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2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)

The 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification, ran from 2000 to 2001 in order to determine the three representatives at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. For an overview of the qualification rounds, see 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification.

A total of 35 CONCACAF teams entered the competition. Guyana withdrew before playing and leaves 34 nations in the race. Mexico, USA, Jamaica and Costa Rica, the four highest-ranked teams according to FIFA, received byes and advanced to the semi-finals, while Canada advanced directly to the "play-offs" between Caribbean and Central teams. The remaining teams were divided into two zones, based on geographical locations, as follows:

  • Caribbean Zone: The 24 teams were divided into groups of eight teams each. The teams played in a three-round knockout tournament. The winners would advance to the semi-finals, while the runners-up would advance to the play-offs. Due to Guyana doesn't play, Antigua & Barbuda joins directly the second round.
  • Central American Zone: The six teams are divided into groups of three teams each. The teams played against each other. The winners of the group would advance to the semi-finals, while the runners-up would advance to the play-offs.
  • In the play-offs, Canada and the five concerned teams were paired up to play knockout matches on a home-and-away basis. A team from North or Central America would play against a team from the Caribbean, and the three winners would advance to the semi-finals.

In the semi-finals round, the 12 teams were divided into three 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 six teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The top three teams would qualify for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. This year there is no play-off against another continent.

Contents

Caribbean ZoneEdit

Group 1Edit

  First Round Second Round Third Round
                                   
  Cuba 4 0 4  
  Cayman Islands 0 0 0  
    Cuba 1 0 1  
    Suriname 0 0 0  
  Saint Lucia 1 0 1(1)
  Suriname (p) 0 1 1(3)  
    Cuba 1 1 2(4)
    Barbados (p) 1 1 2(5)
  Aruba 4 2 6  
  Puerto Rico 2 2 4  
    Aruba 1 0 1
    Barbados 3 4 7  
  Barbados (aet) 2 3 5
  Grenada 2 2 4  

Group 2Edit

In the first round, Guyana were suspended by FIFA, Antigua and Barbuda obtained a bye to Round 2.

  First Round Second Round Third Round
                                   
  Antigua and Barbuda (w/o)  
  Guyana  
    Antigua and Barbuda (aet) 0 1 1  
    Bermuda 0 1 1  
  British Virgin Islands 1 0 1
  Bermuda 5 9 14  
    Antigua and Barbuda 2 0 2
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 4 5
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 9 5 14  
  U.S. Virgin Islands 0 1 1  
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 2 3
    Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 1 1  
  Saint Kitts and Nevis 8 6 14
  Turks and Caicos Islands 0 0 0  

Group 3Edit

  First Round Second Round Third Round
                                   
  Trinidad and Tobago 5 1 6  
  Netherlands Antilles 0 1 1  
    Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 4  
    Dominican Republic 0 0 0  
  Dominican Republic 3 3 6
  Montserrat 0 1 1  
    Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 4
    Haiti 1 1 2
  Haiti 4 3 7  
  Dominica 0 1 1  
    Haiti 9 4 13
    Bahamas 0 0 0  
  Anguilla 1 1 2
  Bahamas 3 2 5  

Central American ZoneEdit

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

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
       
Belize   1–3 1–2
El Salvador   5–0 1–1
Guatemala   0–0 0–1 -

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 3–1
Nicaragua   0–1 0–2
Panama   1–0 4–0 -

Caribbean/Central American Play-offsEdit

Semifinal roundEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up qualify for the final round

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Trinidad and Tobago 6 5 0 1 14 7 +7 15 Advance to the final round 1–0 4–0 6–0
2   Mexico 6 4 1 1 17 2 +15 13 7–0 2–0 7–1
3   Canada 6 1 2 3 1 8 −7 5 0–2 0–0 1–0
4   Panama 6 0 1 5 1 16 −15 1 0–1 0–1 0–0

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Honduras 6 5 0 1 25 5 +20 15 Advance to the final round 1–0 5–0 6–0
2   Jamaica 6 4 0 2 7 4 +3 12 3–1 1–0 2–0
3   El Salvador 6 3 0 3 13 13 0 9 2–5 2–0 7–1
4   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6 0 0 6 2 25 −23 0 0–7 0–1 1–2

Group 3Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   United States 6 3 2 1 14 3 +11 11 Advance to the final round 0–0 1–0 7–0
2   Costa Rica 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10 2–1 2–1 3–0
3   Guatemala 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10 1–1 2–1 2–0
4   Barbados 6 1 0 5 3 20 −17 3 0–4 2–1 1–3

Final roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Costa Rica 10 7 2 1 17 7 +10 23 Qualified to the 2002 FIFA World Cup 0–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 3–0
2   Mexico 10 5 2 3 16 9 +7 17 1–2 1–0 3–0 4–0 3–0
3   United States 10 5 2 3 11 8 +3 17 1–0 2–0 2–3 2–1 2–0
4   Honduras 10 4 2 4 17 17 0 14 2–3 3–1 1–2 1–0 0–1
5   Jamaica 10 2 2 6 7 14 −7 8 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–0
6   Trinidad and Tobago 10 1 2 7 5 18 −13 5 0–2 1–1 0–0 2–4 1–2

Qualified teamsEdit

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

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA World Cup1
  Costa Rica Final round winners 5 September 2001 1 (1990)
  Mexico Final round runners-up 11 November 2001 11 (1930, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1978, 1986, 1994, 1998)
  United States Final round third place 7 October 2001 6 (1930, 1934, 1950, 1990, 1994, 1998)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

GoalscorersEdit

15 goals
11 goals
10 goals
9 goals
8 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

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