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VI to face Martinique in opening fixture of CONCACAF Nations League

- game scheduled for September 18, 2018
The Virgin Islands’ Senior Men’s football team will be facing Martinique, Suriname, Bonaire and the Turks and Caicos in the Nations League qualifying rounds, with the first fixture, against Martinique, scheduled for September 18, 2018. Photo: Facebook
From left: BVI Football Association (BVIFA) President Mr Andy Bickerton, Mrs Julianna Luke (BVIFA General Secretary) and Mr Avanel Morton (Vice President) at the launch of the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League in Miami, Florida on March 7, 2018. Photo: BVIFA
From left: BVI Football Association (BVIFA) President Mr Andy Bickerton, Mrs Julianna Luke (BVIFA General Secretary) and Mr Avanel Morton (Vice President) at the launch of the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League in Miami, Florida on March 7, 2018. Photo: BVIFA
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Senior Men’s Football team will be facing Martinique in their opening game of the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League.

The draw was held in Miami, Florida on March 7, 2018.

The Senior Men’s team will be facing Martinique, Suriname, Bonaire and the Turks and Caicos in the Nations League qualifying rounds, with the first fixture, against Martinique, scheduled for September 18, 2018.

Further games will follow on October 18, 2018 against Suriname) and then an enticing home game against Bonaire on November 18, 2018 before the final game, also at home, features the Turks and Caicos.

“It’s a good draw for us,” commented BVI Football Association (BVIFA) President Mr Andy Bickerton, “as we are confident we can be competitive in each game, especially the two home games, given we can use the A.O. Shirley Ground.”

The CONCACAF Nations League begins in September with a one-off qualifying phase, while the group phase, consisting of three tiered leagues will kick off in 2019.

The top league will end with a Final to crown the Nations League champion, and the competition will also serve to unify the qualifying path for the region’s national teams to the newly expanded Gold Cup.

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