Curaçao wins maiden Caribbean Cup
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
FIFA ranking. scored an equaliser for the Jamaicans after a free-kick in the 82nd minute of the game. But within two minutes, Hooi, who previously played for Dutch football clubs and , netted another goal, restoring Curaçao's lead. The match ended 2–1.opened the scoring for Curaçao in the tenth minute. The defending champions were trailing the team ranked 70th in the
In 2013's competition, Curaçao did not manage to win a single game. Before Sunday's final, Curaçao's goalkeeper said, "Being in the final is a wonderful feeling". He added, "But I must say, Jamaica is a dangerous team. They have no European players in their team and they are still in the final. They have speed, unity and physical players. So, on Sunday, we need to work hard for our victory." He won the 2016–17 with Dutch (Dutch league) club .
Curaçao defeated hosts Martinique 2–1 in the semi-final. In the third-place decider, French Guiana defeated Martinique 1–0. scored the only goal of the match in the 74th minute. Curaçao, Martinique, French Guiana, and Jamaica are to play in the which is scheduled to be played next month in the United States. Curaçao has never featured in a Gold Cup tournament.
Curaçao's starting lineup consisted of, , Elson Hooi, , , , , , , and , with guarding the nets.
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