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Gold Cup 2021 final date: When and where would be the last match?

Everything you need to know about the next Gold Cup. What will its format be, and where the grand final will be played. For now, the start date is confirmed, and it only remains to see who reaches the grand final on August 1 at Allegiant Stadium, at Las Vegas.

Gold Cup trophy
Gold Cup trophy

The Gold Cup is just around the corner, and as Concacaf, the body that regulates soccer in North America, has been planning every day, it will begin on July 10, to end up meeting the champion only the 1st of August. In this new edition, Mexico will be in charge of defending the crown, after proclaiming itself champion of the tournament in 2019.

The tournament will begin with a preliminary phase, to define the last classified. In this way, the participants will rise from 12 to 16, adding 4 tickets according to the recently named stage. In addition, as the main changes to be promoted, the VAR will be implemented in the matches, and the order of the keys will be reversed from the quarters, which could make Mexico face the United States before the final.

The tournament consists of 4 groups of 4 teams, in which everyone will face each other, and only the first 2 will qualify for the next instance. Consequently, the third and fourth will be eliminated from the competition. Once the Group Stage is over, the table for the Final Stage will be drawn up. Here the best 8 teams of the tournament will face each other to decide the new Champion.

All matches will have the same format: if the tie persists after 90 minutes of regulation time, an extra time consisting of two periods of 15 minutes will be played. If we still do not have a winner, we will have a definition from penalties. 

When and where will the quarter and semifinals of the tournament be played?

State Farm Stadium of Glendale, Arizona, and AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will host the quarterfinals on July 24 and 25. The semifinals will be played on July 29, at NRG Stadium in Houston and at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas.

Who is the highest contender for the title?

The history indicates that Mexico is the main winner of the competition, with 8 milestones. However, it is as favorite as the United States, which with 6 titles ranks second in the number of champion times. The podium is completed by Canada, which with the 2000 championship joins the list, being the third and last team to have lifted the trophy.

When and where will the final of the competition be played?

The finalists will travel to Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, to meet in the final on August 1.

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