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2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup: A Beginner’s Guide

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2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup: A Beginner’s Guide

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • What is the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup?
    • When and where is it being held?
  • Teams
    • List of teams competing
  • Schedule
    • Full schedule of matches
  • Results
    • List of results so far
  • Standings
    • Current standings
  • Favorites to Win
    • Teams considered to be favorites to win
  • FAQs
    • When is the final?
    • Where can I watch the tournament?
    • How many teams are competing?
    • What is the format of the tournament?

Introduction

The 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup is the 17th edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the biennial international men’s football championship of the North, Central American and Caribbean region organized by CONCACAF. Canada and the United States are hosting the tournament, which began on June 24, 2023. The Gold Cup is scheduled to conclude with the final on July 16 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, a suburb of Los Angeles.

 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup trophy

 

The defending champions are the United States, who won the 2021 edition. The tournament features 16 teams divided into four groups of four. The top two teams from each group advance to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinals, semifinals, and final are all single-elimination matches.

Section 1: Teams

2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup

The 16 teams competing in the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup are:

  • Group A: Mexico, Suriname, Guadeloupe, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Group B: Costa Rica, Martinique, Canada, Honduras
  • Group C: El Salvador, Qatar, Panama, Guatemala
  • Group D: United States, Haiti, Jamaica, Curaçao

Section 2: Schedule

The full schedule for the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup is as follows:

  • Group Stage
    • June 24, 2023: Mexico vs. Suriname
    • June 24, 2023: Guadeloupe vs. Trinidad and Tobago
    • June 25, 2023: Canada vs. Honduras
    • June 25, 2023: Costa Rica vs. Martinique
    • June 27, 2023: Mexico vs. Trinidad and Tobago
    • June 27, 2023: Suriname vs. Guadeloupe
    • June 28, 2023: Honduras vs. Costa Rica
    • June 28, 2023: Martinique vs. Canada
    • June 30, 2023: Mexico vs. Guadeloupe
    • June 30, 2023: Trinidad and Tobago vs. Suriname
    • July 1, 2023: Canada vs. Costa Rica
    • July 1, 2023: Honduras vs. Martinique
  • Quarterfinals
    • July 4, 2023: Group A winner vs. Group B runner-up
    • July 4, 2023: Group B winner vs. Group A runner-up
    • July 5, 2023: Group C winner vs. Group D runner-up
    • July 5, 2023: Group D winner vs. Group C runner-up
  • Semifinals
    • July 8, 2023: Winner of Match 1 vs. Winner of Match 2
    • July 9, 2023: Winner of Match 3 vs. Winner of Match 4
  • Final
    • July 16, 2023: Winner of Match 5 vs. Winner of Match 6

Section 3: Results

The results of all the matches played so far in the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup are as follows:

 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup trophy

Group A

  • Mexico vs. Suriname: 3-0
  • Guadeloupe vs. Trinidad and Tobago: 2-2 (Guadeloupe won on penalties)
  • Mexico vs. Trinidad and Tobago: 0-0 (Mexico won on penalties)
  • Suriname vs. Guadeloupe: 2-1
  • Mexico vs. Guadeloupe: 3-0
  • Trinidad and Tobago vs. Suriname: 1-1

Group B

  • Costa Rica vs. Martinique: 6-4
  • Canada vs. Honduras: 2-1
  • Costa Rica vs. Canada: 1-0
  • Martinique vs. Honduras: 0-0 (Martinique won on penalties)
  • Costa Rica vs. Honduras: 2-0
  • Canada vs. Martinique: 4-0

Group C

  • El Salvador vs. Qatar: 3-1
  • Panama vs. Guatemala: 3-1
  • El Salvador vs. Panama: 1

     

    Section 4: Standings

    The current standings for the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup are as follows:

    Rank Team Points
    1 Mexico 12
    2 Costa Rica 10
    3 United States 9
    4 Panama 6
    5 Canada 6
    6 Guatemala 5
    7 El Salvador 4
    8 Jamaica 4
    9 Haiti 3
    10 Curaçao 3
    11 Trinidad and Tobago 2
    12 Suriname 2
    13 Qatar 1
    14 Honduras 1

    Section 5: Favorites to Win

    2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup

    The favorites to win the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup are Mexico, Costa Rica, the United States, and Panama. Mexico are the defending champions and have a strong team, while Costa Rica and the United States are always competitive in this tournament. Panama are a dark horse, but they have a good mix of experience and youth.

    Section 6: How to Watch

    The 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup will be broadcast live in the United States on Fox Sports and Univision. The tournament will also be available to stream on fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, and Paramount+.

    Conclusion

     2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup trophy

    The 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup is shaping up to be a very exciting tournament. With so many talented teams competing, it is sure to be a close and competitive tournament. Be sure to tune in to see who will be crowned the champion!

    FAQs

    • When is the final?

    The final of the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup will be played on July 16, 2023 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

    • Where can I watch the tournament?

    The 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup will be broadcast live in the United States on Fox Sports and Univision. The tournament will also be available to stream on fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, and Paramount+.

    • How many teams are competing?

    There are 16 teams competing in the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup. They are divided into four groups of four, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the quarterfinals.

    • What is the format of the tournament?

    The 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup is a single-elimination tournament. The quarterfinals, semifinals, and final are all single-elimination matches. The team that wins the final is the champion.

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