Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2022. 1:54 pm CST.
Photo Courtesy: Verdes FC
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Concacaf on Wednesday announced the results of the draw for 2022 Scotiabank Concacaf League Preliminary Round and Round of 16 of the 2022 Scotiabank Concacaf League (SCL) leading up to the sixth and final edition of the SCL in 2023.
Belizean champions Verdes FC will face El Salvador’s Club Deportivo Platense in the preliminary round in July and August.
According to Concacaf this is the sixth and final edition of the SCL as a new Concacaf Champions League will be introduced for the 2023-24 season. The SCL starts with the Preliminary Round which will be followed by the Round of 16, Quarterfinals, Semifinals and a two-legged final, which will crown the last SCL champion.
According to the Concacaf draw, the six preliminary round matchups are the following:
Matchup #1: CD Platense (SLV) vs Verdes FC (BLZ)
Matchup #2: Costa Rica 3 vs CD Aguila (SLV)
Matchup #3: RCD España (HON) vs Real Estelí FC (NCA)
Matchup #4: Sporting San Miguelito (PAN) vs Deportivo Malacateco (GUA)
Matchup #5: Pacific FC (CAN) vs Waterhouse FC (JAM)
Matchup #6: CSD Municipal (GUA) vs Atletico Vega Real (DOM)
The Round of 16 features 10 seeded clubs plus the six Preliminary Round winners as follows:
Matchup #1: Tauro FC (PAN) vs Winner Preliminary Round 4
Matchup #2: FC Motagua (HON) vs Cibao FC (DOM)
Matchup #3: CD Olimpia (HON) vs Winner Preliminary Round 6
Matchup #4: Diriangen FC (NCA) vs Comunicaciones FC (GUA)
Matchup #5: Costa Rica 1 vs Winner Preliminary Round 5
Matchup #6: Costa Rica 2 vs Winner Preliminary Round 3
Matchup #7: Alianza FC (PAN) vs Winner Preliminary Round 2
Matchup #8: Alianza FC (SLV) vs Winner Preliminary Round 1
For the Preliminary Round and Round of 16, the highest ranked clubs (Pots 1 and 3, respectively) will play the first leg away and the second leg at home.
Concacaf said that for the Quarterfinals, the Round of 16 winners of matchups 1, 3, 5, and 7 will play the first leg away and the second leg at home.
For the Semifinals and Finals, the clubs that perform best in the earlier rounds of the competition will play the first leg away and the second leg at home. Performance will be judged based on wins, draws, and, if required, goal difference).
The SCL will be played in the following match windows:
Preliminary Round: July 26-28 (first legs) and August 2-4 (second legs)
Round of 16: August 16-18 (first legs) and August 23-25 (second legs)
Quarterfinals: September 6-8 (first legs) and September 13-15 (second legs)
Semifinals: October 4-6 (first legs) and October 11-13 (second legs)
Finals: October 25-27 (first leg) and November 1-3 (second leg)
Concacaf said it will soon announce the full schedule, including kickoff times and venues.
Аdvеrtіѕе wіth thе most visited news site in Веlіzе ~ Wе оffеr fullу сuѕtоmіzаblе аnd flехіblе dіgіtаl mаrkеtіng расkаgеѕ. Yоur соntеnt іѕ dеlіvеrеd іnѕtаntlу tо thоuѕаndѕ оf uѕеrѕ іn Веlіzе аnd аbrоаd! Соntасt uѕ аt [email protected] оr саll uѕ аt 501-601-0315.
© 2022, BreakingBelizeNews.com. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.