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Haiti to battle Nicaragua for 2017 Gold Cup Berth

Samuel Maxime


MIAMI, Florida, USA ( – Haiti and Nicaragua will face each other on their respective home turfs on March 24 and 28, 2017 to determine who will earn the 12th and final spot in the biennial 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Canada, Mexico and the United States (North America),
Curacao, French Guiana, Jamaica and Martinique (semifinalists in the 2016/2017 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup)
and Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Panama (top four teams from the 2017 Copa Centroamericana)
have already qualified for the tournament.

The final 12th spot is a two-legged play-in tournament between Haiti and Nicaragua, the fifth-place teams from the 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup and the Copa Centroamericana, respectively.

Taking place every two years, the CONCACAF Gold Cup is the official national team championship of the region, which includes North and Central America and the Caribbean, and will be broadcast this summer in the United States on the FOX and Univision family of networks.

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About The Author

Samuel Maxime is a Haitian-born citizen living in the United States. He founded The Haiti Sentinel to bring Haitian issues to an English language audience.