2016 Mens Caribbean Cup draw set for Saturday night in Antigua

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua  – No fewer than 60 representatives from the Caribbean Football Union will be present in St. John’s, Antigua for the draw for the 2016 Men’s Caribbean Cup on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

The draw, which will be streamed live on cfufootball.org, will be held at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa at 9 pm.

Twenty-six countries will contest the 2016 edition, which is sponsored by Scotiabank.

The competition, which is scheduled to take place during officially sanctioned FIFA international match periods giving Member Associations the opportunity to select their best-possible teams, will kick off in March with all of the countries except Haiti, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago, which are participating in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

Round two is scheduled for May; Round three in October; 5th Place playoff in November; and the finals in May 2017. The top four teams will qualify to the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

In addition to the 2016 Men’s Caribbean Cup draw, the CFU Member Associations will gather for a General Meeting in a weekend that opens on Friday with a cocktail reception to be hosted by the Hon. Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne. The general meeting will be held during the day on Saturday. Between Saturday and Monday morning, the CFU delegates will hear from FIFA presidential candidates Jérôme Champagne, HRH Prince Ali Al Hussein, and Gianni Infantino, three of the five candidates who accepted the invitation to present their programs and answer questions posed by CFU Member Associations.

Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, whose schedule did not permit his presence at the meeting, has submitted a letter to be shared at the session.