By Alberto Barrera
El Salvador opens the start of the Gold Cup quarterfinals against the guest Qatar in search of continuing to break the tradition of failures in that Concacaf event.
With an unusual success, "the select" achieved its step with two victories against Guatemala and Trinidad and Tobago and a defeat against Mexico, which it put before the ropes and received praise for its performance on the field of the Cotton Bowl in Dallas against 45,000 aficionados, most Salvadorans.
The organizers announced that tickets were sold out for the double program, Well, in the background match, Mexico will face Honduras at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale., Arizona.
That has the capacity to 63,400 fans and is home to the NFL's Arizona Cardinals. In the last edition of the Gold Cup, it hosted the meeting between Mexico and Haiti, which was attended by a total 62,363 aficionados.
Concacaf reported that it is the fourth day with sold-out tickets in this edition of the cup. Before they were sold out in the matches between Honduras and Qatar and between Suriname and Guadeloupe; those of Honduras against Panama and Grenada against Qatar and the one that took place at the Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, between the United States against Canada last Sunday 18 of July.
But the most important thing about that day was that the match between El Salvador and Mexico (0-1) He had 3.79 million viewers on television broadcasts on the Hispanic network Univisión. And it was highlighted that "there was no similar precedent" in the group stages of the tournament.
Cup matches were said to have reported an average of 1.2 million viewers.
The other matches will be on Sunday between Costa Rica and Canada and the United States against Jamaica in the AT&T Stadium de Dallas, Texas.