• Saturday Jun 24, 2017

    After Caribbean Cup semifinal setback, French Guiana looks to Gold Cup

    French Guiana players (pictured) watch intently during the penalty kick shootout against Jamaica in the Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup semifinals on June 22, 2017, in Fort-de-France, Martinique.

    FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique – After falling Thursday to defending champion Jamaica on penalty kicks (1-1 draw, 2-4 pens) in its maiden trip to the semifinals, French Guiana is thinking ahead.

    The Yana Dòkòs will face Martinique in Sunday’s third place match, but head coach Jair Karam has already placed emphasis on July’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

    “I am disappointed with the second half,” Karam said after the final-four encounter.  “We allowed the Jamaicans to come into our half too often.  At the end of the day, they deserved the win.

    “Our focus now switches slightly as we have our first-ever Gold Cup appearance to think about.  We have Canada, Honduras and Costa Rica to think about now.”

    Since French Guiana is not a FIFA member, the biennial CONCACAF event represents the highest-level tournament in which the French overseas department is eligible to compete.

    Karam is dreaming big ahead of the July 7 opener against Canada at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, USA.

    “We want to go to at least the quarterfinals of Gold Cup, so that is our aim now,” he finished.

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