No action for any of the three nations currently ranked bottom, but they have been joined by a fourth country who have descended the slippery slope to ineptitude. A warm basement welcome to the Turks & Caicos Islands whose fall to the foot of the world rankings was confirmed this month after their results from 4 years ago no longer scored ranking points.
That was a 2-1 win over St Lucia on 6th February 2008 in the first leg of a 2010 World Cup qualifier. That high point was followed by a 2-0 defeat in the return match and TCI (as I’ll call them to keep things brief) were eliminated. They weren’t seen again for over three years before another two legged preliminary World Cup tie, this time against the Bahamas.
In what was something of a local derby, the near neighbours from the Bahamas proved rather tough opposition with TCI losing 0-4 at home and 0-6 in Nassau a week later.
History suggests that it will be a few years until TCI see any action again since preliminary World Cup qualifiers seem to be the only action they see. So it’s welcome to the Turks & Caicos Islands, we don’t expect you’ll be leaving us anytime soon.