2008 Caribbean Cup
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, although Cuba later withdrew and was replaced by Haiti.
|Digicel Caribbean Cup 2008|
|Dates||22 July–9 November (qualifying)|
3–17 December (finals)
|Teams||21 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||3 (in 3 host cities)|
|Champions||Jamaica (4th title)|
|Goals scored||181 (3.48 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Kitson Bain|
(5 goals each)
|Best player(s)||Eric Vernan|
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.
Played in Jamaica from 3–14 December.
|Antigua and Barbuda||3||0||2||1||3||6||-3||2|
|Haiti||1–1||Antigua and Barbuda|
|Norde 53'||[permanent dead link] Report||Byers 72'|
|Hannany 27'||Report||Fernandez 8'
|Cuba||3–0||Antigua and Barbuda|
Colomé 35' (pen)
|Boucicaut 45' (pen.)
|Antigua and Barbuda||2–2||Guadeloupe|
|Byers 35', 82'||Report||Antoine-Curier 1'
|Trinidad and Tobago||3||1||1||1||4||4||0||4|
|Trinidad and Tobago||1–2||Grenada|
|Leo 70'||Report||Bain 36'
Shelton 82' (pen.)
|Barbados||1–2||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Goodridge 13'||Report||McFarlane 42' (pen.), 73' (pen.)|
|Bain 14', 28', 67'
|Report||Williams 71', 78'|
|Yoel Colomé 14'
|Report||Charles 12' (pen.)
Third Place PlayoffEdit
|Shelton 17' (pen.), 71' (pen.)||Report|
| 2008 Caribbean Cup|
Goals only from the final tournament
- "Caribbean Qualification to 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup begins in Netherlands Antilles". CONCACAF. 22 July 2008. Archived from the original on 29 July 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2008.
- "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.
- Championship kicks off next weekend