2008 Caribbean Cup
Digicel Caribbean Cup 2008
Tournament details
Host countryJamaica
Dates22 July–9 November (qualifying)
3–17 December (finals)
Teams21 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Jamaica (4th title)
Runners-up Grenada
Third place Guadeloupe
Fourth place Cuba
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored181 (11.31 per match)
Top scorer(s)Grenada Kitson Bain
Jamaica Luton Shelton
(5 goals each)
Best player(s)Jamaica Eric Vernan
2007
2010

The 2008 Caribbean Cup (known as the Digicel Caribbean Cup for sponsorship reasons) is the 2008 edition of the Caribbean Championship, an international football championship for national teams affiliated with the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) of the CONCACAF region. The finals were held in Jamaica from 3–14 December 2008. The four semifinalists – Jamaica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, and Cuba – all qualified for the 2009 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup,[1] although Cuba later withdrew and was replaced by Haiti.[2]

Qualifying began in July 2008. The qualifying rounds were used to qualify a total of six teams to the final round of the tournament to join the hosts, Jamaica, and the reigning champions, Haiti, who were given direct entry to the final group stage. The name was changed this year from Digicel Caribbean Cup to Digicel Caribbean Championship.[3]

Qualification

Further information: 2008 Caribbean Championship qualification

Group stage

Played in Jamaica from 3–14 December.

 Haiti and  Jamaica automatically qualified for this round.

Group I

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cuba 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Guadeloupe 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4
 Haiti 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Antigua and Barbuda 3 0 2 1 3 6 −3 2
Source:[citation needed]
Haiti 1–1 Antigua and Barbuda
Norde 53' http://www.concacaf.com/competitions/matchreport/7530.pdf[permanent dead link] Byers 72'
Jarrett Park, Montego Bay
Referee: Mark Forde (Barbados)
Guadeloupe 1–2 Cuba
Hannany 27' Report Fernandez 8'
Linares 74'

Cuba 3–0 Antigua and Barbuda
Marquez 7'
Linares 20'
Colomé 35' (pen)
Report
Greenfield Stadium, Trelawny
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)
Haiti 2–3 Guadeloupe
Boucicaut 45' (pen.)
Ednerson 68'
Report Antoine-Curier 14'
Niçoise 17'
Lambourde 90'
Greenfield Stadium, Trelawny
Referee: Trevor Taylor (Barbados)

Cuba 0–1 Haiti
Report Boucicaut 35'
Antigua and Barbuda 2–2 Guadeloupe
Byers 35', 82' Report Antoine-Curier 1'
Gendrey 63'
Jarrett Park, Montego Bay
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

Group J

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Jamaica 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
 Grenada 3 2 0 1 6 7 −1 6
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Barbados 3 0 0 3 4 8 −4 0
Source:[citation needed]
Trinidad and Tobago 1–2 Grenada
Leo 70' Report Bain 36'
Charles 90+'
Independence Park, Kingston
Referee: Otis James (Guyana)
Jamaica 2–1 Barbados
Austin 76'
Shelton 82' (pen.)
Report Williams 45+'

Barbados 1–2 Trinidad and Tobago
Goodridge 13' Report McFarlane 42' (pen.), 73' (pen.)
Jamaica 4–0 Grenada
Vernan 7'
Shelton 18'
Williams 53'
Phillips 78'
Report

Grenada 4–2 Barbados
Bain 14', 28', 67'
Julien 22'
Report Williams 71', 78'
Jamaica 1–1 Trinidad and Tobago
Vernan 46' Report McFarlane 81'

Knockout phase

Semi-finals

 Cuba2–2 (a.e.t.) Grenada
Yoel Colomé 14'
Linares 33'
Report Charles 12' (pen.)
Bain 80'
Penalties
Cervantes soccer ball with check mark
Martínez soccer ball with check mark
Colomé
soccer ball with red X

Minoso soccer ball with check mark
Márquez soccer ball with check mark
Urguelles soccer ball with check mark
Fernández
soccer ball with red X
5–6 soccer ball with check mark Modeste
soccer ball with check mark Rennie
soccer ball with red X
Bain
soccer ball with check mark Marshall
soccer ball with check mark Charles
soccer ball with check mark Langaigne
soccer ball with check mark Williams

Jamaica 2–0 Guadeloupe
Thompson 11'
Shelton 57'
Report

Third Place Playoff

Cuba 0–0 Guadeloupe
Match Facts
Penalties
Cervantes soccer ball with check mark
Martínez soccer ball with check mark
Márquez soccer ball with check mark
Minoso soccer ball with check mark
Colomé
soccer ball with red X
4–5 soccer ball with check mark Nabab
soccer ball with check mark Hannany
soccer ball with check mark Vertot
soccer ball with check mark Antoine-Curier
soccer ball with check mark Lambourde
Independence Park, Kingston
Referee: Trevor Taylor (Barbados)

Final

Jamaica 2–0 Grenada
Shelton 17' (pen.), 71' (pen.) Report


 2008 Caribbean Cup
Winner 

Jamaica
Fourth title

Goalscorers

Goals only from the final tournament

5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

References

  1. ^ "Caribbean Qualification to 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup begins in Netherlands Antilles". CONCACAF. 22 July 2008. Archived from the original on 29 July 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2008.
  2. ^ "Gold Cup to be played in record 13 different U.S. cities July 3–26". CONCACAF. 2009-03-09. Archived from the original on 12 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-09.
  3. ^ Championship kicks off next weekend