December 13, 2017

[94] days to go to CONCACAF Gold Cup as Nicaragua completes Field of 12

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– CONCACAF announced Wednesday – 100 days out from the inaugural match – that the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup field is set with ’s qualification as the 12th and final participating nation in this year’s continental championship.

Nicaragua prevailed over Haiti, 4-3 on aggregate, following a home-and-away qualifying playoff contested during FIFA window on March 24 and 28. On Tuesday evening in Managua, the host Nicaraguans scored three goals in the last ten minutes to win 3-0 and overcome a 3-1 deficit following the first leg.

In the Gold Cup, Nicaragua will face Group B rivals Martinique (July 8; Nashville, Tennessee), Panama (July 12; Tampa, Florida) and the United States (July 15; Cleveland, Ohio).

Draw Determines Matchups for the Finals of the 2017

Miami, FL (Wednesday, March 29, 2017) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has conducted the draw to determine the matchups and calendar of the Finals of the 2017 Caribbean Club Competition.

The champion of the Caribbean Club Championship will qualify for the newly re-formatted ScotiabankCONCACAF Champions League, while the second, third and fourth-placed clubs will participate in the Confederation’s newly launched club championship for Caribbean and clubs, which kicks off in August.

The draw, which was conducted by CONCACAF Director of Caribbean Football, Horace Reid, determined the groups and match schedule for the tournament that kicks off on May 14, in Trinidad and Tobago.

For the draw, the seeded teams were placed in positions A1 and B1, while the other four qualified clubs were sorted one by one. First, the name of the club was pulled from Pot 1, followed by the position from Pot 2.

Tournament host Central FC (TRI) was seeded into Group A and will face Cibao FC (DOM) and Grenades FC (ATG), while San Juan Jabloteh FC (TRI) was sorted with Portmore United (JAM) and Racing FC (HAI), in Group B.

The Hasley Crawford Stadium, in Port of Spain, will play host to all the matches of the regional club championship.

Group A 
Central FC (TRI)
Cibao FC (DOM)
Grenades FC (ATG)

Group B
San Juan Jabloteh FC (TRI)
Portmore United FC (JAM)
Racing FC (HAI)

The Caribbean Club Championship has been contested annually since 1997 (with the exception of 1999 and 2008), when United Petrotrin of Trinidad & Tobago captured the inaugural title.  A champion has been crowned 16 times, with DirecTV W Connection, also of Trinidad & Tobago, lifting the trophy a record three times.

Last year, Central FC defended its Caribbean title by prevailing over fellow Trinidadian side DirecTV W Connection in the final for the second straight year, 3-0.

2017 Caribbean Club Champions Final Stage Schedule 
*Local Time

Sunday, May 14, 2017
17:30 San Juan Jabloteh FC (TRI) v Racing FC (HAI)
20:00 Central FC (TRI) v Grenades FC (ATG)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
17:30 Portmore United FC (JAM) v Racing FC (HAI)
20:00 Cibao FC (DOM) v Grenades FC (ATG)

Thursday, May 18, 2017
17:30 San Juan Jabloteh FC (TRI) v Portmore United FC (JAM)
20:00 Central FC (TRI) v Cibao FC (DOM)

Sunday, May 21, 2017 – 3rd Place Match & Final
17:00 2nd Place Group A v 2nd Place Group B
20:00 1st Place Group A v 1st Place Group A

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