The European Championship and the Copa America may have ended over the weekend, but this does not mean that international football is over in the summer.
The focus now shifts to North and Central America, as the United States hopes to win the Gold Cup for the first time in four years.
The 16th Gold Cup began on Saturday. With the help of a goal from Colorado Rapids guard Sam Vines, the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) successfully began beating Haiti 1-0.
The Canadian team, which was placed in Group B with the United States, performed well in the game, falling behind 1-0 and defeating Martinique 4-1. At the same time, defending champion Mexico was tied with Trinidad and Tobago in Group A, and El Salvador needed two late goals to defeat Guatemala.
Group C and Group D will start on Monday and Tuesday.
This is all you need to know.
When is the 2021 Gold Cup?
The 16th tournament was originally scheduled to be held from July 2nd to July 25th, but it was postponed by one week and will now be held from July 10th to August 1st.
Where is the 2021 Golden Cup?
In the 12 editions since the turn of the century, the United States played the role of the sole organizer for the ninth time, and the competition was held in nine venues in eight cities.
Most games will be played in six stadiums in Texas-AT&T Stadium of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Q2 Stadium in Austin, Toyota Stadium in Frisco, and NRG Stadium and BBVA Stadium. Houston.
The games will also be held at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida, Children’s Charity Park in Kansas City, State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, and Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada. The latter is the home of the Las Vegas Raiders and will host the finals.
Who are the teams in the 2021 Gold Cup?
This is the second time in history that there have been four games. A total of 16 teams were divided into four groups, each with four teams. Qatar is the only non-Central, North American and Caribbean team to participate in the Gold Cup.
Qatar was initially invited to participate in the 2020 America’s Cup, but due to a conflict with the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, it had to withdraw from the 2021 postponed game.
- Group A: Mexico, El Salvador, Curaçao, Trinidad and Tobago
- Group B: United States, Canada, Martinique, Haiti
- Group C: Costa Rica, Jamaica, Suriname, Guadeloupe
- Group D: Honduras, Panama, Grenada, Qatar
How to watch the 2021 Gold Cup on TV
The entire game will be broadcast exclusively on the American FOX channel. FOX will have one game, 24 games on FS1 and 6 games on FS2. At the same time, Univision and TUDN will broadcast the game in Spanish.
How to watch the 2021 Gold Cup online
The competition will be conducted online through the digital platforms of FOX Sports, Univision and TUDN. Streaming media services, such as fuboTV, Sling TV, gourd + Live TV and Vidgo will also broadcast every game.
2021 Gold Cup TV Program Schedule
The remaining matches of the first round are as follows (all times are Eastern Time)
Monday, July 12
- Jamaica vs. Suriname-6:30pm, FS1, UniMas, TUDN
- Costa Rica VS Costa Rica Guadeloupe — 9pm FS1, UniMas, TUDN
Tuesday, July 13
- Qatar vs. Panama-7pm, FS1, UniMas, TUDN
- Honduras VS Honduras Grenada-9pm, FS1, UniMas, TUDN
How does the tournament work?
The top two in each group enter the quarter-finals. Since then, the tournament has followed the traditional knockout stage format.
2021 Gold Cup odds
The US team leads William Hill 5-4, followed by Mexico’s 11-8 lead. Jamaica is a 12-1 outsider, while Canada, Costa Rica and Qatar are all 14-1.