2018 Caribbean Club Championship

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  1. JFoot23

    JFoot23 Member

    Jan 18, 2014
    The new two-tier competition, on the road to the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, will feature 20 clubs from 16 Caribbean Member Associations for 2018 edition
    MIAMI – CONCACAF announced Friday the expanded Caribbean Club Championship, a two-tier regional club championship representing the newest addition to the Confederation’s club competitions platform.

    The Tier 1 Caribbean Club Championship, which launches on January 31, 2018, will feature eight professional clubs from four Member Associations – the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. The Tier 2 competition will consist of clubs from twelve Caribbean Member Association leagues that do not presently meet the minimum CONCACAF Club Licensing requirements.

    Together, the new regional qualifying championships will serve as the Caribbean qualifying tournament for the Scotiabank CONCACAF League and the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, and open the door for wider participation of Caribbean clubs in Confederation championships.

    “CONCACAF is united behind restructuring football in the Confederation in a way that benefits stakeholders throughout the region,” said CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani. “The new, expanded Caribbean Club Championship is both the result of our efforts and additional fuel for the growth of the game in the region.”

    The eight clubs set to participate in the 2018 edition of the Tier 1 Caribbean Club Championship are (in alphabetical order by Member Association): Atlantico FC (DOM), Club Atletico Pantoja (DOM), Racing FC (HAI), Real Hope FA (HAI), Arnett Gardens FC (JAM), Portmore United FC (JAM), Central FC (TRI) and W Connection (TRI). The eight participating clubs qualified via their local leagues (winners and runners-up).

    W Connection FC and Atlantico FC will each host four-team, round-robin groups. The two group winners and the two second-place finishers will advance to the final stage, which will be disputed later in the year.

    The initial Tier 2 competition is scheduled to begin the first week of April 2018. The participating clubs are (in alphabetical order by Member Association): SV Deportivo Nacional (ARU), Weymouth Wales FC (BRB), Real Rincon (BOE), Bodden Town FC (CAY), RKSV Centro Dominguito (CUW), Hard Rock Sports Club (GRN), USR Sainte-Rose (GPE), Guyana Defence Force (GUY), Club Franciscain (MTQ), Cayon FC (SKN), Avenues United FC (VIN) and Inter Moengotapoe (SUR). Further details on structure and hosting will be announced in the coming months.

    The winner of the Tier 1 2018 CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship will qualify directly to the 2019 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, while the runner-up and third place finishers will qualify for the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF League. The fourth-place finisher will face the winner of the Tier 2 competition in a playoff match to determine the third club that will represent the Caribbean in the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF League.

    The draw for the Tier 1 competition will take place on Thursday, December 21, 2018, at the CONCACAF Headquarters in Miami.

    The draw will be executed using a double-blind system involving four pots. Pots 1 and 2, will be the “Team Pots,” and will contain the names of the participating clubs. Pots A and B, “Group Pots,” will be used to sort the participating clubs into their respective groups.

    As group stage hosts, W Connection FC (TRI) and Atlantico FC (DOM) will be placed in Pot 1. All other participating clubs will be placed in Pot 2. In accordance with the competition regulations, clubs from the same Member Association may not be allocated in the same group.
     
  2. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    I expected exactly those leagues to be treated as professional, tier 1 leagues.

    Good, although I expected straight knock-out home-away format to be used, to mirror Champions League. After all, those are "pro" clubs and should be able to afford few trips in 5-6 months.
     
  3. JFoot23

    JFoot23 Member

    Jan 18, 2014
  4. JFoot23

    JFoot23 Member

    Jan 18, 2014
    Looks like Concacaf will be streaming Tier 1 games

     
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  5. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Atletico Pantoja vs. Arnett Gardens was 0-0. Unfortunately the score graphic doesn't show what club wears what color.
     
  6. JFoot23

    JFoot23 Member

    Jan 18, 2014
    W Connection vs Real Hope
     
  7. JFoot23

    JFoot23 Member

    Jan 18, 2014
    Real Hope 1 - 0 W Connection
     
  8. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    Don't really know why, but I always feel kinda satisfied when T&T side lose in Caribbean club competition.
     
  9. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    Pantoja - Real Hope 3-0
    W Connection - Arnett Gardens 2-1

    1 Pantoja 4 pts
    2 W Connection 3 pts
    3 Real Hope 3 pts
    4 Arnett Gardens 1 pt

    Pantoja plays W Connection on last matchday and must not lose to qualify (although there is a chance to qualify even if they lose), Real faces Arnett, qualifies (surely) with win.
     
  10. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Arnett Gardens 4-0 Real Hope
    W Connection 0-3 Atletico Pantoja

    Atletico Pantoja: 7 (+6)
    Arnett Gardens: 4 (+3)
    W Connection: 3 (-3)
    Real Hope: 3 (-6)

    I wonder if a team has ever won a World Cup Group Stage game and had a goal differential of -6 or worse like Real Hope did.
     
  11. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    U20 World Cup 2015. Fiji lost its first game 8-1, then won 3-0 then lost 3-0. -7 differential.

    Surely there were more similar situations at various competitions, don't know why you mention exactly World Cup. :D
     
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  13. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think the percent of games with big margins would be lower for regular World Cups than for youth and women's tournaments. Fewer scores with big margins makes it harder for teams to win a game and have a very bad goal differential. Here's an example of games decided by at least 4 goals:

    2014 World Cup: 4/64 (exactly 6.25%)
    2017 U-20 World Cup: 4/52 (7.7%)
    2017 U-17 World Cup: 12/52 (23.1%)
    2015 Women's World Cup: 6/52 (11.5%)
     
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  15. JFoot23

    JFoot23 Member

    Jan 18, 2014
  16. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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