22 September 2020

Revealed pots per North, Central American and Caribbean major championship

We are only seven nights away from the big Gold Cup draw, the main football event for the North, Central American and Caribbean region which will happen in summer of 2021. This time, the lot with a ball names with the teams will be a little bit extended, thus the draw is going to be conducted for: the preliminary phase and the main (group) stage. On 18 September the confederation has determined which teams are going to be in the which pots, and their performance was known thanks to the rankings from August 2020.

Twelve teams (who they came from the various positions of  Nations league - CONCACAF version) remained to battle it out for the three remaining spots to enter the major tournament. In this preliminary phase there will be two rounds played: At the first round six games are going to be introduced to us, after teams were divided in two pots.

Pre-seeded teams: Haiti, Guatemala, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, Guadeloupe, Bermuda.

Pot 1: French Guiana, Guyana, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Montserrat, Bahamas.

When this round completes, there is going to be another (second), after which three teams will emerge as winners. The sad thing is that only one match will determine everything.

Jumping now to the major Gold Cup draw where four groups will exist with four teams each. The only thing known here is that the four strongest teams from the continent are dispersed in those groups: thus in A will be Mexico, United States of America is at B, C is determined for Costa Rica and Honduras is in D, whilst the others have to wait until their names will come out. If the previous sentence is the same as pot 1, then we have the following:

Pot 2: Jamaica, Canada, Panama, El Salvador.

Pot 3: Martinique, Curacao, Suriname, Grenada.

Pot 4: here will be the three preliminary winners together with the guest team Qatar (which is already placed in group D).

Now all we have to wait 28 September for some things to be clear.


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