CONCACAF clarifies statement about future of Gold Cup

CONCACAF has sought to clear the air regarding the future of their premier tournament, the Gold Cup by noting in a statement on Tuesday that the confederation was committed to the 2019, 2021 and 2023 editions as part of the FIFA calendar. Additionally, they noted that once the new FIFA calendar is produced after 2023, CONCACAF  would continue organizing the pinnacle event of the confederation.

On Monday, president of US Soccer Federation Carlos Cordeiro in a quote from yahoo sports  said: "The Gold Cup was only legislated for this year and 2021, so it could go on but it may not happen”. Cordeiro said that the FIFA Confederations Cup would not be played again, and the reverberations could be felt in the biennial CONCACAF Gold Cup.

"There have been talks in the last year between CONMEBOL (the South American Confederation) and CONCACAF on a kind of combined COPA America," he added, "but they haven't been able to come to an agreement on that."

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