Curacao was struck down by positive COVID tests on Friday and will be replaced by Guatemala in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. On Wednesday, they were supposed to start playing in Group A against El Salvador, and then meet with Trinidad and Tobago on July 18. CONCACAF have declared that Guatemala was the next highest qualifying team, after beating Guyana 4-0 in the first round of the competition.
El Salvador will come against Curacao at the Toyota Stadium in Texas on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 5:00 PM (ET) in the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2021 Group Stage. Here, you will find when this Group A Matchday 1 soccer game will be played and how to watch it in the US.
This will be their seventh overall meeting. Curacao are yet to grab a triumph in head-to-head clashes, with El Salvador having celebrated a victory on five occasions so far, while the remaining match has ended in a draw.
Their most recent game was played on June 17, 2019, when La Selecta managed to win with a final result of plain 1-0 in the opening round of the 2019 Gold Cup. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as these two countries clash for the first time in two years, again at the Gold Cup 2021.
El Salvador vs Curacao: Match Information
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM (ET)
Location: Toyota Stadium, Texas
El Salvador vs Curacao: Times by State in the US
ET: 5:00 PM
CT: 4:00 PM
MT: 3:00 PM
PT: 2:00 PM
El Salvador vs Curacao: Storylines
El Salvador men's national soccer team have featured in nine international fixtures so far in 2021. They have played four World Cup Qualifiers in the CONCACAF Group A, qualifying for the Finals where they triumphed 6-0 over Saint Kitts and Nevis on aggregate. La Selecta then featured in three International Friendlies, drawing once, and losing twice.
Curacao, meanwhile, have taken part in six international fixtures so far this year, as all of them were World Cup Qualifiers. La Familia Azul ended the Group Stage with three wins and a draw in Group C. Then, they faced Panama losing 2-1 on aggregate, thus failing to qualify for the upcoming 2022 World Cup.
These opponents have a five-year-long history of clashes as their first one dates back to September 4, 2015, and it ended in a 1-0 win for El Salvador in the FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers. Thanks to this exciting clash, we will see who gets to go into the next game with a win in Matchday 1.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free El Salvador vs Curacao in the U.S.
The 2021 Gold Cup Group A Matchday 1 game between El Salvador and Curacao, to be played on Saturday, at the Toyota Stadium in Texas, will be broadcasted on Univision, TUDN USA, Univision NOW, TUDN.com, Foxsports.com, Fox Sports 2, FOX Sports App, TUDN App in the United States.
El Salvador vs Curacao: Predictions And Odds
All odds are in favor of El Salvador. DraftKings see them as the slight favorites to claim their first win in the tournament and they have given them +120 odds. The away side Curacao, meanwhile, have +225 odds to cause an upset this weekend, while a tie would result in a +210 payout.
* Odds via DraftKings