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All to play for in Caribbean Cup semis
ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Guyana has been eliminated from 2012 Caribbean Cup contention, but an old face is on the verge of returning to the finals of the region's premier football tournament.

French Guyana will be going for an outright victory against the Golden Jaguars Sunday to move to the top of Group Six with seven points, with only host Grenada capable of equaling it with a win against Haiti.

The group, which many considered to be the toughest in the second round, has lived up to its billing with three teams (French Guyana, Grenada, Haiti) all with a chance of making to the finals next month in Antigua and Barbuda. The top two teams from the group will progress.

In the nightcap, Grenada (4 points) knows that a draw is all it needs when it faces Haiti (3 points). In the end, it could come down to goal difference, which means that winless Guyana can play the role of spoiler.

Also, on Sunday, host Trinidad & Tobago meets Cuba in a Group 8 top-of-the-table clash (both have four points after two games each, but Cuba leads on superior goal difference). St Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG) are third on two points, but needs to beat already-eliminated Suriname to have a chance of advancing.

Following a 1-1 draw in the opener against SVG, Trinidad head coach Hutson Charles made five changes to the squad for the second game against Suriname, which resulted in a 3-0 triumph.

"We felt we needed to freshen up the team," commented the 47-year-old afterwards on why he dropped Devorn Jorsling, Kevon Carter, Ataullah Guerra, Clyde Leon and Curtis Gonzales from the starting line-up.

St. Vincent knows that a win against Suriname places it back in contention and puts the pressure on Trinidad, especially, to go for a win against Cuba.

As the 2012 Caribbean Cup has demonstrated thus far, expect the unexpected and take nothing for granted.

 
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