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Lincoln Financial Field to host Gold Cup quarterfinals

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) has confirmed the 16 teams that will participate in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup.

After 68 matches of the one-off Concacaf Nations League Qualifying Round, the following top 10 ranked teams have qualified for the 2019 Gold Cup, based on points earned, goal difference and a series of additional tie-breaker criteria. The teams are (in alphabetical order): Bermuda, Canada, Cuba, Curacao, El Salvador, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique and Nicaragua.

These teams will join Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and United States, who have qualified by virtue of having participated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Hexagonal qualifier round.

Lincoln Financial Field, home to the Philadelphia Eagles, will host a quarterfinal round doubleheader on Sunday, June 30, featuring the top two teams from both Group C and Group D. The United States (Group D) and Honduras (Group C) were previously confirmed as the seeded teams, and will learn their group opponents and schedule on Wednesday, April 10 at an event in Los Angeles.

The 2019 Gold Cup will be the biggest-ever edition of the event, with more participating nations (up from 12 in 2017 to 16), more host countries (three, including first-time matches in Costa Rica and a yet-to-be-named Caribbean nation), and more stadiums (up from 14 in 2017 to 17), eight of which are in contention to become 2026 FIFA World Cup venues.

Taking place every two years, the Concacaf Gold Cup is the official national team championship of the region, which includes North and Central America and the Caribbean. Drawing large crowds and millions of television viewers across the region, the Gold Cup is a celebration of soccer, sportsmanship and culture.

The tournament will be broadcast nationally on the Univision and FOX family of networks and transmitted on radio in Spanish by Fútbol de Primera Radio Network and broadcast by television partners in countries around the world.

Since opening in August 2003, Lincoln Financial Field has welcomed in some of the world's most iconic soccer clubs and professional athletes. The venue hosted CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal matches in both 2009 and 2017, in addition to the Gold Cup final between Mexico and Jamaica in 2015.

For more information on the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, including venues, dates and seeded teams, please visit www.GoldCup.org.

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