• Thursday Dec 06, 2012

    Caribbean Cup finals launch Friday

    ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- The finals of the 2012 Caribbean Cup open on Friday in Antigua and Barbuda with the region's crown and four tickets to next year's CONCACAF Gold Cup on offer for the eight participants.

    Group A will get the festivities started with a doubleheader at the Antigua Recreation Ground in St. John's. In the opener, Haiti faces Trinidad & Tobago, followed by an encounter between the host and the Dominican Republic.

    On Saturday, Group B kicks-off at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound with another twin bill. First, Martinique takes-on Cuba and, then, two-time defending champion Jamaica meets French Guyana.

    This year marks the 18th edition of the Caribbean Cup, a competition that has acted on many occasions as a Gold Cup qualifier, as well as a stand-alone regional championship.

    Trinidad & Tobago has captured the trophy eight times, but not since defeating Haiti 3-0 in the 2001 final. Jamaica is a five-time champion, while Martinique and Haiti have tasted glory once each. There was no champion in either 1990 or 2003.

    CONCACAF.com will provide Caribbean Cup coverage from the first kick to the final whistle.

    For a Caribbean Cup schedule, click here.

    Caribbean Cup Finals - A Quick Glance

    1989
    Host:
    Barbados
    Champion: Trinidad & Tobago

    1990
    Host:
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Champion: no champion

    1991
    Host:
    Jamaica
    Champion: Jamaica

    1992
    Host:
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Champion: Trinidad & Tobago

    1993
    Host:
    Jamaica
    Champion: Martinique

    1994
    Host:
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Champion: Trinidad & Tobago

    1995
    Host: Cayman Islands, Jamaica
    Champion: Trinidad & Tobago

    1996
    Host: Trinidad & Tobago
    Champion: Trinidad & Tobago

    1997
    Host:
    Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis
    Champion: Trinidad & Tobago

    1998
    Host:
    Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago
    Champion: Jamaica

    1999
    Host:
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Champion: Trinidad & Tobago

    2001
    Host:
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Champion: Trinidad & Tobago

    2003
    Host:
    Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago
    Champion: no champion (two separate final round groups)

    2005
    Host:
    Barbados
    Champion: Jamaica

    2007
    Host:
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Champion: Haiti

    2008
    Host:
    Jamaica
    Champion: Jamaica

    2010
    Host:
    Martinique
    Champion: Jamaica

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