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CONCACAF Gold Cup

15 Jun 2019 - 7 Jul 2019


What teams are playing in Gold Cup?

Teams from North, Central America and Caribbean region are playing in Gold cup. Some of the recognized teams are USA, Jamaica, Mexico etc. For reference also see Gold Cup Standings


How often is gold cup played?

Gold cup is played for every 2 years.


What does CONCACAF Stand for?

CONCACAF Stands for Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football.



The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the main football competition for the men's national football teams governed by ‘The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football’, determining the continental champion of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The Gold Cup is organised in an interval of two years.


The two main bodies consisting of the ‘Confederación Centroamericana y del Caribe de Fútbol’ (CCCF) founded in 1938 (consisting of Central America and most of the Caribbean) and the ‘North American Football Confederation’ (NAFC) founded in 1946 (consisting of the North American nations of United States, Mexico, Canada, and Cuba) held their own continental competitions, the CCCF Championship and the NAFC Championship.



United States v Jamaica: Final - 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup



CONCACAF Gold Cup - History


The merging of NAFC and CCCF lead to the foundation of CONCACAF in 1961, which in turn resulted in a single championship being held for the continent. The first CONCACAF tournament was held in 1963 in El Salvador where after a tough run Costa Rica emerged as the first champions.The second tournament was hosted by Guatemala in 1965 where Mexico defeated the host country in the final. The tournament then comprised of six teams. The 1967 competition was organised by Honduras and saw a new champion in, Guatemala.

Costa Rica went on to win their second title as hosts in 1969, knocking off Guatemala, while two years later, Mexico won their second championship as the tournament moved to Trinidad & Tobago, for the first time in the Caribbean region.



Gold Cup - The Event


In 1990, CONCACAF brought the Championship to an end and created the Gold Cup, with the United States organising the first competition in 1991, and hosting or co-hosting every subsequent iteration of the tournament thereafter. The host country was the inaugural champion of the eight-team tournament. Mexico dominated the remainder of the decade, winning three consecutive Gold Cup titles in 1993, 1996 and 1998.To know more about past winners, check out Gold Cup Winners


When the Gold Cup did not fall in the same year as the FIFA Confederations Cup, before the 2015 season, the winner or the highest-placed team that was a member of both CONCACAF and FIFA, qualified for the next stage of that tournament, automatically.


Victor Montagliani announced at the start of January 2017 that there would be an expansion of the Gold Cup from 12 to 16 teams, starting with the 2019 tournament. In November 2018, Costa Rica was announced as one of the hosts of the tournament that is to be held in 2019.

Videos
Best Current North American XI in Football

Best Current North American XI in Football

Gold Cup 2019 :  United States, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica? Who will win the CONCACAF Gold Cup?

Gold Cup 2019 :  United States, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica? Who will win the CONCACAF Gold Cup?

United States lifts the under-20 CONCACAF Championship with a 2-0 victory over Mexico

United States lifts the under-20 CONCACAF Championship with a 2-0 victory over Mexico

Pulisic headlines USA squad for World Cup qualifiers

Pulisic headlines USA squad for World Cup qualifiers

El Salvador's Romero banned for biting Altidore

El Salvador's Romero banned for biting Altidore

Costa Rica 0 United States 2: Dempsey equals Donovan record in win

Costa Rica 0 United States 2: Dempsey equals Donovan record in win

CONCACAF investigating after French Guyana field ineligible Malouda

CONCACAF investigating after French Guyana field ineligible Malouda

Osorio handed six-game ban for Confederations Cup outburst

Osorio handed six-game ban for Confederations Cup outburst

Portugal v Mexico: Absent Carvalho eager to witness more glory

Portugal v Mexico: Absent Carvalho eager to witness more glory

Swansea fire coach Guidolin, appoint Bob Bradley

Swansea fire coach Guidolin, appoint Bob Bradley

With an eye on the World Cup qualifiers, Panama-El Salvador friendly postponed till February 17

With an eye on the World Cup qualifiers, Panama-El Salvador friendly postponed till February 17

Mexico football coach Miguel Herrera sacked after allegedly punching a journalist

Mexico football coach Miguel Herrera sacked after allegedly punching a journalist

Panama brand Gold Cup semi-final defeat a 'robbery' after controversial penalty

Panama brand Gold Cup semi-final defeat a 'robbery' after controversial penalty

Mexican striker Javier Hernandez undergoes successful surgery

Mexican striker Javier Hernandez undergoes successful surgery

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez ready to revive career at Old Trafford

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez ready to revive career at Old Trafford

Court testimony confirms bribes were paid for 1998 and 2010 World Cups

Court testimony confirms bribes were paid for 1998 and 2010 World Cups

Jeffrey Webb sacked as CONCACAF president

Jeffrey Webb sacked as CONCACAF president

Video: Brek Shea scores against Panama in Gold Cup final

Video: Brek Shea scores against Panama in Gold Cup final

USA edge Panama 1-0 to win CONCACAF Gold Cup

USA edge Panama 1-0 to win CONCACAF Gold Cup

Jurgen Klinsmann to miss Gold Cup final

Jurgen Klinsmann to miss Gold Cup final

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