Concacaf releases dates for inaugural Central American and Caribbean Cup competitions

October 9 –  Concacaf has confirmed the final round schedules for its inaugural Central American and Caribbean Cup competitions that will qualify clubs to its revamped renamed Concacaf Champions League, now called the Concacaf Champions Cup.

In the Central American Cup Quarterfinal matches culminated this weekend in Alajuela, Costa Rica, with two-time Concacaf Champions Cup winners LD Alajuelense (CRC) joining Club Atlético Independiente (PAN), Real Estelí FC (NCA), and CS Herediano (CRC) in the Semifinals. These four clubs qualify for next year’s expanded 27-club Concacaf Champions Cup.

The four losing quarterfinalists, CS Cartaginés (CRC), FC Motagua (HON), Deportivo Saprissa (CRC), and Comunicaciones FC (GUA), have all progressed to a Concacaf Central American Cup Play-In, where they will face off for the two remaining 2024 Champions Cup berths for Central American clubs.

In the Caribbean Cup, after a ten-club Group Stage, which took place between August and October, the two top clubs from each group have advanced to the competition’s Knockout stage – Group A: Cavalier FC (JAM) and Moca FC (DOM) Group B: SV Robinhood (SUR) and Harbour View FC (JAM).

The clubs are competing for three 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup slots.

All matches in Central America and the Caribbean will be played as home and way legs.

Match schedules:

Central America Cup

First Leg Matches 

Tuesday, October 24
22:00 (20:00) CS Cartagines vs Comunicaciones FC – Estadio Fello Meza, Cartago, Costa Rica
Wednesday, October 25
20:00 (18:00) FC Motagua vs Deportivo Saprissa – Estadio Chelato Uclés, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
22:00 (20:00) CS Herediano vs LD Alajuelense – TBC
Thursday, October 26
22:00 (20:00) Real Esteli FC vs CA Independiente – Estadio Independencia, Estelí, Nicaragua

Second Leg Matches 

Tuesday, October 31
22:15 (20:15) Comunicaciones FC vs CS Cartagines – Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Wednesday, November 1
20:00 (18:00) Deportivo Saprissa vs FC Motagua – Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá, San Jose, Costa Rica
22:15 (20:15) LD Alajuelense vs CS Herediano – Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Thursday, November 2
22:15 (21:15) CA Independiente vs Real Esteli FC – Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama

Caribbean Cup:

First Leg Matches 
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
20:00 (19:00) Harbour View FC vs. Cavalier FC – Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
18:00 (18:00) Moca FC vs. SV Robinhood – Estadio Moca 85, Moca, Dominican Republic
Second Leg Matches 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
20:00 (19:00) Cavalier FC vs. Harbour View FC – Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

Thursday, November 2, 2023
20:00 (21:00) SV Robinhood vs. Moca FC – Dr. Ir. Franklin Essed Stadion, Paramaribo, Suriname

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