Caribbean Cup semifinals to be contested Thursday
Jamaica (pictured) trains on June 21, 2017, a day before its Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup semifinal against French Guiana in Fort-de-France, Martinique.
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FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique – The 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup semifinals will be played Thursday night at the Stade Pierre-Aliker, with Jamaica looking to defend its title and reach the final for a ninth time.

2016 SCOTIABANK CFU MEN’S CARIBBEAN CUP – SEMIFINALS
Stade Pierre-Aliker – Fort-de-France, Martinique
June 22, 2017

Jamaica v French Guiana
Curacao v Martinique 


Each of the semifinalists have already earned places in July’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Since the first edition in 1989, the Caribbean Cup has served as the region’s championship for national teams.  On most occasions, but not always, it also doubled as a qualifying tournament for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The Caribbean Cup has been disputed on 18 previous occasions, crowning a champion 17 times.  Trinidad & Tobago has won the competition a record eight times, followed by Jamaica with six, while Haiti, Martinique and Cuba have lifted the trophy once apiece.

Jamaica earned top honors in 2014, outlasting T&T on penalty kicks, following a scoreless draw.

SCOTIABANK CFU MEN’S CARIBBEAN CUP
List of Champions

1989: Trinidad & Tobago
1990: tournament not completed
1991: Jamaica
1992: Trinidad & Tobago
1993: Martinique
1994: Trinidad & Tobago
1995: Trinidad & Tobago
1996: Trinidad & Tobago
1997: Trinidad & Tobago
1998: Jamaica
1999: Trinidad & Tobago
2001: Trinidad & Tobago
2005: Jamaica
2007: Haiti
2008: Jamaica
2010: Jamaica
2012: Cuba
2014: Jamaica