2012 Caribbean Cup

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2012 Caribbean Cup
Tournament details
Host country Antigua and Barbuda
Dates 7–16 December[1]
Teams 8 (from 1 sub-confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Cuba (1st title)
Runners-up  Trinidad and Tobago
Third place  Haiti
Fourth place  Martinique
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 29 (1.81 per match)
Attendance 6,350 (397 per match)
Top scorer(s) Antigua and Barbuda Peter Byers
Cuba Ariel Martínez
Dominican Republic Kerbi Rodríguez
French Guiana Gary Pigrée
Haiti Jean-Philippe Peguero
Haiti Leonel Saint-Preux
Martinique Kévin Parsemain
Martinique Frédéric Piquionne
(2 goals)
2010
2014

The 2012 Caribbean Cup was the 17th 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 stage was hosted by Antigua and Barbuda.[2] The tournament determined the four Caribbean teams that qualified for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[3]

Originally the competition's final round was to be scheduled for June and July[4] however it was delayed. The title was won by Cuba for the first time.[5]

Qualification[edit]

The first and second rounds were scheduled for August and September, and October respectively. The draw for the qualifying round was made in March 2012.

The following teams qualified:

Preparations[edit]

This is the first international tournament organised by the CFU since the corruption scandal. Prior to hosting the tournament, Paul "Chet" Greene, a former General Secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association raised concerns that Antigua's FA may not be able to afford to host the tournament and suggested that it would require state aid. It was the incumbent ABFA General Secretary Derrick Gordon that went on to become the President of the Caribbean Football Union and ultimately select the host nation. Greene stated, "Antigua [are] not necessarily in a position to give as [much] they normally would, I think government becomes the only option at this stage and a call for larger than usual attendances to allow the association to pay the bills." Greene also said that in the event of a grant from the CFU (via CONCACAF), the association would "still have a chunk of expenses to bear."[6]

ABFA President Everton Gonsalves responded, "the value to football is not something that can be valued in dollars."[7] CFU President Gordon Derrick stated that "Football is an expensive venture in all aspects; development comes at a cost so monies have to be spent."[7] At the 2013 CFU Congress, Derrick Gordon stated that they could not come to an agreement with usual sponsors Digicel as they "couldn't agree on a deal in time for the Caribbean Cup, as Digicel's budget year had closed."[8]

Venues[edit]

Two venues have been chosen to host the tournament.[6]

St. Johns North Sound
Antigua Recreation Ground Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
Antigua Recreation Ground WI v A 2003 001.jpg Sir Vivian Richards Stadium aerial view Oct 2006.jpg
Capacity: 12,000 Capacity: 10,000
2012 Caribbean Cup (Antigua)

Squads[edit]

Draw[edit]

Teams were allocated to this stage based on a fixed draw. The draw was decided thus:[9]

The result of the draw was amended on 19 November, the Group 7 runner-up was transferred to Group B and the Group 7 winner was transferred to Group A.[10] As a result of the amendment Group A contains three qualifying group winners and the host, whilst Group B contains three qualifying group runners-up and the previous edition competition winner. Martinique, the team transferred to Group B containing no qualifying group-winners, is the only association in the competition with a CFU Executive Committee member (Maurice Victoire) besides hosts Antigua and Barbuda (Gordon Derrick).

Group stage[edit]

The complete schedule for finals was released on 20 November.[11]

Tiebreakers
  1. Greater number of points in matches between the tied teams.
  2. Greater goal difference in matches between the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points).
  3. Greater number of goals scored in matches among the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points).
  4. Greater goal difference in all group matches.
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches.
  6. Drawing of lots.

All times local (UTC−4)

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Haiti 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
 Dominican Republic 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
 Antigua and Barbuda 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
Haiti  0–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Report
Antigua and Barbuda  1–2  Dominican Republic
Byers Goal 17' Report García Goal 74'
Faña Goal 90'

Dominican Republic  1–2  Haiti
Rodríguez Goal 12' Report Saint-Preux Goal 10'
Peguero Goal 39'
Antigua and Barbuda  2–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Griffith Goal 51'
Byers Goal 73'
Report

Trinidad and Tobago  2–1  Dominican Republic
Carter Goal 14'
Molino Goal 70'
Report Rodríguez Goal 52'
Antigua and Barbuda  0–1  Haiti
Report Peguero Goal 19'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Martinique 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
 Cuba 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
 French Guiana 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
 Jamaica 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Martinique  1–0  Cuba
Piquionne Goal 29' Report
Jamaica  1–2  French Guiana
Stewart Goal 22' Report Pigrée Goal 19'
Evens Goal 48'

Cuba  2–1  French Guiana
Martínez Goal 74'76' Report Pigrée Goal 16'
Jamaica  0–0  Martinique
Report

French Guiana  1–3  Martinique
Darcheville Goal 80' Report Piquionne Goal 10'
Parsemain Goal 33'
Angély Goal 77'
Jamaica  0–1  Cuba
Report Urgellés Goal 57'

Knockout phase[edit]

All teams that reach this phase qualified for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

In case of tie, extra time is played, and if still tied, the match is decided by a penalty shoot-out.

Semi-finals Final
  Haiti  0  
  Cuba  1  
 
      Cuba  1
    Trinidad and Tobago  0
Third place
  Martinique  1 (4)   Haiti  1
  Trinidad and Tobago  1 (5)     Martinique  0

Semi-finals[edit]

Martinique  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Trinidad and Tobago
Parsemain Goal 75' Report Roy Goal 90'
Penalties
Berdix Penalty scored
Crétinoir Penalty scored
Gustan Penalty scored
Parsemain Penalty scored
Piquionne Penalty missed
4–5 Penalty scored Theobald
Penalty scored Molino
Penalty scored Mitchell
Penalty scored Gonzales
Penalty scored Guerra

Haiti  0–1  Cuba
Report Colomé Goal 8'

Third place play-off[edit]

Haiti  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Martinique
Saint-Preux Goal 94' Report

Final[edit]

Cuba  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Trinidad and Tobago
Hernández Goal 113' Report


 2012 Caribbean Cup
Winner 

Cuba
First title
Notes
  1. ^ a b CFU released a statement on 14 December stating that the venue and kick-off time for the third place playoff and final had changed. They were originally scheduled to be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

Prize money[edit]

The winner received US $120k, the runner-up received US $85k, the third-place team received US $70k and the fourth-placed team received US $50K.[12]

Goalscorers[edit]

2 goals

1 goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baptiste, Neto. "FA awaits Benna Brits' availability". Antigua Observer. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Prescott, Ian (16 November 2011). "Coach: T&T unlucky". Trinidad Express. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Warner re-elected as CFU president". CONCACAF. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Caribbean Cup finals to be played June-July 2012". CONCACAF.com. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Cuba 1 Trinidad & Tobago 0". Soccerway. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Baptiste, Neto (16 November 2012). "'Chet' cautions FA over Caribbean Cup hosting". Antigua Observer. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Baptiste, Neto (21 November 2012). "Gonsalves Justifies Caribbean Cup Decision". Antigua Observer. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "CFU on repairing". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "2013 Gold Cup Qualifying Schedules, Results, Standings". GoldCup.org. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Haiti, French Guyana head to Carib finals". CONCACAF.com. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "Caribbean Cup finals set for December 7 start". CONCACAF.com. 20 November 2012. 
  12. ^ Baptiste, Neto (20 November 2012). "Benna Boys get tough Caribbean Cup Finals group". Antigua Observer. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 

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