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This page details the 1997 UNCAF Nations Cup, played in Guatemala.

1997 UNCAF Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host countryGuatemala
Dates28 March – 27 April 1997
Teams7 (from 1 sub-confederation)
Final positions
Champions Costa Rica (2nd title)
Runners-up Guatemala
Third place El Salvador
Fourth place Honduras
Tournament statistics
Matches played14
Goals scored37 (2.64 per match)
Top scorer(s)Honduras Wilmer Velásquez
(6 goals)
1995
1999

Contents

SquadsEdit

For a complete list of all participating squads see UNCAF Nations Cup 1997 squads

Preliminary roundEdit

Belize  0–1  Panama
Guevara   13'

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Guatemala 2 1 1 0 7 2 +5 4 Qualified to Final Round
2   Costa Rica 2 1 1 0 6 2 +4 4
3   Nicaragua 2 0 0 2 2 11 −9 0
Guatemala  1–1  Costa Rica
Plata   7' Oviedo   43'

Costa Rica  5–1  Nicaragua
Arnáez   13'
Ramírez   18'42'48'
Oviedo   39'
Taylor   55'

Guatemala  6–1  Nicaragua
Machón   2'
Plata   5'40' (pen.)
Westphal   13'
Funes   63'
Samayoa   75'
Bermúdez   31'

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Honduras 2 2 0 0 8 0 +8 6 Qualified to Final Round
2   El Salvador 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3
3   Panama 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7 0
Honduras  5–0  Panama
Velásquez   1'11'16'45' (pen.)
Guevara   73'

Honduras  3–0  El Salvador
Velásquez   4'25' (pen.)
Núñez   78'

El Salvador  2–0  Panama
Montes   63'
Guerra   77'

Final roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
1   Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7 Champion
2   Guatemala 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7 Runners-up
3   El Salvador 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2 1 Third Place
4   Honduras 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1
Honduras  0–4  Costa Rica
Fonseca   5'8'71'
López   44'

Guatemala  1–0  Honduras
Plata   50'

Costa Rica  1–1  Guatemala
Fonseca   2' Funes   87'

ChampionsEdit

 1997 UNCAF Nations Cup Winner 
 
Costa Rica
Second title

All-star teamEdit

ReferencesEdit