World Cup date disagreement

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Jamaica Gleaner

PORT OP SPAIN, Trinidad, May 31. CANA

TRINIDAD and Tobago's return CONCACAF World Cup qualifying game with Costa Rica is to be played on June 11 the originally scheduled date.

This follows refusal by Trinidad and Tobago's Football Association (TTFA) to accede to a request by Costa Rica to advance the match to June 10.

The request was caused by Costa Rica's belief that they would have greater support on June 10 following a 1-1 draw between the two teams in Port of Spain last Sunday.

Trinidad and Tobago national coach Everard "Gally" Cummings was against the change, according to TTFA secretary, Austin "Jack" Warner who had originally gone along with the change.

FIFA was notified this week that the game would remain as originally scheduled.

The Trinidad and Tobago squad leaves here on June 6 to prepare for the game, the third of eight matches in the North and Central American play off bid for one of the two places in the World Cup tournament in 1990.