Haiti – Football : Concacaf reveals all the details of the Natons League
20/04/2024 09:08:50

Haiti - Football : Concacaf reveals all the details of the Natons League

Friday April 19, 2024, the Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF) revealed the details of the 4th edition of the Nations League, the draw for the Group phase of which will take place May 6 in Miami at 7:00 p.m. (Haiti time), kickoff of the season in September 2024 and the final in March 2025 for League A.

CONCACAF reminds that this competition will qualify for the 2025 Gold Cup.

Haiti will play in league B and will be placed in pot 1, which places us among the four seeds for the official draw.

Composition of League B pots :

– Pot 1: Haiti, Salvador, Curaçao, Dominican Republic;

– Pot 2: Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Montserrat, Saint Lucia;

– Pot 3: Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba;

– Pot 4: Dominica, Bonaire, Saint-Martin, Sint Maarten.

The 16 teams in League B will be divided into four groups of four. Matches will take place during the FIFA windows of September, October and November 2024, with each team playing their group opponents twice, for a total of six matches per team during these FIFA windows:

September 2-10 (league A, B, C group stage)

October 7-15 (league A, B, C group stage)

November 11-19 (league A 1/4 finals and league B 1/4 finals)

For each FIFA window, matches from each group will be played at a centralized location, replacing the previous home-and-away format. This format change aims to optimize logistics and improve the overall experience for teams and spectators.

The third highest ranked teams in each group will host the September matches, the second highest ranked teams in October, and the top teams in the decisive November matches. If a team cannot host matches, Concacaf reserves the right to select another venue.

The stakes are crucial for our Grenadiers: not only for a return to League A but also for qualification for the 2025 Gold Cup, for which Concacaf will soon announce the criteria.

At the end of this League B, the group winners will be promoted to League A and the teams ranked fourth will be relegated to League C.

After the first meetings in June against Saint Lucia and Barbados, dedicated to the qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, the new coach of the Grenadiers, Frenchman Sébastien Migné, will have to mobilize everyone to meet the challenges of this new edition of the League of Nations.

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