World cup agony for Bermuda
Damn and blast. Bermuda went out of the 2010 world cup yesterday losing the 2nd leg of their CONCACAF qualification game to Trinidad & Tobago 2-0 after surprisingly winning the 1st leg away seven days ago 2-1.
The result was no shocker but it was disappointing for the Bermudians, many of whom had queued from Saturday to get in. 5,000 went away angry at the way the game was officiated by Guatemalan referee Carlos Batres, who allowed Stern John's tie-winning 69th minute goal to stand despite the Bermudians making a subsitution at the same time, and then after booking Trinidad's Aurtis Whitley twice, failing to send their captain off. Oh well, there is a very biased report here
if you want to read more, but other reports suggest it was a comfortable victory for the 2006 finalists.
I'm doubly disappointed because qualification would have propelled Bermuda into a semi-final group that would have included Cuba, Guatemala and the USA, with the game on the mainland being held in Chicago in September! Oh well might have to be Selhurst instead.