1988 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament

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1988 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament
Tournament details
Host country Guatemala
Dates 9 April - 24 April
Teams 10
Final positions
Champions  Costa Rica (1st title)
Runners-up  Mexico
Third place  United States
Fourth place  Cuba
Trinidad and Tobago 1986
Guatemala 1990

The CONCACAF Under-20 Championship 1988 was held in Guatemala,[1] although it has also been reported that the tournament was held in Trinidad and Tobago.[2] It also served as qualification for the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Qualification[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Honduras  2–5  Costa Rica 1–2 1–3

Other qualification matches may have been played.

Teams[edit]

The following teams entered the tournament:

Region Team(s)
Caribbean (CFU)  Bermuda
 Cuba
 Jamaica
 Netherlands Antilles
 Trinidad and Tobago
Central America (UNCAF)  Costa Rica
 Guatemala (host)
North America (NAFU)  Canada
 Mexico
 United States

Round 1[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Costa Rica 4 3 1 0 9 2 +7 7
 United States 4 3 0 1 7 3 +4 6
 Trinidad and Tobago 4 2 1 1 10 6 +4 5
 Guatemala 4 1 0 3 3 9 –6 2
 Jamaica 4 0 0 4 1 10 –9 0


9 April Costa Rica  3–0  Jamaica
United States  4–1  Trinidad and Tobago
11 April Costa Rica  1–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Jamaica  0–1  Guatemala
13 April Costa Rica  1–0  United States
Trinidad and Tobago  4–1  Guatemala
15 April Jamaica  1–2  United States
Guatemala  1–4  Costa Rica
17 April Jamaica  0–4  Trinidad and Tobago
Guatemala  0–1  United States

Group 2[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 4 4 0 0 15 1 +14 8
 Cuba 4 3 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 Canada 4 1 1 2 4 4 0 3
 Bermuda 4 1 1 2 5 8 –3 3
 Netherlands Antilles 4 0 0 4 1 13 –12 0


10 April Netherlands Antilles  1–2  Bermuda
Canada  0–1  Cuba
12 April Canada  3–0  Netherlands Antilles
Bermuda  1–4  Mexico
14 April Canada  1–1  Bermuda
Cuba  0–2  Mexico
16 April Netherlands Antilles  0–7  Mexico
Cuba  2–1  Bermuda
18 April Cuba  1–0  Netherlands Antilles
Canada  0–2  Mexico

Final Round[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Costa Rica 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 6
 Mexico 3 2 0 1 4 5 –1 4
 United States 3 1 0 2 4 6 –2 2
 Cuba 3 0 0 3 3 8 –5 0


20 April Costa Rica  3–1  United States
Mexico  2–1  Cuba
22 April United States  2–1  Cuba
Costa Rica  3–0  Mexico
24 April Costa Rica  4–1  Cuba
Mexico  2–1  United States


 1988 CONCACAF U-20 Championship 

Costa Rica
First title

Mexico disqualification[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1988 Mexico national football team scandal.

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

The two best performing teams qualified for the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CONCACAF, about U-20 Tournament". Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Results by RSSSF". Retrieved 15 July 2012.