1963 CONCACAF Championship

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1963 CONCACAF Championship
Campeonato de Naciones de CONCACAF 1963
Tournament details
Host country El Salvador
Dates 23 March – 7 April
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Costa Rica (1st title)
Runners-up  El Salvador
Third place  Netherlands Antilles
Tournament statistics
Matches played 22
Goals scored 76 (3.45 per match)
1965

The 1963 CONCACAF Championship was the first edition of the CONCACAF Championship, the football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF). The tournament was held between 23 March to 7 April. Nine teams participated in the inaugural event.

The tournament was hosted by El Salvador in the cities of San Salvador and Santa Ana. The nine teams were broken up into one group of five and one group of four; the top two teams of each group would advance to a final group stage, playing in round-robin format to determine the winner. The tournament was won by Costa Rica, who defeated the hosts El Salvador 1-4 in the deciding match of the four-team final group.

Qualifying Tournament[edit]

25 February 1963
Haiti  1–3  Netherlands Antilles

2 March 1963
Netherlands Antilles  1–0  Haiti

Venues[edit]

San Salvador Santa Ana
Estadio Nacional Flor Blanca Estadio Santaneco
Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 15,000
ESTADIO Magico Gonzales.JPG

Final tournament[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Honduras 7 4 3 1 0 6 3 3
2  El Salvador 5 4 1 3 0 10 5 5
3  Panama 4 4 1 2 1 8 4 4
4  Guatemala 4 4 1 2 1 7 6 1
5  Nicaragua 0 4 0 0 4 2 15 -13

Results

23 March 1963
El Salvador  1–1  Panama

23 March 1963
Honduras  2–1  Guatemala

25 March 1963
El Salvador  6–1  Nicaragua

25 March 1963
Panama  2–2  Guatemala

27 March 1963
Guatemala  3–1  Nicaragua

27 March 1963
Honduras  1–0  Panama

29 March 1963
El Salvador  1–1  Guatemala

29 March 1963
Honduras  1–0  Nicaragua

31 March 1963
El Salvador  2–2  Honduras

31 March 1963
Panama  5–0  Nicaragua

Group B[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Costa Rica 5 3 2 1 0 7 0 7
2  Netherlands Antilles 4 3 2 0 1 4 3 1
3  Mexico 3 3 1 1 1 9 2 7
4  Jamaica 0 3 0 0 3 1 16 -15

Results

24 March 1963
Costa Rica  6–0  Jamaica

24 March 1963
Netherlands Antilles  2–1  Mexico

28 March 1963
Costa Rica  1–0  Netherlands Antilles

28 March 1963
Mexico  8–0  Jamaica

30 March 1963
Costa Rica  0–0  Mexico

30 March 1963
Netherlands Antilles  2–1  Jamaica

Final round[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Costa Rica 6 3 3 0 0 7 2 5
2  El Salvador 4 3 2 0 1 7 6 1
3  Netherlands Antilles 2 3 1 0 2 6 5 1
4  Honduras 0 3 0 0 3 2 9 -7

3 April 1963
El Salvador  3–0  Honduras

5 April 1963
Costa Rica  2–1  Honduras


7 April 1963
El Salvador  1–4  Costa Rica

7 April 1963
Netherlands Antilles  4–1  Honduras

1963 CONCACAF
Championship Winners
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
First Title

External links[edit]