Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia were unable to recover from the setback of conceding twice in the space of 60 seconds early in the first half as the three-time AFC Asian Cup winners went down 3-1 to Trinidad & Tobago in the third-place playoff of the four-team OSN Cup 2013 tournament on Monday.
Kenwyne Jones opened the scoring with just four minutes at the King Fahd International Stadium played before the Stoke City striker added a second just sixty seconds later.
Naif Hazazi, a recent addition to the ranks of Riyadh-based AFC Champions League 203 quarter-finalists Al Shabab, reduced the deficit two minutes after the restart only for Andre Boucaud, who made his international debut in a 2004 friendly against Iraq, to restore the Caribbean side’s two-goal cushion with five minutes remaining.
Saudi Arabia will face Iraq when they resume their 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualifying campaign on October 15 as the 2007 finalists renew acquaintances in Amman, with the Saudis currently leading Group C with two wins from two matches.