The Soca Warriors is on their way to the Concacaf Gold Cup.
Trinidad and Tobago punched their ticket to the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup group stage thanks to a dramatic 8-7 penalty shootout win over French Guiana following a 1-1 draw in the Second Round of the 2021 Gold Cup Prelims on Tuesday at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
A winning goal could not be found, so the teams had to settle matters in a penalty shootout.
The first seven kicks were perfect but the hero of the game, Nicklas Frenderup came up big to stop French Guiana in their tracks with a low, diving save to his left to deny another goal. Halftime substitute Curtis ‘Boyo’Gonzales then stepped up and slotted home as calmly as you like and just like that, T&T has cashed in on $100,000 USD!
🇹🇹 Curtis Gonzales scores the game winning penalty that sends @ttfootballassoc to the #GoldCup21 🏆 Group Stage!
— Gold Cup (@GoldCup) July 6, 2021
On Saturday the Warriors will face off against Mexico on Saturday afternoon in game one from 10pm at the AT&T Stadium in Texas. T&T will also play El Salvador and Curaçao on the 14th and 18th, respectively.
The top two teams in each group qualifies for the knockout stage.
FT T&T 1-1 GUF (8-7)