Haiti and Nicaragua will battle for a spot in the 2017 Gold Cup

In a final attempt, both Haiti and Nicaragua will have one final opportunity to grab a ticket to the 2017 Gold Cup. Both teams finished 5th place in their respective regional tournaments. (CFU Caribbean Cup and Copa Centroamericana respectively) According to Concacaf, the matches have been set for the FIFA Match Dates of the 24th and 28th of March, 2017. Leaving the winner to join the teams that already comprise the tournament: Canada, Mexico, USA, Curacao, French Guiana, Jamaica, Martinique, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Panama.

The Gold Cup is a tournament that takes place every two year and represents the official national team championship for the Caribbean and North and Central American national teams. Below are the group stage venues and dates as well as the venues that will host knockout stage matches.

Group Stage Venues & Dates:

July 7, Group A — NY/NJ — Red Bull Arena (Harrison, NJ)
July 8, Group B — Nashville — Nissan Stadium (Nashville, TN)
July 9, Group C — San Diego — Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, CA)
July 11, Group A — Houston — BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX) 
July 12, Group B — Tampa Bay — Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)
July 13, Group C — Denver — Sports Authority Field (Denver, CO)
July 14, Group A — Dallas — Toyota Stadium (Frisco, TX) 
July 15, Group B — Cleveland — FirstEnergy Stadium (Cleveland, OH)
July 16, Group C — San Antonio — Alamodome (San Antonio, TX)

Knockout Round Venues (alphabetical order by metropolitan area):

Bay Area — Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara, CA)
Dallas — AT&T Stadium (Arlington, TX)
Los Angeles — Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
Philadelphia — Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, PA)
Phoenix — University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ)

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