Trinidad & Tobago men’s football team will come up against Monsterrat in the preliminary round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup which will be played at the Inter Miami CF Stadium in South Florida either on July 2nd or 3rd. For this year’s edition, the competition will include a preliminary round prior to the 16-team group stage. The 12 nations participating in the prelims qualified through their CONCACAF Nations League performances and will compete for the final three spots in the Gold Cup Group Stage.
“We look forward with great anticipation to this summer’s Gold Cup, which will undoubtedly be enhanced by this new Preliminary Round,” said CONCACAF president and FIFA vice president Victor Montagliani.
He added, “The past year has been very challenging in our region and our thoughts are with all the communities that have suffered. We hope the opportunity to watch the best men’s national teams in Concacaf compete in our flagship tournament can provide fans with some hope and enjoyment.”
Montagliani concluded saying, “All 12 of the competing nations in the prelims will get a full Gold Cup experience at the excellent Inter Miami facilities and we look forward to a great set of games.”
The matches for the round one are as follows:
(Haiti vs St Vincent and the Grenadines); (Guatemala vs Guyana); (Cuba vs French Guiana); (Guadeloupe vs Bahamas); (Bermuda vs Barbados) and (T&T vs Monsterrat).
The winner of the match between the Soca Warriors and Montserrat will then face the winner of the (Cuba vs French Guiana) match in round two of the preliminary playoffs on July 6 for a spot in the Group phase alongside Mexico, El Salvador and Curaçao in Group A.
The winner of (Haiti vs St Vincent and Grenadines) and (Bermuda vs Barbados) joins the USA, Canada and Martinique in Group B.
The (Guatemala vs Guyana) and (Guadeloupe vs Bahamas) winner joins Costa Rica, Jamaica and Suriname in Group C.
Honduras, Panama, Grenada and invited guest Qatar, are in Group D.
The Soca Warriors recently completed a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Guyana on March 25th and drew with Puerto Rico three days later in the 2022 Qatar World Cup Qualifiers. The Terry-Fenwick coached team is carded to play Bahamas away on June 5th and the all-important clash against St Kitts and Nevis on June 8th, hopefully at home.