Our prediction for this Gold Cup match:
A place at the 2021 Gold Cup will be at stake when Trinidad & Tobago and French Guiana face each other at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. The Soca Warriors rolled over Montserrat 6-1 in the qualification semis, meaning that they are brimming with confidence ahead of the decider. Reon Moore, who scored a brace in the crushing of Montserrat, is pushing for a start, while experienced midfielder Kevin Molino should keep his place in the starting XI.
French Guiana, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Trinidad by beating Cuba 3-0. Les Yana Dokos did well to shock the Cubans, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the final. Trinidad are a more experienced side than French Guiana, and we predict that the Soca Warriors are going to prove their worth on the field.
Highlighted Player (Joevin Jones):
Joevin Jones is a pacey defender who plays for both Seattle Sounders and the Trinidad and Tobago national team. Jones spent his youth career at the likes of Defence Force, Mucurapo Senior Comprehensive and W Connection and he continued playing for the Savonetta Boys at senior level.
The Trinidad and Tobago international played six games for HJK Helsinki during in 2014 as a loan footballer and in 2015 he moved to MLS, signing a contract with Chicago Fire. Joevin Jones then joined Seattle Sounders, but in the 2018/2019 he decided to move to Germany, signing a deal with Darmstadt 98.
In 2019 he returned to Seattle. Jones, who was born in Carenage (Trinidad and Tobago) on August 3, 1991, made his Trinidad and Tobago full international debut on September 7, 2010, coming as a substitute in a match against Panama. His preferred foot is left, whilst his main position is left-back.
Highlighted Team (French Guiana):
Seeing that French Guiana are an overseas department of France, they are not eligible to participate at the World Cup finals. The Guianese players, though, are eligible to play for the French national team and it has to be noted that both Florent Malouda and Bernard Lama were born in French Guiana.
However, French Guiana are a member of both CONCACAF and CFU and, as a result, they qualified for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup finals. The team made it to the finals of the tournament for the first time ever and, on the other hand, they participated at the Carribean Cup on three occasions (1995, 2012, 2014). It has to be noted that French Guaiana have yet to make it to the knockout stages of the tournament.
Sloan Privat (Guingamp) is considered the most famous footballer to receive a call-up for the French Guiana national football team. Stade Baduel is regarded as the home ground of the national team and the capacity of the stadium is 7,000.