CONCACAF has announced changes to the 2021 Flow CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship, scheduled to be played in the Dominican Republic from today, May 15 until Tuesday, May 25.
The tournament was originally scheduled for 15 teams, but after the withdrawal of SV Racing Club (ARU) and Platinum FC (LCA), and the addition of Hope International (VIN), the competition will now feature 14 teams split into 4 groups.
Additionally, in order to guarantee a minimum of 2 games per team in the group stage and safeguard the integrity of the competition, CONCACAF conducted a draw on May 13 to relocate a team from Group A to Group B, leaving both groups with 3 teams each.
The new groups are now as follows:
Group A: O&M FC (DOM), Flames United SC (SMA) and Inter Moengo Tapoe (SUR),
Group B: Delfines del Este (DOM), SV Real Rincon (BOE) and Metropolitan (PUR)
Group C: Don Bosco FC (HAI), AS Samaritaine (MTQ), AS Gosier (GLP) and South East FC (DMA)
Group D: Cavaly AS (HAI), RKSV Scherpenheuvel (CUW), Olympique de Cayenne (GUF) and Hope International (VIN)
After round-robin play between May 15-20, the first-place teams in each group will advance to the semifinals. The semifinals will take place on May 23, with the winners advancing to the competition’s final on May 25.
Group stage action will take place at the Felix Sanchez and Panamericano Stadiums. Semifinals and Final will all be played at the Felix Sanchez.
The complete schedule is available here.
Provided they fulfill the CONCACAF Regional Club Licensing criteria required to participate in Confederation wide competitions, the champion will qualify for the 2022 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, while the second, third and fourth place finishers will qualify for the 2021 Scotiabank CONCACAF League.