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Concacaf confirms October schedule for 2023 Road to W Gold Cup Group Stage matches


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  • 28 matches will be played across the region during the FIFA Women’s match window of October 2023.
  • Teams are competing to qualify for next year’s inaugural Concacaf W Gold Cup.
  • Where to watch: all matches are available for fans to follow and enjoy on the Confederation’s TV partner networks. 


Concacaf has confirmed the schedule for the 2023 Road to W Gold Cup Group Stage matches taking place during the October FIFA Women’s Match Window.

This new and exciting competition, which began in September and includes the participation of 34 Concacaf Member Associations, is a crucial part of the “Concacaf W” women’s football strategy the Confederation launched in 2019 and serves as the qualifier for the 2024 W Gold Cup. 

The September window of the Road to W Gold Cup produced many exciting matches. A total of 122 goals were scored, with several outstanding individual performances, including hat tricks by Costa Rican duo Priscila Chinchilla and Melissa Herrera, Barbados’ Rianna Cyrus, and Carlia Johnson of Anguilla, amongst others. 

The 28 matches also delivered some unforgettable moments, highlighting a day that Bonaire Football will never forget, as its senior women’s national team played its first-ever Concacaf match. Other great moments included Maria Sanchez’ golazo at Estadio Azteca to start Mexico’s 2-1 comeback victory over Puerto Rico, Guatemala’s coming to life after suffering a 3-0 loss to Panama at home, and Bermuda’s and Suriname’s perfect starts. 

The match results and group standings for Leagues A, B, and C are available here.

For the 2023 Road to W Gold Cup, the 34 participating Concacaf Member Associations, which does not include the two competing in the 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games Women’s Football Tournament (USA and Canada), were split into three Leagues (A, B, and C) according to their Concacaf Women’s Ranking as of March 2023 and sub-divided into groups at the official draw on May 17.

Following home and away play within each League and group, during the 2023 FIFA Women’s Match Windows of September, October, and November, the top finishers in each League A group (three teams) will qualify for the 2024 W Gold Cup Group Stage. Furthermore, the second-place finishers in each League A group (three teams) and the first-place finishers in each League B group (three teams) will advance to the 2024 W Gold Cup Prelims.

The inaugural edition of the Concacaf W Gold Cup will be played between February 17 – March 10, 2024, in the United States. Thus far, six nations have secured their participation in the competition’s Group Stage. This includes the United States (2022 Concacaf W Championship winners), Canada (2023 Concacaf Olympic play-off winners), and the four CONMEBOL guests Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, and Colombia (four top finishers of the 2022 CONMEBOL Women’s Copa America). 

More details about the 2024 W Gold Cup are available here.

2023 Road to W Gold Cup Schedule – October Matches
*Home team listed first and kickoff times in ET/local

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
15:00/15:00 M31: (B) Dominica vs Antigua & Barbuda - Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, Gros Islet, LCA
16:00/16:00 M32: (B) Martinique vs Nicaragua - Stade Pierre-Aliker, Fort-de-France, MTQ
16:00/16:00 M33: (C) Grenada vs US Virgin Islands - Kirani James Athletic Stadium, St. George’s, GRN
18:00/19:00 M30: (B) Suriname vs Guyana - Dr. Ir. Franklin Essed Stadion, Paramaribo, SUR
19:00/18:00 M29: (A) Panama vs Jamaica - Estadio Universitario de Penonome, Penonome, PAN 

Thursday, October 26, 2023
16:30/15:30 M36: (C) Cayman Islands vs Curacao - Truman Bodden Sports Complex, George Town, CAY
16:00/16:00 M38: (C) Turks & Caicos Islands vs Belize - TCIFA National Stadium, Providenciales, TCA
19:00/19:00 M34: (A) St. Kitts & Nevis vs Haiti - SKNFA Technical Center, St. Peter’s, SKB
20:00/20:00 M37: (C) Bonaire vs Aruba - Stadion Antonio Trenidat, Rincon, BON
21:00/19:00 M35: (B) Honduras vs El Salvador - Estadio Nacional Chelato Ucles, Tegucigalpa, HON

Friday, October 27, 2023
15:00/15:00 M41: (B) St. Vincent & the Grenadines vs Dominican Republic - Arnos Vale Field, Kingstown, VIN
16:00/16:00 M42: (C) Guadeloupe vs Cuba - Stade Municipal, Sainte-Anne, GLP
19:00/19:00 M39: (A) Trinidad & Tobago vs Puerto Rico - Hasley Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, TRI
19:00/19:00 M40: (B) Barbados vs Bermuda - Wildey Astro Turf, Bridgetown, BRB

Sunday, October 29, 2023
15:30/15:30 M45: (B) Antigua & Barbuda vs Dominica - ABFA Technical Center, St. John’s, ATG 
16:00/16:00 M44: (B) Guyana vs Suriname - Dr. Ir. Franklin Essed Stadion, Paramaribo, SUR
18:00/17:00 M43: (A) Jamaica vs Guatemala - National Stadium, Kingston, JAM
19:00/19:00 M48: (C) US Virgin Islands vs Bahamas - Bethlehem Soccer Complex, Christiansted, VIR
20:00/18:00 M47: (B) El Salvador vs Honduras - Estadio Nacional Las Delicias, San Salvador, SLV
22:00/20:00 M46: (B) Nicaragua vs Martinique - Estadio Nacional, Managua, NCA

Monday, October 30, 2023
15:00/15:00 M51: (C) Aruba vs Bonaire - Compleho Guillermo Prospero Trinidad, Oranjestad, ARU
18:00/18:00 M49: (A) Haiti vs St. Kitts & Nevis - SKNFA Technical Centre, St. Peter’s, SKB
20:00/20:00 M50: (C) Curacao vs Anguilla - Jean Francisca Stadium, Willemstad, CUW
21:30/19:30 M52: (C) Belize vs Turks & Caicos Islands - FFB Stadium, Belmopan, BLZ

Tuesday, October 31, 2023
15:30/15:30 M53: (A) Puerto Rico vs Trinidad and Tobago  - Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel, Bayamon, PUR
16:00/16:00 M56: (C) Cuba vs Guadeloupe - Estadio Antonio Maceo, Santiago de Cuba, CUB
19:00/19:00 M55: (B) Dominican Republic vs St. Vincent & the Grenadines - Estadio Moca 85, Moca, DOM
20:30/19:30 M54: (B) Bermuda vs Barbados - Bermuda National Sports Centre, Devonshire, BER


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