1977 CONCACAF Championship qualification

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Listed below are the dates and results for the tournament qualification. A total of 17 CONCACAF teams entered the competition. Honduras withdrew before the matches were played. The remaining 16 teams were divided into 3 zones, based on geographical considerations, as follows:

  • North American Zone had 3 teams. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winner and runner-up would advance to the Final Round.
  • Central American Zone had 4 teams. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winner and runner-up would advance to the Final Round.
  • Caribbean Zone had 9 teams, which would be divided into 2 groups of 4 or 5 teams. The teams played in a knockout tournament, with matches on a home-and-away basis. The group winners would advance to the Final Round.

CONCACAF North American Zone[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Mexico 4 4 1 2 1 3 1 +2
2=  Canada 4 4 1 2 1 2 3 −1
2=  United States 4 4 1 2 1 3 4 −1





Canada and USA finished with equal points and goal difference, and a play-off on neutral ground was played to decide who would advance to the Final Round.

Mexico and Canada advanced to the tournament.

CONCACAF Central American Zone[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Guatemala 8 6 3 2 1 15 6 +9
2  El Salvador 7 6 2 3 1 10 7 +3
3  Costa Rica 6 6 1 4 1 8 6 +2
4  Panama 3 6 1 1 4 7 21 −14











Guatemala and El Salvador advanced to the tournament.

CONCACAF Caribbean Zone[edit]

Group A[edit]

First round[edit]

Suriname advanced to the Second Round.


The aggregate score was tied 2–2, and a play-off was played to decide who would advance to the Second Round.

Trinidad and Tobago advanced to the Second Round, via the play-off.

Second round[edit]

The aggregate score was tied 3–3, and a play-off on neutral ground was played to decide who would advance to the tournament.

Suriname advanced to the tournament, via the play-off.

Group B[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Haiti advanced to the First Round.

First round[edit]

Haiti advanced to the Second Round.


Cuba advanced to the Second Round.

Second round[edit]

The aggregate score was tied 2–2, and a play-off on neutral ground was played to decide who would advance to the Final Round.

Haiti advanced to the tournament, via the play-off.