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Trinidad and Tobago 3 defeats Cuba 3-1

Trinidad and Tobago 3 defeats Cuba 3-1

Daniel Keon scored twice as Trinidad and Tobago used its superior size and strength to top Cuba 3-1 in CONCACAF qualifying for the World Cup on Wednesday.
Keon scored in the 27th and 61st minutes, Cornell Glen made it 3-0, and Cuba was consoled by a late Jeniel Marquez score when it was reduced to 10 men in front of 1,500 subdued spectators at crumbling Pedro Marero Stadium.
Keon swiped an errant pass by the Cuba defense and won a foot race against a pair of defenders to beat Cuba goalkeeper Danny Quintero for the opening score.
Cuba nearly equalized three minutes later but Jensy Mulios' goal was nullified by an offsides call. It was Cuba's best chance of the half.
The second half opened with Cuba pressing but failing to mount a shot on-goal.
Keon scored again from a left-footed free kick, then Glen broke free for a long-range shot that Quintero had no chance to stop.
Cuba substitute Khaleem Hyland was red-carded for rough play in the 71st, and Marquez scored with two minutes left.
In the next Group 1 qualifiers on Sept. 6, the United States travels to Havana, and Trinidad hosts Guatemala.
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Lineups:
Cuba: Danny Quintero, Silvio Pedro, Jeniel Marquez, Jorge Clavelo, Carlos Francisco, Reysandry Fernandez, Jaine Colome, Jensy Mulios (Pedro Faife), Luis Villegas (Alain Cervantez), Heviel Cordoves (Leonel Duarte), Roberto Linares.
Trinidad and Tobago: Marvin Phillip, Clyde Leon, Avery John, Makan Hislop, Daniel Keon (Daryl Roberts), Dennis Lawrence, Chris Birchall (Khaleem Hyland), Cyd Gray, Densil Theobold, Anthony Wolfe, Cornell Glen (Osie Telesford).


Updated : 2021-03-09 03:30 GMT+08:00