The 2021 Gold Cup final is drawing nearer as only four teams remain alive in the battle for the Concacaf's greatest prize. Qatar and the USA will face each other on Thursday, July 29, at 7:30 PM (ET) at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas, for the semifinals. Check out the possible lineups for both teams.
The USMNT has made its way to this round of the competition despite not bringing its A-team. Gregg Berhalter's boys have taken care of business against Jamaica in a hard-fought match to keep on chasing the region's ultimate trophy.
Qatar, meanwhile, have been a pleasant surprise in their first Gold Cup appearance. The 2022 World Cup hosts proved their strength with a spectacular run that saw them record consecutive wins since Matchday 2. Will they pull off another shock and upset the hosts?
USA confirmed lineup
The USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter has frequently made changes game after game throughout the 2021 Gold Cup, and this time he might also be considering making some substitutions. Qatar usually play with five at the back, so the US might put three forwards again.
The USA lineup will be similar to the one that faced Jamaica: Matt Turner; Shaquel Moore, James Sands, Miles Robinson, Sam Vines; Gianluca Busio, Kellyn Acosta, Sebastian Lletget, Paul Arriola; Daryl Dike, Matthew Hoppe.
Qatar confirmed starting XI
Felix Sanchez Bas' team has been flying in the 2021 Gold Cup and finds itself one game away from the grand final. Following an eventful 3-3 draw with Panama, they grabbed consecutive wins to reach the semifinals in great fashion.
Qatar have found a great form and it will probably face the USA with their typical 5-3-2 formation: Meshal Barsham; Pedro Miguel, Bassam Al Rawi, Khoukhi Boualem, Abdelkarim Hassan, Homam Ahmed; Hassan Al Haydos, Karim Boudiaf, Abdelaziz Hatim; Akram Afif, Al Moez Ali.