ORLANDO, Fla. (Could 13, 2021) — Concacaf has introduced the complete schedule for the 2021 Gold Cup, the area’s flagship males’s nationwide staff competitors, together with matches hosted at Exploria Stadium. This yr’s version will embrace a brand new Preliminary Spherical (July 2-6) previous to the Group Stage (July 10-20) and a revamped Knockout Stage (July 24 – Aug 1).
This summer time’s Gold Cup, the sixteenth version of the competitors and a key a part of Concacaf’s sixtieth anniversary celebration, will see Exploria Stadium host six matches and be part of 10 different stadiums throughout eight US metropolitan areas in internet hosting the match. Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas will host the competitors’s ultimate match on Sunday, August 1.
Exploria Stadium is about to host its first set of 2021 Gold Cup matches on Monday, July 12, with Jamaica taking up Suriname at 6:30 p.m. ET and Costa Rica dealing with the winner of Preliminary Recreation Eight at 9 p.m. ET. The house of Orlando Metropolis and Orlando Pleasure will then host the identical groups on Friday, July 16, with Jamaica taking part in the Preliminary Spherical winner at 6:30 p.m. ET and Costa Rica matching up with Suriname at 8:30 p.m. ET.
The stadium’s ultimate matches of the competitors shall be performed on Tuesday, July 20, internet hosting the ultimate matches of the Group Stage with Costa Rica vs. Jamaica at 7 p.m. ET and Panama vs. Grenada at 9 p.m. ET.
“We’re extraordinarily happy to verify the schedule and venues for this summer time’s Concacaf Gold Cup, which guarantees to be a celebration of soccer in our nice area,” stated Concacaf President and FIFA Vice President Victor Montagliani. “2021 is Concacaf’s sixtieth anniversary yr and we glance ahead with nice anticipation to watching the very best males’s nationwide groups in our confederation compete for the Gold Cup title. With an thrilling new format and the prospect of welcoming passionate followers to the stadiums for these compelling matchups, I can’t await the soccer to start on July 2nd and to crown a champion in Las Vegas on August 1st,” added Montagliani.
Tickets for all Group Stage matches will go on sale to most people on Could 20 at 10 a.m. native, through www.GoldCup.org for an unique presale alternative. Followers are inspired to buy their tickets upfront to make sure the very best seats. To obtain details about the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup and for an unique presale alternative join right here.
Previous to the beginning of the 2021 Gold Cup Group Stage, 12 nationwide groups which certified by way of their Concacaf Nations League (CNL) performances, will compete within the Preliminary Spherical (Prelims) from July 2-6, 2021. These matches will happen at DRV PNK Stadium (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and can decide the ultimate three groups within the Gold Cup Group Stage. The six spherical one Prelims matches and the three spherical two Prelims matches had been drawn in September 2020 and can be found right here and beneath.
The Group Stage of the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup will kick off on July 10 and can run by way of July 20. The 12 certified nations, the AFC Asian Cup Champions Qatar (visitor participant) and the three Prelims winners had been drawn in September 2020 into 4 teams and can play as follows (full schedule obtainable beneath):
Group A – Mexico, El Salvador, Curaçao and Winner Prelims 9
Group A will start play on July 10, with El Salvador taking up Curaçao at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, earlier than present champion Mexico faces off towards Winner Prelims 9 in Arlington’s AT&T Stadium. Group A will stay in North Texas at some point of the Group Stage.
Group B – USA, Canada, Martinique and Winner Prelims 7
Group B, stationed in Kansas Metropolis (Youngsters’s Mercy Park), will take to the sphere on July 11, with Canada and Martinique dealing with off within the first match of the day, whereas six-time champion United States will tackle Winner Prelims 7. USA and Canada will stay in Kansas Metropolis for the Group Stage, whereas Martinique and Winner Prelims 7 will journey to Frisco, TX (Toyota Stadium) for the third match date.
Group C – Costa Rica, Jamaica, Suriname and Winner Prelims 8
Jamaica and Suriname will open Group C play at Orlando’s Exploria Stadium, on July 12. Group seed Costa Rica will tackle the remaining staff to qualify through the Prelims within the second match of the day. For the final group stage date on July 20, Suriname and Winner Prelims 8 will journey to Houston, TX (BBVA Stadium) whereas Costa Rica will face Jamaica in Exploria Stadium.
Group D – Honduras, Panama, Grenada and Qatar
Group D, based mostly in Houston, TX (BBVA Stadium), will kick off on July 13 with visitor participant and AFC Asian Cup Champions Qatar versus Panama within the first match of the night, earlier than Honduras tackle Grenada. On July 20 in Orlando, Grenada and Panama will shut Group Stage play whereas Honduras face Qatar in BBVA Stadium.