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2024/25 CONCACAF W Champions Cup Draw Scheduled for June 6; match-dates confirmed!

Following last month’s exciting announcement about the launch of the CONCACAF W Champions Cup, the region’s first official women’s continental club championship, CONCACAF has unveiled further details about the competition’s inaugural edition.

The CONCACAF W Champions Cup is an annual tournament that includes the best clubs from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean and crowns the region’s women’s club champion. The tournament is also the sole path through which clubs in CONCACAF can qualify for the new FIFA Women’s Club World Cup, which FIFA has committed to launching in the near future.

COMPETITION FORMAT

The 2024/25 CONCACAF W Champions Cup will include a Preliminary Round, followed by Group and Knockout Stage play.

The Preliminary Round Play-in will be a single-leg match between two clubs, with the winner advancing to the Group Stage.

The Group Stage will feature 10 clubs divided into two groups of five clubs. Each club will play every club in their group once, for a total of four matches per club (two at home and two away). The group winners and runners-up (four clubs) will progress to the competition’s final four at the conclusion of Group Stage play.

The Semifinals, Third Place Match, and Final, where the first-ever CONCACAF W Champions Cup champion will be crowned, will be centralized in a to-be-announced venue.

PARTICIPATING CLUBS

Following extensive consultation with all stakeholders, the criteria for clubs to qualify into the 2024/25 inaugural edition of the CONCACAF W Champions through their respective leagues have been developed and will be reviewed and approved by the CONCACAF Council later this month, and communicated in due course.

As previously announced, for the 2024/25 edition of the tournament, the 11 available qualification slots have been allocated amongst seven Member Associations that meet CONCACAF’s eligibility, as follows:

Canada: 1 club in Preliminary Round*
Costa Rica: 1 club in Group Stage
El Salvador: 1 club in Preliminary Round*
Jamaica: 1 club in Group Stage
Mexico: 3 clubs in Group Stage
Panama: 1 club in Group Stage
USA: 3 clubs in Group Stage

*The Preliminary Round Play-In winner will progress to the Group Stage.

COMPETITION DATES

The official draw for the 2024/25 CONCACAF W Champions Cup will take place on Thursday, June 6. At this event, where CONCACAF will also unveil the tournament’s brand identity, clubs will be divided into two groups.

Furthermore, CONCACAF has confirmed the match windows for the 2024/25 edition, which are as follows:

Official Draw: June 6, 2024
Preliminary Round: August 13-15, 2024
Group Stage Week 1: August 20-22, 2024
Group Stage Week 2: September 3-5, 2024
Group Stage Week 3: September 17-19, 2024
Group Stage Week 4: October 1-3, 2024
Group Stage Week 5: October 15-17, 2024
Final Round (semifinals, 3rd Place match, and Final): May 22-25, 2025

Further details about this exciting new competition will be announced in the coming weeks.

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