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2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup schedule – key dates for your diary

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North and Central America's premier international football tournament, the Gold Cup, takes centre stage from 8-27 July in the USA and Canada.

Football’s finest from the Caribbean, Central and North America will contest the CONCACAF Gold Cup, predominantly hosted by the USA and some games taking place in the Canadian city of Toronto.

If punters want to drink in the action stateside, you’ll have to stay up late, but BT Sport 2 is providing full coverage of all the action as the hosts and defending champions try to fend off southern border rivals Mexico and World Cup surprise package Costa Rica.

USA begin their bid to retain the Gold Cup with an encounter against fellow World Cup finalists Honduras on Wednesday 8th July, at 02:30 BST (UK time). Will ex-Sunderland flop Jozy Altidore silence his critics?

There also former Fulham and Tottenham forward Clint Dempsey leading the Stars and Stripes, while Aston Villa goalie Brad Guzan will hope Group A looks as easy on paper in practice, so he can keep some clean sheets.

Panama and Haiti are no threat to Jurgen Klinsmann’s side with the Hondurans likely to advance alongside his USA outfit.

In Group B, Costa Rica’s heroes, including Real Madrid stopper Keylor Navas and Arsenal-owned attacker Joel Campbell, will go to the well again.

Their pool begins and ends with tests, starting with Jamaica (doing double duty as they are also at the Copa America in Chile) on Thursday 9th July and finishing with co-hosts Canada six days later. El Salvador are also in this pool.

Mexico are also doubling up by attending the Copa America (see our fixtures and results schedule here), but it’s the Gold Cup that Aztecs boss Miguel Herrera is prioritising.

While a second-string El Tri in Chile, he has saved his star men for this tournament. That means Manchester United-owned frontman Javier Hernandez, who spent last season on loan at the Bernabeu, will lead Mexico from the front.

Gunners and Spurs supporters may be wondering how former fringe players Carlos Vela and Giovani Dos Santos are faring. Well, you’ll get the chance to see them in action at the Gold Cup.

Group C looks like plain sailing for the Aztecs, with Cuba, Guatemala and Trinidad and Tobago some levels below Herrera’s charges.

Mexico must surely expect top spot in their pool, which will result in them advancing to quarter-final three on Sunday 19th July, and with such a superb forward line it would brave to bet against them going all the way to the final eight days later.

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup fixtures and results
Wednesday 8th July 2015
CONCACAF GOLD CUP – GROUP A
Panama v Haiti 00:00
USA v Honduras 02:30

Thursday 9th July 2015
CONCACAF GOLD CUP – GROUP B
Costa Rica v Jamaica 01:00
El Salvador v Canada 03:30

Friday 10th July 2015
CONCACAF GOLD CUP – GROUP C
Trinidad and Tobago v Guatemala 00:00
Mexico v Cuba 02:30

CONCACAF GOLD CUP – GROUP A
Honduras v Panama 23:00

Saturday 11th July 2015
CONCACAF GOLD CUP-GROUP A
USA v Haiti 01:30

CONCACAF GOLD CUP-GROUP B
Jamaica v Canada 23:30

Sunday 12th July 2015
CONCACAF GOLD CUP-GROUP B
Costa Rica v El Salvador 02:00

CONCACAF GOLD CUP-GROUP C
Trinidad and Tobago v Cuba 23:30

Monday 13th July 2015
CONCACAF GOLD CUP-GROUP C
Guatemala v Mexico 02:00

Tuesday 14th July 2015
CONCACAF GOLD CUP-GROUP A
Haiti v Honduras 00:00
Panama v USA 02:30

CONCACAF GOLD CUP – GROUP B
Jamaica v El Salvador 23:00

Wednesday 15th July 2015
CONCACAF GOLD CUP – GROUP B
Canada v Costa Rica 01:30

CONCACAF GOLD CUP – GROUP C
Cuba v Guatemala 23:00

Thursday 16th July 2015
CONCACAF GOLD CUP – GROUP C
Mexico v Trinidad and Tobago 01:30

Saturday 18th July 2015
CONCACAF GOLD CUP – QUARTER-FINALS
Group A Winner v Group B/C Third-place 22:00

Sunday 19th July 2015
CONCACAF GOLD CUP – QUARTER-FINALS
Group A Runner-up v Group B Winner 01:00
Group C Winner v Group A/B Third-place 21:30

Monday 20th July 2015
CONCACAF GOLD CUP – QUARTER-FINALS
Group C Runner-up v Group B Runner-Up 00:30

Wednesday 22nd July 2015
CONCACAF GOLD CUP – SEMI-FINALS
Quarter-Final 1 Winner v Quarter-Final 2 Winner 23:00

Thursday 23rd July 2015
CONCACAF GOLD CUP – SEMI-FINALS
Quarter-Final 3 Winner v Quarter-Final 4 Winner 02:00

Saturday 25th July 2015
CONCACAF GOLD CUP – THIRD PLACE PLAY-OFF
Semi-final 1 Loser v Semi-final 2 Loser 21:00

Monday 27th July 2015
CONCACAF GOLD CUP – FINAL
Semi-final 1 Winner v Semi-final 2 winner 00:30

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