2014 Caribbean Cup

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This article is about the men's international football tournament. For the women's competition, see 2014 CFU Women's Caribbean Cup.
2014 Caribbean Cup
The official logo of the 2014 Caribbean Cup
Tournament details
Host country Jamaica
Dates 9–18 November[1]
Teams (from 1 sub-confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
2012
2016

The 2014 Caribbean Cup will be the 18th edition of the Caribbean Cup, an international football competition for national teams of member nations affiliated with the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) of the CONCACAF region.

The final competition stage (8 teams) is scheduled for 9–18 November.[2] On 18 March 2014, it was announced that Jamaica will host the final stage.[3]

For the first time, the competition and its qualifying stages have been scheduled to take place during officially sanctioned FIFA international match periods. The change was made to assist the national Football Associations selecting high profile Caribbean players whose clubs would be otherwise reluctant to lose the players service while on international duty. Previous editions of the competition have taken place on non-FIFA calendar dates. Horace Burrell, the Jamaican Football Federation President stated that the change would "ensure the tournament has star power".[3]

The top four teams qualify for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup automatically while the fifth place team will play a playoff match against the fifth place team from the 2014 Copa Centroamericana tournament.[3] This is the first time that the two overall fifth-placed teams compete to qualify for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, previously five teams from Central America and four from the Caribbean have qualified for the Confederation's competition.

The winner of the tournament will qualify for the Copa América Centenario, a 16-team tournament of CONMEBOL and CONCACAF national teams to be held in the United States in 2016.[4]

Qualification[edit]

A preliminary qualification round is scheduled for May 2014. The first round of qualification (24 teams) is scheduled for 1–9 September and the second round of qualification (16 teams) is scheduled for 6–14 October.[2]

In April 2014, the Caribbean Football Union announced the group stage draw.[1] A total of 26 teams entered the competition. Cuba (defending champion) and Jamaica (host) received byes to the final round. Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Saint-Martin, and Sint Maarten did not enter.

Qualified teams[edit]

The following eight teams qualified for the final stage of the tournament.

Team Qualification Caribbean Cup
final stage
appearances
Previous best performance FIFA Ranking
at start of event
 Jamaica Hosts 16th Champion (1991, 1998, 2005, 2008, 2010)
 Cuba Title holders 12th Champion (2012)
Group 7 winners
Group 7 runners-up
Group 8 winners
Group 8 runners-up
Group 9 winners
Group 9 runners-up

Bold indicates that the corresponding team was hosting or co-hosting the event.

Venue[edit]

In March 2013, it was announced that the final stage of the tournament would be held in Montego Bay.[3]

Montego Bay is located in Jamaica
Montego Bay
Montego Bay
Montego Bay (Jamaica)

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Cuba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Winner Group 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Runner-up Group 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Runner-up Group 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Jamaica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Winner Group 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Winner Group 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Runner-up Group 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Knockout stage[edit]

Fifth place match[edit]


Third Place Group A v Third Place Group B

The winner of the fifth place match advance to represent the Caribbean Football Union at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification play-off, where they play against Honduras, the 2014 Copa Centroamericana fifth-placed team. The winner of the play-off qualify for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Semifinals[edit]

All four semifinalists qualify for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

16 November 2014 (2014-11-16)
Winner Group A v Runner-up Group B

16 November 2014 (2014-11-16)
Winner Group B v Runner-up Group A

Third place match[edit]

18 November 2014 (2014-11-18)
v

Final[edit]

18 November 2014 (2014-11-18)
v

The champion qualifies for the Copa América Centenario.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Men's CFU Caribbean Cup 2014 Group Draw". Caribbean Football Union. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Caribbean Football Union Calendar of Events 2014". CFUfootball.org. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d Williams, Sean (18 March 2014). "Jamaica to host 2014 Caribbean Cup". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "It's official: Copa América will be held on US soil in special centennial tournament in 2016". mlssoccer.com. Major League Soccer. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 

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