Gold Cup berths at stake as Caribbean Cup returns to action
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Trinidad & Tobago (pictured) has won the Caribbean Cup a record eight times. (Photo: CA-Images)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Despite Hurricane Matthew causing the postponement of two matches, the 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup resumes on Wednesday with a pair of games.

In Group 3, Curacao will host Antigua & Barbuda, while the Dominican Republic visits Trinidad & Tobago for a Group 4 encounter.

The Jamaica-Suriname and Haiti-French Guiana matches in Group 1 and Group 2, respectively, will be rescheduled. 

The Caribbean Cup is a biennial competition that crowns the region’s champion and will send the four, third-round group winners to the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.  The fifth-place side will face the fifth-place team from Central America for the last berth.

In 2015, for the first-ever time, the Caribbean’s quartet of representatives – Cuba, Haiti Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago -- advanced past the Gold Cup’s group stage.

Here’s the schedule of third-round games: 

2016/17 SCOTIABANK CFU MEN’S CARIBBEAN CUP
Third Round 

SCHEDULE

GROUP 1
October 5, 2016: Jamaica v Suriname (postponed)
October 8, 2016: Suriname v Guyana
October 11, 2016: Guyana v Jamaica

GROUP 2
October 5, 2016: Haiti v French Guiana (postponed)
October 8, 2016: French Guiana v St. Kitts & Nevis
October 11, 2016: St. Kitts & Nevis v Haiti

GROUP 3
October 5, 2016: Curacao v Antigua & Barbuda
October 8, 2016: Antigua & Barbuda v Puerto Rico
October 11, 2016: Puerto Rico v Curacao

GROUP 4
October 5, 2016: Trinidad & Tobago v Dominican Republic
October 8, 2016: Dominican Republic v Martinique
October 11, 2016: Martinique v Trinidad & Tobago