Group A of the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup took place from 10 to 18 July 2021 in Arlington's AT&T Stadium, Dallas' Cotton Bowl and Frisco's Toyota Stadium.[1] The group consisted of El Salvador, Guatemala, defending champions Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago.[2]

Originally, Curaçao would have played in this group. On 9 July 2021, Curaçao was removed as a participant due to close contacts with those tested positive to COVID-19 and replaced by Guatemala.[3]

Teams

Draw position Team Pot Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
only Gold Cup era (since 1991)
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
only Gold Cup era (since 1991)
CONCACAF Rankings FIFA Rankings (May 2021)[4]
August 2020[5][nb 1] July 2021[nb 2]
A1  Mexico 1 CNL League A
Group B
1st place
15 November 2019 16th 2019 Winners (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2019) 1 1 11
A2  El Salvador 2 CNL League B
Group B
1st place
16 November 2019 12th 2019 Quarter-finals (2002, 2003, 2011, 2013, 2017) 10 10 69
A3  Curaçao[3] 3 CNL League A
Group D
2nd place
17 November 2019 3rd 2019 Quarter-finals (2019) 13 12 76
 Guatemala[3] N/A Next best-ranked team from GCQ 9 July 2021 11th 2015 Fourth place (1996) 9 8 127
A4  Trinidad and Tobago 4 GCQ winners 6 July 2021 11th 2019 Third place (2000) 12 13 103
Notes
  1. ^ The CONCACAF rankings of August 2020 were used for seeding for the final draw.
  2. ^ CONCACAF rankings at the start of the tournament (as of 1 July 2021).[6]

Standings

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
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the quarter-finals:

Matches

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.

Mexico vs Trinidad and Tobago

Mexico 0–0 Trinidad and Tobago
Report
AT&T Stadium, Arlington
Attendance: 41,229
Referee: Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)
Mexico
Trinidad and Tobago
GK 1 Alfredo Talavera
RB 21 Luis Rodríguez
CB 2 Néstor Araujo
CB 3 Carlos Salcedo downward-facing red arrow 53'
LB 5 Osvaldo Rodríguez downward-facing red arrow 82'
CM 16 Héctor Herrera (c)
CM 4 Edson Álvarez Yellow card 11'
CM 14 Érick Gutiérrez downward-facing red arrow 46'
RF 17 Jesús Manuel Corona
CF 11 Rogelio Funes Mori
LF 22 Hirving Lozano downward-facing red arrow 18'
Substitutions:
FW 18 Efraín Álvarez upward-facing green arrow 18'
MF 10 Orbelín Pineda upward-facing green arrow 46'
MF 6 Jonathan dos Santos upward-facing green arrow 53'
MF 23 Jesús Gallardo upward-facing green arrow 82'
Head coach:
Argentina Gerardo Martino
GK 1 Marvin Phillip (c)
CB 2 Aubrey David
CB 4 Jelani Peters
CB 6 Radanfah Abu Bakr
RWB 16 Alvin Jones Yellow card 45+6'
LWB 19 Ross Russell downward-facing red arrow 46'
RM 3 Hashim Arcia downward-facing red arrow 46'
CM 17 Justin Garcia downward-facing red arrow 46'
CM 23 Jesse Williams downward-facing red arrow 65'
LM 18 Tristan Hodge downward-facing red arrow 65'
CF 13 Reon Moore
Substitutions:
DF 8 Mekeil Williams upward-facing green arrow 46'
DF 11 Noah Powder upward-facing green arrow 46'
MF 10 Kevin Molino upward-facing green arrow 46'
DF 15 Neveal Hackshaw upward-facing green arrow 65'
FW 7 Ryan Telfer upward-facing green arrow 65'
Head coach:
Angus Eve

Man of the Match:
Marvin Phillip (Trinidad and Tobago)[7]

Assistant referees:[8]
Juan Carlos Mora (Costa Rica)
Roney Salinas (Honduras)
Fourth official:
Tristley Bassue (St. Kitts and Nevis)
Video assistant referee:
David Gantar (Canada)
Assistant video assistant referee:
Daneon Parchment (Jamaica)

El Salvador vs Guatemala

El Salvador 2–0 Guatemala
  • Roldan 81'
  • Rivas 90+6'
Report
Toyota Stadium, Frisco
Attendance: 8,494
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)
El Salvador
Guatemala
GK 1 Mario González
RB 21 Bryan Tamacas
CB 4 Eriq Zavaleta
CB 5 Ronald Gómez
LB 13 Alexander Larín
DM 6 Narciso Orellana
RM 8 Joshua Pérez downward-facing red arrow 80'
CM 7 Darwin Cerén downward-facing red arrow 64'
CM 12 Marvin Monterroza (c) downward-facing red arrow 90+2'
LM 11 Juan Carlos Portillo downward-facing red arrow 64'
CF 17 Jairo Henríquez downward-facing red arrow 90+2'
Substitutions:
MF 15 Alex Roldan upward-facing green arrow 64'
FW 23 Marvin Márquez upward-facing green arrow 64'
FW 14 Joaquín Rivas upward-facing green arrow 80'
MF 20 Isaac Portillo upward-facing green arrow 90+2'
FW 9 Walmer Martinez Yellow card 90+3' upward-facing green arrow 90+2'
Head coach:
United States Hugo Pérez
GK 1 Nicholas Hagen
CB 20 Gerardo Gordillo
CB 4 José Carlos Pinto (c) Yellow card 34'
CB 2 Moisés Hernández
RWB 13 Stheven Robles downward-facing red arrow 80'
LWB 22 José Morales Yellow card 32' downward-facing red arrow 68'
RM 11 Jairo Arreola downward-facing red arrow 58'
CM 16 Marco Domínguez
CM 23 Jorge Aparicio downward-facing red arrow 79'
LM 7 Marvin Ceballos downward-facing red arrow 69'
CF 17 Luis Martínez
Substitutions:
MF 18 Oscar Santis upward-facing green arrow 58'
MF 8 Luis de León upward-facing green arrow 68'
FW 19 Robin Betancourth upward-facing green arrow 69'
FW 14 Darwin Lom upward-facing green arrow 79'
MF 9 Yeltsin Álvarez upward-facing green arrow 80'
Head coach:
Mexico Rafael Loredo

Man of the Match:
Alex Roldan (El Salvador)[9]

Assistant referees:[10]
Frank Anderson (United States)
Kathryn Nesbitt (United States)
Fourth official:
Keylor Herrera (Costa Rica)
Video assistant referee:
Tim Ford (United States)
Assistant video assistant referee:
Allen Chapman (United States)


Trinidad and Tobago vs El Salvador

Trinidad and Tobago 0–2 El Salvador
Report
Toyota Stadium, Frisco
Attendance: 5,494
Referee: Selvin Brown (Honduras)
Trinidad and Tobago
El Salvador
GK 21 Nicklas Frenderup
CB 8 Mekeil Williams
CB 2 Aubrey David
CB 4 Jelani Peters downward-facing red arrow 46'
RWB 16 Alvin Jones
LWB 18 Tristan Hodge Yellow card 3' downward-facing red arrow 15'
CM 20 Duane Muckette downward-facing red arrow 46'
CM 15 Neveal Hackshaw
CM 11 Noah Powder
CF 10 Kevin Molino (c)
CF 7 Ryan Telfer downward-facing red arrow 77'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Andre Fortune II upward-facing green arrow 15'
MF 13 Reon Moore Yellow card 79' upward-facing green arrow 46'
FW 9 Marcus Joseph upward-facing green arrow 46'
MF 3 Hashim Arcia upward-facing green arrow 77'
Head coach:
Angus Eve
GK 1 Mario González
RB 21 Bryan Tamacas downward-facing red arrow 89'
CB 4 Eriq Zavaleta
CB 5 Ronald Gómez
LB 13 Alexander Larín
RM 6 Narciso Orellana Yellow card 33'
CM 7 Darwin Cerén downward-facing red arrow 84'
CM 12 Marvin Monterroza (c) downward-facing red arrow 60'
LM 8 Joshua Pérez downward-facing red arrow 60'
CF 14 Joaquín Rivas downward-facing red arrow 83'
CF 17 Jairo Henríquez downward-facing red arrow 69'
Substitutions:
MF 10 Amando Moreno upward-facing green arrow 60'
FW 11 Juan Carlos Portillo upward-facing green arrow 60'
MF 15 Alex Roldan upward-facing green arrow 69'
FW 23 Marvin Márquez upward-facing green arrow 83'
MF 20 Isaac Portillo upward-facing green arrow 84'
FW 9 Walmer Martinez upward-facing green arrow 89'
Head coach:
United States Hugo Pérez

Man of the Match:
Jairo Henríquez (El Salvador)[11]

Assistant referees:[12]
Christian Ramírez (Honduras)
Roney Salinas (Honduras)
Fourth official:
Oshane Nation (Jamaica)
Video assistant referee:
Armando Villarreal (United States)
Assistant video assistant referee:
David Gantar (Canada)

Guatemala vs Mexico

Guatemala 0–3 Mexico
Report
Cotton Bowl, Dallas
Attendance: 15,391
Referee: Daneon Parchment (Jamaica)
Guatemala
Mexico
GK 1 Nicholas Hagen
CB 3 Kervin García downward-facing red arrow 60'
CB 4 José Carlos Pinto (c)
CB 20 Gerardo Gordillo
RWB 13 Stheven Robles downward-facing red arrow 82'
LWB 2 Moisés Hernández
CM 10 Alejandro Galindo downward-facing red arrow 60'
CM 18 Oscar Santis Yellow card 20' downward-facing red arrow 70'
CM 23 Jorge Aparicio
CF 14 Darwin Lom
CF 19 Robin Betancourth Yellow card 37' downward-facing red arrow 46'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Marvin Ceballos upward-facing green arrow 46'
MF 16 Marco Domínguez upward-facing green arrow 60'
DF 22 José Morales upward-facing green arrow 60'
MF 17 Luis Martínez upward-facing green arrow 70'
MF 8 Luis de León upward-facing green arrow 82'
Head coach:
Mexico Rafael Loredo
GK 1 Alfredo Talavera
RB 21 Luis Rodríguez
CB 2 Néstor Araujo downward-facing red arrow 83'
CB 3 Carlos Salcedo
LB 23 Jesús Gallardo
CM 16 Héctor Herrera (c) downward-facing red arrow 85'
CM 4 Edson Álvarez
CM 14 Érick Gutiérrez downward-facing red arrow 68'
RF 10 Orbelín Pineda
CF 11 Rogelio Funes Mori downward-facing red arrow 83'
LF 17 Jesús Manuel Corona downward-facing red arrow 84'
Substitutions:
MF 6 Jonathan dos Santos upward-facing green arrow 68'
DF 19 Gilberto Sepúlveda upward-facing green arrow 83'
FW 9 Alan Pulido upward-facing green arrow 83'
FW 18 Efraín Álvarez upward-facing green arrow 84'
FW 7 Érick Sánchez upward-facing green arrow 85'
Head coach:
Argentina Gerardo Martino

Man of the Match:
Rogelio Funes Mori (Mexico)[14]

Assistant referees:[12]
Logan Brown (United States)
Ojay Duhaney (Jamaica)
Fourth official:
Rubiel Vazquez (United States)
Video assistant referee:
Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
Assistant video assistant referee:
Drew Fischer (Canada)


Mexico vs El Salvador

Mexico 1–0 El Salvador
L. Rodríguez 26' Report
Cotton Bowl, Dallas
Attendance: 45,792
Referee: Said Martínez (Honduras)
Mexico
El Salvador
GK 1 Alfredo Talavera
RB 21 Luis Rodríguez Yellow card 70'
CB 3 Carlos Salcedo Yellow card 70'
CB 15 Héctor Moreno (c)
LB 23 Jesús Gallardo
CM 16 Héctor Herrera Yellow card 80' downward-facing red arrow 86'
CM 4 Edson Álvarez
CM 14 Érick Gutiérrez downward-facing red arrow 66'
RF 17 Jesús Manuel Corona
CF 11 Rogelio Funes Mori downward-facing red arrow 76'
LF 10 Orbelín Pineda downward-facing red arrow 86'
Substitutions:
MF 6 Jonathan dos Santos upward-facing green arrow 66'
FW 9 Alan Pulido Yellow card 78' upward-facing green arrow 76'
DF 5 Osvaldo Rodríguez upward-facing green arrow 86'
FW 7 Érick Sánchez upward-facing green arrow 86'
Head coach:
Argentina Gerardo Martino
GK 1 Mario González
RB 15 Alex Roldan
CB 4 Eriq Zavaleta
CB 5 Ronald Gómez
LB 13 Alexander Larín
RM 8 Joshua Pérez downward-facing red arrow 87'
CM 7 Darwin Cerén Yellow card 3' downward-facing red arrow 87'
CM 6 Narciso Orellana Yellow card 63'
LM 12 Marvin Monterroza (c) downward-facing red arrow 61'
CF 14 Joaquín Rivas
CF 17 Jairo Henríquez downward-facing red arrow 75'
Substitutions:
MF 10 Amando Moreno upward-facing green arrow 61'
FW 9 Walmer Martinez upward-facing green arrow 75'
FW 11 Juan Carlos Portillo upward-facing green arrow 87'
MF 20 Isaac Portillo upward-facing green arrow 87'
Head coach:
United States Hugo Pérez

Man of the Match:
Mario González (El Salvador)[15]

Assistant referees:[16]
Walter López (Honduras)
Christian Ramírez (Honduras)
Fourth official:
Reon Radix (Grenada)
Video assistant referee:
Allen Chapman (United States)
Assistant video assistant referee:
Selvin Brown (Honduras)

Guatemala vs Trinidad and Tobago

Guatemala 1–1 Trinidad and Tobago
Gordillo 78' Report Moore 12'
Toyota Stadium, Frisco
Referee: Oshane Nation (Jamaica)
Guatemala
Trinidad and Tobago
GK 12 Kenderson Navarro
CB 3 Kervin García downward-facing red arrow 53'
CB 4 José Carlos Pinto (c)
CB 20 Gerardo Gordillo
RWB 13 Stheven Robles
LWB 2 Moisés Hernández
CM 18 Oscar Santis
CM 10 Alejandro Galindo downward-facing red arrow 46'
CM 23 Jorge Aparicio
CF 14 Darwin Lom downward-facing red arrow 82'
CF 7 Marvin Ceballos
Substitutions:
MF 5 Rudy Barrientos upward-facing green arrow 46'
MF 6 Óscar Castellanos upward-facing green arrow 53'
MF 17 Luis Martínez upward-facing green arrow 82'
Head coach:
Mexico Rafael Loredo
GK 1 Marvin Phillip (c)
RB 16 Alvin Jones
CB 2 Aubrey David Yellow card 89'
CB 8 Mekeil Williams
LB 18 Tristan Hodge
RM 14 Andre Fortune II Yellow card 69' downward-facing red arrow 85'
CM 3 Hashim Arcia downward-facing red arrow 75'
CM 23 Jesse Williams downward-facing red arrow 75'
LM 11 Noah Powder
CF 9 Marcus Joseph downward-facing red arrow 67'
CF 13 Reon Moore downward-facing red arrow 86'
Substitutions:
MF 10 Kevin Molino upward-facing green arrow 67'
DF 17 Justin Garcia upward-facing green arrow 75'
FW 7 Ryan Telfer upward-facing green arrow 75'
DF 19 Ross Russell upward-facing green arrow 85'
FW 12 Isaiah Lee upward-facing green arrow 86'
Head coach:
Angus Eve

Man of the Match:
José Carlos Pinto (Guatemala)[17]

Assistant referees:[16]
Nicholas Anderson (Jamaica)
Iroots Appleton (Antigua and Barbuda)
Fourth official:
Pierre-Luc Lauzière (Canada)
Video assistant referee:
David Gantar (Canada)
Assistant video assistant referee:
Benjamin Pineda (Costa Rica)

Discipline

Fair play points would have been used as a tiebreaker should the overall and head-to-head records of teams were tied. These were calculated based on yellow and red cards received in all group matches as follows:[18]

Only one of the above deductions was applied to a player in a single match.

Team Match 1 Match 2 Match 3 Points
Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Red card
 Guatemala 2 2 –4
 El Salvador 1 1 2 –4
 Mexico 1 4 –5
 Trinidad and Tobago 1 2 2 –5

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.[13]

References

  1. ^ "Concacaf announces schedule for 2021 Gold Cup". www.concacaf.com. CONCACAF. 13 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Draw Delivers Prelims Matchups and Groups for 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup". www.concacaf.com. CONCACAF. 9 February 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d "Concacaf Statement – Curacao Delegation at 2021 Gold Cup". www.concacaf.com (Press release). CONCACAF. 9 July 2021. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Men's Ranking". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
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  7. ^ CONCACAF [@GoldCup] (11 July 2021). "Marvin Phillip had an outstanding performance against Mexico keeping the score 0-0 and was named Man of the Match after 7 saves for @TTFootballAssoc!" (Tweet). Retrieved 11 July 2021 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "Match officials appointed for Gold Cup opening group stage match on Jul 10". www.concacaf.com. CONCACAF. 9 July 2021. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  9. ^ CONCACAF [@GoldCup] (12 July 2021). "Un debut soñado para Alexander Roldan con El Salvador. ¡Gol y Jugador del Partido!" (Tweet) (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 July 2021 – via Twitter.
  10. ^ "Match officials appointed for Gold Cup matches on July 11". www.concacaf.com. CONCACAF. 10 July 2021. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  11. ^ CONCACAF [@GoldCup] (14 July 2021). "Primer gol en y primera vez como JUGADOR DEL PARTIDO. ¡Felicitaciones, Jairo Henríquez!" (Tweet) (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 July 2021 – via Twitter.
  12. ^ a b "Match officials appointed for Gold Cup matches on July 14". www.concacaf.com. CONCACAF. 14 July 2021. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  13. ^ CONCACAF [@GoldCup] (14 July 2021). "The match between Guatemala and Mexico at the Cotton Bowl was under a weather delay and will now kick off at 9:30 pm local (10:30 pm ET)" (Tweet). Retrieved 14 July 2021 – via Twitter.
  14. ^ CONCACAF [@GoldCup] (14 July 2021). "¡GOLEADOR! Rogelio Funes Mori anotó un doblete y como no podía ser de otra forma fue elegido como el Jugador del Partido de GUAMEX" (Tweet) (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 July 2021 – via Twitter.
  15. ^ CONCACAF [@GoldCup] (18 July 2021). "¡Felicitaciones, Mario González SLV! El Jugador del Partido del juego entre México y El Salvador está en buenas manos" (Tweet) (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 July 2021 – via Twitter.
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  17. ^ CONCACAF [@GoldCup] (18 July 2021). "Firme de arriba y de abajo y por eso José Pinto GUA fue elegido como el Jugador del Partido entre Guatemala y Trinidad y Tobago. ¡Felicitaciones!" (Tweet) (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 July 2021 – via Twitter.
  18. ^ "2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Regulations" (PDF). www.concacaf.com. CONCACAF. 18 September 2020. Retrieved 15 June 2021.