The Golden Jaguars 4-0 defeat by Costa Rice at the National Stadium is the worst home defeat in a World Cup qualifier since April 1988. The first time the National team contested a World Cup qualifier at home was July 4, 1976 when the Maurice Enmore led squad defeated Suriname 2-0 at the GCC Ground, Bourda.
Summary of Guyana’s World Cup matches at home show they defeated Grenada 5-2 in 1980 at the GCC Bourda. Lost to Suriname 1-0 September 1980, GCC Bourda; Lost to Cuba 3-0 at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground, November 1980; Drew with Suriname 1-1 at the GCC Bourda in 1984.
Lost to Trinidad and Tobago 4-0 Camp Ayanganna; Lost to Suriname 2 – 1 GCC Bourda 1992; Lost to Grenada 2 – 1 GCC Bourda 1996; Lost to Grenada 3 – 1 Blairmont 2004; Lost to Suriname 2 – 1 Providence 2008; Lost to Costa Rica 4-0 Providence 2012.
Please find below the 1988 National World Cup Team that lost 4-Nil to Trinidad and Tobago.
Deon Barnwell (Captain), Phillip Carrington, Royston Hetemiah, Godfrey Gibbons (Deceased), Mervyn Kingston (Debut), Owen Brummell (Debut), Phillip Gibbons (Debut), Conrad Ambrose (Debut), Mark Pollard, Donald Williams (Debut), Anthony Stanton (Debut), Lawrence Arjoon, Ricardo Straker (Debut), Keith London, Oswald Taylor, Ken O’Donoghue, Nigel Massiah (Debut), Andrew Butters (Debut). Mervyn ‘Pug’ Wilson (Coach).