Trinidad and Tobago has stepped up to the big time once again. This time time
have hosted the biggest football event in it's history with the completion of
the World Under 17 competition.
Trinidad and Tobago pulled together the
all the organizational skills it had and completed a tournament that would have
left other countries it's size in disarray.
The tournament has left a
legacy that should last for sometime to come. First the physical infrastructure
of four new stadiums will last for sometime. However, it remains to be seen if
they will be maintained. Moreover the tournament has left a blue print for
future national teams.
This under 17 team should produce three future European
professionals and the nucleus of the Under 20, Olympic and senior squads to
What remains to be seen is if we can keep this same level of
organization that saw T&T come up tops in the Under 17 tournament.