Thursday, July 2, 2015

Easy draw

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ON THE ATTACK: National senior striker Dernell Mascall takes the ball to under-20 defender Khadira Debesette during a scrimmage match earlier this year at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Mark Fraser


 Whether  by design or otherwise, the four toughest teams apart from Trinidad and Tobago have been drawn apart from the host and favourites T&T for the inaugural Women’s Caribbean Cup, which will be held in the twin Island republic between August 19-26. 



The Soca Princesses have drawn Antigua & Barbuda, Martinique, St Kitts & Nevis in Group A—teams which have never beaten them—while the tougher Group B comprise Bermuda, Jamaica, Haiti and Puerto Rico. At least two will be eliminated at the semi-final stage, while the draw gives T&T a clear path to the final, should they perform as expected. 



Regarded as the strongest Caribbean team, the Soca Princesses open the tournament against St. Kitts & Nevis on August 20.



2014 CFU WOMEN’S CARIBBEAN CUP



(Trinidad & Tobago, August 19-26, 2014)



GROUP A: Bermuda, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico



GROUP B: Antigua & Barbuda, Martinique, St Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago








SCHEDULE



August 19, 2014



Jamaica v Puerto Rico



Haiti v Bermuda



August 20, 2014



Antigua & Barbuda v Martinique



Trinidad & Tobago v St Kitts &   Nevis



August 21, 2014



Bermuda v Jamaica



Puerto Rico v Haiti



August 22, 2014



St Kitts & Nevis v Martinique



Trinidad & Tobago v Antigua & Barbuda



August 23, 2014



Puerto Rico v Bermuda



Haiti v Jamaica



August 24, 2014



Antigua & Barbuda v St. Kitts & Nevis



Trinidad & Tobago v Martinique



August 26, 2014



Third place playoff: Group A          runner-up v Group B runner-up



Final: Group A winner v Group B winner