2007 Caribbean Cup

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2007 Caribbean Cup
Tournament details
Host country Trinidad and Tobago
Dates 2 September 2006 – 9 January 2007 (qualifiers)
12 January 2007 - 23 January 2007 (finals)
Teams 25 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 12 (in 10 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Haiti (1st title)
Runners-up  Trinidad and Tobago
Third place  Cuba
Fourth place  Guadeloupe
Tournament statistics
Matches played 72
Goals scored 251 (3.49 per match)
Top scorer(s) Guyana Nigel Codrington (11 goals)
2005
2008

The Digicel Caribbean Cup 2007 is the fourteenth edition of the biennial Caribbean Cup, the finals of which were contested in Trinidad and Tobago between 12 January and 23 January 2007. The four semifinalists (Cuba, Guadeloupe, Haiti, and hosts Trinidad and Tobago) qualified for the 2007 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. In all, 24 of the eligible countries participated (5 did not enter and 1 withdrew).

Haiti eventually won the tournament despite having to qualify for the finals through a play-off of third-place teams from the second round and finishing second in its final-round group. The Haitians beat eight-time champion and host Trinidad and Tobago in the final, although Trinidad was missing many of the European-based players that had helped the Soca Warriors qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Guadeloupe were the surprise of the tournament, as former French international Jocelyn Angloma came out of retirement to help the team advance to the semifinals, qualifying for its first Gold Cup in the process. Cuba continued its development into a regional power by finishing in third place.

Prize money[edit]

  •  Haiti, as the winner, received US$120,000 (UK£64,022).
  •  Trinidad and Tobago, as the runner up, received US$70,000 (UK £37,350).
  •  Cuba, as the third-place team, received US$50,000 (UK £26,680).
  •  Guadeloupe, as the fourth-place team, received US$30,000 (UK £16,009).
  • Each of the ten host countries received a subsistence package of US$20,000 (UK £10,673). Additionally, the host of the Digicel Caribbean Cup Final received US$150,000 (UK £80,047) to compensate for the increased costs of holding the final round of the competition.

(UK £ values calculated on 28 September 2006)

First Qualifying Round[edit]

 Trinidad and Tobago receive bye to final round.  Aruba,  French Guiana,  Montserrat,  Puerto Rico and  Sint Maarten did not enter.

Summary[edit]

The first round produced some notable upsets. Guyana surprised many by dominating Group A, and Surinam qualified for the second round as well. Group host Netherlands Antilles finished last by capturing a lone draw. Group B did not go to form, either; though Barbados fulfilled widely held expectations by winning, host Antigua & Barbuda produced a minor shock by also making it out of the group at the expense of St. Kitts & Nevis. St. Kitts had a late penalty kick to be taken by Atiba Harris that if made would have eliminated Antigua & Barbuda in the group's final game, but the Antiguan goalkeeper saved the penalty. Group C went to form, save only that the British Virgin Islands withdrew before group play started. Bermuda expectedly dominated the group. The shocker of the round, though occurred in Group D, where host Jamaica, widely considered the best national footballing side in the Caribbean, did not advance to the second round. Jamaica lost their second game to St. Vincent & Grenadines 2-1. Playing in the final game on the group's last day knowing they had to defeat Haiti by 3 goals to qualify, Jamaica could only muster a 2-0 victory, meaning that St. Vincent & Grenadines pulled the upset and advanced to the second round based on goals scored. Despite their loss to Jamaica, Haiti won the group based on goal differential. Host Cuba won Group E, with the Bahamas advancing as well by defeating a surprisingly competitive Turks & Caicos team. In Group F, the French departments of Martinique and host Guadeloupe carried on easily, with the host winning the group.

Group A[edit]

Played in Netherlands Antilles at Stadion Ergilio Hato.

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Guyana 9 3 3 0 0 11 0 +11
 Suriname 6 3 2 0 1 2 5 -3
 Grenada 1 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2
 Netherlands Antilles 1 3 0 1 2 1 7 -6
6 September 2006
Suriname  0 – 5  Guyana
Richardson Goal 4'
Codrington Goal 15' Goal 73'
Jerome Goal 42'
Abrams Goal 90'

6 September 2006
Netherlands Antilles  1 – 1  Grenada
Maria Goal 1' Rennie Goal 52'

8 September 2006
Suriname  1 – 0  Grenada
Kinsaine Goal 35'

8 September 2006
Netherlands Antilles  0 – 5  Guyana
Codrington Goal 35' Goal 58'
Bishop Goal 64'
Abrams Goal 84'
Jerome Goal 89'

10 September 2006
Grenada  0 – 1  Guyana
Bishop Goal 46'

Group B[edit]

Played in Antigua and Barbuda at Antigua Recreation Ground.

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Barbados 7 3 2 1 0 11 3 +8
 Antigua and Barbuda 6 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 4 3 1 1 1 7 3 +4
 Anguilla 0 3 0 0 3 5 18 -13
20 September 2006
Barbados  1 - 1  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Ifill Goal 42' Harris Goal 60'

20 September 2006
Antigua and Barbuda  5 - 3  Anguilla
Byers Goal 8' (pen.) Goal 16' Goal 71' (pen.)
Thomas Goal 29'
Constant Goal 90+2'
St. Hillaire Goal 13'
Assent Goal 51'
O'Connor Goal 90+1'

22 September 2006
Anguilla  1 - 6  Saint Kitts and Nevis
O'Connor Goal 20' Isaac Goal 14' Goal 68' Goal 79'
Lake Goal 30' Goal 47'
Francis Goal 81'

22 September 2006
Antigua and Barbuda  1 - 3  Barbados
Byers Goal 16' Williams Goal 47'
McCammon Goal 56'
Lovell Goal 89'


24 September 2006
Barbados  7 - 1  Anguilla
McCammon Goal 35' Goal 50' Goal 87'
Ifill Goal 40' Goal 58' Goal 84'
Niblett Goal 75'
Connor Goal 48'

Group C[edit]

Played in United States Virgin Islands at Lionel Roberts Park.

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Bermuda 9 3 3 0 0 12 1 +11
 Dominican Republic 6 3 2 0 1 10 4 +6
 U.S. Virgin Islands 3 3 1 0 2 4 12 -8
 British Virgin Islands 0 3 0 0 3 0 9 -9

27 September 2006
U.S. Virgin Islands  0 - 6  Bermuda
Steede Goal 1' Goal 36'
Coddington Goal 31' Goal 54'
Nusum Goal 38'
Jennings Goal 89'
Lionel Roberts Park
Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Attendance: 150
Referee: Royon Small (Barbados)


29 September 2006
Bermuda  3 - 1  Dominican Republic
Zuill Goal 25'
Cox Goal 48'
Steede Goal 53'
Faña Goal 85'


1 October 2006
U.S. Virgin Islands  1 - 6  Dominican Republic
Pierre Goal 5' Corporán Goal 14'
Faña Goal 25' Goal 55' Goal 82' Goal 87'
K. Rodríguez Goal 89'

1  British Virgin Islands withdrew; their opponents were awarded their matches on forfeit.

Group D[edit]

Played in Jamaica at Independence Park.

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Haiti 6 3 2 0 1 11 3 +8
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6 3 2 0 1 10 5 +5
 Jamaica 6 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5
 Saint Lucia 0 3 0 0 3 1 19 -18
27 September 2006
Haiti  4 – 0  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Mayard Goal 48'
Fritzson Goal 54'
Pierre Goal 79'
Gracien Goal 90+2'
National Stadium
Kingston, Jamaica
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Mark Forde (Barbados)

27 September 2006
Jamaica  4 – 0  Saint Lucia
Smith[disambiguation needed] Goal 3'
Lamey Goal 22' Goal 36'
Phillips Goal 30'
National Stadium
Kingston, Jamaica
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Atilio Tamayo (Cuba)

29 September 2006
Saint Lucia  1 – 7  Haiti
Valcin Goal 90+3' (pen.) Jamil Goal 4' Goal 13'
Fritzson Goal 17' Goal 82'
Chery Goal 42'
Noël Goal 63'
Mayard Goal 80'

29 September 2006
Jamaica  1 – 2  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Dean Goal 73' John Goal 49'
Velox Goal 70'

1 October 2006
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  8 – 0  Saint Lucia
Douglas Goal 11'
Samuel Goal 25' Goal 42' Goal 56' Goal 76' Goal 90+3'
John Goal 52'
Haynes Goal 84'
National Stadium
Kingston, Jamaica
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Atilio Tamayo (Cuba)

1 October 2006
Jamaica  2 – 0  Haiti
Smith[disambiguation needed] Goal 9'
Dawkins Goal 31'
National Stadium
Kingston, Jamaica
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Neal Brizan
(Trinidad & Tobago)

Group E[edit]

Played in Cuba.

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Cuba 9 3 3 0 0 19 0 +19
 Bahamas 6 3 2 0 1 6 9 -3
 Turks and Caicos Islands 3 3 1 0 2 4 9 -5
 Cayman Islands 0 3 0 0 3 1 12 -11
2 September 2006
Bahamas  3 - 1  Cayman Islands
Rivers Goal 6' (o.g.)
Moseley Goal 35'
Thompson Goal 80'
Whittaker Goal 76'
Estadio Pedro Marrero
La Habana, Cuba
Attendance: ?
Referee: Victor Stewart (Jamaica)

2 September 2006
Cuba  6 - 0  Turks and Caicos Islands
Alonso Goal 5'
Arencibia Goal 19'
Alcántara Goal 20' Goal 60' Goal 75'
Ocaña Goal 86'
Estadio Pedro Marrero
La Habana, Cuba
Attendance: ?
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

4 September 2006
Cayman Islands  0 - 2  Turks and Caicos Islands
Glinton Goal 14'
Fleuriot Goal 72'
Estadio Pedro Marrero
La Habana, Cuba
Attendance: 100
Referee: Howard Stennett (Jamaica)

4 September 2006
Cuba  6 - 0  Bahamas
Alcántara Goal 22' Goal 50' Goal 63'
Colomé Goal 30' (pen.)
Ocaña Goal 40'
Martínez Goal 42'
Estadio Pedro Marrero
La Habana, Cuba
Attendance: 100
Referee: Peter Prendergast (Jamaica)

6 September 2006
Turks and Caicos Islands  2 - 3  Bahamas
Glinton Goal 51' Goal 72' Nassies Goal 59'
Hall Goal 63'
Jean Goal 87'
Estadio Pedro Marrero
La Habana, Cuba
Attendance: 120
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

6 September 2006
Cuba  7 - 0  Cayman Islands
Alcántara Goal 6'
Ocaña Goal 10' Goal 34'
Ariel Martinez Goal 44' Goal 57'
Colomé Goal 80'
Muñoz Goal 83'
Estadio Pedro Marrero
La Habana, Cuba
Attendance: 120
Referee: Victor Stewart (Jamaica)

Group F[edit]

Played in Guadeloupe at Stade René Serge Nabajoth.

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Guadeloupe 9 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6
 Martinique 6 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1
 Saint-Martin 1 3 0 1 2 0 2 -2
 Dominica 1 3 0 1 2 0 5 -5
20 September 2006
Guadeloupe  1 - 0  Saint-Martin
Lambourde Goal 75'
Stade René Serge Nabajoth
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Attendance: 1500
Referee: Martin Charles (Dominica)

20 September 2006
Dominica  0 - 4  Martinique
Meslien Goal 23' (pen.)
Du Fornier Goal 43'
Sourava Goal 63'
Saint Louis Goal 85'
Stade René Serge Nabajoth
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Attendance: 1000
Referee: Francis Fanus (Saint Lucia)

22 September 2006
Martinique  1 - 0  Saint-Martin
Vaton Goal 18'
Stade René Serge Nabajoth
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Attendance: 1200
Referee: Gilles Arthur (Saint Lucia)

22 September 2006
Guadeloupe  1 - 0  Dominica
Mocka Goal 88'

24 September 2006
Dominica  0 - 0  Saint-Martin

24 September 2006
Guadeloupe  4 - 0  Martinique
Gotin Goal 27' Goal 60'
Vertot Goal 54'
Mocka Goal 80'
Stade René Serge Nabajoth
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Attendance: 2500
Referee: Charles Martin (Dominica)

Second Qualifying Round[edit]

The top two teams from each first-stage group qualified for the second stage of the competition. Those teams were split into three groups of four teams, called Groups G, H and I. The top two teams in each of these three groups qualified for the finals with  Trinidad and Tobago, making seven teams. The best third-place team from Groups G, H, and I qualified as the eighth team in the final competition. This was to have been determined by a single round-robin playoff between the three teams, to be called Group J; however, when Dominican Republic withdrew, the remaining two teams played a two-game series for the right to move on.

Summary[edit]

All three groups went largely to form. It was a wonderful round for host teams, with all three advancing and two winning their group. Host Barbados advanced easily out of Group G, only a tie with Bermuda marring their group performance. They were accompanied by St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Guyana proved perfect as hosts of Group H, and Guadeloupe also did well enough to advance. Finally, Cuba and host Martinique smashed the other two teams in Group I to move forward, with Cuba winning the group based on goal differential. The third-place teams (Bermuda, Dominican Republic, and Haiti) were to have been drawn together in Group J. However, Dominican Republic withdrew, leaving Bermuda and Haiti to contest a two-game set. After achieving a 2-0 win in the first match, Haiti were overwhelming favourites in the second match. With Haiti leading by two goals in stoppage time of the second half, a thrilling goal by Éliphène Cadet (to add to his goal in the first match) gave Haiti a 3-0 victory, a 5-0 aggreagte win, and with it the final spot in the final stage.

Group G[edit]

Played in Barbados at Barbados National Stadium.

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Barbados 7 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1
 Bermuda 4 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1
 Bahamas 0 3 0 0 3 3 9 -6
19 November 2006
Bermuda  0 - 3  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Marlon James Goal 58'
Shandel Samuel Goal 68' Goal 77'

19 November 2006
Barbados  2 - 1  Bahamas
Norman Forde Goal 38'
Kenroy Skinner Goal 44'
Nesly Jean Goal 76' (pen.)

21 November 2006
Bahamas  0 - 4  Bermuda
Khano Smith Goal 6' Goal 28'
John Barry Nusum Goal 11'
Kwame Steede Goal 87'

21 November 2006
Barbados  3 - 0  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Dyson James Goal 16'
Norman Forde Goal 34'
Paul Ifill Goal 60'


23 November 2006
Barbados  1 - 1  Bermuda
Paul Ifill Goal 4' John Barry Nusum Goal 42'

Group H[edit]

Played in Guyana at Bourda Cricket Ground.

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Guyana 9 3 3 0 0 13 2 +11
 Guadeloupe 6 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4
 Dominican Republic 3 3 1 0 2 2 7 -5
 Antigua and Barbuda 0 3 0 0 3 1 11 -10
24 November 2006
Dominican Republic  0 - 3  Guadeloupe
Angloma Goal 85'
Mocka Goal 88'
Phaan Goal 90'

24 November 2006
Guyana  6 - 0  Antigua and Barbuda
Richardson Goal 3' Goal 12'
Jerome Goal 35' Goal 54'
Codrington Goal 75'
McKinnon Goal 76'

26 November 2006
Dominican Republic  2 - 0  Antigua and Barbuda
Severino Goal 70' (pen.)
Batista Goal 81'

26 November 2006
Guyana  3 - 2  Guadeloupe
Codrington Goal 22' Goal 68'
Richardson Goal 25'
Mocka Goal 60' Goal 86'

28 November 2006
Antigua and Barbuda  1 - 3  Guadeloupe
Constant Goal 45' Gavarin Goal 1' Goal 72'
Lambourde Goal 31'

28 November 2006
Guyana  4 - 0  Dominican Republic
Richardson Goal 45'
Jerome Goal 50'
Codrington Goal 57' (pen.)
Hercules Goal 80'

Group I[edit]

Played in Martinique at Stade d'Honneur de Dillon.

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Cuba 7 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3
 Martinique 7 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2
 Haiti 1 3 0 1 2 2 4 -2
 Suriname 1 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3
8 November 2006
Haiti  1 - 2  Cuba
Jean Baptiste Fritzon Goal 87' Jenier Marquez Molina Goal 20'
Lester More Goal 77'
Stade d'Honneur de Dillon
Fort-de-France, Martinique
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Victor Stewart (Jamaica)

8 November 2006
Martinique  1 - 0  Suriname
Rodrigue Audel Goal 61'
Stade d'Honneur de Dillon
Fort-de-France, Martinique
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Royon Small (Barbados)

10 November 2006
Cuba  3 - 1  Suriname
Yordinas Oropesa Goal 4' Goal 27'
Jaime Valencia Goal 40' (pen.)
Sergio Aroepa Goal 90'
Stade d'Honneur de Dillon
Fort-de-France, Martinique
Attendance: 3,200
Referee: Howard Stennett (Jamaica)

10 November 2006
Martinique  1 - 0  Haiti
Xavier Bullet Goal 3'
Stade d'Honneur de Dillon
Fort-de-France, Martinique
Attendance: 3,200
Referee: Timothy H. Wood (St. Vin. & the Gren.)

12 November 2006
Haiti  1 - 1  Suriname
John Jacques Jamil Goal 78' (pen.) Vangellino Sastrodimedjo Goal 75'

12 November 2006
Martinique  0 - 0  Cuba

Playoff[edit]

With the withdrawal of  Dominican Republic,  Haiti and  Bermuda played each other twice.  Haiti, as the winner of the series, advanced to the finals. The matches were played at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Trinidad & Tobago.



Final tournament[edit]

First round[edit]

 Trinidad and Tobago qualified as host.  Barbados and  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines qualified from Group G.  Guyana and  Guadeloupe qualified from Group H.  Cuba and  Martinique qualified from Group I.  Haiti qualified from Group J.

The groups were named after two former Trinidad and Tobago players.[1]

Sedley Joseph Group[edit]

Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Trinidad and Tobago 7 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6
 Haiti 6 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1
 Martinique 3 3 1 0 2 4 8 -4
 Barbados 1 3 0 1 2 3 6 -3
12 January 2007
Haiti  1 - 0  Martinique
Brunel Fucien Goal 12'
Hasely Crawford Stadium
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Courtney Campbell (JAM)


17 January 2007
Barbados  2 - 3  Martinique
Neil Harvey Goal 27'
Louie Soares Goal 42'
Patrick Percin Goal 8'
Johan Clementia Goal 19'
Gael Germany Goal 32'
Hasely Crawford Stadium
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Javier Jauregua (N-ANT)
17 January 2007
Trinidad and Tobago  3 - 1  Haiti
Kerwin Jemmot Goal 14'
Gary Glasgow Goal 66' Goal 85'
Brunel Fucien Goal 54'
Hasely Crawford Stadium
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Courtney Campbell (JAM)

Bobby Sookram Group[edit]

Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, Trinidad and Tobago

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Guadeloupe 6 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1
 Cuba 4 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2
 Guyana 4 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2


18 January 2007
Cuba  0 - 0  Guyana
   

Semi finals[edit]

Third Place Playoff[edit]

23 January 2007
Cuba  2 - 1  Guadeloupe
Alain Cervantes Goal 24' Goal 48' Fabian Raddas Goal 52'

Final[edit]

Result[edit]

 Caribbean Nations Cup 2007 Winners 

Haiti
First title

Qualifiers for the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Name Goals
1. Guyana Nigel Codrington 11
2. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Shandel Samuel 10
3. Cuba Reinier Alcántara 7
4. Barbados Paul Ifill 6
Guadeloupe Dominique Mocka 6
Trinidad and Tobago Gary Glasgow 6
7. Guyana Gregory Richardson 5
Dominican Republic Jonathan Faña 5
Guyana Randolph Jerome 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Digicel Caribbean Cup Finals launched in Trinidad, news article from the official web site.

External links[edit]