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Football Curacao – tulips from the Caribbean Islands

CONCACAF is an acronym for the North Central American Football Association and the Caribbean, which is made up of three regions, and the weight of football is also different. In Central America, football is the breath of the people with traditional sport backgrounds like Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica.

In North America, baseball and basketball dominate, while the influence of British culture makes cricket a symbol of the Caribbean Islands. And in Curacao, baseball is considered the national soul, the national spirit of sports lovers, when they are proud to witness many legends once famous at the American professional baseball tournament.

Bacuna - từng nổi danh trong màu áo Aston Villa - là cái tên sáng giá nhất của tuyển Curacao hiện tại. 

Amidst the windy beaches of the Caribbean, few people pay attention to the football of this land until one day in 2014, when the legendary Patrick Kluivert returned to his motherland with the goal of heading to the World Cup.

With a population of about 159,000 people, Curacao is tiny in the Atlantic. They are not a nation, but a Dutch territory that was created in 2010 after Antilles, the autonomous nation was abolished. Geographically and politically, Curacao has many similarities to Surinam, another Dutch territory, and is influenced by every aspect of life and culture of this country.

Football is influenced the same way. Surinam’s children like Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard or Virgil van Dijk have been helping the team create a foothold. The Curacao bloodline also has an impact on Dutch football, though to a lesser extent with Leroy Fer, Vurnon Anita or Tahith Chong. With such a young formation history, Curacao football is still strange to fans.

“See everything as a party for fun and comfort,” Leandro Bacuna – the brightest talent of Curacao – said before the stage of the competition with Jamaica in the 2017 Gold Cup, the first major tournament of football. Curacao in history.

Like most of the squad that year, Bacuna was born and absorbed the football culture from the Netherlands. If you regularly follow the Premier League, it will not be difficult to realize that Bacuna has played for Aston Villa. Similarly, Cuco Martina, the other big name in the squad, played for Cardiff City in the second half of last season.

Top 3 Team Sports of the Caribbean

Caribbean people are well-known as friendly and relaxing characteristic, but when it comes to sports, they are as serious as any European. There are a wide range of different sports across the region from individual to team sports.

If you are a sport fan and about to travel to Caribbean area, you might wonder which sports are in trendy in this sunny Caribbean areas. Look no further, we have the answer you need.

These are top 3 most popular team sports in Caribbean culture:

Soccer

The king sport is well-received by Caribbean as the rest of the world. It unites people across the islands. Everywhere you go – a resort, a restaurant or even a beach bar, you can find enthusiastic football fan cheering and shouting. You would not miss a match of Premier League, UEFA Europa League, let alone World cup or European Cup.

In fact, almost all Caribbean island has been registered by FIFA and many football players are qualify for playing in World cup like Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz. Team from this island is also qualify to compete in major European League such as Trinidad and Tobago’s Socca Warriors

Cricket

Cricket is one of the most popular sports of the islands, which was first introduced by colonists in the 15th Century. There are hundreds of games throughout the year, especially on cricket season, which runs from May to December. The national team call West Indies has been received warm support from both locals and travelers alike. This sport truly breaks the national barriers of language, race, income, and religion.

Some of the most famous cricketers in the world come from the Caribbean. Children grow up with cricket as they play on the street throughout their childhoods.

Rugby

Ruby was brought to the Caribbean islands by the British which influences still remain partial to a game of rugby. The sport is widely popular in Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago, ….  The rugby club of each island will compete to win a place to join the international league. If you travel to these countries during the rugby season, you definitely have to check out a game to witness the drama of rugby unfold against an exotic and beautiful sunlight.

how football is favored in the Caribbean islands? (part 1)

CONCACAF, short for the North Central American and Caribbean Football Federation, which is made up of three regions, and the weight of football is also different. In Central America, football is the breath of people with traditional football backgrounds like Mexico, Panama, and Costa Rica. In North America, baseball and basketball dominate, while the influence of British culture makes cricket a symbol of the Caribbean Islands.

And in Curacao, baseball is considered to be the national soul, the national love of sports lovers, when they are proud to witness a lot of legends that have been established in the US professional baseball league – MLB. Between the sunny beaches of the Caribbean, few people pay attention to the football of this land until one day in 2014, when the legendary Patrick Kluivert returned to his mother’s hometown with the goal towards the World Cup. We are talking about Curacao, the football background that is still a new name to many lepeop.

With a population of about 159,000, the Curacao is small in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. They are not a country but are Dutch territories that were born in 2010 (along with Aruba and Sint Maarten) after the Antilles, the autonomous nation was removed. In terms of geopolitics, Curacao has many similarities with Surinam, another Dutch territory, and is influenced by all aspects of life from the “national model” culture.

Football is similarly affected. Surinam’s children like Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard or Virgil van Dijk have been helping the “orange whirlwind” to create a foothold. Curacao blood is also influential in Dutch football, though to a lesser degree with Leroy Fer, Vurnon Anita or Tahith Chong. With such a young history, Curacao football is still unfamiliar to fans.

“Look at everything as a party for fun and comfort,” Leandro Bacuna – Curacao’s brightest talent – says ahead of the competition against Jamaica in the Gold Cup 2017, the first major football tournament.