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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).

2007 Caribbean Cup
Digicel Caribbean Cup 2007
Tournament details
Host countryTrinidad and Tobago
Dates2 September 2006 – 9 January 2007 (qualifiers)
12 January 2007 – 23 January 2007 (finals)
Teams25 (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 played72
Goals scored251 (3.49 per match)
Top scorer(s)Guyana Nigel Codrington (11 goals)
2005
2008

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.

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Prize moneyEdit

  •   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 RoundEdit

  Trinidad and Tobago receive bye to final round.   Aruba,   French Guiana,   Montserrat,   Puerto Rico and   Sint Maarten did not enter.

SummaryEdit

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 AEdit

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   4'
Codrington   15'73'
Jerome   42'
Abrams   90'
Referee: Rudolph Angela (Aruba)
Netherlands Antilles  1–1  Grenada
Maria   1' Rennie   52'

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

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

Group BEdit

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   42' Harris   60'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)
Antigua and Barbuda  5–3  Anguilla
Byers   8' (pen.)16'71' (pen.)
T. Thomas   29'
J. Thomas   90+2'
St. Hillaire   13'
Assent   51'
O'Connor   90+1'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)

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

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

Group CEdit

Played in United States Virgin Islands at Lionel Roberts Park.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  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
U.S. Virgin Islands  0–6  Bermuda
Steede   1'36'
Coddington   31'54'
Nusum   38'
Jennings   89'
Attendance: 150
Referee: Royon Small (Barbados)

Bermuda  3–1  Dominican Republic
Zuill   25'
Cox   48'
Steede   53'
Faña   85'

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

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

Group DEdit

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   48'
Fritzson   54'
Pierre   79'
Gracien   90+2'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Mark Forde (Barbados)
Jamaica  4–0  Saint Lucia
Smith   3'
Lamey   22'36'
Phillips   30'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Atilio Tamayo (Cuba)

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

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

Group EEdit

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   6' (o.g.)
Moseley   35'
Thompson   80'
Whittaker   76'
Referee: Victor Stewart (Jamaica)
Cuba  6–0  Turks and Caicos Islands
Alonso   5'
Arencibia   19'
Alcántara   20'60'75'
Ocaña   86'
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

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

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

Group FEdit

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
  Saint-Martin 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2 1
  Dominica 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1
Guadeloupe  1–0  Saint-Martin
Lambourde   75'
Attendance: 1500
Referee: Martin Charles (Dominica)
Dominica  0–4  Martinique
Meslien   23' (pen.)
Du Fornier   43'
Sourava   63'
Saint Louis   85'
Attendance: 1000
Referee: Francis Fanus (Saint Lucia)

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

Dominica  0–0  Saint-Martin
Attendance: 500
Referee: Brian Willet (Antigua and Barbuda)
Guadeloupe  4–0  Martinique
Gotin   27'60'
Vertot   54'
Mocka   80'
Attendance: 2500
Referee: Charles Martin (Dominica)

Second Qualifying RoundEdit

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.

SummaryEdit

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 aggregate win, and with it the final spot in the final stage.

Group GEdit

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
Barbados  2–1  Bahamas
Forde   38'
Skinner   44'
Jean   76' (pen.)

Bahamas  0–4  Bermuda
Smith   6'28'
Nusum   11'
Steede   87'

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

Group HEdit

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   85'
Mocka   88'
Phaan   90'
Guyana  6–0  Antigua and Barbuda
Richardson   3'12'
Jerome   35'54'
Codrington   75'
McKinnon   76'

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

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

Group IEdit

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   87' Márquez   20'
More   77'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Victor Stewart (Jamaica)
Martinique  1–0  Suriname
Audel   61'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Royon Small (Barbados)

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

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

PlayoffEdit

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

Final tournamentEdit

First roundEdit

  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 GroupEdit

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   31' Harvey   66'
Haiti  1–0  Martinique
Fucien   12'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

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

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

Bobby Sookram GroupEdit

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   68' Bizasène   29'
Angloma   85'

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

Cuba  0–0  Guyana

Semi finalsEdit

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

Third Place PlayoffEdit

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

FinalEdit

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

ResultEdit

 2007 Caribbean Cup Winner 
 
Haiti
First title

Qualifiers for the 2007 CONCACAF Gold CupEdit

Top scorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Digicel Caribbean Cup Finals launched in Trinidad Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine, news article from the official web site.

External linksEdit