Dec 19, 2016
ROSE BOWL STADIUM SELECTED TO HOST A KNOCKOUT ROUND GAME DATE FOR THE 2017 CONCACAF GOLD CUP
PASADENA, Calif. (December 19, 2016) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced the 13 metropolitan areas that will welcome the 2017 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup next July 7-26. The Rose Bowl will host a Knockout Round game date, with schedule and further details to be announced next year. Venues and group stage dates, as well as group assignments for the seeded nations – the United States and Mexico – were also announced for next year’s 14th edition of the Gold Cup.
For the upcoming edition of the Gold Cup, CONCACAF has taken steps to expand the tournament to emerging soccer markets, allowing more fans across the country to take part in the continental championship first-hand. Watch as LA Galaxy and US Men’s National Team legend Landon Donovan, shares today’s news regarding the 2017 Gold Cup, here.
The dates for Gold Cup matches scheduled for each group stage city were also announced, as well as the groups to be headed up by each of the tournament’s two seeded teams: The United States (Group B), and Mexico (Group C). Group A will be filled out pending the completion of the tournament field, with the UNCAF Central American Cup set to determine that region’s qualifiers in January.
The Rose Bowl Stadium has hosted the confederation’s championship tournament on four previous occasions (1991, 2002, 2011 and 2013), including a sold-out Gold Cup final in 2011.
Complete groups and the full schedule, including selection of dates and assignment of matches for the knockout round and the awarding of the Final, will be announced next year.
To date, seven of the twelve national teams scheduled to participate have qualified for next year’s tournament: Canada, Mexico and the United States from North America, as well as Curacao, French Guiana, Jamaica, and Martinique, from the Caribbean, will compete for the Confederation crown in July.
Canada, Mexico and the United States automatically qualify for the Gold Cup in representation of North America. The four Caribbean nations already qualified did so by winning their groups in the recently completed semifinal stage of the Scotiabank CFU Caribbean Cup. The top four finishers from January’s UNCAF Central American Cup, to be played in Panama, will also qualify.
Three additional Caribbean nations, Haiti, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago, have qualified for an additional series of matches in January, the winner of which will face-off next year in a two-leg playoff against the fifth-place team from the UNAF Central American Cup to determine the final participant in the 2017 Gold Cup.
Taking place every two years, the CONCACAF Gold Cup is the official national team championship of the region, which includes North and Central America and the Caribbean. Drawing large crowds and millions of television viewers across the region, the Gold Cup is a celebration of soccer, sportsmanship, and culture. The winner of the 2017 tournament will take home continental bragging rights and an assured spot in the next CONCACAF Cup, a play-in game used to qualify for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup, in the case two separate champions emerge from the next two editions of the Gold Cup.
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