PERSPECTIVES ON CARIBBEAN FOOTBALLProduct no.: HP181
Christopher A.D. Charles
The people of the Caribbean are passionate about football, the beautiful game that evokes strong emotions and fervent support.
This expression of love and passion for football reaches its zenith every four years during the FIFA World Cup competition. However, only two Commonwealth Caribbean countries have qualified for the competition – Jamaica in 1998 and Trinidad and Tobago in 2006. Despite their qualification, these countries and others continue to struggle to reach subsequent World Cups.
Perspectives on Caribbean Football focuses on the state of football in the Caribbean – the obstacles and opportunities that are linked to the growth of the sport; the need for a football philosophy of play in the region that reflects each country’s ethos and style backed by resources and a scientific approach. It argues that these are required for Caribbean countries to play football at the highest level, as they do in the sports of netball, track and field and cricket.