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Football away focus while horse racing is all at home – today

Football away focus while horse racing is all at home – today

CONCACAF ChampionshipContinuing high interest in two Trinidad and Tobago Football teams – both in respective second-game action tonight.

After Sunday’s opening 1-1 draw with Bermuda, the TT Under20 men football team play wounded hosts Costa Rica this evening before taking on El Salvador at the weekend in the 12-nation CONCACAF Championship that qualifies four for their Age Group FIFA World Cup finals set for South Korea in May.

It was a brighter Monday night for another TT Football team – the men’s Beach Footballers as they rolled over Antigua-Barbuda 8 goals to one in the CONCACAF 16-nation championship taking place in Nassau, Bahamas.

Tonight TT  face the U S Virgin Islands who themselves were beaten 8-1 Monday by the USA.

TT have the USA on the cards this weekend to complete their Group C campaign in a tournament that earns the top two qualification for FIFA’S Beach Football World Cup finals carded for April also in the Bahamas.

Actively at home, it’s another day training for the select squad of 27 local footballers with new national coach Denis Lawrence in charge and preparing for a friendly international with Suriname on the way to the CONCACAF World Cup 2018 qualifiers at home versus Panama and Mexico.

 

horse racingMore home sporting news, horse racing is having its tilt in the current roll of Carnival festivities as the Arima Race Club stages a nine-race crad from 12.30 pm at Santa Rosa Park Arima.

 

It’s a mid-week racing first in the history of the equine sport with its Santa Rosa centralised facility.

And just for Manchester football fans, Manchester City claimed a remarkable 5-3 victory over Monaco in an all-time Champions League classic at the Etihad Stadium in England yesterday.

The first competitive meeting between the two sides will live long in the memory after goals inside the final 13 minutes from John Stones – atoning for an earlier error – and Leroy Sane put City in command of the last-16 tie.

Sergio Aguero and Radamel Falcao had scored two apiece – the latter also missing a penalty – while Raheem Sterling and Kylian Mbappe also got in on the act

 

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