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Revamped event a ‘celebration of soccer’: CONCACAF

MIAMI, Florida, CMC – Organisers CONCACAF Thursday introduced the total schedule for this yr’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, which can mark the zenith of the confederation’s sixtieth anniversary celebrations.

The primary showpiece will run from July 10 to August 1 however will probably be preceded by a brand new preliminary spherical qualifying event, which can run from July 2-6, and decide the final three spots within the opening group stage.

Eleven stadiums throughout the USA will host the sixteenth version of the event which can conclude with a grand closing on the newly constructed US$2 billion Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, which was opened final yr.

“We’re extraordinarily happy to substantiate the schedule and venues for this summer season’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, which guarantees to be a celebration of soccer in our nice area,” stated CONCACAF president, Victor Montagliani. 

“2021 is CONCACAF’s sixtieth anniversary yr and we glance ahead with nice anticipation to watching the perfect 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 match-ups, I can’t await the soccer to start on July 2nd and to crown a champion in Las Vegas on August 1st.”

This yr, AFC Asian Cup Champions Qatar will take part within the event because the visitor nation, becoming a member of the opposite 15 confederation groups which earned qualification. Caribbean facet Curacao will increase the curtain on the championship once they conflict with Central American nation El Salvador at Toyota Stadium in Dallas in a Group A fixture whereas within the headliner, reigning champions Mexico tackle a yet-to-be decided qualifier from the preliminaries at AT&T Stadium additionally in Texas, additionally in Group A.

French Caribbean facet Martinique will function in Group B alongside 2019 dropping finalists United States and Canada, together with a yet-to-be decided qualifier.

Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz, dropping finalists in 2015 and 2017, will conflict Costa Rica and Suriname together with one other qualifier in Group C whereas Group D will see Grenada tackle Honduras, Panama and Qatar.

A number of Caribbean sides together with embattled Trinidad and Tobago, will probably be amongst 12 nations battling within the preliminaries on the DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale for the three remaining spots in the principle draw.

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