Panama And Mexico are the first semi-finalists of the seventeenth edition of the gold cup. For the fourth time in their history, the Canaleros secured a place in the top four of the Concacaf-sponsored competition by beating Qatar 4-0 in the opening quarterfinals at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. To confirm the great success of the selection guided by Thomas Christiansen are the goal of Yoel Barcenas (19th minute) and the hat trick by Ishmael Diaz in the short span of nine minutes (56′, 63′ and 65′). In the semi-finals, unbeaten Panama will meet the winner of the match between the tournament co-hosts on Wednesday, July 12, at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, California United States And Canada takes place today (7:30 p.m. local time) at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.
That will be in the second quarterfinals, which is always played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington Mexico passed it Costa Rica to 2:0. The goals scored by Orbelin Pineda on a penalty in the first second half (52nd) and from Eric Sanchez in the final (87th). On Wednesday, July 12, the final act of the Gold Cup will be played at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, Mexico against the winner of the match between the two Guatemala And Jamaica today (5:00 p.m. local time) onstage at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Gold Cup: the results of the first two quarterfinals
PANAMA – 4-0 (1-0) QATAR
Panama (3-4-3): Orlando Mosquera; Fidel Escobar, Harold Cummings (40′ St Roderick Miller), Andrés Andrade; Édgar Bárcenas, Adalberto Carrasquilla (25th minute Cristian Martínez), Aníbal Godoy (37th minute Jovani Welch), Éric Davis; José Fajardo, Alberto Quintero (25th minute César Yanis), Ismael Díaz (25th minute Cecilio Waterman). CT: Thomas Christiansen. QATAR: (4-5-1): Salah Zakariah; Musaab Khdir, Ahmed Suhail, Youssef Farahat, Homam Ahmed; Ali Asad (22nd minute Abdulla Al Marafi), Bassam Alrawi, Azem Shehata (1st minute Mejaba Mahdi), Mostafa Mashal, Assim Madibo (22nd minute Jassem Gaber); Almoez Ali (37th Khalid Muneer). CT: Carlos Queiroz. referee: Cesar Ramos (Mexico). networks: 19′ pt Édgar Bárcenas (P), 11′ sp, 18′ sp and 20′ sp Ismael Díaz (P).
MEXICO-COSTA RICA 2-0 (0-0)
Mexico (4-3-3): Guillermo Ochoa; Jorge Sanchez (39′ st Julián Araujo), César Montes, Johan Vásquez, Jesús Gallardo; Luis Romo, Edson Álvarez (46′, Israel Reyes), Luis Chávez (25′, Érick Sánchez); Uriel Antuna, Henry Martín (25th minute, Santiago Giménez), Orbelín Pineda (39th minute, Roberto Alvarado). CT: Jaime Lozano. COSTA RICA (4-3-2-1): Kevin Chamorro; Jefry Valverde, Kendall Waston, Juan Pablo Vargas, Francisco Calvo (37′ st Warren Madriga); Wilmer Azofeifa (18th minute Aaron Suárez), Celso Borges, Christopher Núñez (38th minute Pablo Arboin); Anthony Contreras, Josimar Alcócer (37th minute Suhander Zúñiga); Joel Campbell. Head Coach: Luis Fernando Suarez. referee: Héctor Said Martinez (Hon.). networks: 7′ st Orbelín Pineda pin. (M), 42. Erick Sanchez (M). ammonite itself: Edson Alvarez (M); Wilmer Azofeifa, Celso Borges and Francisco Calvo (middle).