THE Golden Jaguars, Guyana’s Senior Men’s National Football team, will face Barbados in March (2020), in a home and away fixture, in the CONCACAF 2021 Gold Cup Qualifier, following Wednesday’s draw in Miami.
The gala event in Miami, Florida, was attended by CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani, CONCACAF general secretary Philippe Moggio and the presidents of all 41 CONCACAF Member Associations. The draw was conducted by CONCACAF Development Director Jason Roberts and CONCACAF Director of Competitions Carlos Fernandez.
As announced in March of 2018, the 2019-2020 CONCACAF Nations League kicked off the road to 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup. After group stage play, the top two finishers in each of the League A groups and the top finisher in each of the League B groups secured their participation in the 16th edition of the Confederation’s premier tournament for men’s national teams.
The road to the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup will continue next year with a two-round qualifier, to be played in a direct elimination format. Beginning in March of 2020, the second-place finishers of League B will face the first-place finishers of League C.
The four matchups were drawn as follows:
Matchup 1: Guadeloupe vs Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Matchup 2: Barbados vs Guyana
Matchup 3: Bahamas vs French Guiana
Matchup 4: Guatemala vs Montserrat
After home-and-away play, the four round one matchup winners will advance to the second round, where they will face the third-place finishers of League A. The second round will take place during the FIFA window of June 2020.
The four round-two matchups were drawn as follows:
\Matchup 5: Winner Matchup 1 vs Haiti
Matchup 6: Winner Matchup 2 vs Trinidad & Tobago
Matchup 7: Winner Matchup 3 vs Bermuda
Matchup 8: Winner Matchup 4 vs Cuba
After home-and-away play, the four matchup winners will qualify for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup, joining Canada, Costa Rica, Curacao, El Salvador, Grenada, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Suriname and the United States.
The complete schedule, including dates, kick-off times and host venues for the qualifying matches will be announced at a later date.