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The Caribbean Cup, also known as Copa Caribe, previously officially called Shell Caribbean Cup and now Digicel Caribbean Cup, is a football tournament, held for the CONCACAF national teams of the Caribbean. The tournament doubles as a qualifying event for the Gold Cup.
In the group stages of the 1994 tournament, there was an unusual match between Barbados and Grenada. Grenada went into the match with a superior goal difference, meaning Barbados needed to win by two clear goals to progress to the finals. The competition rules also stated that golden goals would count double, so a one-goal victory in sudden death extra time would count as a two-goal win in the group table.
Barbados were leading 2-0 until the 83rd minute, when Grenada scored, making it 2-1. Faced with going out of the competition on goal difference, Barbados took the radical step of scoring an own goal, thus tying the scores and taking the match towards extra time. They then had to spend the remaining moments of normal time defending Grenada's net against the Grenadian strikers, who were desperately trying to score an own goal of their own. Finally, the referee blew for full time, and Barbados scored the winner after four minutes of sudden death. They thus won the match 3-2, and, with their double golden goal, overtook Grenada's goal difference to win the group.
- 1989 Trinidad and Tobago 2-1 Grenada
- 1990 Tournament abandoned before final match because of Hurricane Arthur
- 1991 Jamaica 2-0 Trinidad and Tobago
- 1992 Trinidad and Tobago 3-2 Jamaica
- 1993 Martinique 0-0 (6-5 PKs) Jamaica
- 1994 Trinidad and Tobago 7-2 Martinique
- 1995 Trinidad and Tobago 5-0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- 1996 Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 Cuba
- 1997 Trinidad and Tobago 4-0 Saint Kitts and Nevis
- 1998 Jamaica 2-1 Trinidad and Tobago
- 1999 Trinidad and Tobago 2-1 Cuba
- 2001 Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 Haiti
- 2003 No champion, Jamaica and Cuba qualify for Gold Cup as group winners
- 2005 Jamaica 1-0 Cuba
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