Do you know- With the assistance of the Soviet Olympic Committee, the boys’s soccer crew of Cuba competed within the Moscow 1980 Olympic Soccer Event. It was the second time that Cuba had certified for an Olympic occasion. 4 years in the past, the Island obtained an invite to play within the Olympiad in Canada; for monetary causes, Uruguay didn’t compete within the Olympics and was changed by Cuba.
Do you know- On the 1959 Pan American Video games in Chicago, USA, the boys’s soccer squad of Haiti got here in fourth place, behind Argentina (champion), Brazil (runner-up), and the host nation. Afterward, by the 1970s, Haiti boasted top-of-the-line groups in Latin America, in distinction to the remainder of the Caribbean: Following successful the CONCACAF Event, the boys’s soccer crew of Haiti certified for the 1974 FIFA World Cup in West Germany. For the primary time since its creation in 1930, Haiti competed within the international occasion. Its qualification for the worldwide occasion was a logical consequence of its arduous work and self-discipline. All through these years, some Haitian footballers performed in international groups. Soccer is the most well-liked sport on the Island.
Do you know- After a few years of arduous work, self-discipline and preparation, Jamaica, a cricketing nation, gained the correct to take part within the international occasion in Paris (France) within the late 1990s.In the middle of the event, Japan misplaced 2-1 to Jamaica. It was the primary time within the Island’s historical past that the nationwide delegation had competed within the World Cup. In 1986 and 1990, Jamaican-born English participant John Barnes participated within the common occasion. By 1991, the nation’s nationwide crew completed eighth within the CONCACAF Gold Cup, behind america, Honduras. Mexico, Costa Rica, Trinidad Tobago, Canada, and Guatemala. Within the subsequent century, the nationwide crew was runner up (silver medal) on the 15th Pan American Video games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), behind solely Ecuador.
Do you know- By the early 1950s, the Netherlands Antilles -a baseball-loving Island-won the Soccer Event on the Central American and Caribbean Video games in Guatemala Metropolis. Afterward, it captured its second gold medal on the 1962 Caribbean Video games in Kingston, Jamaica.
Trinidad & Tobago
Do you know- By the 1970s, Trinidad & Tobago was house to Everald “Gally” Cummings, some of the widespread footballers within the Caribbean. Within the subsequent century,the Island -where cricket is the predominant sport- certified for the World Cup in Germany. In that point, English-born Christopher Birchall grew to become the primary white participant to play for Trinidad Tobago. By 2001, the Beneath-17 World Cup was held in Ports Spain, the capital metropolis of the nation.