• Monday Jul 11, 2005

    Haiti U-20s win 2005 Copa de las Antillas

    Haiti's Under-20 team won the 2005 Copa de las Antillas after defeating the host Dominican Republic 1:0 at the Parque del Este in Santo Domingo on 10 July, while Puerto Rico finished third at the quadrangular tournament with a 3:2 victory over Dominican Republic's Under-17 team.

    The fifth edition of the annual tournament began on 8 July with Dominican Republic defeating Puerto Rico 3:1 at the Estadio Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte in Santo Domingo, while Haiti topped Dominican Republic U-17 team 4:0.

    The next day (9 July), the Haitians posted a 3:0 win over the boricuas at the Parque del Este, while the domincanos defeated their U-17 squad 4:1.

    The Copa de las Antillas title returns to Haiti for the first time since 2002, when the Under-23 squad won the event in Port-au-Prince.

    The Dominican Republic's U-20 team won the first tournament in 2001 in Santo Domingo, while Villa Clara of Cuba and Cuba's U-20 squad claimed the titles of 2003 and 2004, in Zuleta and Santo Domingo, respectively.

    2005 COPA DE LAS ANTILLAS
    Under-20 08.07.2005: Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC; Estadio Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - PUERTO RICO 3:1

    08.07.2005: Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC; Estadio Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte
    HAITI - U-17 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 4:0

    09.07.2005: Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC; Parque del Este
    PUERTO RICO - HAITI 0:3

    09.07.2005: Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC; Parque del Este
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - U-17 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 4:1

    10.07.2005: Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC; Parque del Este
    U-17 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - PUERTO RICO 2:3

    10.07.2005: Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC; Parque del Este
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - HAITI 0:1

    COPA DE LAS ANTILLAS HISTORY
    Year - Winner - Venue
    2001 - Dominican Republic U-20 - Dominican Republic
    2002 - Haiti U-23 - Haiti
    2003 - Villa Clara (CUB) - Cuba
    2004 - Cuba U-20 - Dominican Republic
    2005 - Haiti U-20 - Dominican Republic

    Photos by Ana Rosa Arias, fedefutbolpr.com
    Imagine #1 - Haiti wins 2005 Copa de las Antillas
    Imagine #2 - Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic

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