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 played52
Goals scored181 (3.48 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 Goal 53' [permanent dead link] Report Byers Goal 72'
Jarrett Park, Montego Bay
Referee: Mark Forde (Barbados)
Guadeloupe 1–2 Cuba
Hannany Goal 27' Report Fernandez Goal 8'
Linares Goal 74'

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

Cuba 0–1 Haiti
Report Boucicaut Goal 35'
Antigua and Barbuda 2–2 Guadeloupe
Byers Goal 35'82' Report Antoine-Curier Goal 1'
Gendrey Goal 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 Goal 70' Report Bain Goal 36'
Charles Goal 90+'
Independence Park, Kingston
Referee: Otis James (Guyana)
Jamaica 2–1 Barbados
Austin Goal 76'
Shelton Goal 82' (pen.)
Report Williams Goal 45+'

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

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

Knockout phase

Semi-finals

 Cuba2–2 (a.e.t.) Grenada
Yoel Colomé Goal 14'
Linares Goal 33'
Report Charles Goal 12' (pen.)
Bain Goal 80'
Penalties
Cervantes Penalty scored
Martínez Penalty scored
Colomé Penalty missed
Minoso Penalty scored
Márquez Penalty scored
Urguelles Penalty scored
Fernández Penalty missed
5–6 Penalty scored Modeste
Penalty scored Rennie
Penalty missed Bain
Penalty scored Marshall
Penalty scored Charles
Penalty scored Langaigne
Penalty scored Williams

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

Third Place Playoff

Cuba 0–0 Guadeloupe
Match Facts
Penalties
Cervantes Penalty scored
Martínez Penalty scored
Márquez Penalty scored
Minoso Penalty scored
Colomé Penalty missed
4–5 Penalty scored Nabab
Penalty scored Hannany
Penalty scored Vertot
Penalty scored Antoine-Curier
Penalty scored Lambourde
Independence Park, Kingston
Referee: Trevor Taylor (Barbados)

Final

Jamaica 2–0 Grenada
Shelton Goal 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