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Haiti pledges money to Trinidad and Tobago soccer – USA Today


Upon getting word that the Trinidad and Tobago women’s soccer team might not even have enough money for lunch, Haiti’s team took a look at its fundraising for World Cup qualifying — an account totaling a little over $1,300 — and decided to turn it over to the competition.That left Haiti with an uncertain future of its own. Until the Clintons got involved.Both squads are training for next week’s CONCACAF championship, which serves as qualifying for the Women’s World Cup next year in Canada. Haiti opens the eight-team tournament on Wednesday against Guatemala in Kansas, while Trinidad and Tobago faces the top-ranked U.S. team.On Wednesday, Trinidad and Tobago’s coach, Randy Waldrum, issued an urgent plea on Twitter.”I need HELP! T&T sent a team here last night with $500 total. No equipment such as balls, no transportation from airport to hotel, nothing,” the post read.Waldrum said Thursday that his players got breakfast at their hotel in Dallas, where they are training, but he didn’t know where lunch was going to come from. So he got dramatic. via USA Today

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