1991 Qualifiers From Group Stage: Honduras, Mexico, United States, Costa Rica
2019 Qualifiers From Group Stage: Mexico, Canada, Haiti, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Curacao, United States, Panama
2021 Gold Cup Dates: July 2-25
Gold Cup Group Stage Tickets
The Gold Cup is the every-two-years continental championship for men’s national soccer teams from countries located in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Additionally, three South American countries – Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana – take part in qualifying for this event. In fact, Suriname qualified for the 2021 Gold Cup Group Stage and will take part in it for the first time. Those from Suriname and the other 15 countries will attend Gold Cup Group Stage matches in a number of venues. Those supporting national teams from the United States and Mexico will be considerably larger in number than those cheering on the other 14 teams, but all of the fan bases are expected to enthusiastically support their sides and provide quite a bit of color to the festivities. If you’re looking to join them and perhaps cheer on your own country, you can do so with tickets. Get your Gold Cup Group Stage tickets at StubHub.
Who will be participating in the 2021 Gold Cup Group Stage?
Twelve of the teams that will participate in the 2021 Gold Cup Group Stage qualified as a result of solid performances at the 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League. These were the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Grenada, El Salvador, Jamaica, Suriname, Honduras, Martinique, Costa Rica and Curacao. They will be joined by four more teams: Haiti, Guadeloupe or Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados or Guyana, Bermuda, Bahamas or French Guiana and Cuba, Guatemala or Montserrat. Those are to be determined in June 2020.
What will be the format of the 2021 Gold Cup Group Stage?
Although the format of the 2021 Gold Cup Group Stage has not been announced, it’s likely that it will be identical to what was utilized in 2019. If that is the case, the 16 countries will be split into four groups of four teams apiece, playing each other once for three matches per squad. The first- and second-place finishers will advance to the Gold Cup Quarterfinals.
What are the dates of the 2021 Gold Cup Group Stage?
Although the dates for the 2021 Gold Cup as a whole have been released – July 2-25 – the exact dates for the Gold Cup Group Stage are not known. However, in 2019, the Gold Cup Group Stage lasted from June 15-26, and it is expected that the 2021 Gold Cup Group Stage will also last approximately 12 days, so from around July 2-13.
Who is able to take part in qualifying for the Gold Cup Group Stage?
All 41 CONCACAF national teams take part in the CONCACAF Nations League. Those who are fans of the FIFA World Cup should note that Gold Cup-eligible teams representing places like Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana are not eligible for FIFA World Cup Qualifying as those areas are defined by FIFA and by France as integral parts of that country.
What happened during the 2019 Gold Cup Group Stage?
Mexico, Haiti and the United States dominated in the 2019 Gold Cup Group Stage, winning all three of their matches. Jamaica had a much tougher battle of it in its group, but its 1–0–2 record was good enough to see it through to the Gold Cup Quarterfinals as group winners. Just behind the Jamaicans was Curacao (1–1–1), who stunned many when it tied its final match of this stage with Jamaica with a stoppage time equalizer. That qualified this small island country for the Gold Cup Quarterfinals for the first time in history. Canada, Costa Rica and Panama, all 2–1–0, joined Curacao as runner-up qualifiers.Back to Top
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