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2007 Caribbean Cup
Digicel Caribbean Cup 2007
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 2007 Caribbean Cup (known as the Digicel Caribbean Cup for sponsorship reasons) 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. Haiti beat eight-time champion and host Trinidad and Tobago in the final, although Trinidad and Tobago was missing overseas players that had helped them 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 in the region 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 Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Guyana 3 3 0 0 11 0 +11 9
 Suriname 3 2 0 1 2 5 −3 6
 Grenada 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
 Netherlands Antilles 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
Suriname  0–5  Guyana
Richardson Goal 4'
Codrington Goal 15'73'
Jerome Goal 42'
Abrams Goal 90'
Referee: Rudolph Angela (Aruba)
Netherlands Antilles  1–1  Grenada
Maria Goal 1' Rennie Goal 52'

Suriname  1–0  Grenada
Kinsaine Goal 35'
Netherlands Antilles  0–5  Guyana
Codrington Goal 35'58'
Bishop Goal 64'
Abrams Goal 84'
Jerome Goal 89'

Grenada  0–1  Guyana
Bishop Goal 46'
Referee: Rudolph Angela (Aruba)
Netherlands Antilles  0–1  Suriname
Grootfaam Goal 4'

Group B[edit]

Played in Antigua and Barbuda at Antigua Recreation Ground.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Barbados 3 2 1 0 11 3 +8 7
 Antigua and Barbuda 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1 6
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 3 1 1 1 7 3 +4 4
 Anguilla 3 0 0 3 5 18 −13 0
Barbados  1–1  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Ifill Goal 42' Harris Goal 60'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)
Antigua and Barbuda  5–3  Anguilla
Byers Goal 8' (pen.)16'71' (pen.)
T. Thomas Goal 29'
J. Thomas Goal 90+2'
St. Hillaire Goal 13'
Assent Goal 51'
O'Connor Goal 90+1'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)

Anguilla  1–6  Saint Kitts and Nevis
O'Connor Goal 20' Isaac Goal 14'68'79'
Lake Goal 30'47'
Francis Goal 81'
Attendance: 500
Referee: George Phillips (Grenada)
Antigua and Barbuda  1–3  Barbados
Byers Goal 16' Williams Goal 47'
McCammon Goal 56'
Lovell Goal 89'
Attendance: 2500
Referee: Hillaren Frederick (US Virgin Islands)

Antigua and Barbuda  1–0  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Gregory Goal 76'
Attendance: 2800
Referee: Enrico Wijngaard (Suriname)
Barbados  7–1  Anguilla
McCammon Goal 35'50'87'
Ifill Goal 40'58'84'
Niblett Goal 75'
Connor Goal 48'
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

Group C[edit]

Played in United States Virgin Islands at Lionel Roberts Park.

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Bermuda 3 3 0 0 12 1 +11 9
 Dominican Republic 3 2 0 1 10 4 +6 6
 U.S. Virgin Islands 3 1 0 2 4 12 −8 3
 British Virgin Islands 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 0
Dominican Republic  3–01 forfeit  British Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands  0–6  Bermuda
Steede Goal 1'36'
Coddington Goal 31'54'
Nusum Goal 38'
Jennings Goal 89'
Attendance: 150
Referee: Royon Small (Barbados)

U.S. Virgin Islands  3–01 forfeit  British Virgin Islands
Bermuda  3–1  Dominican Republic
Zuill Goal 25'
Cox Goal 48'
Steede Goal 53'
Faña Goal 85'

Bermuda  3–01 forfeit  British Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands  1–6  Dominican Republic
Pierre Goal 5' Corporán Goal 14'
Faña Goal 25'55'82'87'
K. Rodríguez Goal 89'
Attendance: 250
Referee: Lee Travis (Trinidad & Tobago)

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

Group D[edit]

Played in Jamaica at Independence Park.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Haiti 3 2 0 1 11 3 +8 6
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 2 0 1 10 5 +5 6
 Jamaica 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 6
 Saint Lucia 3 0 0 3 1 19 −18 0
Haiti  4–0  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Mayard Goal 48'
Fritzson Goal 54'
Pierre Goal 79'
Gracien Goal 90+2'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Mark Forde (Barbados)
Jamaica  4–0  Saint Lucia
Smith Goal 3'
Lamey Goal 22'36'
Phillips Goal 30'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Atilio Tamayo (Cuba)

Saint Lucia  1–7  Haiti
Valcin Goal 90+3' (pen.) Jamil Goal 4'13'
Fritzson Goal 17'82'
Chery Goal 42'
Noël Goal 63'
Mayard Goal 80'
Jamaica  1–2  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Dean Goal 73' John Goal 49'
Velox Goal 70'

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  8–0  Saint Lucia
Douglas Goal 11'
Samuel Goal 25'42'56'76'90+3'
John Goal 52'
Haynes Goal 84'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Atilio Tamayo (Cuba)
Jamaica  2–0  Haiti
Smith Goal 9'
Dawkins Goal 31'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Neal Brizan (Trinidad & Tobago)

Group E[edit]

Played in Cuba.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cuba 3 3 0 0 19 0 +19 9
 Bahamas 3 2 0 1 6 9 −3 6
 Turks and Caicos Islands 3 1 0 2 4 9 −5 3
 Cayman Islands 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
Bahamas  3–1  Cayman Islands
Rivers Goal 6' (o.g.)
Moseley Goal 35'
Thompson Goal 80'
Whittaker Goal 76'
Referee: Victor Stewart (Jamaica)
Cuba  6–0  Turks and Caicos Islands
Alonso Goal 5'
Arencibia Goal 19'
Alcántara Goal 20'60'75'
Ocaña Goal 86'
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

Cayman Islands  0–2  Turks and Caicos Islands
Glinton Goal 14'
Fleuriot Goal 72'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Howard Stennett (Jamaica)
Cuba  6–0  Bahamas
Alcántara Goal 22'50'63'
Colomé Goal 30' (pen.)
Ocaña Goal 40'
Martínez Goal 42'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Peter Prendergast (Jamaica)

Turks and Caicos Islands  2–3  Bahamas
Glinton Goal 51'72' Nassies Goal 59'
Hall Goal 63'
Jean Goal 87'
Attendance: 120
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)
Cuba  7–0  Cayman Islands
Alcántara Goal 6'
Ocaña Goal 10'34'
Martinez Goal 44'57'
Colomé Goal 80'
Muñoz Goal 83'
Attendance: 120
Referee: Victor Stewart (Jamaica)

Group F[edit]

Played in Guadeloupe at Stade René Serge Nabajoth.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Guadeloupe 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 9
 Martinique 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
Flag of France.svg Saint-Martin 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2 1
 Dominica 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1
Guadeloupe  1–0 Flag of France.svg Saint-Martin
Lambourde Goal 75'
Attendance: 1500
Referee: Martin Charles (Dominica)
Dominica  0–4  Martinique
Meslien Goal 23' (pen.)
Du Fornier Goal 43'
Sourava Goal 63'
Saint Louis Goal 85'
Attendance: 1000
Referee: Francis Fanus (Saint Lucia)

Martinique  1–0 Flag of France.svg Saint-Martin
Vaton Goal 18'
Attendance: 1200
Referee: Gilles Arthur (Saint Lucia)
Guadeloupe  1–0  Dominica
Mocka Goal 88'
Attendance: 1100
Referee: Brian Willet (Antigua and Barbuda)

Dominica  0–0 Flag of France.svg Saint-Martin
Attendance: 500
Referee: Brian Willet (Antigua and Barbuda)
Guadeloupe  4–0  Martinique
Gotin Goal 27'60'
Vertot Goal 54'
Mocka Goal 80'
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 Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Barbados 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6
 Bermuda 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
 Bahamas 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0
Bermuda  0–3  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
M. James Goal 58'
Samuel Goal 68'77'
Barbados  2–1  Bahamas
Forde Goal 38'
Skinner Goal 44'
Jean Goal 76' (pen.)

Bahamas  0–4  Bermuda
Smith Goal 6'28'
Nusum Goal 11'
Steede Goal 87'
Barbados  3–0  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
D. James Goal 16'
Forde Goal 34'
Ifill Goal 60'

Bahamas  2–3  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Christie Goal 55'
Moseley Goal 65'
Samuel Goal 56'61'
Charles Goal 80'
Barbados  1–1  Bermuda
Ifill Goal 4' Nusum Goal 42'

Group H[edit]

Played in Guyana at Bourda Cricket Ground.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Guyana 3 3 0 0 13 2 11 9
 Guadeloupe 3 2 0 1 8 4 4 6
 Dominican Republic 3 1 0 2 2 7 -5 3
 Antigua and Barbuda 3 0 0 3 1 11 -10 0
Dominican Republic  0–3  Guadeloupe
Angloma Goal 85'
Mocka Goal 88'
Phaan Goal 90'
Attendance: 5,000
Guyana  6–0  Antigua and Barbuda
Richardson Goal 3'12'
Jerome Goal 35'54'
Codrington Goal 75'
McKinnon Goal 76'
Attendance: 5,000

Dominican Republic  2–0  Antigua and Barbuda
Severino Goal 70' (pen.)
Batista Goal 81'
Attendance: 5,000
Guyana  3–2  Guadeloupe
Codrington Goal 22'68'
Richardson Goal 25'
Mocka Goal 60'86'
Attendance: 5,000

Antigua and Barbuda  1–3  Guadeloupe
Gregory Goal 45' Gavarin Goal 1'72'
Lambourde Goal 31'
Attendance: 4,000
Guyana  4–0  Dominican Republic
Richardson Goal 45'
Jerome Goal 50'
Codrington Goal 57' (pen.)
Hercules Goal 80'
Attendance: 4,000

Group I[edit]

Played in Martinique at Stade d'Honneur de Dillon.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cuba 3 2 1 0 5 2 3 7
 Martinique 3 2 1 0 2 0 2 7
 Haiti 3 0 1 2 2 4 -2 1
 Suriname 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3 1
Haiti  1–2  Cuba
Fritzon Goal 87' Márquez Goal 20'
More Goal 77'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Victor Stewart (Jamaica)
Martinique  1–0  Suriname
Audel Goal 61'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Royon Small (Barbados)

Cuba  3–1  Suriname
Álvarez Goal 4'27'
Colomé Goal 40' (pen.)
Aroepa Goal 90'
Attendance: 3,200
Referee: Howard Stennett (Jamaica)
Martinique  1–0  Haiti
Bullet Goal 3'
Attendance: 3,200
Referee: Timothy H. Wood (St. Vin. & the Gren.)

Haiti  1–1  Suriname
Jamil Goal 78' (pen.) Sastromedjo Goal 75'
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.

Haiti  2–0  Bermuda
Cadet Goal 9'
Lormera Goal 72'
Bermuda  0–3  Haiti
Cadet Goal 25'90+2'
Boucicaut Goal 63'

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 the Playoff.

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 Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 7
 Haiti 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 Martinique 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 3
 Barbados 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
Trinidad and Tobago  1–1  Barbados
Glasgow Goal 31' Harvey Goal 66'
Haiti  1–0  Martinique
Fucien Goal 12'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

Haiti  2–0  Barbados
Boucicaut Goal 54'
Lomera Goal 90+1'
Trinidad and Tobago  5–1  Martinique
Roberts Goal 3'
Baptiste Goal 36'75' (pen.)
Glasgow Goal 47'83'
Bullet Goal 16'

Barbados  2–3  Martinique
Harvey Goal 27'
Soares Goal 42'
Percin Goal 8'
Clementia Goal 19'
Germany Goal 32'
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Javier Jauregua (Netherlands Antilles)
Trinidad and Tobago  3–1  Haiti
Jemmott Goal 14'
Glasgow Goal 66'85'
Fucien Goal 54'
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

Bobby Sookram Group[edit]

Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, Trinidad and Tobago

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Guadeloupe 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6
 Cuba 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
 Guyana 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
Cuba  1–2  Guadeloupe
Alonso Goal 68' Bizasène Goal 29'
Angloma Goal 85'
Guyana  0–2  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samuel Goal 4'
Glynn Goal 86'

Guadeloupe  3–4  Guyana
Loizeau Goal 45+2'
Lambourde Goal 54'
Raddas Goal 87' (pen.)
Codrington Goal 23' (pen.)59' (pen.)81'
Lowe Goal 65'
Cuba  3–0  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
More Goal 26'58'
Duarte Goal 89'

Cuba  0–0  Guyana
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  0–1  Guadeloupe
Mocka Goal 14'

Semi finals[edit]

Guadeloupe  1–3  Haiti
Lambourde Goal 83' Cadet Goal 56'
Fucien Goal 66'
Fritzon Goal 76'
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)
Trinidad and Tobago  3–1  Cuba
Molina Goal 41' (o.g.)
Glasgow Goal 57'
Theobald Goal 73'
Duarte Goal 76'

Third Place Playoff[edit]

Cuba  2–1  Guadeloupe
Cervantes Goal 24'48' Raddas Goal 52'

Final[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago  1–2  Haiti
Daniel Goal 66' Boucicaut Goal 23'
Fucien Goal 52'
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)

Result[edit]

 2007 Caribbean Cup Winner 

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]