Trinidad and Tobago will be facing United States of America (USA) in the 2018 World Cup qualifying game at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain on Monday.
USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is taking no chances whatsoever against Trinidad and Tobago and he is going to deploy his full-strength squad on Monday. The German legend feels that the game against Trinidad and Tobago is the most difficult game in this group and they will have to sweat it out in order to beat the host at their own backyard.
"I think Trinidad and Tobago and probably Haiti have been the biggest winners or surprises in CONCACAF this year. They played a very good Gold Cup and also had some good results in friendlies and other test games. You have to give Trinidad and Tobago a lot of respect. They're known for their physical game and known for being strong," Klinsmann was quoted as saying by USSoccer.com ahead of the game.
"A lot of their players play in the English Championship and obviously playing at home they have a lot of confidence, and they want to prove to the world that they're a good team."
USA head coach also feels that Trinidad and Tobago are one of the serious contenders to make it to the main stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup which will be held in Russia.
"It comes down to a mental grind when you go through World Cup qualifying, which at the end of the day is 16 games," Kilsnmann added.
"This is a long path - it's a marathon as we say - and I think teams like Trinidad & Tobago and Haiti have become more prepared for that."
Trinidad and Tobago won 2-1 against USA in 2008 and after they have not been able to beat them. Khaleem Hyland who scored the opening goal against Guatemala in their last game feels that the game against USA will be a huge game.
"It will be a very big game. We have been playing great football for a long time and we hope we can get a full crowd – full support for the game against USA," Hyland told the reporters ahead of the match.
Where to watch live:
Trinidad and Tobago vs USA is scheduled for a 7:30 pm local time (5 am IST, 11:30pm GMT & 6:30 EST) start. For India viewers, there will be no live TV coverage of the 2018 CONCACAF World Cup qualifier.
Audience in Canada can switch to beIn Sports Canada and live stream the World Cup qualifying game on beIn Sports Connect.
People in the UAE can watch Trinidad and Tobago vs USA on Abu Dhabi Sports 3 HD.