Slip, slide in FIFA rank­ings Bar­ba­dos moves to 170th; Trinidad to 99th

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BAR­BA­DOS dropped two places and Trinidad and Tobago took a tum­ble in the lat­est FIFA rank­ings.

In the rank­ings re­leased yes­ter­day, Bar­ba­dos moved down to 170, while Trinidad and Tobago slipped 16 places to 99th, fourth in the Caribbean Foot­ball Union rank­ings led by French na­tion Haiti.

Trinidad and Tobago have en­dured a re­cent tough run of re­sults in their World Cup qual­i­fy­ing cam­paign. Ear­lier this month, they lost 2-1 to Hon­duras in Port of Spain be­fore also go­ing down 3-0 to Panama in Panama City, to suf­fer elim­i­na­tion from the com­pe­ti­tion.

They lie bot­tom of the six-team stand­ings on three points with seven de­feats and a sin­gle win, with two matches re­main­ing in the tour­na­ment.

Mean­while, Haiti jumped seven places to be 48th in the FIFA rank­ings, and con­tinue at the top in CFU. They widened their gap on Ja­maica who re­mained sec­ond in CFU but slipped four places in the world rank­ings to 61st.

Cu­ra­cao were un­moved, re­main­ing third in CFU and 86th in the FIFA rank­ings.

St Kitts en­joyed a healthy bounce, leap­ing 11 places to 114th in the world rank­ings to be sixth in CFU. Suri­name, fifth in CFU, slipped four places over­all to 111th in the world rank­ings.

Guyana also ex­pe­ri­enced pos­i­tive move­ment, ris­ing seven places to 156th to be eighth in CFU while Do­minica also rose six spots to be 171st and 13th in the re­gional rank­ings. (CMC/HG)

MANCH­ESTER UNITED striker Romelu Lukaku cel­e­brat­ing af­ter scor­ing against Basel in the Cham­pi­ons League. (Reuters.)

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