On Tuesday 16th May, 2023, Concacaf conducted the official draw for the third edition of the Concacaf Nations League (CNL).
The live event in Miami was hosted by sports anchor Carmen Boquin and included the participation of Concacaf General Secretary Philippe Moggio, as well as former players Gonzalo Romero (Guatemala), Maylee Atthin-Johnson (Trinidad and Tobago), and Wendy Acosta (Costa Rica).
The 2023/24 CNL will be played in a three-League format (A, B, and C), with the region’s 41 men’s senior national teams distributed into the Leagues according to the results of the 2022/23 CNL.
Following the Draw, for the Concacaf Nations League 2023 – 24, St. Lucia who have been
promoted to League B and who were placed in Pot 3 alongside Puerto Rico, Montserrat, and
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, now find themselves in Group A League B features 16 teams divided into four groups of four teams.
Each team will play every other team in their group, home and away, for a total of six matches per team (three at home and three away).
The groups are as follows:
Group A: Guadeloupe, Saint Kitts and
Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Sint Maarten.
Group B: Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican
Republic, Montserrat, and Barbados.
Group C: French Guiana, Bermuda, Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines, and Belize.
Group D: Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, Puerto
As previously announced, League A has been expanded to include 16 teams (up from 12) and a new quarterfinal round has been created to include more direct elimination matches that will qualify teams for continental summer competitions.
The 2023/24 CNL Group Stage will be played during the official FIFA Match Windows in
September, October, and November 2023.
For League A, the new Quarterfinals will be played in November 2023.
The 2023/24 CNL Finals, where the third CNL champion will be crowned, will take place at a to- be-announced venue in March 2024.
And the preliminary round of 16 of the Primary Schools Football competition kicked off on
Tuesday 16 th May at venues island wide with the following results.
Desruisseaux Combined with a beaver trick from Daijhan Charles and the other from Keshawn Canchon defeated River Doree combined 5 – 2, whose goals were scored by Quake Nestor and Nyhille Charles.
Gordon / Walcott Mason Memorial and Dennery Primary played to a 1 – 1 draw. Mikel Flourent scored for Gordon Walcott Memorial, while Leon Vidal scored for Dennery.
Dame Pearlette Louisy edged out Laborie Boys Primary 4 – 3. Scoring for Dame Pearlette, were Landon Felicien with a brace and the others by Shiloh John and an own goal, while Jermain Toussaint with a brace and Mario Eugene scored for Laborie Boys Primary.
Soufriere Primary with goals from Deslie Edward and Armani Didier defeated Gros Islet Primary 2 – 1. Dejean Solomon scored for Gros Islet Primary.
Canaries Primary defeated Camille Henry Memorial 6 – 1, with goals from Trenton Henry a
hat trick and the others from Caison Clement, Carson Jn. Charles and Teyon Mason.
SOURCE: Saint Lucia Football Association Inc.