCACAF Final Round (Hexagonal) World Cup qualifying
November 11, 2016
Honduras 0 vs Panama 1
Trinidad & Tobago 0 vs Costa Rica 2
USA 1 vs Mexico 2

November 15, 2016
Honduras 3 vs Trinidad & Tobago 1
Costa Rica 4 vs USA 0
Panama 0 vs Mexico 0

March 24, 2017
Trinidad & Tobago 1 vs Panama 0
Mexico 2 vs Costa Rica 0
USA 6 vs Honduras 0

March 28, 2017
Honduras 1 vs Costa Rica 1
Trinidad & Tobago 0 vs Mexico 1
Panama 1 vs USA 1

Upcoming qualifiers
June 9, 2017
USA vs Trinidad & Tobago, venue TBD
Costa Rica vs Panama, at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San Jose
Mexico vs Honduras, venue TBD

June 11, 2017
Mexico vs USA, venue TBD

June 13, 2017
Panama vs Honduras, at Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City
Costa Rica vs Trinidad & Tobago, at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San Jose

September 1, 2017
USA vs Costa Rica, venue TBD
Mexico vs Panama, venue TBD
Trinidad & Tobago vs Honduras, at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain

September 5, 2017
Honduras vs USA, at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
Panama vs Trinidad & Tobago, at Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City
Costa Rica vs Mexico,at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San Jose

October 6, 2017
USA vs Panama, venue TBD
Costa Rica vs Honduras, at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San Jose
Mexico vs Trinidad & Tobago, venue TBD

October 10, 2017
Trinidad & Tobago
 vs USA, at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain
Panama vs Costa Rica, at Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City
Honduras vs Mexico, at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula

Mexico escaped with a 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Trinidad and Tobago — one they might not have earned.

But despite sitting at the bottom of the CONCACAF Hexagonal with just three points—earned in a 1-0 win over Panama last Friday—after four games, Trinidad and Tobago captain Kenwyne Jones says he is still confident in his team.

“I still have one hundred percent belief in the squad,” Jones said. “We have six games [still] to go, so we are going to put our best foot forward. Everyone just need to keep working hard (…) and keep focus.”

CONCACAF Final Round (Hex) World Cup 2018 qualifying standings

#

Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

1

Mexico

4

3

1

0

5

1

4

10

2

Costa Rica

4

2

1

1

7

3

4

7

3

Panama

4

1

2

1

2

2

0

5

4

United States

4

1

1

2

8

7

1

4

5

Honduras

4

1

1

2

4

9

-5

4

6

Trinidad & Tobago

4

1

0

3

2

6

-4

3


Mexico leads the Hex with 10 points, followed by Costa Rica and Panama with 7 and 5 points respectively. United States and Honduras are tied on four points, one ahead of Trinidad and Tobago.

(See full schedule below)

The top three qualify for next year’s FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, while the fourth-place nation advances to a playoff against Asia’s fifth-place finishers.

Trinidad and Tobago, who held Mexico 3-3 and 4-4 in the last two meetings between the nations, and their fans, however, felt robbed at the Hasely Crawford Stadium last night.

Luck, or the assistant referee, smiled on [the Mexicans] stated a report by goal.com.

Trinidad and Tobago winger Joevin Jones had the ball in Alfredo Talavera's net in the 32nd-minute with a scorching left-footed strike but it was ruled offside, though it appeared he was at worst level with Nestor Araujo when the pass was struck.

Mexico then went ahead in the 58th-minute, in match of other chances being few and far between. T&T goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams had glove to the ball, following a lapse by his defence, but Diego Reyes' header off a Miguel Layun corner had too much sting.

Earlier Hector Herrera had clipped the Trinidad and Tobago upright with an individual effort, but Reyes’ header turned out the decisive item.

“We should have at least had a point from the game, if not go on to win the game,” stated the disappointed Kenwyne Jones. “We had a goal taken away from us by some poor decision making… then we had a lapse in concentration and it cost us in the end.

“But the guys can be proud of their efforts and we can build on it looking forward. [Although] in the end we didn’t have a [positive] result.”

For Mexico, the win snapped several marks that were more than a decade old with their strong start to the qualification campaign.

The current Mexico team continues to erase the memory of disappointing World Cup qualification campaigns in the past, with the 1-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago breaking another long streak.

After Friday's 2-0 win over Costa Rica put Mexico atop the Hex for the first time in 12 years, last night’s win was the first victory for Mexico in Trinidad and Tobago in 13 years.

CONCACAF Final Round (Hexagonal) World Cup qualifying
November 11, 2016
Honduras 0 vs Panama 1
Trinidad & Tobago 0 vs Costa Rica 2
USA 1 vs Mexico 2

November 15, 2016
Honduras 3 vs Trinidad & Tobago 1
Costa Rica 4 vs USA 0
Panama 0 vs Mexico 0

March 24, 2017
Trinidad & Tobago 1 vs Panama 0
Mexico 2 vs Costa Rica 0
USA 6 vs Honduras 0

March 28, 2017
Honduras 1 vs Costa Rica 1
Trinidad & Tobago 0 vs Mexico 1
Panama 1 vs USA 1

Upcoming qualifiers
June 9, 2017
USA vs Trinidad & Tobago, venue TBD
Costa Rica vs Panama, at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San Jose
Mexico vs Honduras, venue TBD

June 11, 2017
Mexico vs USA, venue TBD

June 13, 2017
Panama vs Honduras, at Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City
Costa Rica vs Trinidad & Tobago, at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San Jose

September 1, 2017
USA vs Costa Rica, venue TBD
Mexico vs Panama, venue TBD
Trinidad & Tobago vs Honduras, at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain

September 5, 2017
Honduras vs USA, at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
Panama vs Trinidad & Tobago, at Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City
Costa Rica vs Mexico,at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San Jose

October 6, 2017
USA vs Panama, venue TBD
Costa Rica vs Honduras, at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San Jose
Mexico vs Trinidad & Tobago, venue TBD

October 10, 2017
Trinidad & Tobago
 vs USA, at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain
Panama vs Costa Rica, at Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City
Honduras vs Mexico, at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula

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