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Trinidad pulled off another shock in the World Cup qualifiers on Sunday, beating hot favourites Mexico 1-0 with a spectacular late goal by captain Russell Latapy.
Latapy, who plays his club football in Scotland with Hibernian, sent a powerful 25-metre drive into the far corner of the net as Trinidad followed up last week's 2-0 away win in Canada with another surprise victory.

Trinidad lead group C in the semifinal stage of the CONCACAF qualifying competition with a maximum six points from two games, three more than Mexico. The top two teams in the group, which also includes Panama, go into the last stage of the CONCACAF tournament.

Goalkeeper Clayton Ince played an important part in the win as he pulled off four top-class saves during a first half dominated by Mexico.

Ince made an almost impossible save to turn away a Mexican free-kick in the 13th minute, despite being left unsighted by the defensive wall, and defied Luis Hernandez when the blond marksman seemed certain to score in the 26th minute.

Trinidad took control in the second half and substitute Gary Glawsgow came close to opening the score with a long-range effort in the 75th minute.

Mexico were unsettled by Trinidad's physical approach and their passing game never stood much chance of working on a bumpy pitch.


Scorer - Russell Latapy 86

Halftime: 0-0. Attendance: 20,000

Trinidad - 21-Clayton Ince; 7-Dennis Lawrence, 6-Shurland David, 4-Marvin Andrews, 13-Alsin Elcock (3-Saunders, 76); 10-Russell Latapy, 5-Carrington, 16-Stokely Mason, 8-Angus Eve (11-Gary Glawsgow, 64); 19-Dwight Yorke, 9-Arnold Dwarika.

Mexico - 1-Jorge Campos; 13-Pavel Pardo, 2-Claudio Suarez, 4-Rafael Marquez, 5-Duilo Davino; 14-German Villa, 8-Braulio Luna (10-Cuauhtemoc Blanco, 46), 18-Salvador Carmona (21-Jesus Olalde, 65), 7-Raul Ramirez; 15-Luis Hernandez, 17-Francisco Palencia (19-Miguel Zepeda, 66)
 
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