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The 2014 Caribbean Cup was the 18th 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.

2014 Caribbean Cup
2014 Caribbean Cup.png
The official logo of the 2014 Caribbean Cup
Tournament details
Host countryJamaica
Dates11–18 November
Teams8 (from 1 sub-confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Jamaica (6th title)
Runners-up Trinidad and Tobago
Third place Haiti
Fourth place Cuba
Tournament statistics
Matches played14
Goals scored42 (3 per match)
Top scorer(s)Haiti Kervens Belfort
Jamaica Darren Mattocks
Trinidad and Tobago Kevin Molino
(3 goals each)
Best player(s)Jamaica Rodolph Austin
Best goalkeeperJamaica Andre Blake
Fair play award Haiti
2012
2017

The final competition stage (8 teams) was scheduled for 11–18 November.[1] On 18 March 2014, it was announced that Jamaica would host the final stage.[2]

For the first time, the competition and its qualifying stages were scheduled to take place during officially sanctioned FIFA international match periods. The change was made to assist the national Football Associations selecting high profile Caribbean players whose clubs would be otherwise reluctant to lose the players service while on international duty. Previous editions of the competition have taken place on non-FIFA calendar dates. Horace Burrell, the Jamaican Football Federation President stated that the change would "ensure the tournament has star power".[2]

The top four teams would qualify for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup automatically while the fifth place team would advance to a play-off against the fifth place team from the 2014 Copa Centroamericana tournament.[2] This is the first time that the two overall fifth-placed teams compete to qualify for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, previously five teams from Central America and four from the Caribbean have qualified for the Confederation's competition.

The winner of the tournament would qualify for the Copa América Centenario, a 16-team tournament of CONMEBOL and CONCACAF national teams to be held in the United States in 2016.[3]

Contents

QualificationEdit

A preliminary qualification round was scheduled for May 2014. The first round of qualification (24 teams) was scheduled for 1–9 September and the second round of qualification (16 teams) was scheduled for 6–14 October.[1]

In April 2014, the Caribbean Football Union announced the group stage draw.[4] A total of 26 teams entered the competition. Cuba (defending champion) and Jamaica (host) received byes to the final round. Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin, and Sint Maarten did not enter.

Qualified teamsEdit

The following eight teams qualified for the final stage of the tournament.

Team Qualification Caribbean Cup
final stage
appearances
Previous best performance FIFA Ranking
at start of event
  Jamaica Hosts 15th Champion (1991, 1998, 2005, 2008, 2010) 113
  Cuba Title holders 11th Champion (2012) 112
  Trinidad and Tobago Group 7 winners 18th Champion (1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001) 49
  Antigua and Barbuda Group 7 runners-up 8th Fourth Place (1998) 70
  Haiti Group 8 winners 9th Champion (2007) 93
  French Guiana Group 8 runners-up 3rd Group Stage (1995, 2012) N/A1
  Martinique Group 9 winners 13th Champion (1993) N/A1
  Curaçao Group 9 runners-up 3rd2 Fourth Place (1989) 147

Bold indicates that the corresponding team was hosting or co-hosting the event.
1. French Guiana and Martinique are not FIFA members, and so do not have a FIFA Ranking.
2. This is Curaçao's first appearance since the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles, as its direct successor (with regards to membership in football associations), inheriting the former nation's FIFA membership and competitive record.

VenueEdit

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In March 2013, it was announced that the final stage of the tournament would be held in Montego Bay.[2]

Montego Bay
Montego Bay Sports Complex
 
 
Montego Bay
Montego Bay (Jamaica)
18°27′29″N 77°55′17″W / 18.45793°N 77.921388°W / 18.45793; -77.921388 (Catherine Hall Sports Complex)

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

All times are local (UTC−05:00).

Legend
Group winners advance to the final and qualify for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Group runners-up advance to the third place match and qualify for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Best group third-placed team advance to 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup CFU–UNCAF play-off

On 24 October, the Caribbean Football Union announced that fixtures had been arranged, Group A games would be played a day earlier than previously reported, Group B games would be played a day later.[5] Following the request of several participating teams, the CFU decided to delay the tournament by one day, changing the dates from 10–17 November to 11–18 November.[6]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Trinidad and Tobago 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 7 Final and Gold Cup
2   Cuba 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5 Third place match and Gold Cup
3   French Guiana 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1 4 Gold Cup play-off
4   Curaçao 3 0 0 3 5 10 −5 0
Source: CFU
Rules for classification: 1) points in all matches; 2) points in head-to-head matches; 3) goal difference in head-to-head matches; 4) number of goals scored in head-to-head matches; 5) repeat 3 & 4 for all group matches; 6) lots drawn by CONCACAF.
Curaçao  2–3  Trinidad and Tobago
Meulens   18'
Maria   48'
Report K. Jones   26' (pen.)38'
Molino   52'
Cuba  1–1  French Guiana
A. Martínez   57' Report Solvi   90+4'

Trinidad and Tobago  4–2  French Guiana
Molino   17'58'
Peltier   62' (pen.)
Guerra   90+2'
Report Saint-Clair   64'
Legrand   84'
Curaçao  2–3  Cuba
Rajcomar   45'
Nepomuceno   69'
Report Corrales   15'
López   51'
Leiva   90+5'

French Guiana  4–1  Curaçao
Saint-Clair   18'
Fabien   26'64'
Adipi   34'
Report Meulens   84'
Cuba  0–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Jamaica 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7 Final and Gold Cup
2   Haiti 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4 Third place match and Gold Cup
3   Martinique 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4   Antigua and Barbuda 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
Source: CFU
Rules for classification: 1) points in all matches; 2) points in head-to-head matches; 3) goal difference in head-to-head matches; 4) number of goals scored in head-to-head matches; 5) repeat 3 & 4 for all group matches; 6) lots drawn by CONCACAF.
Haiti  2–2  Antigua and Barbuda
Alcénat   23'
Belfort   36'
Report Weston   58'
Byers   60'
Jamaica  1–1  Martinique
Mattocks   13' Report Arquin   29'

Martinique  0–3  Haiti
Report Guerrier   52'
Belfort   63'90'
Jamaica  3–0  Antigua and Barbuda
Lawrence   30'
Mattocks   43'
Austin   88'
Report

Antigua and Barbuda  0–2  Martinique
Report Buval   57'
Goron   90'
Jamaica  2–0  Haiti
Dawkins   13'
Mattocks   20'
Report

Ranking of third place teamsEdit

As there was no fifth place match,[5] French Guiana, the best group third-placed team according to group stage results, advanced to represent the Caribbean Football Union at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification play-off, where they will play against Honduras, the 2014 Copa Centroamericana fifth-placed team. The winner of the play-off will qualify for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[7]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   French Guiana 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1 4 Gold Cup play-off
2   Martinique 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
Source: CFU
Rules for classification: 1) points in all matches; 2) points in head-to-head matches; 3) goal difference in head-to-head matches; 4) number of goals scored in head-to-head matches; 5) repeat 3 & 4 for all group matches; 6) lots drawn by CONCACAF.

Final stageEdit

Third place matchEdit

Cuba  1–2  Haiti
A. Martínez   89' Report Jérôme   56'
Guerrier   86'

FinalEdit

Jamaica qualified for the Copa América Centenario.


 2014 Caribbean Cup
Winner 
 
Jamaica
Sixth title

GoalscorersEdit

AwardsEdit

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament:[8]

Award Winner
Most Valuable Player   Rodolph Austin
Golden Boot   Kervens Belfort
  Darren Mattocks
  Kevin Molino
(shared)
Golden Glove   Andre Blake
Fair Play   Haiti
Team of the tournament[8]
Position Player
Goalkeeper   Andre Blake
Left Defender   Kim Jaggy
Central Defender   Jermaine Taylor
Central Defender   Daneil Cyrus
Right Defender   Alvas Powell
Left Midfielder   Jobi McAnuff
Central Midfielder   Rodolph Austin
Central Midfielder   Yénier Márquez
Right Midfielder   Darren Mattocks
Forward   Kevin Molino
Forward   Kervens Belfort

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Caribbean Football Union Calendar of Events 2014". CFUfootball.org. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Williams, Sean (18 March 2014). "Jamaica to host 2014 Caribbean Cup". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  3. ^ "It's official: Copa América will be held on US soil in special centennial tournament in 2016". mlssoccer.com. Major League Soccer. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Men's CFU Caribbean Cup 2014 Group Draw". Caribbean Football Union. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  5. ^ a b "2014 CFU Men's Caribbean Cup Finals kicks off November 10". cfufootball.org. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Men's Caribbean Cup Starts November 11". cfufootball.org. 5 November 2014.
  7. ^ Free Kick (Issue #6). CONCACAF. Jun–Jul 2014. p. 7. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  8. ^ a b "2014 Caribbean Cup: Award Winners". CONCACAF.com. 20 November 2014. Archived from the original on 15 August 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2014.

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