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The 1989 Caribbean Cup (known as the Shell Caribbean Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the first edition of the Caribbean Cup, the football championship of the Caribbean, one of the CONCACAF zones. The final stage was hosted by Barbados.
|Shell Caribbean Cup 1989|
|Teams||17 (16 after Guyana was disqualified) (from 1 confederation)|
|Champions||Trinidad and Tobago (1st title)|
The tournament was sponsored by Shell Company Ltd. after the tournament was first thought of by employees of Shell Antilles and Gulanas Ltd. Barbados received a bye to the final round as they were hosts of the competition and Shell (based in Barbados) felt that it was better suited to host the tournament as Barbados have an international airport.
- Each group winner would qualify along with the two best runners-up.
- Barbados qualified for the final tournament as hosts.
- Guyana were disqualified due to failure to pay FIFA fines.
|Trinidad and Tobago||4||3||0||1||16||4||+12||6|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||4||2||0||2||6||5||+1||4|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||4||3||1||0||14||2||+12||7|
|British Virgin Islands||4||1||0||3||5||9||−4||2|
|Antigua and Barbuda||4||3||0||1||?||?||—||6|
Notes: Guadeloupe won the group on goal-difference, while Antigua was eliminated as the worst runner-up. Both teams had three wins and one defeat.
|Trinidad and Tobago||2||1||0||1||3||2||+1||2|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||2||0||1||1||1||3||−2||1|
| 1989 Caribbean Cup|
Trinidad and Tobago
The following prize money was awarded to national association:
- Winner: $10k
- Runner-up: $5k
- Third-place: $4k
- Fourth-place: $3k
- Helps, H.G. (23 August 1988). "Looking at Shell Caribbean Cup". Gleaner. p. 43.