Football fans for teams from the Caribbean region will be whipped in a frenzy during the 18th Caribbean Cup tournament scheduled for 11–18 November. Organised by the Caribbean Football Union, the tournament will be held in Jamaica and is expected to have star power and a high quality of play as the tournament will be held during the FIFA calendar window and so all eight finalists will have their top overseas players. But before defending champions Cuba, the Leones del Caribe (Lions of the Caribbean) have a chance to defend the cup, we look back at the history of the Caribbean Cup in our latest infographic. Highlights include:
• 16 different Caribbean countries have participated in the 17 Caribbean Cup tournaments that have been held 1989 – 2012.
• The second tournament in 1990 was not completed due to an attempted coup d’état of the government of Trinidad and Tobago along with Tropical storm Arthur.
• 13 titles have been won by two teams – Trinidad & Tobago (1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001) and Jamaica (1991, 1998, 2005, 2008, 2010).
See more insights about the Caribbean Cup below. Also be sure to keep up with the Caribbean Cup tournament via the Caribbean Football Union.
Top photo: Cuba celebrates after winning their first Caribbean Cup title in 2012. Photo: ©Caribbean Football Union