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2002 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Central American Zone

The CONCACAF Central American Zone of the CONCACAF zone of the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification was contested between 6 teams from the Central America zone. The teams were divided into 2 groups of 3 teams each. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners advanced to the Semi-final Round. The runners-up advanced to the Play-offs.

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners qualify for the semi-finals
Runners-up advance to the play offs

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  El Salvador 4 3 1 0 10 2 +8 10
  Guatemala 4 1 2 1 3 3 0 5
  Belize 4 0 1 3 2 10 −8 1

El Salvador  5 - 0  Belize
Martínez   14'
Rodríguez   31'
Arce   69'
Cerritos   79'
Torres   81'
Report
Attendance: 14,567
Referee: Nelson Calix (HON)

Belize  1 - 2  Guatemala
Núñez   40' Report García   33'
Ramírez   76'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Rafael Pedroza (PAN)

Guatemala  0 - 1  El Salvador
Report Arce   50'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Antonio Marrufo (MEX)

Belize  1 - 3  El Salvador
Nuñez   66' Report Arce   6'
Martínez   51'
Rodríguez   64'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Roger Miranda (NCA)

El Salvador  1 - 1  Guatemala
Arce   45' Report Plata   20'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Rodrigo Badilla (CRC)

Guatemala  0 - 0  Belize
Report
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: José Pineda (HON)
  • The matches between Belize and Guatemala were played on neutral ground due to a border dispute.

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Panama 4 3 0 1 8 3 +5 9
  Honduras 4 3 0 1 7 2 +5 9
  Nicaragua 4 0 0 4 0 10 −10 0

Honduras  3 - 0  Nicaragua
Chacon   29'
Guerrero   41'
Núñez   70'
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ramon Argueta (SLV)

Nicaragua  0 - 2  Panama
Report Méndez   5'
Ju. Dely Valdés   61'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: David Jones (BLZ)

Panama  1 - 0  Honduras
Ju. Dely Valdés   70' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Marvin Amores (CRC)

Nicaragua  0 - 1  Honduras
Report Ramírez   83'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Hugo Castillo (GUA)

Honduras  3 - 1  Panama
Pavón   38'   66'
Núñez   70'
Report Jo. Dely Valdés   49'
Attendance: 34,000
Referee: Mario Ramirez (GUA)

Panama  4 - 0  Nicaragua
Ju. Dely Valdés   50'
Jo. Dely Valdés   69'
Díaz   70'
Brown   83'
Report
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Rodolfo Sibrian (SLV)

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