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The 1965 CONCACAF Championship, the second edition of the CONCACAF Championship, was held in Guatemala from 28 March to 11 April.

1965 CONCACAF Championship
Campeonato de Naciones de CONCACAF 1965
Tournament details
Host countryGuatemala
Dates28 March – 11 April
Teams6 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Mexico (1st title)
Runners-up Guatemala
Third place Costa Rica
Fourth place El Salvador
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored49 (3.27 per match)
1963
1967

Contents

Qualifying TournamentEdit

Caribbean zoneEdit

Jamaica, Trinidad, Dominican Republic withdrew from qualifying due to a schedule clash with qualification for the 1966 FIFA World Cup.

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.[1]

Central American zoneEdit

Panama withdrew prior to the qualifying tournament beginning.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   El Salvador 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 4 Final round
2   Nicaragua 2 1 0 1 2 4 −2 2
3   Honduras 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 0
El Salvador  4–0  Nicaragua
González   49'67'84'
Barraza   63'

Nicaragua  2–0  Honduras

El Salvador  3–1  Honduras
Monge   33'
Méndez  
Barraza   63'

North zoneEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mexico   w/o   United States w/o w/o

United States withdrew. Mexico automatically qualified.[1]

VenuesEdit

Final tournamentEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Mexico (C) 5 4 1 0 13 2 +11 9
2   Guatemala 5 3 1 1 11 5 +6 7
3   Costa Rica 5 2 2 1 11 4 +7 6
4   El Salvador 5 2 1 2 7 9 −2 5
5   Netherlands Antilles 5 0 2 3 4 16 −12 2
6   Haiti 5 0 1 4 3 13 −10 1
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion.
Guatemala  0–0  Costa Rica

Mexico  2–0  El Salvador

Netherlands Antilles  1–1  Haiti

Costa Rica  1–2  El Salvador
  44'60' Rodríguez

Guatemala  3–0  Haiti

Mexico  5–0  Netherlands Antilles

Costa Rica  6–0  Netherlands Antilles

Guatemala  4–1  El Salvador
Méndez   58'

Mexico  3–0  Haiti

El Salvador  3–1  Haiti
Méndez   34'
Barraza   49'
González   79'

Guatemala  3–2  Netherlands Antilles

Mexico  1–1[nb 1]  Costa Rica

Costa Rica  3–1  Haiti

El Salvador  1–1  Netherlands Antilles
Hernández   8'

Guatemala  1–2  Mexico
Jorge Roldán   7' Cisneros   24'
Fragoso   35'

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 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.[2][3][4]


 1965 CONCACAF Championship 
 
Mexico
First title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "II. CONCACAF NATIONS CUP 1965". www.rsssf.com.
  2. ^ "La Nacion - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com.
  3. ^ "La Nacion - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com.
  4. ^ "La Nacion - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com.