Concacaf has confirmed the 2023 Concacaf Central American Cup Quarterfinal matchups and schedule. The four home-and-away series will take place September 26-28 (first legs) and October 3-5 (second legs).
After a 20-club Group Stage, which took place in August, the top two clubs from each group advanced to the competitions Knockout stage. These eight clubs are (standings and results are availablehere):
Group A: Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) and CS Cartagins (CRC)
Group B: Club Atltico Independiente (PAN) and Real Estel FC (NCA)
Group C: CS Herediano (CRC) and Comunicaciones FC (GUA)
Group D: LD Alajuelense (CRC) and FC Motagua (HON)
The Knockout Stage is comprised of home-and-away Quarterfinals, Play-In, Semifinals, and Final, with the Champion qualifying for the 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup Round of 16 and the runners-up, two losing semifinalists, and two play-in winners for Round One.
To determine the 2023 Concacaf Central American Cup Quarterfinal matchups and each clubs path to the Final, the four group winners and the four second-place finishers have been ranked 1-4 and 5-8, respectively, based on their performance in the group stage. The Quarterfinal standings are as follows:
Group Winners Standings
1. LD Alajuelense (12 PTS, +9 GD)
2. Deportivo Saprissa (10 PTS, +10 GD)
3. Club Atltico Independiente (10 PTS, +8 GD)
4. CS Herediano (10 PTS, +4 GD)
Second-Place Finisher Standing
5. Comunicaciones FC (9 PTS, +5 GD)
6. FC Motagua (9 PTS, +4 GD)
7. Real Estel FC (9 PTS, +3 GD)
8. CS Cartagins (7 PTS, +5 GD)
The 2023 Concacaf Central American Cup Quarterfinal matchups are as follows, with the highest-ranked group winner playing the lowest-ranked second-place finisher (1vs8, 2vs7, 3vs6, and 4vs5):
QF1: LD Alajuelense (1) vs CS Cartagins (8)
QF2: CS Herediano (4) vs Comunicaciones FC (5)
QF3: Deportivo Saprissa (2) vs Real Estel FC (7)
QF4: Club Atltico Independiente (3) vs FC Motagua (6)
The home-and-away 2023 Concacaf Central American Cup Quarterfinals will take place September 26-28 (first legs) and October 3-5 (second legs), with the highest-ranked club in each matchup hosting the return leg.
The schedule is as follows (home club is listed first and kickoff times are listed in ET/Local):
First Leg Quarterfinals Schedule
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
22:00/20:00 FC Motagua (HON) vs Club Atltico Independiente (PAN)- Estadio Chelato Ucles, Tegucigalpa, HON
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
20:00/18:00 Real Estel FC (NCA) vs Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)- Estadio Independencia, Estel, NCA
22:00/20:00 Comunicaciones FC (GUA) vs CS Herediano (CRC)- Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores, Guatemala City, GUA
Thursday, September 28, 2023
22:00/20:00 CS Cartagins (CRC) vs LD Alajuelense (CRC)- Estadio Fello Meza, Cartago, CRC
Second Leg Quarterfinals Schedule
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
22:00/21:00 Club Atltico Independiente (PAN) vs FC Motagua (HON)- Estadio Universitario, Penonome, PAN
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
20:00/18:00 Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) vs Real Estel FC (NCA)- Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, San Jose, CRC
22:15/20:15 CS Herediano (CRC) vs Comunicaciones FC (GUA) – Estadio Fello Meza, Cartago, CRC
Thursday, October 5, 2023
22:00/20:00 LD Alajuelense (CRC) vs CS Cartagins (CRC)- Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, Alajuela, CRC
After the Quarterfinals, the four winners not only will advance to the semifinals, but they will also qualify for the 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup (the list of clubs already qualified for the 2024 Champions Cup is availablehere). Also, the four losing Quarterfinalists will progress to a Play-in, where they will face off for the two remaining 2024 Champions Cup berths for Central American clubs.
The match windows for the 2023 Concacaf Central American Cup Knockout Stage are as follows:
Quarterfinals: September 26-28 (First Legs) and October 3-5 (Second Legs)
SemifinalsandPlay-In:October 24-26 (First Legs) and October 31 November 2 (Second Legs)
Finals: November 28-30 (First Legs) and December 5-7 (Second Legs)
Fans will be able to enjoy all matches through the Confederations TV partner networks, including FOX Sports | Tubi (USA-English), TUDN | ViX (USA-Spanish), Fox Sports Mexico (Mexico-Spanish), ESPN | Star+ (Central America, Caribbean, and South America), and the Concacaf Official Platforms for all other territories (subject to territory restrictions).
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