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Snap: Warriors’ Peruvian adventure

Trinidad and Tobago patriots in Peru were not about to pass up a chance to wave their flags as the “Soca Warriors” came to Lima for a friendly international fixture against Peru.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago football fans make themselves seen in Lima. (Courtesy Juliet Solomon/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago football fans make themselves seen in Lima.
(Courtesy Juliet Solomon/Wired868)

The Trinidad and Tobago national football team finished second in the 2012 Caribbean Cup and will participate in the July 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. But could the Warriors reverse a 2-0 loss to Peru in Couva this February?

Photo: The Trinidad and Tobago football team pose before kick off against Peru in Lima. (Courtesy Juliet Solomon/Wired868)
Photo: The Trinidad and Tobago football team pose before kick off against Peru in Lima.
(Courtesy Juliet Solomon/Wired868)

Predictably, Peru struck first.

Photo: Teenage striker Yordi Reyna (right) puts Peru ahead despite the efforts of Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper Marvin Phillip(centre) and defender Daneil Cyrus. (Courtesy Juliet Solomon/Wired868)
Photo: Teenage striker Yordi Reyna (right) puts Peru ahead despite the efforts of Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper Marvin Phillip(centre) and defender Daneil Cyrus.
(Courtesy Juliet Solomon/Wired868)

Goaaaaaaaaaaal!

Photo: Peru football supporters revel in a good night out. (Courtesy Juliet Solomon/Wired868)
Photo: Peru football supporters revel in a good night out.
(Courtesy Juliet Solomon/Wired868)

The Warriors did have their moments in the second half.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago attacker Cornell Glen (right) and Densill Theobald line up a free kick against Peru. (Courtesy Juliet Solomon/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago attacker Cornell Glen (right) and Densill Theobald line up a free kick against Peru.
(Courtesy Juliet Solomon/Wired868)

Trinidad and Tobago’s supporters never gave up.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago football fans represent in Lima. (Courtesy Juliet Solomon/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago football fans represent in Lima.
(Courtesy Juliet Solomon/Wired868)

The Warriors show their appreciation after the final whistle.

Photo: The Trinidad and Tobago national football team meets their supporters in Peru. (Courtesy Juliet Solomon/Wired868)
Photo: The Trinidad and Tobago national football team meets its supporters in Peru.
(Courtesy Juliet Solomon/Wired868)

Meet Mr Jones.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago and Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones poses with some "Trinbago" supporters. (Courtesy Juliet Solomon/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago and Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones poses with some “Trinbago” supporters.
(Courtesy Juliet Solomon/Wired868)

Editor’s Note: Read Juliet Solomon’s blog Trinidad and Tobago’s friendly match against Peru and see more photographs here

About Juliet Solomon

Juliet Solomon
Juliet Solomon is a globtrotting Trinidadian who now lives and writes in Peru. She is the official scorer and Cricket Women`s Officer for Cricket Peru (http://perucricket.com/) and an active member of the Good Companions Theatre Group. Her book about her experiences in Lima, “Yes…But It´s Different Here” is available on Amazon.com.

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