Concacaf confirms September schedule for 2023/24 Concacaf Nations League Group Stage matches
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Concacaf confirms September schedule for 2023/24 Concacaf Nations League Group Stage matches

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  • Revamped competition takes place in the FIFA Match Windows of September, October, and November 2023, followed by the Finals in March 2024.
  • CNL’s third edition serves as the qualifier for Concacaf teams participating in the CONMEBOL Copa America USA 2024.
Miami, FL – Concacaf has confirmed the schedule, venues, and kickoff times for the 2023/24 Concacaf Nations League (CNL) Group Stage matches taking place during the upcoming September FIFA Match Window.

The first two editions of the CNL each saw 106 official matches played across the entire region, providing competitive opportunities for every Concacaf men’s national team. The 2022/23 edition concluded with a thrilling CNL Finals between Canada, Mexico, Panama, and the United States. The United States emerged as the Champion after defeating Canada in the final match.

New Competition Format

As previously announced, beginning with the 2023/24 CNL, the competition’s format has been revamped to include more direct elimination matches that qualify teams for continental summer competitions. This includes the qualification route for Concacaf’s six competing teams in the CONMEBOL Copa America USA 2024.

The CNL will continue to be played in a three-League format (A, B, and C), with the region’s 41 men’s senior national teams distributed into the Leagues according to the 2022/23 CNL results.

League A: 16 National Teams (Group Stage and Quarterfinals)
League A includes 16 teams (up from 12), and a new quarterfinal round. For Group Stage play, the 12 lowest ranked teams were drawn into two groups of six each and will play in a “Swiss style” league system. Each team will play four games (two at home and two away). 

The two groups are as follows:

Group A: Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador, Martinique, Curaçao, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Group B: Haiti, Jamaica, Honduras, Cuba, Suriname, and Grenada.

After Group Stage play, in the FIFA Match Windows of September and October 2023, each group’s first and second-place finishers will advance to the Quarterfinals, where they will join the four top-ranked League A national teams.

The Quarterfinals will be played in a home-and-away format in the FIFA Match Window of November 2023, with the aggregate score winners in each paring advancing to the 2024 CNL Finals and qualifying for the CONMEBOL Copa America USA 2024. 

The four seeded nations in the Quarterfinals are (in alphabetical order): Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, and the United States. 

The pairings for the Quarterfinals will be determined based on the Concacaf Rankings of October 2023 (after the FIFA Window) and the 2023/24 CNL Group Stage results, as follows:

QF1: Fourth-ranked seeded team vs Best first place (1A/1B)
QF2: Third-ranked seeded team vs Next first place (1A/1B)
QF3: Second-ranked seeded team vs Best second place (2A/2B)
QF4: Best-ranked seeded team vs Next second place (2A/2B)

The remaining two Concacaf nations participating in the CONMEBOL Copa America USA 2024 will be determined via a single-match direct elimination Play-In between the four League A losing Quarterfinalists. This Play-In will also take place in March 2024.

League B: 16 National Teams (Group Stage)
League B features 16 teams divided into four groups of four teams. Each team will play every other team in their group, home and away, for six matches per team (three at home and three away). 

The four groups are as follows:

Group A: Guadeloupe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Sint Maarten.
Group B: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Montserrat, and Barbados.
Group C: French Guiana, Bermuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Belize.
Group D: Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, Puerto Rico, and Bahamas.

League C: 9 National Teams (Group Stage)
League C includes nine teams divided into three groups of three. Each team will play every team in their group, home and away, for a total of four matches per team (two at home and two away).

The three groups are as follows:

Group A: Bonaire, Saint Martin, and Anguilla.
Group B: Aruba, Cayman Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Group C: Dominica, Turks and Caicos Islands, and British Virgin Islands.

Promotion and relegation between Leagues will fully resume at the conclusion of the third edition.

2023/24 Concacaf Nations League Schedule – September Matches
*Home team listed first (kickoff times in ET/local, league and match number)

Thursday, September 7, 2023
16:00 / 16:00  (C)  M6 Anguilla v Saint Martin - Raymond E. Guishard Technical Centre, The Valley, AIA
18:00 / 18:00  (A)  M2 Trinidad & Tobago v Curacao - Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, TRI
18:00 / 18:00  (B)  M5 Sint Maarten v Saint Lucia - Stadion Rignaal 'Jean' Francisca, Willemstad, CUW
19:00 / 19:00  (B)  M4 St. Kitts & Nevis v Guadeloupe - SKNFA Technical Center, Basseterre, SKN
19:00 / 19:00  (C)  M7 US Virgin Islands v Cayman Islands - Bethlehem Complex, Christiansted, VIR
20:00 / 19:00  (A)  M1 Panama v Martinique - Estadio de la Universidad Latina in Penonome, Panama, PAN
22:00 / 20:00  (A)  M3 Guatemala v El Salvador - Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores, Guatemala, GUA

Friday, September 8, 2023
16:00 / 16:00  (A)  M8 Haiti v Cuba - Estadio Panamericano in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, DOM
17:00 / 17:00  (B)  M14 Belize v St. Vincent & the Grenadines - Stade Pierre Aliker, Fort-de-France, MTQ
19:00 / 19:00  (A)  M9 Grenada v Suriname - Kirani James Athletic Stadium, St. George's, GRN
19:00 / 19:00  (B)  M11 Dominican Republic v Nicaragua - Estadio Felix Sanchez, Santo Domingo, DOM
19:00 / 19:00  (B)  M12 Barbados v Montserrat - Wildey Turf, Bridgetown, BRB
19:30 / 18:30  (B)  M13 Bermuda v French Guiana - Dame Flora Duffy National Center, Devonshire, BER
21:00 / 20:00  (A)  M10 Jamaica v Honduras - National Stadium, Kingston, JAM

Saturday, September 9, 2023
15:30 / 15:30  (B)  M15 Antigua & Barbuda v Guyana - Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, St. John’s, ATG
15:30 / 15:30  (C)  M17 British Virgin Islands v Turks & Caicos - A.O. Shirley Ground, Road Town, VGB
18:00 / 18:00  (B)  M16 Bahamas v Puerto Rico - Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, BAH

Sunday, September 10, 2023
15:30 / 15:30  (B)  M21 Guadeloupe v Sint Maarten - Stade Municipal de Sainte-Anne, Sainte-Anne, GLP
16:00 / 16:00  (A)  M19 Martinique v Curacao - Stade Pierre Aliker, Fort de France, MTQ
19:00 / 19:00  (B)  M22 Saint Lucia v St. Kitts & Nevis - Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, Gros Islet, LCA
20:00 / 18:00  (A)  M18 Guatemala v Panama - Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores, Guatemala, GUA
22:00 / 20:00  (A)  M20 El Salvador v Trinidad & Tobago - Estadio Magico Gonzalez, San Salvador, SLV

Monday, September 11, 2023
15:30 / 15:30  (C)  M25 Saint Martin v Bonaire - SKNFA Technical Center, Basseterre, SKN
16:30 / 15:30  (C)  M26 Cayman Islands v Aruba - Truman Bodden Sports Complex, George Town, CAY
19:00 / 19:00  (B)  M24 Montserrat v Dominican Republic - Blakes Estate Stadium, Plymouth, MSR
22:00 / 20:00  (B)  M23 Nicaragua v Barbados - Estadio Nacional, Managua, NCA

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
15:30 / 15:30  (B)  M31 St. Vincent & the Grenadines v Bermuda - Arnos Vale Sporting Complex, VIN
15:30 / 16:30  (B)  M30 French Guiana v Belize - Stade Municipal Dr. Lama, Remire Montjoly, GUF
16:00 / 16:00  (A)  M28 Cuba v Suriname - Estadio Antonio Maceo, Santiago de Cuba, CUB
16:00 / 16:00  (C)  M34 Turks & Caicos v Dominica - TCIFA National Stadium, Providenciales, TCA
18:00 / 18:00  (B)  M32 Guyana v Bahamas - National Track & Field Center Leonora, Georgetown, GUY
19:00 / 19:00  (B)  M33 Puerto Rico v Antigua & Barbuda - Thomas A. Robinson Stadium, Nassau, BAH
20:00 / 19:00  (A)  M27 Jamaica v Haiti - National Stadium, Kingston, JAM
22:00 / 20:00  (A)  M29 Honduras v Grenada - Estadio Nacional Chelato Úcles, Tegucigalpa, HON

The schedule for the matches taking place in the FIFA Match Windows of October and November 2023 is available here.