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The 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the fifth edition of the Gold Cup, the soccer championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF), and the 15th overall CONCACAF tournament. It was held in Los Angeles, Miami, and San Diego in the United States. The format of the tournament changed from 1998; it was expanded to twelve teams, split into four groups of three. The top two teams in each group would advance to the quarter-finals. Peru and Colombia were invited from CONMEBOL, and the Republic of Korea were invited from AFC.

2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
CONCACAF Championship
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2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesFebruary 12 – February 27
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Canada (1st title)
Runners-up Colombia
Tournament statistics
Matches played19
Goals scored55 (2.89 per match)
Attendance695,087 (36,584 per match)
Top scorer(s)Canada Carlo Corazzin
(4 goals)
Best player(s)Canada Craig Forrest
Best young playerCanada Richard Hastings
1998
2002

With all three games in Group D ending in ties and Canada tied with the Republic of Korea on every tiebreaker, a coin toss was used. Canada won and advanced to the quarter-finals. They went on to win their first and to date only Gold Cup title. In the quarter-finals, Canada upset defending champions Mexico in golden goal extra time 2–1. They defeated Trinidad and Tobago in the semi-finals 1–0 after Craig Forrest saved a first-half penalty. Already assured as CONCACAF champions, Canada topped invitees Colombia 2–0 in the final.[1][2]

The tournament marks the only time a CONCACAF Gold Cup has been won by a country other than the United States or Mexico, and the only time in the tournament's history that neither the United States nor Mexico made the final.

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Qualification Appearances Previous best performance
North American zone
  Mexico (TH) Automatic 5th Champions (1993,1996,1998)
  United States Automatic 5th Champions (1991)
  Canada Playoff 4th Group Stage (1991,1993,1996)
Caribbean zone qualified through the 1998 and 1999 Caribbean Cup
  Jamaica 1998 Winners 3rd Third place (1993)
  Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Winners 2nd Group Stage (1991,1996,1998)
  Haiti Playoff 1st Debut
Central American zone qualified through the 1999 UNCAF Nations Cup
  Costa Rica Winners 3rd Third place (1993)
  Guatemala Runners-up 3rd Fourth place 1996
  Honduras Third place 4th Runners-up (1991)
Other
  Colombia Invitation 1st Debut
  Peru Invitation 1st Debut
  South Korea Invitation 1st Debut

Qualification play-offEdit

A qualification competition was held in the United States in October 1999. The following four teams competed in the playoff:

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Canada 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
  Haiti 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
  Cuba 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
  El Salvador 3 0 1 2 3 6 –3 1
Canada  0–0  Cuba
Report

El Salvador  1–1  Haiti
Montes   3' Report Descolines   80'

Cuba  0–1  Haiti
Report Descolines   75'

Canada  2–1  El Salvador
Corazzin   9'
Fletcher   59'
Report Arce   47' (pen.)
Cienfuegos   38'

Canada  2–1  Haiti
Corazzin   9'43' Report Descolines   48'
Thélusma   75'

Cuba  3–1  El Salvador
Bobadilla   43'
Prado   75'
Roldán   90'
Report Arce   63' (pen.)

VenuesEdit

Los Angeles San Diego Miami
Memorial Coliseum Qualcomm Stadium Orange Bowl
Capacity: 93,607 Capacity: 70,561 Capacity: 74,476
     

SquadsEdit

The 12 national teams involved in the tournament were required to register a squad of 23 players; only players in these squads were eligible to take part in the tournament.

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Honduras 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 6
  Colombia 2 1 0 1 1 2 –1 3
  Jamaica 2 0 0 2 0 3 –3 0
Colombia  1–0  Jamaica
Martínez   15' Report
Attendance: 49,591
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Jamaica  0–2  Honduras
Report Pavón   51' (pen.)
Caballero   84'
Attendance: 50,164

Honduras  2–0  Colombia
Pavón   71'
Nuñez   78'
Report

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 6
  Peru 2 0 1 1 1 2 –1 1
  Haiti 2 0 1 1 1 4 –3 1
United States  3–0  Haiti
Kirovski   18'
Wynalda   55' (pen.)
Jones   90'
Report
Attendance: 49,591

Haiti  1–1  Peru
Vorbe   61' Report Zúñiga   69'
Attendance: 23,795

Peru  0–1  United States
Report Jones   59'
Attendance: 36,004
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Mexico 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 4
  Trinidad and Tobago 2 1 0 1 4 6 –2 3
  Guatemala 2 0 1 1 3 5 –2 1
Mexico  4–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Márquez   36'
Hernández   52'
David   75' (o.g.)
Palencia   85'
Report

Trinidad and Tobago  4–2  Guatemala
Latapy   26'
Dwarika   36'
Nakhid   52'
Yorke   83'
Report Plata   30'
Ramírez   47'

Guatemala  1–1  Mexico
Miranda   28' Report Mora   26'

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Costa Rica 2 0 2 0 4 4 0 2
  Canada 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
  South Korea 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2

note: Canada and South Korea required a coin toss as a final tiebreaker.

Costa Rica  2–2  Canada
J. Soto   11'
Wallace   54'
Report Corazzin   19' (pen.)57'

Canada  0–0  South Korea
Report

South Korea  2–2  Costa Rica
Lee Dong-gook   14'
Lee Min-sung   75'
Report Wanchope   66'
Medford   85'

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
19 February - Miami
 
 
  United States2 (1)
 
23 February - San Diego
 
  Colombia2 (2)
 
  Colombia2
 
19 February - Miami
 
  Peru1
 
  Honduras3
 
27 February - Los Angeles
 
  Peru5
 
  Colombia0
 
20 February - San Diego
 
  Canada2
 
  Costa Rica1
 
24 February - Los Angeles
 
  Trinidad and Tobago2
 
  Trinidad and Tobago0
 
20 February - San Diego
 
  Canada1
 
  Mexico1
 
 
  Canada2
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

United States  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Colombia
McBride   20'
Armas   51'
Report Asprilla   24'
Bedoya   81'
Penalties
Wynalda  
Reyna  
Lewis  
Armas  
Olsen  
1–2   Pérez
  Martínez
  Candelo
  Mosquera
Attendance: 32,972

Honduras  3–5  Peru
Clavasquín   32'
Pavón   67' (pen.)
Pineda   69'
Report Holsen   7'
J. Soto   14' (pen.)
Del Solar   50'
Palacios   52'
Sáenz   87'
Attendance: 32,972

Match abandoned after 89' due to pitch invasion.


Costa Rica  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Trinidad and Tobago
Wanchope   89' Report Dwarika   26'
Trotman   101'

Mexico  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Canada
Ramírez   35' Report Corazzin   83'
Hastings   92'

Semi-finalsEdit

Colombia  2–1  Peru
Salazar   39' (o.g.)
Bonilla   53'
Report Palacios   75'

Trinidad and Tobago  0–1  Canada
Report Watson   68'

FinalEdit

Canada  2–0  Colombia
De Vos   45'
Corazzin   68' (pen.)
Report

StatisticsEdit

AwardsEdit

 2000 Gold Cup Winners 
 
Canada
First title
Top Scorer: Most Valuable Player: Rookie of the tournament: Fair Play Award:
  Carlo Corazzin
  Craig Forrest
  Richard Hastings
  Jason de Vos

Best XIEdit

Final rankingEdit

Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-out are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1   Canada 5 3 2 0 7 3 +4 11 Champions
2   Colombia 5 2 1 2 5 7 −2 7 Runners-up
3   Trinidad and Tobago 4 2 0 2 6 8 −2 6 Eliminated in
Semi-finals
4   Peru 4 1 1 2 7 7 0 4
5   United States (H) 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6   Honduras 3 2 0 1 7 5 +2 6
7   Mexico 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 4
8   Costa Rica 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 2
9   South Korea 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2 Eliminated in
Group stage
10   Guatemala 2 0 1 1 3 5 −2 1
11   Haiti 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
12   Jamaica 0 0 0 0 0 3 −3 0
Updated to match(es) played on 27 February 2000. Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Canada win Gold Cup". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 28 February 2000. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  2. ^ Da Costa, Norman (February 26, 2010). "NORMAN DA COSTA RECALLS THE 2000 GOLD CUP EXPERIENCE". RedNationOnline. Archived from the original on March 28, 2010. Retrieved February 27, 2010.

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