Although it doesn't appear among the main favorites to win the 2021 Gold Cup, the Costa Rican National Team is always among the teams that can hit the chair in the main Concacaf national team competition, in search of achieving their fourth subcontinental title.
Led on the court by the best goalkeeper in its history, such as Keylor Navas, and with a process that mixes players who have played the last two World Cups with young players, the team led by Ronald González will try to break the hegemony that in the editions Past have imposed both Mexico and the United States.
It should be noted that, like the rest of the Confederation teams, Costa Rica was affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, which forced them to face continental challenges in a limited time, and for the 2021 Gold Cup it will have a demanding schedule of match.
Costa Rica's group at the 2021 Gold Cup
Behind Mexicans and Americans, the Ticos appear as one of the candidates to become the dark horse of the competition, taking into account that they are currently the fourth best team in Concacaf in the FIFA ranking, located in 50th place.
For the 2021 Gold Cup, Costa Rica will be the seed of Group C, where it will have to compete with another of those called to be the revelation of the tournament such as Jamaica, in addition to Suriname and the winner of the preliminary series that will be played between Guatemala - Guyana vs. Guadeloupe - Bahamas.
Costa Rica's match schedule in the 2021 Gold Cup
La Sele's debut in the subcontinental tournament will take place on Monday, July 12, precisely against the winner of the previous repechage, starting at 9:00 PM (Eastern time) at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida, the same setting where he will face Suriname, on Friday the 16th of that month, at 8:30 PM.
Costa Rica will close its participation in the group stage of the 2021 Gold Cup on Tuesday, July 20, at 7:00 PM ET, at the Exploria Stadium in Orlando against Jamaica, and everything will depend on their performance to know their next steps .
How many times did Costa Rica win the Gold Cup?
In the history of the Gold Cup, Costa Rica has won the contest three times: in its first edition in 1963, in El Salvador; as local in 1969; and in 1989, in a contest that served as a qualifier for the 1990 World Cup in Italy, beating the United States.
How to watch Costa Rica's matches in the Gold Cup on television?
For this new edition of the subcontinental contest, they will have three alternatives to be able to follow the most important games on open television, focusing on the games of both the US team and their Mexican counterpart. These options are Fox Sports, Univisión and Unimás.
But if they are sick soccer fans and do not want to miss any of the 32 games that the competition will have, the Americans will have four alternatives on pay television signals, two in English and two in Spanish, to watch the games.
Native American soccer fans will be able to watch the 2021 Gold Cup through FOX Sports 1 (FS1) and FOX Sports 2 (FS2); while for those who want to follow the excitement in Spanish, they can do so through Galavision and the sports channel TUDN.