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FOOTBALL: Jamaica to join T&T in Caribbean Cup final

Published:Monday | November 17, 2014 | 10:30 AM

Host nation Jamaica has earned the right to play Trinidad and Tobago in the final of the 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup in Montego Bay.

The Reggae Boyz booked their spot in the final following a 2-0 victory over Haiti in the final Group B preliminary round game last night at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

Simon Dawkins and Darren Mattocks scored a goal each in the first half to hand the Reggae Boyz the victory to qualify.

It was the Mattocks’ third goal of the tournament and his sixth for Jamaica.

With the win, Jamaica finished atop of the group with seven points, three ahead of Haiti and Martinique.

Haiti finished second in the group with a better goal difference and qualified for the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States next year.

The top four teams from the tournament qualified for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba are the top four teams.

The fifth-place team will compete in a home-and-away play-off sequence against a fifth-place team from UNCAF, with the winner advancing to the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

French Guiana from Group A finished fifth.

The final will take place tomorrow.

And for the very first time, the Caribbean Cup winners will secure an automatic berth into the prestigious Copa América Centenario scheduled to be played in 2016.


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