The Cayman Islands national football team have gone to great lengths to bring in players. They are a British overseas territory. In the year 2000 they attempted to recruit several uncapped players who possessed British passports. Several lower league players, the most notable being Barry Hayles, did actually play in a friendly for the Cayman Islands. They were stopped by FIFA before taking part in any competitive qualifiers. Barry Hayles in fact went on to play international football for Jamaica.
In 2004 the country was devastated by a hurricane which tore across the low-lying islands. It destroyed an estimated 95% of buildings. Power and other services were effected for months after. It was nothing unusual. Due to its location the island is affected by storm systems, directly or indirectly, on average every two years.
The Cayman Islands have more registered businesses than they have people. This is due to the previously mentioned tax exemptions. They have an estimated population of around 55,000 people.
Football is the national sport of the Cayman Islands. Rugby and cricket are developing in their professionalism and popularity. The Cayman Islands national football team only began entering qualification for world cup tournaments in 1998. Since then they have entered all subsequent tournaments but have never qualified.