Barbados, Trinidad to meet for 3rd time

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Jamaica Gleaner

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (Reuters):

Barbados has been chosen as the venue for the crucial pre-Olympic first round football match between the host country and Trinidad when one of the teams must be eliminated from the competition.

The decision to make Barbados the venue came by chance yesterday when lots were drawn at the Canadian High Commission from a container with two pieces of paper on which the names of the two countries were written.

This would be the third time the two countries would be clashing having played to a 1-1 draw here on April 12 and a goalless draw April 29.

Under the rules of the competition there must be a final decision after the third match so as to eliminate one of the teams. Should the allotted time for the game run out with scores tied an additional 30 minutes play will be allowed.

Should this not provide a winner, both teams will be given specified number of free-kicks at the goalbars; and should this be of no avail the winner would be decided by tossing a coin.