NASHVILLE - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today confirmed the sixteen teams that will participate in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, following the conclusion of the Concacaf Nations League Qualifying Round on Sunday.
After 68 matches of the one-off Concacaf Nations League Qualifying Round, the following top 10 ranked teams have qualified for the 2019 Gold Cup, based on points earned, goal difference and a series of additional tie breaker criteria. The teams are (in alphabetical order): Bermuda, Canada, Cuba, Curacao, El Salvador, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique and Nicaragua.
These teams will join Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago and United States, who have qualified by virtue of having participated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Hexagonal qualifier round.
The 2019 Gold Cup will be the biggest-ever edition of the event, with more participating nations (16 up from 12 in 2017), more host countries (three, including first-time matches in Costa Rica and a yet-to-be-named Caribbean nation), and more stadiums (17 up from 14 in 2017, eight of which are in contention to become 2026 FIFA World Cup venues).
The venues and dates for the 2019 Gold Cup seeded nations are available here, and the full groups and schedule will be unveiled on Wednesday, April 10 at an event in Los Angeles. Media interested in attending may apply for credentials for the event by Monday, April 8, 2019, at the following link:
https://concacaf.formstack.com/forms/2019_gold_cup_groups_schedule_april_10_in_los_angelesTickets and more information for the 2019 Gold Cup can be found at www.GoldCup.org . Fans can also contact their specific venue or visit venue websites for box office hours and information.
The 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup is sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company, Cerveza Modelo, Nike, Scotiabank, Sprint, and Toyota. The tournament will be broadcast nationally on the Univision and FOX family of networks and transmitted on radio in Spanish by Fútbol de Primera Radio Network, and broadcast by television partners in countries around the world.