|11 August 2013|
|07||Grupo B||15:00||BRA - TTO||2 - 5 (0 - 2)||Final|
Trinidad & Tobago, having finally arrived in Brampton, were obviously eager to get into action and rushed forward from the opening whistle. They scored their first goal in the third minute by their captain, Dwain Quan Chan, from a scramble in front of Hubertus Reinbach in the Brazilian goal.
Brazil promptly settled their nerves and play became more balanced, flowing back and forth in an entertaining way. The South Americans were playing a dynamic style of attacking hockey, but Trinidad were defending cleverly to cut the options for passes and Andrey Rocke was seldom in danger in the Trinidadian goal.
Veteran Kwan Browne (288 Caps) showed that he still had plenty of speed, running away from the Brazilian defense only to see his shot deflected by the keeper. He was on target a few minutes later on a penalty-corner, slotting a powerful ball perfectly in the corner of the goal, completely out of reach of the keeper.
Half-time was reached with the 2-goal lead for Trinidad & Tobago, well in control of play. They had two penalty-corners early in the period but, with Kwan Browne on the bench for both, could not do much of them. Brazil were more efficient at the other end and Bruno Paes scored a one-handed goal after collecting a long ball behind the defense, closing the gap to one goal with plenty of time in the period.
Trinidad & Tobago however re-established their 2-goal lead promptly by Wayne Legerton on a low penalty-corner flick that eluded the keeper despite a spectacular dive. Kiel Murray added a goal for Trinidad & Tobago after an outstanding solitary run through the Brazilian central defense and a little chip over the sliding keeper.
With Brazil slowly feeling the effect of a second game in so many days, Trinidad controlled the end of match to post a solid victory and show that they will be serious contenders for a semi-final berth in Pool A.
|TTO||3||13 QUAN CHAN Dwain||FG|
|TTO||29||7 BROWNE Kwan||PC|
|BRA||45||13 PAES Bruno||FG|
|TTO||54||10 LEGERTON Wayne||PC|
|TTO||59||5 MURRAY Kiel||FG|
|TTO||66||11 GILKES Dillet||FG|
|BRA||70||9 VEHRLE-SMITH Stephane||PC|
|BRA||34||9 VEHRLE-SMITH Stephane||Green|
|BRA||47||10 BORGES Matheus||Green|
|BRA||50||11 PAIXÃO Lucas||Yellow|
|TTO||59||6 ECCLES Solomon||Yellow|