CONCACAF has announced that the 2021 Flow CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship (FCCCC) will take place in the Dominican Republic, from May 14-26 and the 2021 CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield (CCCS) will be played in Curacao, between April 23 and May 2.
The two Caribbean club competitions, for professional and amateur clubs respectively, are part of the Confederation’s club platform that qualifies teams to the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) and Scotiabank CONCACAF League (SCL).
In total, four Caribbean clubs will advance to Confederation wide club competitions, three for the 2021 Scotiabank CONCACAF League and one for the 2022 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.
“Club football in the Caribbean is a priority for CONCACAF and I would like to express our gratitude to the federations in the Dominican Republic and Curacao for their commitment to hosting these important competitions,” said CONCACAF General Secretary, Philippe Moggio. “Both the Flow CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship and the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield allow for great competition between clubs in the Caribbean region and we are very much looking forward to delivering them in April and May,” added Moggio.
More details for each of the competitions are available below.
2021 Flow CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship
The 2021 Flow CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship will take place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from May 14-26, 2021.
The six clubs that will participate have qualified for the competition via their domestic leagues. These are, in alphabetical order by Member Association:
- Delfines del Este FC (DOM)
- O&M FC (DOM)
- Cavaly AS (HAI)
- Don Bosco FC (HAI)
- Portmore United FC (JAM)
- Waterhouse FC (JAM).
The competition will commence with a group stage (two groups of three teams each). After round-robin play from May 14-18, the first and second place finishers will advance to the Semifinals. The Semifinals will be played on May 21, followed by the Final and 3rd Place Match on May 23.
The champion of the 2021 FCCCC will qualify for the 2022 SCCL, while the second and third place finishers will participate in the 2021 SCL.
Also, provided the 2021 CCCS Champion fulfils the CONCACAF Regional Club Licensing criteria required to participate in the SCL, an additional play-in match will be disputed on May 26, between the fourth-place finisher of the 2021 FCCCC and the 2021 CCCS Champion. The winner of this match will claim the last spot for Caribbean clubs in the 2021 SCL.
The draw for the Group Stage of the 2021 FCCCC will take place Thursday, February 25, at 11:00 am EST. Fans can follow the event via CONCACAF.com and Flow Sports (Caribbean).
2021 CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield
The 2021 CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield will take place in Willemstad, Curacao, from April 23 to May 2, 2021
The competition will feature 14 clubs from 14 Caribbean Member Associations who are working with CONCACAF towards a long-term vision to professionalize the club game across the region.
The 14 participating clubs are, in alphabetical order by Member Association:
- SV Racing Club Aruba (ARU)
- SV Real Rincon (BOE)
- RKSV Scherpenheuvel (CUW)
- South East FC (DMA)
- Olympique de Cayenne (GUF)
- AS Gosier (GLP)
- Fruta Conquerors FC (GUY)
- AS Samaritaine (MTQ)
- Metropolitan FA (PUR)
- St. Paul’s United FC (SKN)
- Platinum FC (LCA)
- Hope International FC (VIN)
- Flames United SC (SMA)
- Inter Moengo Tapoe (SUR)
The tournament will kick off with a Group Stage (two groups of four and two groups of three). After round-robin play from April 23-27, the four group winners will advance to the Semifinals. The Semifinal matches will be played on April 30, followed by the Final and 3rd Place Match Sunday, May 2.
The draw for the Group Stage of the 2021 CCCS will take place Friday, February 26, at 11:00 am EST. Fans can follow the event via CONCACAF.com.
More details on both competitions, including schedules, will be announced in the coming weeks.