The draw for the first round of the 2021 CONCACAF Football Federation Gold Cup took place in Miami, Florida, in the United States of America, and resulted in mixed groups.
The Qatar national team, the Asian champion, was drawn as a guest for the first time in the history of the Confederation of North America and Central America and the Caribbean Football (CONCACAF) Gold Cup, in the fourth group tournament alongside the teams of Honduras, Panama and Grenada.
Meanwhile, the defending champion Mexico, in Group A, was drawn with El Salvador and Curacao, and one of the rising teams from the qualifiers.
Meanwhile, America will play in Group Two, along with Canada, Martinique and one of the rising teams from the qualifiers.
In front of the third group, it included the teams of Costa Rica, Jamaica and Suriname, in addition to one of the rising teams from the qualifiers as well.
Qatar is the seventh country to be selected to compete in the Gold Cup, the first in the Arab world, and the second country represented by the Asian Football Confederation to appear in the Gold Cup.
Prior to that, Brazil (1996, 1998, 2003), Colombia (2000, 2003, 2005), Peru (2000), Ecuador (2002), South Africa (2005) and South Korea (2000, 2002) participated in the tournament. .
The matches of the next edition of the Gold Cup competition will be held from July 10 to August 1, 2021, with the participation of 16 teams, as Annabi will start the competition from the group stage.