Gold Cup 2021 Team Profile Qatar


How they qualified

The team was invited to participate for the first time. Qatar will also feature in the 2023 Gold Cup.

Tournament Record


Star Man

Akram Afif

It still has to be Afif, even though he is never reached the heights of his 2019 Asian Cup winning performances. However, he still makes Qatar tick going forward and his link-up play with Almoez Ali is unmatched.

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Gold Cup 2021 Team Profile El Salvador



El Salvador 

How they qualified

The team sealed a finals spot as one of four group winners in the 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League B. They dominated Group B, seeing off the Dominican Republic and Saint Lucia, and Monserrat. On matchday two, El Salvador suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat to the Dominican Republic, but they still topped the group on 15 points.

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Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV (venue for the final; first-time host; 65,000 capacity)

The 2021 Gold Cup is heading to Las Vegas, the self-proclaimed entertainment capital of the world, in what will be a debut for major event soccer in the city and in one of the shiniest and newest stadium facilities in the US.

Located adjacent to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, Allegiant Stadium is a 65,000 capacity venue that began construction in November 2017 and was completed at a cost of $1.9 billion in July 2020.

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AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

Group A & quarterfinals venue, hosts in 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2017, capacity of 80,000 to 105,000.

Located in the west of Dallas in the city of Arlington, the 105,000 maximum capacity AT&T stadium is the largest domed structure in the world and one of the biggest sports stadia. Costing $1.2 billion, the continually evolving stadium is a facility like no other. It has more than 300 suites, numerous club facilities,

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BBVA Stadium, Houston, TX

Group C & D venue, previously used in Gold Cups 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019,  capacity of 22,039.

Home to MLS side the Houston Dynamo and the Houston Dash in the National Women’s Soccer League, the 22,039-capacity BBVA Compass Stadium was built with soccer in mind but has been used for lacrosse, rugby, and concerts.

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Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, KS

Group B venue,  previously used in Gold Cups 2011, 2015, 2019, capacity of 18,467.

Children’s Mercy Park is a soccer-specific stadium that was opened in 2011 with a match between Sporting Kansas City and Chicago Fire. Formerly known as LIVESTRONG Sporting Park and just Sporting Park, it was designed by Populous and built at a total cost of about $200 million.

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Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX

Group A venue, previously used in Gold Cup 1993, capacity of 92,100.

The Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas is a historic landmark having opened in 1930 as a 46,000-seat venue known as Fair Park Stadium. Today, the stadium has a capacity of more than 91,000-seats.

The stadium was the original home of the annual Cotton Bowl Classic from 1937 until 2009, when the game was moved to AT&T Stadium in Arlington in January 2010.

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DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Preliminary rounds venue, first-time host, capacity of 18,000.

DRV PNK Stadium (pronounced as Drive Pink Stadium) is the home of Inter Miami CF Stadium in Fort Lauderdale and built on the site of the former Lockhart Stadium which was the home of the now disbanded MLS team Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

The 18,000 soccer-specific stadium is the interim home of MLS franchise Inter Miami CF which is entering its second season as well as its USL League One reserve team Fort Lauderdale CF.

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Exploria Stadium, Orlando, FL

Groups C & D venue, first-time host, capacity of 25,000.

Orlando City’s downtown Exploria stadium is a 100% privately funded project that was built as a soccer-specific stadium and completed in time for the MLS debut of Orland City in 2017. It is also the home to the WNSL team Orlando Pride.

The site is two blocks from the Amway Center, and within walking distance of the downtown bar district.

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NRG Stadium, Houston, TX

Semi-final venue, previously used in Gold Cups 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2019, capacity of 71,995.

NRG Stadium is a 71,995 capacity stadium in Houston, Texas, and is the home of the NFL’s Houston Texans. Built at a cost of $352 million, it was the first NFL facility to have a retractable roof.

NRG Stadium is part of the NRG Park stadium and event facilities that were brought under a $300 million naming rights deal in 2000.

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Q2 Stadium, Austin, TX

Semi-final venue, first-time host, capacity of 25,500.

The Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas, cost $260 million to build and was opened in April 2021 in time for the debut season of Austin FC in the MLS.

The state-of-the-art stadium in the North Burnet section of North Austin has a capacity of 25,500 and will host its first women’s national team match on June 16 between the US and Nigeria.

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