Dominican Republic to Host Finals of 2020 Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship
The regional club competition will qualify its champion to the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League; the runner-up, third place, and playoff winner will participate in the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf League
Miami, FL (Tuesday, March 10, 2020) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced that Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic will host the finals of the 2020 Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship.
The semifinals, third-place match, final and playoff match will be played at the Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium, between May 8-13, 2020.
“The Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship is the pinnacle of club football in the Caribbean, providing fully professionalized leagues and their teams with a clear pathway to Confederation wide tournaments,” said Concacaf General Secretary Philippe Moggio. “After an exciting group stage in Jamaica earlier this year, we are pleased to bring the finals to the Dominican Republic capital of Santo Domingo for what should be a thrilling fourth edition of this important championship.”
The group stage of the 2020 Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship kicked off on January 29 in Kingston, Jamaica, with six teams battling for four semifinal spots. Group A saw Jamaican club Waterhouse power to a first-place finish with a draw versus Cibao FC of the Dominican Republic and a win over Haitian club Don Bosco. The Dominican club claimed the second place in the group, with two ties.
In Group B, Atletico Pantoja of the Dominican Republic finished top of the group, with victories over reigning FCCCC champions Portmore United of Jamaica and Haiti’s Arcahaie. The Haitian side secured a semifinal spot with a win over the Jamaican co-hosts.
Per the competition regulations, the group winners will face the second-place finishers of the opposite group (1Avs2B and 1Bvs2A). The two semifinal matches are scheduled for Friday, May 8. The third place-match and final, which will determine the Caribbean representatives in the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf League and 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, will be played on Sunday, May 10.
Provided the 2020 Concacaf Caribbean Shield Champion fulfills the Concacaf Regional Club Licensing criteria required to participate in a Confederation wide club competition, an additional playoff match will be disputed on May 13, between the fourth-place finisher of the Caribbean Club Championship and the Shield Champion. The winner of this game will claim the last spot for Caribbean clubs in the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf League.
2020 Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship Finals
Dates: May 8-13, 2020
Venue: Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Participating Clubs (5): Arcahaie FC (HAI), Cibao FC (DOM), Club Atletico Pantoja (DOM), Waterhouse FC (JAM) and the to be confirmed 2020 Concacaf Caribbean Shield Champion.
Friday, May 8, 2020 – Semifinals
6:00 pm local Waterhouse FC (JAM) vs. Arcahaie FC (HAI)
8:30 pm local Club Atletico Pantoja (DOM) vs Cibao FC (DOM)
Sunday, May 10, 2020 – 3rd Place Match and Final
6:00 pm local Loser SF1 vs Loser SF2
8:30 pm local Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - Playoff Match
7:00 pm local Loser 3rd Place Match vs 2020 Concacaf Caribbean Shield Champion