…Early July 2021, West Indies, Argentina and Trinidad and Tobago. All in the same night. Argentina win the 2021 Copa America by beating eternal rivals Brazil 1-0 at the Maracana. Di Maria’s 21st minute goal was enough for the first international senior title for the Albiceleste since 1993. Now the ‘Messi never win anything for Argentina’ rhetoric can stop just like the ‘Ronaldo never win anything with Portugal’ stopped 5 years ago. Now it’s on the World Cup qualifiers in September as Argentina look to improve on their 2-year unbeaten run.
While Argentina was winning the 2021 Copa America, West Indies were beating Australia in the second T20 International in St Lucia. Shimron Hetmyer was the man who stepped up with a well played 61, silencing his critics. He hit 4 sixes and 2 fours in his 36 ball knock and Dwayne Bravo scored 47 as West Indies reached 196 for 4 batting first. Australia were then shut out for 140 as West Indies took a 2-0 lead in the 5 match series.
The icing on the cake was T&T’s goalless draw with Mighty Mexico. Heading into the game with a win and a PK win over Montserrat and French Guiana respectively, Eve changed the majority of the starting line up that played against the French. One could have imagined that he was resting the players for the matches we could actually win and taking whatever we can against Mexico. But since we talking ‘taking whatever we can against Mexico’, how about taking a draw? Now it’s on to play El Salvador and Guatemala for a place in the quarter finals.