2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup

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2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countriesUnited States
Costa Rica
Jamaica
Dates15 June – 7 July
Teams16
Venue(s)17 (in 16 host cities)
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored18 (4.5 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mexico Uriel Antuna (3 goals)
2017
2021
All statistics correct as of 16 June 2019.

The 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup is the 15th edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the biennial international men's football championship of the North, Central American, and Caribbean region organized by CONCACAF. The tournament is primarily being hosted in the United States, with Costa Rica and Jamaica also hosting double-headers in the first round of matches in groups B and C, respectively.

The United States are the defending champions, having won the 2017 tournament. With the abolition of the FIFA Confederations Cup, the CONCACAF Cup is annulled and the Gold Cup will not qualify the winner to a major tournament for the first time since 2009.

In February 2018, CONCACAF announced that the tournament would expand to 16 teams from 12.[1][2]

Qualified teams[edit]

The qualification system has been changed and no longer divided into Central American and Caribbean zones. Among the 16 teams, six qualify directly after participating in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying Hexagonal, while the other 10 teams qualify through the 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying.[3]

Bermuda and Guyana will be making their Gold Cup debuts.

Team Qualification[A] Date of
qualification
Gold Cup appearances
(+ CONCACAF Championship)
Last appearance Previous best Gold Cup performance[B]
(+ CONCACAF Championship)
FIFA Ranking
at start of event[4]
CONCACAF Ranking
at start of event[5]
 Mexico Hex 1st place 7 March 2018[C] 15th (23rd) 2017 Champions (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2015)
Champions (1965, 1971, 1977)
18 1
 Costa Rica (co-hosts) Hex 2nd place 7 March 2018[D] 14th (20th) 2017 Runners-up (2002)
Champions (1963, 1969, 1989)
39 3
 Panama Hex 3rd place 7 March 2018[D] 9th (10th) 2017 Runners-up (2005, 2013) 75 5
 Honduras Hex 4th place 7 March 2018[E] 14th (20th) 2017 Runners-up (1991)
Champions (1981)
61 4
 United States
(title holders & co-hosts)
Hex 5th place 7 March 2018[E] 15th (17th) 2017 Champions (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2017)
Runners-up (1989)
30 2
 Trinidad and Tobago Hex 6th place 7 March 2018[D] 10th (16th) 2015 Semi-finals (2000)
Runners-up (1973)
92 11
 Haiti CNLQ 1st place 24 March 2019 7th (14th) 2015 Quarter-finals (2002, 2009)
Champions (1973)
101 10
 Canada CNLQ 2nd place 24 March 2019 14th (17th) 2017 Champions (2000)
Champions (1985)
78 6
 Martinique CNLQ 3rd place 23 March 2019 6th (6th) 2017 Quarter-finals (2002) N/A[F] 12
 Curaçao CNLQ 4th place 23 March 2019 2nd (6th) 2017 Group stage (2017)
Third place (1963, 1969)
79 15
 Bermuda CNLQ 5th place 24 March 2019 1st (1st) None Debut 174 20
 Cuba CNLQ 6th place 24 March 2019 9th (11th) 2015 Quarter-finals (2003, 2013, 2015)
Fourth place (1971)
175 13
 Guyana CNLQ 7th place 23 March 2019 1st (1st) None Debut 177 22
 Jamaica (co-hosts) CNLQ 8th place 23 March 2019 11th (13th) 2017 Runners-up (2015, 2017) 54 7
 Nicaragua CNLQ 9th place 24 March 2019 3rd (5th) 2017 Group stage (2009, 2017)
Sixth place (1967)
129 14
 El Salvador CNLQ 10th place 24 March 2019 11th (17th) 2017 Quarter-finals (2002, 2003, 2011, 2013, 2017)
Runners-up (1963, 1981)
69 9
  1. ^ Hex indicates 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying Hexagonal, CNLQ indicates 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying.
  2. ^ Bold indicates that the corresponding team was hosting the event.
  3. ^ Confirmed as Gold Cup participants on 7 March 2018, but qualified for the Hexagonal on 29 March 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Confirmed as Gold Cup participants on 7 March 2018, but qualified for the Hexagonal on 2 September 2016.
  5. ^ a b Confirmed as Gold Cup participants on 7 March 2018, but qualified for the Hexagonal on 6 September 2016.
  6. ^ Martinique are not a FIFA member, and so do not have a FIFA Ranking.

Venues[edit]

In May 2018, CONCACAF confirmed that matches will be held in Central America and the Caribbean in addition to the United States.[1][2][6] This will be the first time that the Gold Cup is held in either region, with all previous matches having taken place in the United States, Mexico, or Canada.

United States[edit]

In May 2018, CONCACAF announced the 15 venues in the United States which will host matches.[7] Soldier Field in Chicago was announced on 27 September 2018 as the venue of the final.[8]

Pasadena, California
(Los Angeles area)[6]
Denver[9][6] Houston[10][6]
Rose Bowl Broncos Stadium at Mile High NRG Stadium BBVA Stadium
Capacity: 90,888 Capacity: 76,125 Capacity: 71,795 Capacity: 22,039
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NRG stadium prepared for Super Bowl Li (32513086661).jpg
BBVA Compass Stadium, Skyline View.JPG
Charlotte[6]
Bank of America Stadium
Capacity: 75,525
Bank of America Stadium.jpg
Philadelphia[6]
Lincoln Financial Field
Capacity: 69,176
Lincoln Financial Field (Aerial view).jpg
Nashville[6]
Nissan Stadium
Capacity: 69,143
LP Field 2009 crop.jpg
Cleveland[11][6] Glendale, Arizona
(Phoenix area)[6]
Chicago[12][6] Harrison, New Jersey
(New York City area)[13][6]
FirstEnergy Stadium State Farm Stadium Soldier Field Red Bull Arena
Capacity: 67,895 Capacity: 63,400 Capacity: 61,500 Capacity: 25,000
FirstEnergy Stadium soccer.jpg
University of Phoenix Stadium aerial.jpg
UsavsHonduras.JPG
Le Red Bull Arena.jpg
Los Angeles[14][6] Frisco, Texas
(Dallas/Fort Worth area)[15][6]
Saint Paul, Minnesota
(Minneapolis area)[16][6]
Kansas City, Kansas
(Kansas City area)[17][6]
Banc of California Stadium Toyota Stadium Allianz Field Children's Mercy Park
Capacity: 22,000 Capacity: 20,500 Capacity: 19,400 Capacity: 18,467
LAFC East Side Stadium interior.jpg
Toyota Stadium.jpeg
Allianz Field construction c2018.jpg
Livestrong Sporting Park - Sporting KC v New England Revolution.jpg

Costa Rica[edit]

On 26 November 2018, CONCACAF announced that Costa Rica would host a double-header in the first round of matches of Group B on 16 June 2019, taking place at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica in San José.[18]

San José
Nacional de Costa Rica
Capacity: 35,175
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica.jpg

Jamaica[edit]

On 2 April 2019, CONCACAF announced that Jamaica would host a double-header in the first round of matches of Group C on 17 June 2019, taking place at the Independence Park in Kingston.[19]

Kingston
Independence Park
Capacity: 35,000
Independence Park.jpg

Seeding and schedule[edit]

On 31 August 2018, CONCACAF announced that the top four teams of the September 2018 CONCACAF Ranking Index were seeded for the group stage of the tournament:[20]

Rank Seeded team Pts[21]
1  Mexico 2,042
2  United States 1,872
3  Costa Rica 1,798
4  Honduras 1,632

The groups and full match schedule were revealed on 10 April 2019, 18:00 EDT (15:00 local time, PDT), in Los Angeles, California, United States.[22][23][24]

Squads[edit]

Each team had to submit a list of 23 players (3 must be goalkeepers).[25]

Officials[edit]

Match officials were announced on 15 May.[26]

Referees
Assistant Referees
  • Canada Micheal Barwegen
  • Cayman Islands Kedlee Powell
  • Costa Rica Juan Carlos Mora
  • Costa Rica William Arrieta
  • Dominican Republic Helpys Feliz
  • Guatemala Gerson López
  • Guatemala Humberto Panjo
  • Honduras Christian Ramírez
  • Honduras Walter López
  • Jamaica Nicholas Anderson
  • Mexico Alberto Marín
  • Mexico Miguel Hernández
  • Nicaragua Henri Pupiro
  • Qatar Taleb Al Marri
  • Qatar Saoud Al Maqaleh
  • El Salvador Juan Francisco Zambrano
  • El Salvador David Morán
  • Suriname Zachari Zeegelaar
  • Trinidad and Tobago Caleb Wales
  • United States Frank Anderson
  • United States Ian Anderson
  • United States Corey Parker
  • United States Kyle Atkins
Targeted advanced referee program (TARP)
  • Costa Rica Keylor Herrera
  • Dominican Republic Randy Encarnacion
  • Grenada Reon Radix
  • Jamaica Oshane Nation
  • Mexico Diego Montaño
  • Panama Oliver Vergara
  • Panama Jose Kellys
  • Puerto Rico José Torres

Group stage[edit]

The match dates and the venue assignments were announced by CONCACAF on 9 October 2018.[27] The quarter-final pairings were later amended on 12 October 2018.[28] The top two teams from each group will qualify for the quarter-finals.[25]

All match times listed are EDT (UTC−4), as listed by CONCACAF. If the venue is located in a different time zone, the local time is also given.

Tiebreakers[edit]

The ranking of teams in the group stage is determined as follows:[25]

  1. Points obtained in all group matches (three points for a win, one for a draw, none for a defeat);
  2. Goal difference in all group matches;
  3. Number of goals scored in all group matches;
  4. Points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question;
  5. Goal difference in the matches played between the teams in question;
  6. Number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question;
  7. Fair play points in all group matches (only one deduction could be applied to a player in a single match):
    • Yellow card: −1 points;
    • Indirect red card (second yellow card): −3 points;
    • Direct red card: −4 points;
    • Yellow card and direct red card: −5 points;
  8. Drawing of lots.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mexico 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 3 Advance to knockout stage
2  Canada 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 3
3  Martinique 1 0 0 1 0 4 −4 0
4  Cuba 1 0 0 1 0 7 −7 0
Updated to match(es) played on 15 June 2019. Source: CONCACAF
Canada 4–0 Martinique
Report
Referee: Said Martínez (Honduras)
Mexico 7–0 Cuba
Report

Cuba Match 9 Martinique
Report
Mexico Match 10 Canada
Report

Canada Match 17 Cuba
Report
Martinique Match 18 Mexico
Report

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Costa Rica (H) 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 3 Advance to knockout stage
2  Haiti 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
3  Bermuda 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
4  Nicaragua 1 0 0 1 0 4 −4 0
Updated to match(es) played on 16 June 2019. Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.
Haiti 2–1 Bermuda
Report
Costa Rica 4–0 Nicaragua
Report

Nicaragua Match 11 Haiti
Report
Costa Rica Match 12 Bermuda
Report

Bermuda Match 19 Nicaragua
Report
Haiti Match 20 Costa Rica
Report

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Honduras 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
1  Jamaica (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1  El Salvador 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1  Curaçao 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 17 June 2019. Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.
Curaçao Match 5 El Salvador
Report
Referee: Walter López (Guatemala)
Jamaica Match 6 Honduras
Report

El Salvador Match 13 Jamaica
Report
Honduras Match 14 Curaçao
Report

Jamaica Match 21 Curaçao
Report
Honduras Match 22 El Salvador
Report

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
1  Panama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1  Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1  Guyana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 18 June 2019. Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.
Panama Match 7 Trinidad and Tobago
Report
United States Match 8 Guyana
Report

Guyana Match 15 Panama
Report

Trinidad and Tobago Match 23 Guyana
Report
Panama Match 24 United States
Report

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, if a match is tied after 90 minutes, extra time is played, where a fourth substitute will be allowed for each team. If still tied after extra time, the match is decided by a penalty shoot-out.[25]

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
29 June – Houston (NRG)
 
 
Winner Group B
 
2 July – Glendale
 
Runner-up Group A
 
Winner Match 25
 
29 June – Houston (NRG)
 
Winner Match 26
 
Winner Group A
 
7 July – Chicago
 
Runner-up Group B
 
Winner Match 29
 
30 June – Philadelphia
 
Winner Match 30
 
Winner Group C
 
3 July – Nashville
 
Runner-up Group D
 
Winner Match 27
 
30 June – Philadelphia
 
Winner Match 28
 
Winner Group D
 
 
Runner-up Group C
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Winner Group BMatch 25Runner-up Group A
Report

Winner Group AMatch 26Runner-up Group B
Report

Winner Group CMatch 27Runner-up Group D
Report

Winner Group DMatch 28Runner-up Group C
Report

Semi-finals[edit]

Winner Match 25Match 29Winner Match 26
Report

Winner Match 27Match 30Winner Match 28
Report

Final[edit]

Winner Match 29Match 31Winner Match 30
Report

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

There have been 18 goals scored in 4 matches, for an average of 4.5 goals per match.

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Sponsors[edit]

Broadcasting[edit]

CONCACAF[edit]

Country Broadcaster Ref
 United States (co-host) FOX Sports (English) [29]
Univision (Spanish) [30]
 Costa Rica (co-host) Repretel
Teletica
 Jamaica (co-host) TVJ
 Canada TSN (English) [31]
RDS (French)
 Mexico
TV Azteca
 Cuba TBA
 El Salvador TCS
 Guatemala Canal 3, Televisiete, Teleonce, Trecevisión
 Haiti TBA
 Honduras Televicentro (Spanish)
 Nicaragua TBA
 Panama TVMax
TVN

International[edit]

Country Broadcaster Ref
International (unsold markets) Concacaf GO
 Austria DAZN [32]
 Germany
  Switzerland
 Brazil
Sport Klub
 Ireland FreeSports [33]
 United Kingdom
 Israel Charlton
 Netherlands Fox Sports
 Portugal Sport TV
 Singapore StarHub [34]
 Slovakia Arena Sport [35]
 Sweden CMore Sport

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