Group competition concludes at CONCACAF Gold Cup

Canada’s men’s national team has traveled to Philadelphia where it will take part in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-final stage in less than a week. The team arrived Saturday, but did not train on Sunday after a busy schedule that saw the team play in three different venues in eight days.



On Sunday night, the last four teams completed the group phase of the 2009 competition. In Group C action, Mexico won 2:0 over Guadeloupe while Panama won 4:0 over Grenada. Mexico claimed first place in the group while Panama claimed the eighth and final quarter-final position for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Canada’s men’s national team has traveled to Philadelphia where it will take part in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-final stage in less than a week. The team arrived Saturday, but did not train on Sunday after a busy schedule that saw the team play in three different venues in eight days.



On Sunday night, the last four teams completed the group phase of the 2009 competition. In Group C action, Mexico won 2:0 over Guadeloupe while Panama won 4:0 over Grenada. Mexico claimed first place in the group while Panama claimed the eighth and final quarter-final position for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.



On 18 July in Philadelphia, Canada will face Honduras while USA will face Panama on day one of the quarter-final stage. Then on 19 July in Dallas, Guadeloupe will face Costa Rica while Mexico will face Haiti.



On 23 July in Chicago, the Canada-Honduras winner will meet the USA-Panama winner in the first semi-final match. The Guadeloupe-Costa Rica winner then faces the Mexico-Haiti winner in the second semi-final match. On 26 July in New York, the semi-final winners will meet in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup final.



Canada finished first in Group A with seven points (two wins and one draw). Canada won 1:0 over Jamaica on 3 July in Los Angeles, won 1:0 over El Salvador on 7 July in Columbus, and drew 2:2 with Costa Rica on 10 July in Miami.

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