Posted: Thursday, June 8, 2023. 3:37 pm CST.
Photo Credit: Verdes Fc/Wilton Ixtecoc
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Verdes will find out this evening who their opponents will be in the CONCACAF Central American Cup at the virtual draw that will be held today at 5:00 pm (7:00 pm in Miami).
Twenty Central American clubs are participating in the draw: four each from Costa Rica and Honduras, three each from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Panama, two from Nicaragua, and Verdes from Belize.
After the draw this evening day, the teams will know exactly who they will be playing at home and who they will be playing away. Out of the 20 teams, four groups of five will be drawn. And that means that each team will play four games; two at home and two away.
The group stage runs from August 1-31, the quarterfinals will be held at the end of September, the semifinals and the play-in in October and the finals in November and December. The tournament should be over at the latest by December 7.
At today’s draw, CONCACAF is using what they call a single blind system involving five pots. Verdes are in Pot 5, which comprises Nicaraguan clubs Diriangen and Real Esteli and Jocoro from El Salvador. So, they will be drawn against one team each from pots 1-4. What’s certain is that their opponents will not be Diriangen, Real Esteli or Jocoro.
Here’s the list of teams qualified for the 2023 Central American Cup:
COSTA RICA: Deportivo Saprissa, Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, Club Sport Herediano, Club Sport Cartaginés
EL SALVADOR: CD FAS, CD Aguila, Jocoro
GUATEMALA: Coban Imperial, Comunicaciones, Xelajú
HONDURAS: Olimpia, Real España, Motagua, Olancho FC
NICARAGUA: Real Estelí, Diriangén
PANAMA: Club Atlético Independiente – CAI, Sporting San Miguelito, Club Deportivo Universitario
The five pots are as follows (listed in ranking order per Pot):
Pot 1: CD Olimpia, Deportivo Saprissa, Comunicaciones FC, and LD Alajuelense
Pot 2: FC Motagua, CSD Xelajú MC, CS Herediano, and CSD Cobán Imperial
Pot 3: Real CD España, CA Independiente, CS Cartaginés, and Olancho FC
Pot 4: Sporting San Miguelito, CD Aguila, CD Universitario, and CD FAS
Pot 5: Real Estelí FC, Diriangén FC, Jocoro FC, and Verdes FC
Advertise with the mоѕt vіѕіtеd nеwѕ ѕіtе іn Belize ~ We offer fully customizable and flexible digital marketing packages. Your content is delivered instantly to thousands of users in Belize and abroad! Contact us at mаrkеtіng@brеаkіngbеlіzеnеwѕ.соm or call us at 501-601-0315.
© 2023, BreakingBelizeNews.com. Content is copyrighted and requires written permission for reprinting in online or print media. Theft of content without permission/payment is punishable by law.