Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior Men’s team, accompanied by over one hundred supporters , arrived at the Ministro Pistarini Airport in Buenos Aires on a Caribbean Airlines charter flight just around 9:45pm (8:45pm T&T time) for Wednesday’s friendly international against the host country at the Estadio Monumental. Click here for more arrival photos
T&T head coach Stephen Hart and his 22-man squad had a late dinner after checking in at the Etoile Hotel in Recoleta while the rest of the traveling contingent which included President of the Republic, His Excellency Anthony Carmona and his Wife Reena, and World cricket double record holder Brian Lara among other guests, fans and the Siparia Rhythm Section, Tassa Group and Steelband, made their way to the Marriott Hotel where they will stay for the next three nights. The group, here in Buenos Aires through the efforts of the Ministry of Tourism, will also partake in T&T exhibition events in Buenos Aires to promote the country’s culture.
“It’s good to be here,” Hart told TTFA Media.
“We’ve known about this game since the start of the year and getting to the country and settling in is always something you want to get out of the way. It was a long day so the players will get some rest and have the morning off. We’ll have a session in the afternoon and just continue focusing on what’s ahead of us on Wednesday,” he added.
The temperature here was just around 11 degrees on Sunday night and is expected to get up to around 16 degrees during the day.
Also arriving was TTFA President Raymond Tim Kee, while General Secretary Sheldon Phillips arrived a day in advance. Ministry of Tourism officials are also in Buenos Aires to lend their support. Wednesday's encounter will now kick off at 7:30pm (6:30pm T&T Time) following a change by the Argentina Football Association.
Hart, skipper Jones and Belgium-based midfielder Khaleem Hyland will attend a press conference at the Marriott Hotel at 2pm on Monday before the team’s training session at 4pm. (Shaun Fuentes in Buenos Aires)