Game Notes: Martinique v Nicaragua
Action from the last match played by Nicaragua (white jersey) in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on July 11, 2009, against Panama in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo: Mexsport)
11Games Played3
7Goals For0
24Goals Against8

Match Officials

Referee: KimbellWard (St. Kitts & Nevis)
Assistant Referee 1: Graeme Browne (St. Kitts & Nevis)
Assistant Referee 2: Joseph Bertrand (Trinidad & Tobago)
4th Official: GladwynJohnson (Guyana)


Martinique: none
Nicaragua: Juan Barrera, Daniel Cadena

Single Caution

Martinique: none
Nicaragua: none

Nissan Stadium –Nashville, Tennessee, USA
July 8, 2017 –7:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. local)


• Last Time Out at the Gold Cup: Mexico 3, Martinique 1 (July 13, 2015) … Martinique closed the 2013 group phase in third placeinGroup A (Record: GP-3; W-1; D-0; L-2; GF-2; GA-4) while just barely missing the quarterfinals… would have advanced to quarterfinals with a one-goal defeat, but instead missed out due to a goals-scored tiebreaker v Cuba.

• Head Coach: Jean-Marc Civault(since September 2016)

• Previous Gold Cup appearances: 4 (1993, 2002, 2003, 2013)

• Gold Cup Record: GP-11; W-2; D-2; L-7; GF-7; GA-24

• Best finish: Quarterfinals-1 (2002) … fell on penalties (5:6) to Canada after playing to a 1-1 draw (own goal 63’) … advanced out of group thanks to first-ever Gold Cup win, 1-0 over Trinidad & Tobago (Patrick Percin51’)

• Top GC Scorers: Thierry Fondelot, Georges Gertrude, Kevin Parsemain, Patrick Percin, FabriceReuperne, Thierry Tinmar, own-goal in favor of (1 goal each)

• Qualification method: 4th place, 2017 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup (Overall record: W-6; D-0; L-2; GF-18; GA-5)

• 2016/17 Caribbean Cup results: (1st Round) 3-0 home win v British Virgin Islands, 4-1 away win v Dominica; (2nd Round) 2-0 home win v Guadeloupe, 4-0 away win v Dominica; (3rd Round) 2-1 away win v Dominican Republic; 2-0 home win aetv Trinidad & Tobago; (Semifinals) 1-2 home loss v Curacao: (3rd Place) 0-1 home loss v French Guiana

• 2016/17 Caribbean Cup scorers: SteevenLangil(4 goals); YoannArquin(3); Kevin Parsemain(2); Stephane Abaul, Johan Audel, Jean-Sylvain Babin, Mathias Coreur, Jordy Delem, Bruno Grougi, Daniel Herelle, Antoine Jean-Baptiste (1)

• One of two 2017 GC entrants, along with French Guiana, that competes in CONCACAF competitions, but is not a FIFA member

• Scored 1 goal or fewer in 10 of 11 all-time GC matches, including last 9 … riding two-game GC losing streak dating back to 2013,has never lost three straight

• GC Record against Central American opposition: GP-4; W-0; D-0; L-4; GF-1; GA-7 … lost last two GC matches against Central American opponents by same 1-0 score (Panama, 2013 & El Salvador 2003)

• Record in CG openers: GP-4; W-1; D-0; L-3; GF-1; GA-13

• Lost 9-0 to Mexico on July 11, 1993 in Gold Cup debut, a match that remains the most lopsided result in tournament history … conceded more goals in 1993 edition (14) than in remaining three appearances combined (10)


• Last Time Out at the Gold Cup: Panama 4, Nicaragua 0 (July 12, 2009) … Luis Tejada scored twice, while Blas Perez and Gabriel Gomez added one each, as Panama sent Nicaragua to the worst defeat of its maiden Gold Cup appearance

• Head Coach: Henry Duarte (since December of 2014) … has coached primarily at Costa Rican club level, most notably taking the reigns of Herediano for the 1997-98 season

• Qualification method: Winner UNCAF-CFU Gold Cup qualifying playoff, overcoming Haiti (agg: 4-3) … Juan Barrera scored three goals in a six-minute stretch late in second half of second leg … 1st leg (March 24, 2017): Haiti 3, Nicaragua 1 (Carlos Chavarria 86’) … 2nd leg (March 28, 2017): Nicaragua 3, Haiti 0 (Juan Barrera 82’ pen, 86’, 88’)

•Finished 5th in 2017 Copa Centroamericana(Record: W-1; D-1; L-3; GF-5; GA-6) … Results: 1-2 loss v Honduras, 1-2 loss v Panama, 0-0 draw v Costa Rica, 3-1 win v Belize, 1-0 loss v El Salvador

• 2017 Copa Centroamericanascorers: Bryan Garcia (2 goals), Juan Barrera, Daniel Cadena (1)

• Previous Gold Cup Appearances: 1 (2009)

• Gold Cup Record: GP-3; W-0; D-0; L-3; GF-0; GA-8

• Best Finish: Group Stage-1 (2009)

• Top GC Scorers: none … along with St. Vincent & the Grenadines, is one of only two teams to appear in a Gold Cup never to have scored

• 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying: Eliminated in third round of CONCACAF qualifying against Jamaica (agg3-4) … Overall 2018 qualifying record: GP-6; W-5; D-0; L-1; GF-15, GA-5

•Top 2018 World Cup Qualifying Scorers: Raul Leguias, Carlos Chavarria (3 goals each)

• Barrera became first Nicaraguan to play in Europe in 2015, making appearances in both the domestic league and the UEFA Europa League for Austria’s RheindorfAltach. … Barrera made three appearances as a then-20-year-old substitute in the 2009 Gold Cup … Barrera scored for Real Esteliin a 1-1 draw against visiting Tigresin the 2012/13 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League

• Defender Manuel Rosas has played in four editions of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League for Real Esteli(18 games/1 goal)

• Out of 23 players on roster, 18 play for Nicaraguan clubs, including nine for 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League entrant Real Esteli

• Lost 2-0 to Guadeloupe in only previous GC meeting against a Caribbean opponent

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