Honduras and Haiti will tackle Heimir Hallgrimsson’s Jamaica at Kingston’s National Stadium
Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz will kick-off their CONCACAF Nations League (CNL) campaign at home to Honduras next month.
Head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson recently steered the Boyz to the Gold Cup quarter-finals in North America, and will have the opportunity to utilise the CNL League A group stage matches to finetune his squad.
With the priority from the Jamaica Football Federation to reach the 2026 FIFA World Cup finals, Hallgrimsson can rue his eye over fringe players in some of these games.
Honduras visit Kingston’s National Stadium on 8 September , with Cuba, Grenada, Haiti and Suriname making up the teams in Group B of the revamped CNL.
Four days later Haiti, who impressed at the Gold Cup, will venture to Kingston. Dates have yet to be determined for other group stage matches.
Panama, who finished runner-up to Mexico in last month’s Gold Cup final, are the strongest side in Group A that features Curaçao, El Salvador, Guatemala, Martinique and Trinidad & Tobago.
Group stage games, played home and away in a round robin format, will take place in September and October.
The top two teams from each group will join Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico and defending champions USA for the quarter-finals in November, when sides tackle each other home and away.
With the top six nations at the CNL qualifying for the 2024 CONMEBOL Copa America finals, there will be two knockout matches between the defeated CNL quarter-finalists to try to book their place in the prestigious Copa America competition.
Four teams will compete at the third edition of the CNL finals in March, which saw the US defeat Canada 2–0 to secure a second consecutive CNL crown in June.
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