2018 World Cup – Wired868 https://wired868.com Wired868 for smart sport news and satire Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:21:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 World Cup 2018: Messi v Ronaldo? Hazard for Neymar? Mr Live Wire looks at Russia draw https://wired868.com/2017/12/01/world-cup-2018-messi-v-ronaldo-hazard-for-neymar-mr-live-wire-looks-at-russia-draw/ https://wired868.com/2017/12/01/world-cup-2018-messi-v-ronaldo-hazard-for-neymar-mr-live-wire-looks-at-russia-draw/#comments Fri, 01 Dec 2017 17:11:40 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=43750 Finally, Russia does not have to share a news headline with United States President Donald Trump! The 2018 World Cup is around the corner, is going to be huuuge and Mr Live Wire has got the ‘covfefe.’ Naturally. Warning: Italy, Netherlands and United States fans, please look away now. (Soca Warriors supporters should be used …

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Warriors go up 16 points after USA win; T&T climb to 83rd spot in FIFA rankings https://wired868.com/2017/10/16/warriors-go-up-16-points-after-usa-win-tt-climb-to-83rd-spot-in-fifa-rankings/ https://wired868.com/2017/10/16/warriors-go-up-16-points-after-usa-win-tt-climb-to-83rd-spot-in-fifa-rankings/#comments Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:50:16 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=42372 The Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team continue to bask in the afterglow of their shock 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over the United States, as they stormed 16 places up the FIFA rankings today. After sliding to 99th place in September, the Soca Warriors are now in 83rd spot following their first win in …

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Kelvin: The Hex table doesn’t lie; T&T had poor campaign and Lawrence is lucky to have his job https://wired868.com/2017/10/14/kelvin-the-hex-table-doesnt-lie-tt-had-poor-campaign-and-lawrence-is-lucky-to-have-a-job/ https://wired868.com/2017/10/14/kelvin-the-hex-table-doesnt-lie-tt-had-poor-campaign-and-lawrence-is-lucky-to-have-a-job/#comments Sun, 15 Oct 2017 01:44:52 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=42312 Our Russia 2018 World Cup campaign is now complete and the summary of the Hex results makes for some grim reading: played 10, won 2, drawn 0, lost 8. We scored seven goals and conceded 19. Yes, NINETEEN! Let’s compare that with our statistics in 2005: played 10, won 4, drawn 1, lost 5. We …

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Soca Warriors wash away USA’s W/Cup dreams; Lawrence says time to move on from 1989 https://wired868.com/2017/10/11/soca-warriors-wash-away-usas-wcup-dreams-lawrence-says-time-to-move-on-from-1989/ https://wired868.com/2017/10/11/soca-warriors-wash-away-usas-wcup-dreams-lawrence-says-time-to-move-on-from-1989/#comments Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:07:41 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=42180 “Everybody knows we lost a few games and we took a few punches,” said Trinidad and Tobago coach Dennis Lawrence after his team’s 2-1 World Cup qualifying victory over USA at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva last night. “Tonight, we punched back. I thought we punched back against Mexico and we punched back again …

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Mr Jones stuns USA! America’s W/Cup dreams drown in river of tears at Couva https://wired868.com/2017/10/10/mr-jones-stuns-usa-americans-wcup-dreams-drown-in-river-of-tears-at-couva/ https://wired868.com/2017/10/10/mr-jones-stuns-usa-americans-wcup-dreams-drown-in-river-of-tears-at-couva/#comments Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:29:09 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=42141 Forget Paul Caligiuri. There is a new legend in the mostly one-sided feud between tiny Trinidad and Tobago and the mighty United States. W Connection right-back Alvin Jones spectacularly announced himself on the international stage tonight with a goal that will live long in the memory of the United States’ travelling players and fans. At …

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SPORTT: Arena ignored safety warnings before Ato Boldon Stadium training session https://wired868.com/2017/10/09/sportt-arena-ignored-safety-warnings-before-ato-boldon-stadium-training-session/ https://wired868.com/2017/10/09/sportt-arena-ignored-safety-warnings-before-ato-boldon-stadium-training-session/#comments Mon, 09 Oct 2017 21:50:06 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=42100 The Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SPORTT) countered criticism of the state of the Ato Boldon Stadium venue today by claiming that United States head coach Bruce Arena ignored its advice to train elsewhere. The stadium’s facility manager Jeffrey John, via a press release, explained that the running track around the field became waterlogged …

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TTFA “concerned” about USSF tweets; hits back with photo from SnowClásico https://wired868.com/2017/10/09/ttfa-concerned-about-ussf-tweets-hits-back-with-photo-from-snowclasico/ https://wired868.com/2017/10/09/ttfa-concerned-about-ussf-tweets-hits-back-with-photo-from-snowclasico/#comments Mon, 09 Oct 2017 18:45:13 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=42098 The following press statement and accompanying photograph from the United States’ infamous 1-0 World Cup qualifying over Costa Rica—during a snowstorm in Colorado last year—were issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA): The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association has noted with concern several social media posts by the US Soccer team’s official Twitter account. …

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Underwater golf anyone? USSF poke fun at Ato Boldon Stadium before Tuesday’s WCQ https://wired868.com/2017/10/09/underwater-golf-anyone-ussf-poke-fun-at-ato-boldon-stadium-before-tuesdays-wcq/ https://wired868.com/2017/10/09/underwater-golf-anyone-ussf-poke-fun-at-ato-boldon-stadium-before-tuesdays-wcq/#comments Mon, 09 Oct 2017 18:26:12 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=42091 Can someone tell TTFA president David John-Williams they were only joking when they said the Soca Warriors should quit football for underwater golf? With the Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team having no chance of progressing for the Russia 2018 World Cup, the local football body has just two priorities for its remaining matches: to …

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Tinkerman Tallest misses out on historic point; “Chicharito” leads Mexico past stubborn T&T https://wired868.com/2017/10/07/tinkerman-tallest-misses-out-on-historic-point-chicharito-leads-mexico-past-stubborn-tt/ https://wired868.com/2017/10/07/tinkerman-tallest-misses-out-on-historic-point-chicharito-leads-mexico-past-stubborn-tt/#comments Sat, 07 Oct 2017 05:13:30 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=41994 The Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team came within three minutes of a famous result in Mexico last night but, at the final whistle, it was a seventh successive loss for coach Dennis Lawrence’s men. West Ham United striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernández was the man to break the hearts of the visiting team with a …

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Moses summoned to Mexico after increased Alvin suspension; mix-up leaves Warriors shorthanded https://wired868.com/2017/10/05/moses-summoned-to-mexico-after-increased-alvin-suspension-mix-up-leaves-warriors-shorthanded/ https://wired868.com/2017/10/05/moses-summoned-to-mexico-after-increased-alvin-suspension-mix-up-leaves-warriors-shorthanded/#comments Thu, 05 Oct 2017 05:03:09 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=41940 Lower league United States-based defender Kareem Moses earned a surprise recall to the Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team today after coach Dennis Lawrence found himself shorthanded at the back, just two days before the Soca Warriors face Mexico in 2018 World Cup qualifying action at the Estadio Alfonso Lastras in San Luis Potosi. Moses, …

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Molino is late arrival as Warriors brace for clash with full-strength Mexico team https://wired868.com/2017/10/04/molino-is-late-arrival-as-warriors-brace-for-clash-with-full-strength-mexico-team/ https://wired868.com/2017/10/04/molino-is-late-arrival-as-warriors-brace-for-clash-with-full-strength-mexico-team/#comments Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:58:54 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=41918 Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team head coach Dennis Lawrence will have his full squad for less than 48 hours before Friday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier away to Mexico, due to the late arrival of United States-based ace midfielder Kevin Molino. Molino was granted permission by the TTFA to represent his MLS employers, Minnesota United, …

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Lawrence: I’m 100 percent sure of myself! T&T coach on axed players, Stern, Sol and Qatar 2022 https://wired868.com/2017/09/28/lawrence-im-100-percent-sure-of-myself-tt-coach-on-axed-players-stern-sol-and-qatar-2022/ https://wired868.com/2017/09/28/lawrence-im-100-percent-sure-of-myself-tt-coach-on-axed-players-stern-sol-and-qatar-2022/#comments Thu, 28 Sep 2017 12:49:58 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=41700 Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team head coach Dennis Lawrence struck a bullish pose at today’s media conference at the National Cycling Centre in Couva, insisting that he had 100 percent confidence in his ability to steer the Soca Warriors towards success, despite a run of eight consecutive matches without a win—including six successive defeats. …

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