1949 NAFC Championship
|Dates||4 – 25 September|
|Teams||3 (from 1 confederation)|
|Champions||Mexico (2nd title)|
|Goals scored||28 (4.67 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Horacio Casarín (3)
Luis de la Fuente (3)
The North American Football Confederation (NAFC) Championship (also known as the North American Nations Cup) was the association football (soccer) championship for the North American Football Confederation.
In 1949, the NAFC Championship served both as a regional championship as well as the regional qualification tournament for the 1950 FIFA World Cup and was held in Mexico City. Four teams were invited, Cuba, Mexico, Canada and the United States, but Canada did not send a team.
Mexico easily topped the standings, going undefeated and outscoring the two other teams seventeen goals to two. The United States came in second and Cuba, winless in its four games, was third. As the top two teams qualified for the World Cup, Mexico and the U.S. went to the finals in Brazil.
The NAFC held this competition in 1947, 1949; the North American zone (CONCACAF era) continued the tournament in 1990 and 1991. While Canada was a founding member of the NAFC, it did not participate in the first two championships.
4 September 1949
|United States||0 – 6||Mexico|
de la Fuente 37', 55', 58'
Mexico: Raúl Córdoba, Felipe Zetter, Carlos Laviada(captain), José Antonio Roca, Mario Ochoa, Héctor Ortíz, Antonio Flores, Luis Luna, Horacio Casarín, Luis "Pirata" de la Fuente, Carlos Septién
11 September 1949
|Mexico||2 – 0||Cuba|
Mexico: Raúl Córdoba, Jorge Romo, Carlos Laviada (captain), José Antonio Roca, Mario Ochoa, Héctor Ortíz, Antonio Flores, Luis Luna, Horacio Casarín, Luis "Pirata" de la Fuente, Carlos Septién
Cuba: Arozamena, Barquín, Llerandi, Ovide, J.Minsal, Torrent, Veiga, Fano, Gómez, Torres, Brioso
14 September 1949
|Cuba||1 – 1||United States|
|Gómez[disambiguation needed] 28'||Wallace 23'|
Cuba: Rolando Aguilar, Jacinto Barquin, Bernardo Llerandi, José Minsal, Marcelino Minsal, Francisco Torrent, Clerch, José Gómez, Ricardo Torres, Vicente Pérez, Manuel Briso
United States: Frank Borghi, Harry Keough, Manuel Martin, William Sheppell, Charlie Colombo, Walter Bahr, Frank Wallace, Jack Hynes, Peter Matevich, John Souza, Ben McLaughlin
18 September 1949
|Mexico||6 – 2||United States|
Casarín 23', 41', 76'
de la Fuente 47'
Mexico: Melesio Osnaya, Jorge Romo, Carlos Laviada (captain), Héctor Ortíz, Mario Ochoa, José Antonio Roca, Antonio Flores, Francisco Hernández, Horacio Casarin, Luis de la Fuente, Carlos Septien
21 September 1949
|United States||5 – 2||Cuba|
Matevich 30', 35'
Cuba: Pedro Arosemana (Rolando Aguilar 40'), Jacinto Barquin, Bernardo Llerandi, José Ovide, José Minsal, Francisco Torrent, Santiago Veiga, José Gómez, Ricardo Torres, Angel Valdes, Manuel Brioso
25 September 1949
|Mexico||3 – 0||Cuba|
Mexico: Melesio Osnaya, Felipe Zetter, Gregorio "Tepa" Gómez, Alfonso Montemayor (captain), Samuel Cuburu, Raúl Varela, Antonio Flores, José Naranjo, Mario "Flaco" Pérez, Luis Vázquez, Enrique Sesma
Cuba: Aguilar, Barquín, Llerandi, Ovide, J.Minsal, Torrent, Veiga, Pérez, Gómez, Torres, Valdés
- Jacinto Barquin
- José Gómez[disambiguation needed]
- Santiago Veiga
- Mario Ochoa
- Héctor Ortíz
- Carlos Septién
- Walter Bahr
- Ben Wattman