The eight qualifiers for November’s Caribbean Cup have been confirmed.
There had been confusion earlier in the day as both St.Kitts and Nevis and French Guiana appeared to have a legitimate claim to have qualified, but the CFU have now clarified the matter and announced the eight countries who will participate in November’s tournament.
The eight teams are: Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Haiti, French Guiana, Martinique, Curacao, Cuba (as the defending Champions) and Jamaica (as the host).
The Caribbean Cup takes on a duel role as the Caribbean region’s qualifying tournament for next summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup. The top four sides will progress, with the fifth placed side entering a two-legged playoff against Honduras – the fifth placed side from the 2014 Copa Centroamericana. The winner of the 2015 Gold Cup will play the USA (2013’s winner) for the right to advance to FIFA’s next Confederations Cup, due to be held in 2017 in Russia.
The Caribbean Cup will run between the 10th and 17th of November.