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Concacaf Nations League ranking qualifies 10 teams to complete Gold Cup line-up

March 26 – All 16 teams for the expanded Concacaf Gold Cup have now been decided following the conclusion of the Concacaf Nations League qualifying round last weekend.

Rather than play a separate knock-out competition for the Gold Cup, Concacaf has used the new Nations League ranking to qualify the top 10 teams

The 68 matches of the one-off Concacaf Nations League Qualifying Round finished with Bermuda, Canada, Cuba, Curacao, El Salvador, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique and Nicaragua filling the top 10 ranking positions.

They join Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago and the US who had already pre-qualified as the last six teams left to compete for the 2018 World Cup places.

The 2019 Gold Cup will be the biggest-ever edition of the event, with more participating nations (16 up from 12 in 2017), and the expansion to three host countries with Costa Rica and a yet-to-be-named Caribbean nation staging games alongside the US.

The full group schedule for the competition will be unveiled on April 10.

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