Concacaf Announces the First-Round 2021 Gold Cup Qualifying Match Schedule
Published on 30 January 2020
Twelve teams have qualified for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup with the final four being determined by a two-round qualifier phase.
Miami (Wednesday, January 29, 2020) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) yesterday announced the schedule and venues for the first-round matches of the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup Qualifying. The four home-and-away matchups are set to take place during the FIFA Match Window of March 2020.
The 2019-2020 Concacaf Nations League kicked off the road to 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup. After group stage play, the top two finishers in each of the League A groups and the top finisher in each of the League B groups secured their participation in the 16th edition of the Confederation’s premier tournament for men’s national teams.
The 12 nations that have already qualified to the 2021 Gold Cup are (in alphabetical order): Canada, Costa Rica, Curacao, El Salvador, Grenada, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Suriname and the United States.
The two-round 2021 Gold Cup qualifier will kickoff with the matchups between the second-place finishers of League B and the first-place finishers of League C. The eight matches will be played as follows (home team listed first and in eastern time):
First Leg Matches
Thursday, March 26, 2020
8:00 pm Guadeloupe vs Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – Stade Rene Serge Nabajoth, Les Abymes, GLP
7:00 pm Barbados vs Guyana – Astro Turf Wildey Stadium, Wildey, BRB
8:00 pm Bahamas vs French Guiana – Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, BAH
10:00 pm Guatemala vs Monserrat – Doroteo Guamuch Flores Stadium, Guatemala City, GUA
Second Leg Matches
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
3:00 pm Saint Vincent and the Grenadines vs Guadeloupe – Arnos Vale Stadium, Arnos Vale, VIN
8:00 pm Guyana vs Barbados – Leonora National Track & Field Center, Georgetown, GUY
8:00 pm French Guiana vs Bahamas – Stade Municipal Dr. Edmard Lama, Cayenne, GUF
7:00 pm Monserrat vs Guatemala – Blake’s Football Complex, St John’s, MSR
After home-and-away play, the four round one matchup winners will advance to the second round, where they will face the third-place finishers of League A. The second round will take place during the FIFA window of June 2020. The four round-two matchups were drawn as follows:
Guadeloupe or Saint Vincent and the Grenadines vs Haiti
Barbados or Guyana vs Trinidad & Tobago
Bahamas or French Guiana vs Bermuda
Guatemala or Monserrat vs Cuba
After home-and-away play, the four matchup winners will qualify for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup.