18 November 2016

Curacao and Martinique clinch 2017 Gold Cup berths

Curacao and Martinique have won through to the 2017 Gold Cup after winning their respective groups in the qualifying tournament for next year's Caribbean Cup.

The current stage of Caribbean Cup qualifying is set up to generate the final four of the CFU's showpiece tournament, and four of the five Caribbean representatives at the 2017 Gold Cup. Four groups of three are reduced to four group winners, and the three best-ranked second-placed teams contest a playoff round that will send a fifth team to Gold Cup.

Hurricane Matthew has disrupted Groups 1 and 2, meaning Suriname, Jamaica, French Guiana, Haiti, and St. Kitts and Nevis will have to wait a little longer to find out which of them will be advancing to Gold Cup. Guyana has been eliminated from Group 1 after losing both its games (both after extra time) to Suriname and Jamaica, respectively.

But Groups 3 and 4 are decided.