DR chosen to host inaugural CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield




Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced on 17 February 2018 that the Dominican Republic will host the inaugural edition of the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield. The event is scheduled to be played in April 2018. The newly-launched football championship will feature 12 teams from 12 member association leagues as efforts are underway for a more professional football club game across the region.

Participating teams in the 13-21 April 2018 2018 Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield tournament to be celebrated in Santiago de los Caballeros are:
Group A: SV Deportivo Nacional (ARU), Inter Moengotapoe (SUR), Weymouth Wales FC (BRB) and USR Sainte-Rose (GPE)
Group B: Guyana Defence Force (GUY); Avenues United FC (VIN); Hard Rock Sports Club (GRN) and SV Real Rincon (BOE)
Group C: Cayon FC (SNK), Bodden Town FC (CAY), RKSV Centro Dominguito (CUW) and Franciscain (MTQ)

The organization explains that the Caribbean Club Shield provides clubs from member associations from across the Caribbean a direct pathway to the Confederation's top regional club championships. Together with the Caribbean Club Championship, now underway and featuring eight professional clubs from the four club leagues in the Caribbean with the highest professional standards – the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago -- the Caribbean Club Shield will serve as a qualifying tournament for the Scotiabank CONCACAF League, and open the door for wider participation of Caribbean clubs in Confederation championships at the highest level.

The winner of the 2018 CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield, if it fulfills CONCACAF Regional Club Licensing criteria, will have the opportunity to face the fourth-place finisher of the 2018 Caribbean Club Championship in a playoff match, to determine the fourth Caribbean representative in the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF League.

Sat, 21 April, 2018
 All Day Event


 Dominican Republic