Gold Cup 2017 Warm-up

The 2017 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup will start on the 7th of July. In Harrisson, French Guiana and Canada kick off for the 14th edition of the Gold Cup. Hosts USA start their campaign one day later and defending champions Mexico appear for the first time on July 9th. Here is your usual preview in numbers:

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Gold Cup Warm-up

Only 3 days after the Copa America final and with only 1 day of “rest” after the Women’s World Cup the 2015 Gold Cup is set to kick off. Panama and Haiti will open the tournament in the Toyota stadium in Frisco, Texas on Tuesday (July 7th). Later that night the US will play Honduras (with history in the making!) on the same pitch. Here’s a preview in numbers:

Gold Cup groups
2015 Gold Cup groups

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Neymar compared to Brazil’s leading goal scorers

In the Copa America match between Peru and Brazil today (14/6/2015) Neymar added another goal to his grand total of 44 for the Brazilian squad, making him the 5th highest goal scorer in the history of Brazil. He has scored those goals in 64 games, and that at the age of only 23 years and 135 days.

All-time top scorers Brazil
All-time top scorers Brazil

It will take some time for Neymar to reach the top-3 of this table, but it will make him appear among Pelé, Ronaldo and Romario, 3 players which are generally considered among the top players in the history of football.

Considering the young age of Neymar and comparing him to those 4 giants, we see that Neymar leaves all of them behind:

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