Ato Boldon Stadium (pictured) in Couva, Trinidad & Tobago, will be the venue for January's Caribbean fifth-place playoff that will give the winner a 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup lifeline. (Photo: Mexsport)
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad & Tobago, has been named as the site for a three-team Caribbean playoff that will determine the region’s representative to face the fifth-place team from Central America for the last berth in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Host Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti and Suriname will play each other once from January 4-8, 2017, with the group winner keeping alive their Gold Cup hopes. The sides were the three best second-place finishers in their respective 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup third-round groups.
Trinidad & Tobago is aiming for its 10th Gold Cup appearance and Haiti its seventh, while Suriname has never qualified for the biennial event.
Two years ago, French Guiana represented the Caribbean in a two-game playoff against Honduras, falling 4-3 on aggregate, after winning the first leg at home, 3-1.
2016/17 SCOTIABANK CFU MEN’S CARIBBEAN CUP – PLAYOFF FOR FIFTH PLACE
Ato Boldon Stadium – Couva, Trinidad & Tobago
January 4-8, 2017
January 4, 2017: Trinidad & Tobago v Suriname
January 6, 2017: Suriname v Haiti
January 8, 2017: Haiti v Trinidad & Tobago