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1973 CONCACAF Championship

The 1973 CONCACAF Championship, the sixth edition of the CONCACAF Championship, was held in Haiti from 29 November to 18 December. All matches were played at Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince. This is the first edition to double as qualification for the World Cup. Haiti became winners for the first time in the CONCACAF region and qualified for West Germany '74. The North, Central American and Caribbean zone was allocated 1 place (out of 16) in the World Cup.

1973 CONCACAF Championship
Coupe des nations de la CONCACAF 1973
Tournament details
Host countryHaiti
Dates29 November – 18 December
Teams6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Haiti (1st title)
Runners-up Trinidad and Tobago
Third place Mexico
Fourth place Honduras
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored43 (2.87 per match)
Top scorer(s)Trinidad and Tobago Steve David (7 goals)
1971
1977

QualificationEdit

VenuesEdit

ResultsEdit

This tournament is the First one, for the "CONCACAF World Cup qualifying final round", played with six teams. It is usually nicknamed "el Hexagonal" since this time, and was later played with all teams meeting two times each others.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Haiti (C) 5 4 0 1 8 3 +5 8 1974 FIFA World Cup
2   Trinidad and Tobago 5 3 0 2 11 4 +7 6
3   Mexico 5 2 2 1 10 5 +5 6
4   Honduras 5 1 3 1 6 6 0 5
5   Guatemala 5 0 3 2 4 6 −2 3
6   Netherlands Antilles 5 0 2 3 4 19 −15 2
Source: [1][2]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored;
(C) Champion.
Honduras  2–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Guifarro   33'
Hernández   51'
David   61'

Mexico  0–0  Guatemala

Haiti  3–0  Netherlands Antilles
Sanon   25'61'
Désir   29'

Honduras  1–1  Mexico
Guifarro   54' H. López   73'

Haiti  2–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Sanon   9'
R. Saint-Vil   88'
David   14'

Netherlands Antilles  2–2  Guatemala
Toppenberg   18'
Schoop   75'
Jorge Roldán   6'
Morales   63'

Haiti  1–0  Honduras
G. Saint-Vil   59'

Mexico  8–0  Netherlands Antilles
H. López   10'76'
Muciño   32'45'46'82'
Pulido   35'
Lapuente   78'

Trinidad and Tobago  1–0  Guatemala
David   30'

Honduras  2–2  Netherlands Antilles
Soza   33'
Guifarro   50'
Clemencia   62'
St. Jago   73'

Haiti  2–1  Guatemala
Sanon   28'72' Monterroso   4'

Trinidad and Tobago  4–0  Mexico
Cummings   35'39'
David   52'
Archibald   62'

Honduras  1–1  Guatemala
Bran   15' Banegas   83'

Trinidad and Tobago  4–0  Netherlands Antilles
David   16'51'62'
Brunken   33' (o.g.)

Haiti  0–1  Mexico
Borja   30'

Haiti qualified for the 1974 FIFA World Cup.

1973 CONCACAF Championship Winners
 
Haiti
First title

GoalscorersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stokkermans, Karel & Jarreta, Sergio Henrique. "World Cup 1974 Qualifying". RSSSF, 22 October 1999. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  2. ^ FIFA.com. "1974 FIFA World Cup Germany™ Preliminaries: Results, North, Central American and Caribbean Zone". FIFA. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  3. ^ Reyes Padilla, Macario. "Mexico – International Results Details 1970–1979". RSSSF, 18 September 2008. Retrieved 24 March 2013.