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1994 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)

Listed below are the dates and results for the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the North, Central American and Caribbean zone (CONCACAF). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification.

A total of 24 CONCACAF teams entered the competition. The North, Central American and Caribbean zone was allocated 2.25 places (out of 24) in the final tournament. The United States, as hosts, qualified automatically, leaving 1.25 spot open for competition between 22 teams, because Cuba (Caribbean group) withdrew before playing.

There would be three rounds of play. Mexico and Canada received byes and advanced to the second round directly. The remaining 20 teams were divided into two zones, based on geographical considerations, as follows:

  • Caribbean Zone: The 14 teams played in knockout matches on a home-and-away basis to determine three winners advancing to the second round.
  • Central American Zone: The six teams were paired up to play knockout matches on a home-and-away basis. The winners would advance to the second round.

In the second round, the eight teams were divided into two groups of four teams each. They played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners and runners-up would advance to the final round.

In the final round, the four teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winner would qualify. The runner-up would advance to the CONCACAF–OFC intercontinental play-off.

Contents

Caribbean ZoneEdit

First preliminary roundEdit

Dominican Republic  1–2  Puerto Rico
Rodríguez   67' Lugris   23'
Borja   57'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Lancelotte Livingston (Jamaica)
Puerto Rico  1–1  Dominican Republic
Paonessa   6' Rodríguez   3'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Errol Forbes (Trinidad and Tobago)

Puerto Rico advanced to the second preliminary round, 3–2 on aggregate.


Saint Lucia  1–0  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Jean   5'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Weldo Peleris (Haiti)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  3–1  Saint Lucia
Joseph   33'
Jack   56'
Brown   66'
Jean   22'

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines advanced to the second preliminary round, 3–2 on aggregate.

Second preliminary roundEdit

Bermuda  1–0  Haiti
Goater   87'
Attendance: 25,500
Referee: Raul Dominguez (United States)
Haiti  2–1  Bermuda
Eliezar   24'34' Goater   20'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Lancelotte Livingston (Jamaica)

2-2 on aggregate. Bermuda advanced to the first round on away goals.


Jamaica  2–1  Puerto Rico
Hyde   57'
Wilson   67'
Espinoza   3'
Attendance: 3,057
Referee: David Harewood (Trinidad and Tobago)
Puerto Rico  0–1  Jamaica
Wright   31'
Referee: Dino Bucci (Canada)

Jamaica advanced to the first round, 3–1 on aggregate.


Netherlands Antilles  1–1  Antigua and Barbuda
Regales   38' Clarke   31'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Willie Stewart (Trinidad and Tobago)
Antigua and Barbuda  3–0  Netherlands Antilles
Edwards   6'75'85'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Denis Niles (Saint Lucia)

Antigua and Barbuda advanced to the first round, 4–1 on aggregate.


Guyana  1–2  Suriname
Stanton   43' Simson   52'
Leyman   68'
Suriname  1–1  Guyana
Godlieb   2' Archer   48'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Charles Barrett (Jamaica)

Suriname advanced to the first round, 3–2 on aggregate.


Barbados  1–2  Trinidad and Tobago
White   55' Latapy   20'
Charles   66'
Attendance: 5,600
Referee: Timothy Joseph (Saint Lucia)
Trinidad and Tobago  3–0  Barbados
Faustin   63'
Jamerson   72'
Lewis   74'
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Noel Smith (Jamaica)

Trinidad and Tobago advanced to the first round, 5–1 on aggregate.


Cuba withdrew, so Saint Vincent and the Grenadines advanced to the first round automatically.

First roundEdit

Antigua and Barbuda  0–3  Bermuda
Thompson   21'
Cann   70'
Jennings   79'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Noel Smith (Jamaica)
Bermuda  2–1  Antigua and Barbuda
Goater   42'  47' Ivor   17'
Referee: Jose Antonio Garzay Ochoa (Mexico)

Bermuda advanced to the second round, 5–1 on aggregate.


Trinidad and Tobago  1–2  Jamaica
Charles   80' Isaacs   52'
Anglin   65'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Jack D'Aquila (United States)
Jamaica  1–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Davis   28' Haynes   41'
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Jose Refugio Ramirez (Mexico)

Jamaica advanced to the second round, 3–2 on aggregate.


Suriname  0–0  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  2–1  Suriname
Joseph   31'
Dupont   81'
Francis   17'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Alwyn Black (Saint Lucia)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines advanced to the second round, 2–1 on aggregate.

Central American ZoneEdit

First roundEdit

Guatemala  0–0  Honduras
Attendance: 39,792
Referee: Majid Jay (USA)
Honduras  2–0  Guatemala
Obando   86'
Suazo   88'
Attendance: 37,500
Referee: José Ramírez (Mexico)

Honduras advanced to the second round, 2–0 on aggregate.


Nicaragua  0–5  El Salvador
Estrada   3'
González   17'   78'
Castro   21'
Ulloa   73'
Attendance: 4,642
Referee: Ramón Méndez (Costa Rica)
El Salvador  5–1  Nicaragua
Castro   14'   47'
Cienfuegos   34'
González   48'
Ulloa   67'
César Rostrán   65'
Attendance: 8,272
Referee: José Luis Fuentes (Honduras)

El Salvador advanced to the second round, 10–1 on aggregate.


Panama  1–0  Costa Rica
Mendieta   29' (pen.)
Referee: Armando Pérez (Colombia)
Costa Rica  5–1  Panama
Berry   17' (pen.)
Ramírez   20'
Arguedas   28'   33'
Astua   84'
Mendieta   89' (pen.)

Costa Rica advanced to the second round, 5–2 on aggregate.

Second roundEdit

Group AEdit

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   Mexico 9 6 4 1 1 22 3 +19
2   Honduras 9 6 4 1 1 14 6 +8
3   Costa Rica 6 6 3 0 3 11 9 +2
4   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0 6 0 0 6 0 29 −29

Mexico and Honduras advanced to the final round.

Costa Rica  2–3  Honduras
Berry   2'
Arnáez   35'
Flores   47'
Smith   70'
Obando   80'

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  0–4  Mexico
Zague   21'
Suárez   55'
Uribe   73'78'
Referee: Noel Smith (Jamaica)

Mexico  2–0  Honduras
De la Torre   12'
Uribe   62'
Attendance: 34,413
Referee: Raul Dominguez (United States)


Mexico  4–0  Costa Rica
García   61'69'
Suárez   64'
De la Torre   82'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Juan Pablo Escobar López (Guatemala)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  0–4  Honduras
Flores [es]   16'22'
Suazo   54'
Bennett   83'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Alwyn Black (Saint Lucia)

Honduras  4–0  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Smith   8'
Obando   24'
Flores [es]   34'
Zelaya   86'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Mario Efrain Escobar López (Guatemala)

Costa Rica  2–0  Mexico
Smith   47'88'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Robert Sawtell (Canada)

Honduras  2–1  Costa Rica
Flores [es]   15'
Obando   51'
Ramírez   73'
Attendance: 5
Referee: Mike Seifert (Canada)

Mexico  11–0  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Uribe   5'38'88'
Hermosillo   14'23'76'80'
Bernal   30'56'71'
Zague   44' (pen.)
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Jose Antonio Gómez Santos (El Salvador)


Honduras  1–1  Mexico
Suazo   49' Uribe   57'

Group BEdit

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   El Salvador 9 6 4 1 1 12 6 +6
2   Canada 7 6 2 3 1 9 7 +2
3   Jamaica 4 6 1 2 3 6 9 −3
4   Bermuda 4 6 1 2 3 7 12 −5

El Salvador and Canada advanced to the final round.

Jamaica  1–1  Canada
Wright   78' Mitchell   85'

Bermuda  1–0  El Salvador
Lightbourne   77'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Miguel Salas Castillo (Mexico)

El Salvador  1–1  Canada
González   32' Miller   86'
Attendance: 16,342
Referee: Victor Hugo Rodriguez Ugaldo (Costa Rica)

Bermuda  1–1  Jamaica
Jennings   51' Davis   73'
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Ali Black (Saint Lucia)

Canada  1–0  Jamaica
Mitchell   53'
Attendance: 8,131
Referee: Franklin Morales Trujillo (Guatemala)

El Salvador  4–1  Bermuda
Palacios   22'
González   44'
Cienfuegos   52'
Rivera   56'
Goater   80'
Attendance: 21,300
Referee: Jose Luis Fuentes (Honduras)

Canada  2–3  El Salvador
Miller   13'
Mitchell   71'
Rivera   44'
Ulloa   52'89'
Attendance: 6,278
Referee: Carlos Castellanos Orendain (Mexico)

Jamaica  3–2  Bermuda
Wright   5'   75' (pen.)
Reid   8'
Paynter   66'
Goater   68'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ronald Gutierrez Castro (Costa Rica)

Canada  4–2  Bermuda
Bunbury   9'14'35'
Aunger   86'
Goater   72'
Swan   76'
Attendance: 4,093
Referee: Leon Padro Borja (Mexico)

Jamaica  0–2  El Salvador
Meléndez   8'85'

Bermuda  0–0  Canada
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Ed Cummings (United States)

El Salvador  2–1  Jamaica
Meléndez   21'
Díaz Arce   64'
Davis   35'
Attendance: 36,625
Referee: Fredy Rolando Burgos Escobar (Guatemala)

Final roundEdit

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   Mexico 10 6 5 0 1 17 5 +12
2   Canada 7 6 3 1 2 10 10 0
3   El Salvador 4 6 2 0 4 6 11 −5
4   Honduras 3 6 1 1 4 7 14 −7

Mexico qualified. Canada advanced to the CONCACAF–OFC play-off.

El Salvador  2–1  Mexico
Borja   41' (pen.)
Iraheta   77'
Garcia Aspe   75'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Armando Perez Hoyos (Colombia)

Honduras  2–2  Canada
Smith   41' (pen.)
Obando   89' (pen.)
Catliff   34' (pen.)
Bunbury   68'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Noel Smith (Jamaica)

Mexico  3–0  Honduras
Flores   7'
Sanchez   76' (pen.)
Ambríz   89'
Attendance: 120,000
Referee: Ronald Gutierrez Castro (Costa Rica)

Canada  2–0  El Salvador
Bunbury   25'
Catliff   33'

Canada  3–1  Honduras
Mobilio   52'
Bautista   62' (o.g.)
Catliff   66' (pen.)
Pineda   17'
Attendance: 6,868
Referee: Nelson Rodriguez Fernandez (Venezuela)

Mexico  3–1  El Salvador
Ambríz   2'
Garcia   55'
Ramírez   63'
Ulloa   86'
Attendance: 120,000
Referee: Mario Efrain Escobar López (Guatemala)

Mexico  4–0  Canada
Ramírez   20'34'
Flores   53'
Garcia Aspe   68'

Honduras  2–0  El Salvador
Bennett   28'63'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Joaquin Urio Velazquez (Spain)

Honduras  1–4  Mexico
Flores [es]   56' Garcia Aspe   2'
Flores   44'
Garcia   49'
Smith   89' (o.g.)

El Salvador  1–2  Canada
González   58' Catliff   27'
Mobilio   60'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Arlington Success (Netherlands Antilles)

Canada  1–2  Mexico
Bunbury   17' Sanchez   36'
Cruz   84'
Attendance: 12,000

El Salvador  2–1  Honduras
Díaz Arce   1'
Ulloa   32'
Anariba   77' (pen.)

Inter-confederation play-offsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Canada   3–3 (1–4 p)   Australia 2–1 1–2 (a.e.t.)

Qualified teamsEdit

The following two teams from CONCACAF qualified for the final tournament.

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA World Cup1
  United States Hosts 4 July 1988 5 (1930, 1934, 1950, 1990)
  Mexico Final round winners 9 May 1993 9 (1930, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1978, 1986)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

GoalscorersEdit

7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

External linksEdit