BY MICHELLE KAUFMAN
South Florida soccer fans are in for a busy, exciting July 4 weekend as the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Preliminary Round will feature 12 national teams playing at Inter Miami Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.
Among the teams participating July 2-6: Haiti, Cuba, Guatemala, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, and Guadeloupe.
The 12 nations will compete for the final three spots in the Gold Cup Group Stage, which kicks off July 10 and runs through Aug. 1 at various locations.
“We look forward with great anticipation to this summer’s Gold Cup, which will undoubtedly be enhanced by this new preliminary round,” said CONCACAF president and FIFA vice president Victor Montagliani.
“The past year has been very challenging in our region and our thoughts are with all the communities that have suffered. We hope the opportunity to watch the best men’s national teams in CONCACAF compete in our flagship tournament can provide fans with some hope and enjoyment.”
“All 12 of the competing nations in the prelims will get a full Gold Cup experience at the excellent Inter Miami facilities and we look forward to a great set of games.” continue reading