2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Copa de Oro de la CONCACAF 2021 (Spanish)
Coupe D'or CONCACAF 2021 (French)
CONCACAF Gold Cup 2021 (Dutch)
Concacaf Gold Cup 2021.svg
This Is Ours
Spanish: Esto Es Nuestro
French: C'est à nous
Dutch: Dit is van ons
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
Dates10 July – 1 August
Teams16 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)10 (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (7th title)
Runners-up Mexico
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored89 (2.87 per match)
Top scorer(s)Qatar Almoez Ali
(4 goals)
Best player(s)Mexico Héctor Herrera
Best young playerCanada Tajon Buchanan
Best goalkeeperUnited States Matt Turner
Fair play award United States
2019
2023

The 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the 16th 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 was originally scheduled to be held from 2 through 25 July 2021, but was later rescheduled for 10 July through 1 August.[1][2] Mexico were the defending champions. For the first time, the video assistant referee (VAR) system was used at the tournament.[3]

The United States won their seventh Gold Cup title by defeating Mexico 1–0 in the final.

Qualified teams

Further information: 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League and 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification

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Twelve teams qualified directly via the 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League. These were the four group winners of League A, four group runners-up of League A and the four group winners of League B.

Furthermore, twelve teams were entered into the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification tournament (GCQ), also based on the results of the 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League. These teams were the four group third-placed teams of League A, the four group runners-up of League B, and the four group winners of League C.

In the original format as announced in September 2019, four teams were to advance out of the GCQ.[4] However, in September 2020, CONCACAF announced that 2019 AFC Asian Cup champions and 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts Qatar would participate as a guest in the 2021 and 2023 tournaments.[5] Consequently, just three teams qualified for the 2021 edition via the qualifiers.[6]

On 9 July 2021, CONCACAF announced that Curaçao, which had originally qualified as the 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League A Group D runners-up, would not participate in the tournament because of its high number of COVID-19 cases. They were replaced in Group A by Guatemala, the next-highest ranked team in qualifying.[7]

Team Qualification[A] Date of
qualification
Gold Cup appearances
(+ CONCACAF Championship)
Last appearance
(+ CONCACAF Championship)
Previous best Gold Cup performance[B]
(+ CONCACAF Championship)
FIFA Ranking
at start of event[8]
CONCACAF Ranking
at start of event[9]
 Canada CNL League A
Group A
runners-up
11 October 2019 15th (18th) 2019 Champions (2000)
Champions (1985)
70 3
 Honduras CNL League A
Group C
winners
13 October 2019 15th (21st) 2019 Runners-up (1991)
Champions (1981)
67 5
 Grenada CNL League B
Group A
winners
14 November 2019 3rd (3rd) 2011 Group stage (2009, 2011) 160 23
 Jamaica CNL League B
Group C
winners
15 November 2019 12th (14th) 2019 Runners-up (2015, 2017) 45 6
 United States
(host)
CNL League A
Group A
winners
15 November 2019 16th (18th) 2019 Champions (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2017) 20 2
 Mexico
(title holders)
CNL League A
Group B
winners
15 November 2019 16th (24th) 2019 Champions (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2019)
Champions (1965, 1971, 1977)
11 1
 El Salvador CNL League B
Group B
winners
16 November 2019 12th (18th) 2019 Quarter-finals (2002, 2003, 2011, 2013, 2017)
Runners-up (1963, 1981)
69 10
 Costa Rica CNL League A
Group D
winners
17 November 2019 15th (21st) 2019 Runners-up (2002)
Champions (1963, 1969, 1989)
50 4
 Martinique CNL League A
Group C
runners-up
17 November 2019 7th (7th) 2019 Quarter-finals (2002) N/A 11
 Suriname CNL League B
Group D
winners
18 November 2019 1st (3rd) N/A (1985) Debut
6th place (1977)
136 15
 Panama CNL League A
Group B
runners-up
19 November 2019 10th (11th) 2019 Runners-up (2005, 2013) 78 7
 Qatar Invited guest 2 September 2020 1st N/A Debut 58 N/A
 Trinidad and Tobago GCQ winners 6 July 2021 11th (16th) 2019 Third place (2000) 103 13
 Haiti GCQ winners 6 July 2021 8th (16th) 2019 Semi-finals (2019) Champions (1973) 83 9
 Guadeloupe GCQ winners 6 July 2021 4th (4th) 2011 Semi-finals (2007) N/A 16
 Guatemala Next best-ranked team from GCQ[7] 9 July 2021 11th (19th) 2015 Fourth place (1996)
Champions (1967)
127 8
  1. ^ CNL indicates 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League, GCQ indicates 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualifiers.
  2. ^ Bold indicates that the corresponding team was hosting or co-hosting the event.

Venues

On 13 April 2021, CONCACAF announced that the final would take place on 1 August 2021 at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, United States.[10] On 22 April, CONCACAF confirmed the tournament would be held across 9 cities in the U.S.[11]

Dallas Arlington, Texas
(Dallas/Fort Worth area)
Houston
Cotton Bowl AT&T Stadium NRG Stadium BBVA Stadium
Capacity: 92,100 Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 71,795 Capacity: 22,039
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Arlington June 2020 4 (AT&T Stadium).jpg
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Glendale, Arizona
(Phoenix area)
Paradise, Nevada
(Las Vegas area)
State Farm Stadium Allegiant Stadium
Capacity: 63,400 Capacity: 61,000
University of Phoenix Stadium aerial.jpg
Allegiantstadiumjune2020.jpg
Orlando Austin Frisco, Texas
(Dallas/Fort Worth area)
Kansas City, Kansas
(Kansas City area)
Exploria Stadium Q2 Stadium Toyota Stadium Children's Mercy Park
Capacity: 25,500 Capacity: 20,500 Capacity: 20,500 Capacity: 18,467
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Toyota Stadium.jpeg
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Final draw

The group stage draw took place in Miami, Florida on 28 September 2020, 20:00 EDT (UTC−4), along with the draw for the preliminary round. This was the first ever group stage draw for the Gold Cup.[12] The teams were split into four pots based on the CONCACAF Rankings of August 2020. The four teams of Pot 1 were automatically seeded, with Mexico in Group A, the United States in Group B, Costa Rica in Group C and Honduras in Group D. Guests Qatar were placed in Pot 4 and pre-drawn into Group D, which began play on the latest date, as they were also slated to participate in the 2021 Copa América prior to the Gold Cup before subsequently withdrawing from that tournament.

Seeding

The following was the composition of the draw pots (pots were based on the August 2020 CONCACAF Rankings, and teams in italics are prelim winners whose identity was not known at the time of the seeding):[13]

Pot 1
Team Rank
 Mexico 1
 United States 2
 Costa Rica 3
 Honduras 4
Pot 2
Team Rank
 Jamaica 5
 Canada 6
 Panama 8
 El Salvador 10
Pot 3
Team Rank
 Martinique 11
 Curaçao 13
 Suriname 15
 Grenada 20
Pot 4
Team Rank
 Haiti N/A
 Guadeloupe
 Trinidad and Tobago
 Qatar

Draw results and group fixtures

The draw resulted in the following groups (teams in italics are prelim winners whose identity was not known at the time of the draw):

Group A
Pos Team
A1  Mexico
A2  El Salvador
A3  Guatemala[a]
A4  Trinidad and Tobago
Group B
Pos Team
B1  United States
B2  Canada
B3  Martinique
B4  Haiti
Group C
Pos Team
C1  Costa Rica
C2  Jamaica
C3  Suriname
C4  Guadeloupe
Group D
Pos Team
D1  Honduras
D2  Panama
D3  Grenada
D4  Qatar
  1. ^ Guatemala failed to qualify for the tournament, but replaced  Curaçao after the team had to withdraw following a COVID-19 outbreak.
Group stage schedule
Matchday Dates Matches
Matchday 1 10–13 July 2021 2 v 3, 1 v 4
Matchday 2 14–17 July 2021 4 v 2, 3 v 1
Matchday 3 18–20 July 2021 1 v 2, 3 v 4

Squads

Main article: 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup squads

Each team had to submit a list of 23 players, of which 3 players must be goalkeepers.[14]

Match officials

On 29 June 2021, CONCACAF announced a total of 19 referees, 25 assistant referees and 12 video assistant referees (VAR) appointed for the tournament. In addition, the CONCACAF Referee Committee approved the participation of 12 referees from CONCACAF's Targeted Advanced Referee Program (TARP) who trained with elite officials in order to prepare for future competitions.[15]

Gambian referee Bakary Gassama and Senegalese assistant referee Djibril Camará participated in the tournament as part of a referee exchange between the Confederation of African Football and CONCACAF.[16][17] Originally, the African refereeing team was also conformed by referee Maguette N'Diaye and assistant referee El Hadji Malick Samba, both from Senegal. However, these two officials had problems with their visas, preventing them from traveling.[18][19]

Referees

Assistants referees

Video assistant referees

Targeted advanced referee program (TARP)

Group stage

The match schedule was announced on 13 May 2021.[20]

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

Tiebreakers

The ranking of teams in the group stage was determined as follows:[14]

  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

Main article: 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mexico 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  El Salvador 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 6
3  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2 2
4  Guatemala 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
Source: CONCACAF
Mexico 0–0 Trinidad and Tobago
Report
AT&T Stadium, Arlington
Attendance: 41,229
Referee: Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)
El Salvador 2–0 Guatemala
  • Roldan 81'
  • Rivas 90+6'
Report
Toyota Stadium, Frisco
Attendance: 8,494
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)

Trinidad and Tobago 0–2 El Salvador
Report
Toyota Stadium, Frisco
Attendance: 5,494
Referee: Selvin Brown (Honduras)
Guatemala 0–3 Mexico
Report
Cotton Bowl, Dallas
Attendance: 15,391
Referee: Daneon Parchment (Jamaica)

Mexico 1–0 El Salvador
L. Rodríguez 26' Report
Cotton Bowl, Dallas
Attendance: 45,792
Referee: Said Martínez (Honduras)
Guatemala 1–1 Trinidad and Tobago
Gordillo 78' Report Moore 12'
Toyota Stadium, Frisco
Referee: Oshane Nation (Jamaica)

Group B

Main article: 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States (H) 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Canada 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6
3  Haiti 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
4  Martinique 3 0 0 3 3 12 −9 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host
Canada 4–1 Martinique
Report Rivière 10'
Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City
Attendance: 12,664
Referee: Iván Barton (El Salvador)
United States 1–0 Haiti
Vines 8' Report

Haiti 1–4 Canada
Lambese 56' Report
Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City
Attendance: 7,511
Referee: Juan Gabriel Calderón (Costa Rica)
Martinique 1–6 United States
Rivière 64' (pen.) Report

Martinique 1–2 Haiti
Fortuné 53' Report
Toyota Stadium, Frisco
Referee: Ismael Cornejo (El Salvador)
United States 1–0 Canada
Moore 1' Report
Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City
Attendance: 18,467
Referee: Adonai Escobedo (Mexico)

Group C

Main article: 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Costa Rica 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Jamaica 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
3  Suriname 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
4  Guadeloupe 3 0 0 3 3 7 −4 0
Source: CONCACAF
Jamaica 2–0 Suriname
Report
Exploria Stadium, Orlando
Attendance: 6,403
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
Costa Rica 3–1 Guadeloupe
Report Mirval 45+5'

Guadeloupe 1–2 Jamaica
Ramothe 4' Report
Exploria Stadium, Orlando
Attendance: 6,527
Referee: Bryan López (Guatemala)
Suriname 1–2 Costa Rica
Vlijter 52' Report
Exploria Stadium, Orlando
Attendance: 6,527
Referee: Fernando Hernández (Mexico)

Costa Rica 1–0 Jamaica
Ruiz 53' Report
Exploria Stadium, Orlando
Attendance: 10,264
Referee: Mario Escobar (Guatemala)
Suriname 2–1 Guadeloupe
Report Phaeton 20'
BBVA Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 10,625
Referee: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico)

Group D

Main article: 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Qatar 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Honduras 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
3  Panama 3 1 1 1 8 7 +1 4
4  Grenada 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
Source: CONCACAF
Qatar 3–3 Panama
Report
BBVA Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 10,625
Referee: César Ramos (Mexico)
Honduras 4–0 Grenada
Report
BBVA Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 10,625
Referee: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico)

Grenada 0–4 Qatar
Report
BBVA Stadium, Houston
Referee: Armando Villarreal (United States)
Panama 2–3 Honduras
Report

Honduras 0–2 Qatar
Report
Panama 3–1 Grenada
Report Frank 76'

Knockout stage

Main article: 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup knockout stage

In the knockout stage, if a match was level at the end of normal playing time, extra time was played (two periods of 15 minutes each), with each team being allowed to make a sixth substitution. If still tied after extra time, the match was decided by a penalty shoot-out.[14]

As with every tournament since 2005 (except 2015), there was no third place play-off.

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

Bracket

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
24 July – Glendale
 
 
 Qatar3
 
29 July – Austin
 
 El Salvador2
 
 Qatar0
 
25 July – Arlington
 
 United States1
 
 United States1
 
1 August – Paradise
 
 Jamaica0
 
 United States (a.e.t.)1
 
24 July – Glendale
 
 Mexico0
 
 Mexico3
 
29 July – Houston (NRG)
 
 Honduras0
 
 Mexico2
 
25 July – Arlington
 
 Canada1
 
 Costa Rica0
 
 
 Canada2
 

Quarter-finals

Qatar 3–2 El Salvador
Report Rivas 63', 66'
State Farm Stadium, Glendale
Attendance: 64,211
Referee: Fernando Hernández (Mexico)

Mexico 3–0 Honduras
Report
State Farm Stadium, Glendale
Attendance: 64,211
Referee: Mario Escobar (Guatemala)

Costa Rica 0–2 Canada
Report
AT&T Stadium, Arlington
Attendance: 41,318
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)

United States 1–0 Jamaica
Hoppe 83' Report
AT&T Stadium, Arlington
Attendance: 41,318
Referee: César Ramos (Mexico)

Semi-finals

Qatar 0–1 United States
Report Zardes 86'
Q2 Stadium, Austin
Attendance: 20,500
Referee: Juan Gabriel Calderón (Costa Rica)

Mexico 2–1 Canada
Report Buchanan 57'
NRG Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 70,304
Referee: Daneon Parchment (Jamaica)

Final

Main article: 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

United States 1–0 Mexico
Robinson 117' Report
Allegiant Stadium, Paradise
Attendance: 61,114
Referee: Said Martínez (Honduras)

Statistics

Goalscorers

There were 89 goals scored in 31 matches, for an average of 2.87 goals per match.

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Source: CONCACAF

Awards

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.

Best XI

The following players were chosen as the tournament's best eleven.[36]

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards

United States Matt Turner

United States Miles Robinson
Mexico Edson Álvarez
United States Shaq Moore
Jamaica Damion Lowe

Mexico Héctor Herrera
Costa Rica Celso Borges
Canada Tajon Buchanan

Qatar Akram Afif
Mexico Rogelio Funes Mori
Qatar Almoez Ali

Prize money

Each team received a participation fee of $200,000, with the runners-up earning $500,000 and the winners earning $1 million.[37][additional citation(s) needed]

Round achieved Amount Teams
Final tournament $200,000 16
Runners-up $500,000 1
Winners $1,000,000 1

Marketing

Logo and slogan

The official logo was unveiled on 28 September 2020, during the final draw in Miami, Florida. The official slogan of the tournament was "This Is Ours".

Match ball

Flight by Nike was the tournament's official match ball.

Official songs and anthems

Main article: All Things (Just Keep Getting Better)

"All Things (Just Keep Getting Better)" by Canadian musicians Widelife and Simone Denny, and "Cool" by Irish singer-songwriter Samantha Mumba, served as the two official songs of the tournament. Mumba's first singles "Baby Come on Over" and "Gotta Tell You" were initially selected but were replaced as Mumba's previous label Polydor rejected the usage.

"Glorious" by English-Canadian girl group All Saints served as the official anthem of the tournament.

"Fútbol a la Gente" by Puerto Rican singer Guaynaa and Mexican cumbia group Los Ángeles Azules, and "Pa'lante" by Colombian singer Lao Ra and Dominican DJ Happy Colors, served as the two official Spanish-language songs of the tournament, the former being selected by Univision as part of their coverage.[38]

"Juega" was the official Spanish anthem, by Colombian duo Cali y El Dandee featuring Jamaican singer Charly Black.

Sponsorship

The following were announced as global sponsors of the tournament:

Broadcasting rights

Main article: 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup broadcasting rights

Notes

  1. ^ The Guatemala vs Mexico match, originally scheduled at 21:30 CDT (UTC−5), was delayed until 22:30 CDT due to torrential rain in the area.[21]
  2. ^ The Costa Rica vs Jamaica match was stopped after two minutes of play due to thunderstorms in the area. The match was resumed at 21:20 EDT (UTC−4).[22][23]
  3. ^ The Qatar vs Panama match, originally scheduled at 19:00 EDT (UTC−4), was delayed until 20:50 EDT due to thunderstorms in the area.[24][25][26]
  4. ^ The Honduras vs Grenada match, originally scheduled at 21:00 EDT (UTC−4), was delayed until 23:10 EDT due to the weather delay in the first match between Qatar and Panama.[27]
  5. ^ The Panama vs Grenada match, originally scheduled at 21:30 EDT (UTC−4), was delayed until 23:30 EDT due to the weather delay in the Group C match between Costa Rica and Jamaica.[28]

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