2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship

The 2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship was the thirteenth edition of the CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying, the quadrennial, international, age-restricted football tournament organised by CONCACAF to determine which men's under-23 national teams from the North, Central America and Caribbean region qualify for the Olympic football tournament. It was held in the United States, from 22 March and 2 April 2012.[1]

2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship
2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship.jpg
Official logo
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
Dates22 March – 2 April
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Mexico (6th title)
Runners-up Honduras
Third place El Salvador
Fourth place Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored52 (3.47 per match)
Attendance157,707 (10,514 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mexico Marco Fabián
Mexico Alan Pulido
(5 goals each)
2008
2015

Mexico won the tournament for the sixth time, following a 2–1 victory after extra time over Honduras. As the top two teams, Mexico and Honduras both qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in United Kingdom as the CONCACAF representatives.[2]

QualificationEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

The following teams qualified for the final tournament.

Zone Country Method of qualification Appearance1 Last appearance Previous best performance Previous Olympic appearances
(last)
North America   Canada Automatic 2008 Runners-up (1984, 1996)
  Mexico Automatic 2008 Winners (1964, 1972, 1976, 1996, 2004)
  United States (hosts) Automatic 2008 Winners (1988, 1992)
Central America   El Salvador Group 1 winners 1996 Final round winner without outright champions (1968)
  Honduras
(title holders)
Group 1 winners 2008 Winners (2000, 2008)
  Panama Play-off winners 2008 Fourth place (1964)
Caribbean   Cuba Second round winners 2008 Third place (1976, 1984)
  Trinidad and Tobago Second round runners-up 2004 Runners-up (1968)
1 Only final tournament.

VenuesEdit

Three cities served as the venues for the tournament.

Carson Kansas City Nashville
Home Depot Center Livestrong Sporting Park LP Field
Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 18,467 Capacity: 69,143
     


Match officialsEdit

The match officials were announced on 10 February 2012.[3]

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

All times in Eastern Daylight Time.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  El Salvador 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4 5
  Canada 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
  United States 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 4
  Cuba 3 0 1 2 1 11 −10 1
El Salvador  0–0  Canada
Report
Attendance: 4,269
United States  6–0  Cuba
Corona   12'40'88'
Agudelo   37'
Diz   43' (o.g.)
Adu   62'
Report
Attendance: 4,269

Cuba  0–4  El Salvador
Report Blanco   4'
Flores   52'80'
Menjivar   68'
Attendance: 10,578
United States  0–2  Canada
Report Henry   58'
Cavallini   83'
Attendance: 10,578
Referee: Jafeth Perea (Panama)

Canada  1–1  Cuba
James   25' Report Reyes   90'
Attendance: 7,889
United States  3–3  El Salvador
Boyd   1'64'
Corona   68'
Report Blanco   35'
Flores   36'
Alas   90+4'
Attendance: 7,889

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Mexico 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9
  Honduras 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
  Panama 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 1 2 2 10 −8 1
Honduras  3–1  Panama
Hernández   19'
Martínez   47'
López   87'
Report Yau   54'
Trinidad and Tobago  1–7  Mexico
Molino   88' Report Pulido   29'
Fabián   33'69'85'
Reyes   51'
Jiménez   75'
Cortés   90'
Attendance: 8,521

Panama  1–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Waterman   69' Report Winchester   90+3'
Attendance: 16,184
Mexico  3–0  Honduras
Pulido   25'39'47' Report
Attendance: 16,184

Honduras  2–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Hernández   37'
Lozano   70'
Report
Attendance: 10,061
Mexico  1–0  Panama
Torres   90+1' Report
Attendance: 10,061

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
31 March – Kansas City
 
 
  El Salvador2
 
2 April – Kansas City
 
  Honduras (a.e.t.)3
 
  Honduras1
 
31 March – Kansas City
 
  Mexico (a.e.t.) 2
 
  Mexico3
 
 
  Canada1
 

Semi-finalsEdit

The semi-final winners qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

El Salvador  2–3 (a.e.t.)  Honduras
Molina   77'
Sánchez   106'
Report Lozano   1'
Rodas   101'114'
Mexico  3–1  Canada
Fabián   20'
Pulido   33'
Ponce   59'
Report Haber   32'

FinalEdit

Honduras  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Mexico
Quioto   47' Report Fabián   74'
Ponce   116'

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

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

Final rankingEdit

As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time were counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by a penalty shoot-out were counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
    Mexico 5 5 0 0 16 3 +13 15 Winners
    Honduras 5 3 0 2 9 8 +1 9 Runner-ups
3   El Salvador 4 1 2 1 9 6 +3 5 Eliminated in
semi-finals
4   Canada 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5
5   United States (H) 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 4 Eliminated in
group stage
6   Panama 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
7   Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 1 2 2 10 −8 1
8   Cuba 3 0 1 2 1 11 −10 1
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host

Qualified teams for Summer OlympicsEdit

The following two teams from CONCACAF qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in Summer Olympics2
  Honduras 31 March 2012 1 (2000, 2008)
  Mexico 31 March 2012 9 (1928, 1948, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1992, 1996, 2004)
2 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "U.S. Soccer to Host 2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Nashville, Carson, Calif., and Kansas City". United States Soccer. 10 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Gana México Proelímpico con marca perfecta, 2-1 a Honduras en alargue". ESPN Deortes. 2 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Marrufo, Garcia head Olympic qualifying refs". 25 March 2012. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012.

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