MIAMI, Florida – On Monday, September 28, Concacaf will conduct the Draw for the 2021 Gold Cup in which 16 teams will look to win Concacaf’s most prestigious national team tournament.
It marks the first time in history that Concacaf will conduct a draw for its prestigious regional national team tournament.
Twelve teams thus far have punched their ticket to the 16-team group stage. They include the winners and runners-up in 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League League A groups, and the winners of CNL League B groups, including Canada, Costa Rica, Curacao, El Salvador, Grenada, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Suriname and the United States.
The 12 teams will be joined in the group stage by AFC Asian Cup Champions, Qatar, who will compete as a guest as part of a major collaboration between Concacaf and the host country of the FIFA World Cup 2022™.
The four teams from Pot 1 will be the seeded teams, with Mexico in Group A, United States in Group B, Costa Rica in Group C and Honduras in Group D.
Pot 2 and Pot 3 will include the next eight highest ranked teams.
Pot 2: Jamaica, Canada, Panama, El Salvador.
Pot 3: Martinique, Curacao, Suriname, Grenada.
Pot 4 will include the three teams that advance from the 2021 Gold Cup Prelims, along with Qatar.