2008 Caribbean Cup

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2008 Caribbean Cup
Digicel Caribbean Cup 2008
Tournament details
Host country Jamaica
Dates 22 July–9 November (qualifying)
3–17 December (finals)
Teams 21 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Jamaica (4th title)
Runners-up  Grenada
Third place  Guadeloupe
Fourth place  Cuba
Tournament statistics
Matches played 52
Goals scored 181 (3.48 per match)
Top scorer(s) Grenada Kitson Bain
Jamaica Luton Shelton
(5 goals each)
Best player Jamaica Eric Vernan
2007
2010

The 2008 Caribbean Cup (known as the Digicel Caribbean Cup for sponsorship reasons) is the 2008 edition of the Caribbean Championship, an international football championship for national teams affiliated with the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) of the CONCACAF region. The finals were held in Jamaica from 3–14 December 2008. The four semifinalists – Jamaica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, and Cuba – all qualified for the 2009 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup,[1] although Cuba later withdrew and was replaced by Haiti.[2]

Qualifying began in July 2008. The qualifying rounds were used to qualify a total of six teams to the final round of the tournament to join the hosts, Jamaica, and the reigning champions, Haiti, who were given direct entry to the final group stage. The name was changed this year from Digicel Caribbean Cup to Digicel Caribbean Championship.[3]

Qualification[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Played in Jamaica from 3–14 December.

 Haiti and  Jamaica automatically qualified for this round.

Group I[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cuba 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Guadeloupe 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4
 Haiti 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Antigua and Barbuda 3 0 2 1 3 6 -3 2

4 December 2008
Guadeloupe  1–2  Cuba
Hannany Goal 27' Report Fernandez Goal 8'
Linares Goal 74'

6 December 2008
Haiti  2–3  Guadeloupe
Boucicaut Goal 45' (pen.)
Ednerson Goal 68'
Report Antoine-Curier Goal 14'
Niçoise Goal 17'
Lambourde Goal 90'

8 December 2008
Cuba  0–1  Haiti
Report Boucicaut Goal 35'

Group J[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Jamaica 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
 Grenada 3 2 0 1 6 7 -1 6
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Barbados 3 0 0 3 4 8 -4 0

3 December 2008
Trinidad and Tobago  1–2  Grenada
Leo Goal 70' Report Bain Goal 36'
Charles Goal 90+'

3 December 2008
Jamaica  2–1  Barbados
Austin Goal 76'
Shelton Goal 82' (pen.)
Report Williams Goal 45+'

5 December 2008
Jamaica  4–0  Grenada
Vernan Goal 7'
Shelton Goal 18'
Williams Goal 53'
Phillips Goal 78'
Report

7 December 2008
Grenada  4–2  Barbados
Bain Goal 14'28'67'
Julien Goal 22'
Report Williams Goal 71'78'

Knockout phase[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]


11 December 2008
19:00 (UTC-5)
Jamaica  2–0  Guadeloupe
Thompson Goal 11'
Shelton Goal 57'
Report

Third Place Playoff[edit]

Final[edit]

14 December 2008
18:00 (UTC-5)
Jamaica  2–0  Grenada
Shelton Goal 17' (pen.)71' (pen.) Report


 2008 Caribbean Cup
Winner 

Jamaica
Fourth title

Goalscorers[edit]

Goals only from the final tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caribbean Qualification to 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup begins in Netherlands Antilles". CONCACAF. 2008-07-22. Archived from the original on 29 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  2. ^ "Gold Cup to be played in record 13 different U.S. cities July 3–26". CONCACAF. 2009-03-09. Archived from the original on 12 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  3. ^ Championship kicks off next weekend

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