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Concacaf Caribbean Qualifiers for 2018 Women’s Championship kick off this weekend

CONCACAF - Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) confirmed the kickoff of the Concacaf Caribbean Qualifiers for the 2018 Women’s Championship. The first of the five groups is set to kick off on Saturday, May 5, with the balance of the matches to be played throughout the month, across five venues across the Caribbean.

Dominican Republic (May 5-13), Haiti (May 9-13), Trinidad and Tobago (May 19-27), Antigua & Barbuda (May 23-27) and Guyana (May 23-27) will each host a group of the championship. The participants in each group were sorted during the official draw earlier this year.

The final round of Caribbean qualifying will be disputed from August 25 — September 2, among the five first-round group winners. The top three finishers of the final round will qualify to the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship.

The United States will welcome the region’s top women’s national teams for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship, which will crown a regional champion and qualify three teams directly for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, plus the fourth-place finisher to an intercontinental playoff. The women’s championship is scheduled to be played October 4-17, 2018 in N.C., Edinburg, Texas, and Frisco, Texas.

As part of a year of women’s football in Concacaf that includes the expanded Girls’ Under-15 Championship, and the Women’s Under-17 and Under-20 Championship, the Caribbean regional qualifying championship will provide access to top level international football to 22 Caribbean Member Associations and over 300 players, enhancing opportunity for development and growth of the women’s game in the region. In total, nearly 2000 female athletes will participate in the Concacaf championships this year across the region.

2018 Concacaf Caribbean Women’s Qualifier – Match Schedule
*Listed in local time

Group A – Dominican Republic, Estadio Panamerico
Saturday, May 5, 2018
14:00 Puerto Rico vs Anguilla
16:30 Dominican Republic vs Cuba

Monday, May 7, 2018
14:00 Cuba vs Aruba
16:30 Puerto Rico vs Dominican Republic

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
14:00 Anguilla vs Aruba
16:30 Cuba vs Puerto Rico

Friday, May 11, 2018
14:00 Aruba vs Puerto Rico
16:30 Dominican Republic vs Anguilla

Sunday, May 13, 2018
14:00 Anguilla vs Cuba
16:30 Aruba vs Dominican Republic

Group B – Haiti, Stade Sylvio Cator
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
16:00 Jamaica vs Guadeloupe
18:30 Haiti vs Martinique

Friday, May 11, 2018
16:00 Martinique vs Jamaica
18:30 Guadeloupe vs Haiti

Sunday, May 13, 2018
16:00 Guadeloupe vs Martinique
18:30 Jamaica vs Haiti

Group C – Trinidad & Tobago, Ato Boldon
Saturday, May 19, 2018
16:00 Dominica vs St. Kitts and Nevis
18:30 Trinidad & Tobago vs U.S. Virgin Islands

Monday, May 21, 2018
16:00 U.S. Virgin Islands vs Grenada
18:30 Dominica vs Trinidad & Tobago

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
16:00 St. Kitts and Nevis vs Grenada
18:30 U.S. Virgin Islands vs Dominica

Friday, May 25, 2018
16:00 Grenada vs Dominica
18:30 Trinidad & Tobago vs St. Kitts and Nevis

Sunday, May 27, 2018
16:00 St. Kitts and Nevis vs U.S. Virgin Islands
18:30 Grenada vs Trinidad & Tobago

Group D – Antigua and Barbuda, Antigua Recreation Ground
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
16:00 St. Lucia vs Curacao
18:30 Antigua and Barbuda vs St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Friday, May 25, 2018
16:00 St. Vincent and the Grenadines vs St. Lucia
18:30 Curacao vs Antigua and Barbuda

Sunday, May 27, 2018
16:00 Curacao vs St. Vincent and the Grenadines
18:30 St. Lucia vs Antigua and Barbuda

Group E – Guyana, Lenora Track & Field
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
17:00 Barbados vs Suriname
19:30 Guyana vs Bermuda

Friday, May 25, 2018
17:00 Bermuda vs Barbados
19:30 Suriname vs Guyana

Sunday, May 27, 2018
17:00 Suriname vs Bermuda
19:30 Barbados vs Guyana