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Semifinals schedule confirmed for 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf League

Scotiabank Concacaf League

Concacaf has confirmed the schedule and pairings for the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf League (SCL) Semifinal matches. The two match home and away series will take place November 23-24 (first legs) and November 30 – December 1 (second legs).

The pairings for the competition’s fourth round and each club’s road to the final were determined at the official draw on Wednesday, June 16. The calendar for the 2021 SCL Semifinal matches is as follows, with the home club listed first and the kickoff times in Eastern Time (local time):

Semifinals – First Legs

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
10:00 pm (9:00 pm) CD Guastatoya (GUA) vs Comunicaciones FC (GUA) – Estadio Guamuch Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Wednesday, November 24, 2021
8:00 pm (8:00 pm) Forge FC (CAN) vs FC Motagua (HON) – Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Semifinals – Second Legs

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
10:00 pm (9:00 pm) Comunicaciones FC (GUA) vs CD Guastatoya (GUA) – Estadio Guamuch Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
8:00 pm (7:00 pm) FC Motagua (HON) vs Forge FC (CAN) – Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Per the competition regulations, the return leg semifinals matches will be hosted by the best performing club in each of the series (based on wins, draws, and, if required, goal difference in the previous round of the competition).

However, to maintain the integrity of this competition, and only for CD Guastatoya’s semifinal (the Guatemalan club did not participate in the Quarterfinals), Concacaf announced on October 1 that the highest-ranked club, based on total points accumulated in the Round of 16 according to the 2021 SCL regulations will host the second leg Semifinal.

Should CD Guastatoya advance to the Final, the highest ranked club based on the total points accumulated in the Round of 16 and Semifinals according to the 2021 SCL regulations will host the 2nd leg Final.

The Semifinals will be followed by home and away Finals. The schedule for the Finals is as follows:

December 7-9 (first leg)
December 14-15 (second leg)

The four 2021 SCL Semifinalists (CD Guastatoya, Comunicaciones FC, FC Motagua and Forge FC ) and two best performing Quarterfinalists (Deportivo Saprissa and Santos de Guapiles) who failed to advance to the semifinals have qualified for the 2022 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League (SCCL). The winner of the 2022 SCCL will be crowned regional club champion and will represent the confederation at the FIFA Club World Cup.

The Semifinals will be widely available for fans across the region to follow and enjoy through the Confederation’s TV partner networks, including TUDN (USA-Spanish), Fox Sports (USA-English) Fox Sports (Mexico), ESPN (Central America), Flow Sports (Caribbean), and other local partners.

Matches will also be available on the Concacaf Official App (subject to territory restrictions). The free mobile app is available in the Apple and Google Play stores.