Concacaf has released the schedule for the 2023 Road to W Gold Cup Group Stage matches, with the Bermuda women’s team set to be in action.
A spokesperson said, “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.
“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