The Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team has confirmed a friendly international date with Peru on May 23, just four days before the “Soca Warriors” meet Uruguay in another exhibition outing.
The Warriors travel to Lima to face Peru while they will tackle Uruguay in Montevideo on May 27.
Uruguay and Peru are both preparing for the 2016 Copa America Centenario, which Trinidad and Tobago missed out on after a 1-0 Play Off loss to Haiti on January 8.
Warriors coach Stephen Hart said he was grateful for the outing against quality opposition.
“We now have two games against quality opposition who will be in the final stages of preparation for their Copa America Centenario.” Hart told the TTFA Media. “I am extremely grateful for this opportunity, with all that playing away from home entails.
“Football is physically and psychologically demanding, and these are the type of games that demand complete concentration to maximise both individual and collective performances. One cannot ask for much more.”
Uruguay are ranked ninth in the world by FIFA while Peru come in at 46. Trinidad and Tobago are 53rd.
The Warriors last played Peru in 2013, under joint head coaches Jamaal Shabazz and Hutson “Barber” Charles. The South American nation won 2-0 at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva and then 3-0 at the Estadio Nacional in Lima.
Peru, who finished third at the 2015 Copa America competition, are grouped with Brazil, Ecuador and Haiti in the upcoming Centenario tournament.
Trinidad and Tobago’s next competitive outing is on 2 September 2016 when the Warriors host Guatemala before travelling to tackle the United States in Jacksonville, Florida on September 6.
The Warriors need a draw against Guatemala to be assured of a place in CONCACAF’s final qualifying round for the Russia 2018 World Cup. A loss against Guatemala could leave Trinidad and Tobago in a must-win situation away to the United States on September 6.