1978 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament

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1978 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament
Tournament details
Host country Honduras
Dates 26 November - 17 December
Teams 13
Final positions
Champions  Mexico (6th title)
Runners-up  Canada
Third place  Honduras
Fourth place  Costa Rica
Puerto Rico 1976
United States 1980

The CONCACAF Under-20 Championship 1978 was held in Honduras. It also served as qualification for the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Teams[edit]

The following teams entered the tournament:

Region Team(s)
Caribbean (CFU)  Bermuda
 Dominican Republic
 Grenada
 Haiti
 Netherlands Antilles
 Puerto Rico
 Trinidad and Tobago
Central America (UNCAF)  Costa Rica
 El Salvador
 Honduras (host)
North America (NAFU)  Canada
 Mexico
 United States

Round 1[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Honduras 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 4
 Canada 2 1 0 1 9 2 +7 2
 Dominican Republic 2 0 0 2 0 14 –14 0


26 November Canada  9–0  Dominican Republic
30 November Honduras  5–0  Dominican Republic
3 December Honduras  2–0  Canada

Group B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 4
 Trinidad and Tobago 2 1 0 1 2 5 –3 2
 Puerto Rico 2 0 0 2 1 4 –3 0


28 November United States  2–0  Puerto Rico
1 December United States  4–0  Trinidad and Tobago
4 December Puerto Rico  1–2  Trinidad and Tobago

Group C[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 3 3 0 0 14 0 +14 6
 El Salvador 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 4
 Netherlands Antilles 3 1 0 2 3 9 –6 2
 Grenada 3 0 0 3 2 13 –11 0


26 November Mexico  7–0  Grenada
27 November El Salvador  2–0  Netherlands Antilles
30 November Netherlands Antilles  3–2  Grenada
El Salvador  0–2  Mexico
3 December El Salvador  3–0  Grenada
Mexico  5–0  Netherlands Antilles

Group D[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Costa Rica 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3 4
 Haiti 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 2
 Bermuda 2 0 0 2 3 6 –3 0


28 November Haiti  2–1  Bermuda
1 December Costa Rica  4–2  Bermuda
4 December Costa Rica  1–0  Haiti

Round 2[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Honduras 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 6
 Canada 3 1 1 1 3 1 +2 3
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 0 2 3 7 –4 2
 United States 3 0 1 2 1 4 –3 1


7 December Canada  0–0  United States
Honduras  3–0  Trinidad and Tobago
10 December Canada  0–1  Honduras
United States  1–3  Trinidad and Tobago
12 December Canada  3–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Honduras  1–0  United States

Group B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 5
 Mexico 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 4
 El Salvador 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 3
 Haiti 3 0 0 3 0 8 –8 0


7 December Costa Rica  1–1  El Salvador
Mexico  1–0  Haiti
10 December El Salvador  1–3  Mexico
Costa Rica  3–0  Haiti
12 December El Salvador  4–0  Haiti
Costa Rica  3–1  Mexico

Semifinals[edit]

14 December 1978 (1978-12-14)
Mexico  2 – 0  Honduras

14 December 1978 (1978-12-14)
Canada  4 – 0  Costa Rica


Third Place Match[edit]

17 December 1978 (1978-12-17)
Honduras  2 – 1  Costa Rica


Final[edit]

17 December 1978 (1978-12-17)
Mexico  1 – 0  Canada


 1978 CONCACAF U-20 Championship 

Mexico
Sixth title

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

The two best performing teams qualified for the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship.

External links[edit]