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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]

2008 Caribbean Cup
Digicel Caribbean Cup 2008
Tournament details
Host countryJamaica
Dates22 July–9 November (qualifying)
3–17 December (finals)
Teams21 (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 played52
Goals scored181 (3.48 per match)
Top scorer(s)Grenada Kitson Bain
Jamaica Luton Shelton
(5 goals each)
Best player(s)Jamaica Eric Vernan
2007
2010

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]

Contents

QualificationEdit

Group stageEdit

Played in Jamaica from 3–14 December.

  Haiti and   Jamaica automatically qualified for this round.

Group IEdit

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
Haiti  1–1  Antigua and Barbuda
Norde   53' [permanent dead link] Report Byers   72'
Guadeloupe  1–2  Cuba
Hannany   27' Report Fernandez   8'
Linares   74'

Cuba  3–0  Antigua and Barbuda
Marquez   7'
Linares   20'
Colomé   35' (pen)
Report
Haiti  2–3  Guadeloupe
Boucicaut   45' (pen.)
Ednerson   68'
Report Antoine-Curier   14'
Niçoise   17'
Lambourde   90'

Cuba  0–1  Haiti
Report Boucicaut   35'
Antigua and Barbuda  2–2  Guadeloupe
Byers   35'82' Report Antoine-Curier   1'
Gendrey   63'

Group JEdit

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
Trinidad and Tobago  1–2  Grenada
Leo   70' Report Bain   36'
Charles   90+'
Jamaica  2–1  Barbados
Austin   76'
Shelton   82' (pen.)
Report Williams   45+'

Jamaica  4–0  Grenada
Vernan   7'
Shelton   18'
Williams   53'
Phillips   78'
Report

Grenada  4–2  Barbados
Bain   14'28'67'
Julien   22'
Report Williams   71'78'
Jamaica  1–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Vernan   46' Report McFarlane   81'

Knockout phaseEdit

Semi-finalsEdit


Jamaica  2–0  Guadeloupe
Thompson   11'
Shelton   57'
Report

Third Place PlayoffEdit

FinalEdit

Jamaica  2–0  Grenada
Shelton   17' (pen.)71' (pen.) Report


 2008 Caribbean Cup
Winner 
 
Jamaica
Fourth title

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.
  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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