2024 W Gold Cup qualifiers: Jamaica enter fray, Haiti close in on finals slot

October 16 – The battle for slots at the inaugural 12-team Concacaf 2024 W Gold Cup continue in October with Jamaica entering the fray and Haiti looking to get a grip on their group and push for automatic qualification.

Concacaf is looking to qualify six more teams to the W Gold Cup to be played in California February 17 – March 10, 2024.

The USA and Canada are pre-qualified as Olympic 2024 representatives. Four Conmebol guests have also qualified: Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, and Colombia (the four top finishers of the 2022 CONMEBOL Women’s Copa America).

That leaves six slots to fill from Concacaf. The three winners of the League A groups will automatically qualify. Second placed teams will play off against League B group winners.

Jamaica play Guatemala and Panama in the October window, and two wins would see them top the group with two to play.

Haiti, have the chance to go top of their group and pretty much guarantee qualification if they have two wins over St Kitts and Nevis. Haiti won their first round game against Costa Rica who top the group on goal difference.

In Group A, Mexico opened with two wins but do not play in the October fixtures. Trinidad and Tobago and Puerto Rico play each other twice and if one of them are unbeaten will match the Mexicans for points with just one game against them left to play in November.

In the first round of matches, Concacaf said 122 goals were scored across all three of the leagues.

2023 Road to W Gold Cup Schedule – October Matches
*Home team listed first and kickoff times in ET/local

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
15:00/15:00 M31: (B) Dominica vs Antigua & Barbuda – Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, Gros Islet, LCA
16:00/16:00 M32: (B) Martinique vs Nicaragua – Stade Pierre-Aliker, Fort-de-France, MTQ
16:00/16:00 M33: (C) Grenada vs US Virgin Islands – Kirani James Athletic Stadium, St. George’s, GRN
18:00/19:00 M30: (B) Suriname vs Guyana – Dr. Ir. Franklin Essed Stadion, Paramaribo, SUR
19:00/18:00 M29: (A) Panama vs Jamaica – Estadio Universitario de Penonome, Penonome, PAN

Thursday, October 26, 2023
16:30/15:30 M36: (C) Cayman Islands vs Curacao – Truman Bodden Sports Complex, George Town, CAY
16:00/16:00 M38: (C) Turks & Caicos Islands vs Belize – TCIFA National Stadium, Providenciales, TCA
19:00/19:00 M34: (A) St. Kitts & Nevis vs Haiti – SKNFA Technical Center, St. Peter’s, SKB
20:00/20:00 M37: (C) Bonaire vs Aruba – Stadion Antonio Trenidat, Rincon, BON
21:00/19:00 M35: (B) Honduras vs El Salvador – Estadio Nacional Chelato Ucles, Tegucigalpa, HON

Friday, October 27, 2023
15:00/15:00 M41: (B) St. Vincent & the Grenadines vs Dominican Republic – Arnos Vale Field, Kingstown, VIN
16:00/16:00 M42: (C) Guadeloupe vs Cuba – Stade Municipal, Sainte-Anne, GLP
19:00/19:00 M39: (A) Trinidad & Tobago vs Puerto Rico – Hasley Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, TRI
19:00/19:00 M40: (B) Barbados vs Bermuda – Wildey Astro Turf, Bridgetown, BRB

Sunday, October 29, 2023
15:30/15:30 M45: (B) Antigua & Barbuda vs Dominica – ABFA Technical Center, St. John’s, ATG
16:00/16:00 M44: (B) Guyana vs Suriname – Dr. Ir. Franklin Essed Stadion, Paramaribo, SUR
18:00/17:00 M43: (A) Jamaica vs Guatemala – National Stadium, Kingston, JAM
19:00/19:00 M48: (C) US Virgin Islands vs Bahamas – Bethlehem Soccer Complex, Christiansted, VIR
20:00/18:00 M47: (B) El Salvador vs Honduras – Estadio Nacional Las Delicias, San Salvador, SLV
22:00/20:00 M46: (B) Nicaragua vs Martinique – Estadio Nacional, Managua, NCA

Monday, October 30, 2023
15:00/15:00 M51: (C) Aruba vs Bonaire – Compleho Guillermo Prospero Trinidad, Oranjestad, ARU
18:00/18:00 M49: (A) Haiti vs St. Kitts & Nevis – SKNFA Technical Centre, St. Peter’s, SKB
20:00/20:00 M50: (C) Curacao vs Anguilla – Jean Francisca Stadium, Willemstad, CUW
21:30/19:30 M52: (C) Belize vs Turks & Caicos Islands – FFB Stadium, Belmopan, BLZ

Tuesday, October 31, 2023
15:30/15:30 M53: (A) Puerto Rico vs Trinidad and Tobago  – Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel, Bayamon, PUR
16:00/16:00 M56: (C) Cuba vs Guadeloupe – Estadio Antonio Maceo, Santiago de Cuba, CUB
19:00/19:00 M55: (B) Dominican Republic vs St. Vincent & the Grenadines – Estadio Moca 85, Moca, DOM
20:30/19:30 M54: (B) Bermuda vs Barbados – Bermuda National Sports Centre, Devonshire, BER