December 8, 2006

Digicel’s Caribbean Cup finals kick-off

The Digicel Caribbean Cup finals were officially launched in Port of Spain, Trinidad by President of the Caribbean Football Union Jack Warner and CEO of Digicel Trinidad and Tobago Kevin White.

The DCC finals will take place between January 12 and January 23 2007, and will feature two groups of four teams in each.

The Caribbean’s largest ever football tournament has now been whittled down to 10 teams after opening in September with the first of six first round groups being held in Cuba. {{more}}

After 51 games, 187 goals and 14 teams now eliminated, six teams have qualified to travel to Trinidad for the prestigious Digicel Cup finale in January. Along with automatic qualifiers as hosts, Trinidad and Tobago are joined by Cuba, Martinique, Guyana, Guadeloupe, Barbados and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The eighth and final team will be the winning side from Group J which is the final qualification group being held in Bermuda from December 12-16.

The teams competing in Trinidad are the three third placed teams from the second round groups namely Haiti, Dominican Republic and Bermuda.

Fixtures for Group J are:

Bermuda vs Dominican Republic on December 12, Dominican Republic vs Haiti on December 14 and Bermuda vs Haiti on December 16.

The draw by Warner and White on November 30 saw the following groups emerge.

The Sedley Joseph Group, named after one of the host’s football heroes, sees hosts Trinidad & Tobago facing Barbados, Martinique and the winner of Group J.

The Soca Warriors will face the Bajan Pride in the tournament’s opening game at the Hasley Crawford Stadium on January 12.

The second group, named after T&T football star, Bobby Sookram, sees Cuba, Guadeloupe, Guyana and St Vincent & the Grenadines competing for the two semi-finals places.