Published On: Mon, Jun 26th, 2017

Curaçao wins the Caribbean Cup for the first time in history

WILLEMSTAD - The national team of Curaçao has won its first prize in its history. The island was on Sunday evening in the Caribbean Cup final with the 2-1 score too strong for Jamaica.

Elson Hooi scored both goals for the team of Coach Remko Bicentini in the final of the tournament on Martinique. The former attacker of the Dutch teams NAC Breda and FC Volendam - who will play for the Danish club Vendsyssel FF next season - opened the score in the tenth minute and took a short while to score the winning goal.

Curaçao has been an independent FIFA member since 2011. On the ranking of the World Football Association, the island occupies the seventieth place.

During the previous edition of the Caribbean Cup in 2013, Curaçao lost all three group doubles with many players from Dutch teams.

The best four countries of the Caribbean Cup placed themselves for the Gold Cup, which will be held between July 7 and 26 in the United States. In addition to Curaçao and Jamaica, host countries Martinique and French Guyana also qualified.

It will be the first participation for Curaçao at the Gold Cup. In group C, the team of Bicentini will go against Mexico, El Salvador and Jamaica again.

Curacao Team

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