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The 2012 Caribbean Cup was the 17th edition of the Caribbean Cup, an international football competition for national teams of member nations affiliated with the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) of the CONCACAF region. The final stage was hosted by Antigua and Barbuda.[2] The tournament determined the four Caribbean teams that qualified for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[3]

2012 Caribbean Cup
Tournament details
Host countryAntigua and Barbuda
Dates7–16 December[1]
Teams8 (from 1 sub-confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Cuba (1st title)
Runners-up Trinidad and Tobago
Third place Haiti
Fourth place Martinique
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored29 (1.81 per match)
Attendance6,350 (397 per match)
Top scorer(s)Antigua and Barbuda Peter Byers
Cuba Ariel Martínez
Dominican Republic Kerbi Rodríguez
French Guiana Gary Pigrée
Haiti Jean-Philippe Peguero
Haiti Leonel Saint-Preux
Martinique Kévin Parsemain
Martinique Frédéric Piquionne
(2 goals)
2010
2014

Originally the competition's final round was to be scheduled for June and July[4] however it was delayed. The title was won by Cuba for the first time.[5]

Contents

QualificationEdit

The first and second rounds were scheduled for August and September, and October respectively. The draw for the qualifying round was made in March 2012.

The following teams qualified:

PreparationsEdit

This is the first international tournament organised by the CFU since the corruption scandal. Prior to hosting the tournament, Paul "Chet" Greene, a former General Secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association raised concerns that Antigua's FA may not be able to afford to host the tournament and suggested that it would require state aid. It was the incumbent ABFA General Secretary Derrick Gordon that went on to become the President of the Caribbean Football Union and ultimately select the host nation. Greene stated, "Antigua [are] not necessarily in a position to give as [much] they normally would, I think government becomes the only option at this stage and a call for larger than usual attendances to allow the association to pay the bills." Greene also said that in the event of a grant from the CFU (via CONCACAF), the association would "still have a chunk of expenses to bear."[6]

ABFA President Everton Gonsalves responded, "the value to football is not something that can be valued in dollars."[7] CFU President Gordon Derrick stated that "Football is an expensive venture in all aspects; development comes at a cost so monies have to be spent."[7] At the 2013 CFU Congress, Derrick Gordon stated that they could not come to an agreement with usual sponsors Digicel as they "couldn't agree on a deal in time for the Caribbean Cup, as Digicel's budget year had closed."[8]

VenuesEdit

Two venues have been chosen to host the tournament.[6]

St. Johns North Sound
Antigua Recreation Ground Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
   
Capacity: 12,000 Capacity: 10,000
2012 Caribbean Cup (Antigua)

SquadsEdit

DrawEdit

Teams were allocated to this stage based on a fixed draw. The draw was decided thus:[9]

The result of the draw was amended on 19 November, the Group 7 runner-up was transferred to Group B and the Group 7 winner was transferred to Group A.[10] As a result of the amendment Group A contains three qualifying group winners and the host, whilst Group B contains three qualifying group runners-up and the previous edition competition winner. Martinique, the team transferred to Group B containing no qualifying group-winners, is the only association in the competition with a CFU Executive Committee member (Maurice Victoire) besides hosts Antigua and Barbuda (Gordon Derrick).

Group stageEdit

The complete schedule for finals was released on 20 November.[11]

Tiebreakers
  1. Greater number of points in matches between the tied teams.
  2. Greater goal difference in matches between the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points).
  3. Greater number of goals scored in matches among the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points).
  4. Greater goal difference in all group matches.
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches.
  6. Drawing of lots.

All times local (UTC−4)

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Haiti 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7
  Trinidad and Tobago 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7
  Dominican Republic 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
  Antigua and Barbuda 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3 1
Haiti  1–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Saint-Preux   7' Report Carter   19'
Antigua and Barbuda  2–2  Dominican Republic
Byers   17'44' Report García   74'
Faña   90'

Dominican Republic  0–1  Haiti
Report Peguero   39'
Antigua and Barbuda  1–2  Trinidad and Tobago
Byers   63' Report Molino   72'89'

Trinidad and Tobago  2–1  Dominican Republic
Carter   14'
Molino   70'
Report Rodríguez   52'
Haiti  3–1  Antigua and Barbuda
Peguero   19'
Saint-Preux   21'44'
Report Byers   89'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Martinique 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
  Cuba 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
  French Guiana 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
  Jamaica 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Martinique  1–0  Cuba
Piquionne   29' Report
Jamaica  1–2  French Guiana
Stewart   22' Report Pigrée   19'
Evens   48'

Cuba  2–1  French Guiana
Martínez   74'76' Report Pigrée   16'
Jamaica  0–0  Martinique
Report

French Guiana  1–3  Martinique
Darcheville   80' Report Piquionne   10'
Parsemain   33'
Angély   77'
Jamaica  0–1  Cuba
Report Urgellés   57'

Knockout phaseEdit

All teams that reach this phase qualified for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

In case of tie, extra time is played, and if still tied, the match is decided by a penalty shoot-out.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Haiti0
 
 
 
  Cuba1
 
  Cuba1
 
 
 
  Trinidad and Tobago0
 
  Martinique1 (4)
 
 
  Trinidad and Tobago1 (5)
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
  Haiti1
 
 
  Martinique0

Semi-finalsEdit

Martinique  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Trinidad and Tobago
Parsemain   75' Report Roy   90'
Penalties
Berdix  
Crétinoir  
Gustan  
Parsemain  
Piquionne  
4–5   Theobald
  Molino
  Mitchell
  Gonzales
  Guerra

Haiti  0–1  Cuba
Report Colomé   8'

Third place play-offEdit

Haiti  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Martinique
Saint-Preux   94' Report

FinalEdit

Cuba  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Trinidad and Tobago
Hernández   113' Report


 2012 Caribbean Cup
Winner 
 
Cuba
First title
Notes
  1. ^ a b CFU released a statement on 14 December stating that the venue and kick-off time for the third place playoff and final had changed. They were originally scheduled to be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

Prize moneyEdit

The winner received US $120k, the runner-up received US $85k, the third-place team received US $70k and the fourth-placed team received US $50K.[12]

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Baptiste, Neto. "FA awaits Benna Brits' availability". Antigua Observer. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  2. ^ Prescott, Ian (16 November 2011). "Coach: T&T unlucky". Trinidad Express. Archived from the original on 2011-11-18. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Warner re-elected as CFU president". CONCACAF. Retrieved 20 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Caribbean Cup finals to be played June-July 2012". CONCACAF.com. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Cuba 1 Trinidad & Tobago 0". Soccerway. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  6. ^ a b Baptiste, Neto (16 November 2012). "'Chet' cautions FA over Caribbean Cup hosting". Antigua Observer. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  7. ^ a b Baptiste, Neto (21 November 2012). "Gonsalves Justifies Caribbean Cup Decision". Antigua Observer. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  8. ^ "CFU on repairing". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  9. ^ "2013 Gold Cup Qualifying Schedules, Results, Standings". GoldCup.org. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  10. ^ "Haiti, French Guyana head to Carib finals". CONCACAF.com. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  11. ^ "Caribbean Cup finals set for December 7 start". CONCACAF.com. 20 November 2012.
  12. ^ Baptiste, Neto (20 November 2012). "Benna Boys get tough Caribbean Cup Finals group". Antigua Observer. Retrieved 21 November 2012.

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