Caribbean: Spectator Sports

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Caribbean spectator sports include cricket, which is very popular throughout the former British colonies (and current members of the Commonwealth) in the Caribbean. In Bermuda, one of the the biggest events of the year is Cup Match, a two-day midsummer festival where the entire island shuts down for the match between the Somerset Cricket Club and the St. George's Cricket Club. Baseball is huge in Cuba and the Dominican Republic. And like most countries in the world, soccer is among the most popular sports in the Caribbean, and most of the nations in the region field teams as part of FIFA's CONCACAF federation and compete in the annual CONCACAF Champions League. Horse racing is popular spectators sport on Caribbean islands like Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Nevis, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St. Croix (which also has dog racing), and Trinidad and Tobago.