1965 CONCACAF Championship
|Campeonato de Naciones de CONCACAF 1965|
|Dates||28 March – 11 April|
|Teams||6 (from 1 confederation)|
|Champions||Mexico (1st title)|
|Third place||Costa Rica|
|Fourth place||El Salvador|
|Goals scored||49 (3.27 per match)|
Hosts of the final tournament, Guatemala refused to grant the Cubans visas to visit the country.
Cuba complained to Helmut Käser, FIFA's General Secretary requesting for FIFA not to recognise CONCACAF. Käser stated that FIFA could not do so and referred the issue of Guatemalan visas for the Cubans to CONCACAF. As they were not able to enter the competition, Cuba withdrew.
Haiti and Netherlands Antilles automatically qualified for the final round.
Central American zoneEdit
Panama withdrew prior to the qualifying tournament beginning.
|1||El Salvador||2||2||0||0||7||1||+6||4||Final round|
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
United States withdrew. Mexico automatically qualified.
- The match was abandoned after Mexican player Guillermo Sepúlveda refused to leave the field having been sent off in the 72nd minute. The match was ordered to be replayed by CONCACAF but Costa Rica threatened to withdraw from the competition. The next day CONCACAF reversed their decision allowing the 1–1 result to stand.
|1965 CONCACAF Championship|