1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup

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1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup
CONCACAF Championship
1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates January 10 – January 21
Teams (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Mexico (2nd title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  United States
Fourth place  Guatemala
Tournament statistics
Matches played 13
Goals scored 42 (3.23 per match)
Attendance 487,439 (37,495 per match)
Top scorer(s) United States Eric Wynalda (4 goals)
1993
1998

The 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the third edition of the Gold Cup, the football (soccer) championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF).

The tournament went back to the United States and California; the games were hosted by Los Angeles, San Diego, and Anaheim. The format of the tournament changed from 1993: it was expanded to nine teams, separated into three groups of three and played in January as opposed to the 1993 edition which was played in July.

The top team in each group, plus the best second-place finisher would advance to the semifinals. For the first time, a non-CONCACAF team was invited: Brazil, who sent their Under-23 side. Mexico won their second straight Gold Cup, beating the Brazilians 2-0 in the final.

Participating nations[edit]

Team Qualification Appearance
in Gold Cup
North American zone
 United States Host 3rd
 Mexico Automatic 3rd
 Canada Automatic 3rd
Caribbean zone qualified through the 1995 Caribbean Cup
 Trinidad and Tobago Winners 2nd
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Runners-Up 1st
Central American zone qualified through the 1995 UNCAF Nations Cup
 Honduras Winners 3rd
 Guatemala Runners-Up 2nd
 El Salvador 3rd Place 1st
CONMEBOL
 Brazil Invited 1st

Venues[edit]

Anaheim Los Angeles San Diego
Edison International Field Memorial Coliseum Jack Murphy Stadium
Capacity: 64,593 Capacity: 93,607 Capacity: 60,836
Edison field.jpg 11-11-06-LA-Coliseum-USC-UO.jpg Qualcomm Stadium.jpg

CONCACAF squads[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 6
 Guatemala 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2 3
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2 0 0 2 0 8 –8 0


January 11, 1996
Mexico  5 – 0  Saint Vincent
L. García Goal 29'37'
Peláez Goal 70'90'
A. García Goal 80'
Report

January 14, 1996
Mexico  1 – 0  Guatemala
Rizo Goal 89' Report

January 16, 1996
Saint Vincent  0 – 3  Guatemala
Report Funes Goal 28'
Westphal Goal 42'
Machón Goal 45'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8 6
 Canada 2 1 0 1 4 5 –1 3
 Honduras 2 0 0 2 1 8 –7 0


January 10, 1996
Canada  3 – 1  Honduras
Corazzin Goal 9'
Holness Goal 27'63'
Report Carson Goal 40'

January 12, 1996
Brazil  4 – 1  Canada
André Luis Goal 3'
Caio Goal 7'
Sávio Goal 14'
Leandro Machado Goal 86'
Report Radzinski Goal 66'

January 14, 1996
Brazil  5 – 0  Honduras
Caio Goal 9'81'
Jamelli Goal 31'61'
Sávio Goal 80'
Report

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3 6
 El Salvador 2 1 0 1 3 4 –1 3
 Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 0 2 4 6 –2 0
January 10, 1996
Trinidad and Tobago  2 – 3  El Salvador
Latapy Goal 59'64' Report Díaz Arce Goal 34'72' (pen.)
Cerritos Goal 50'

January 13, 1996
United States  3 – 2  Trinidad and Tobago
Wynalda Goal 15'34'
Moore Goal 53'
Report Dwarika Goal 6'43'
Edison International Field, Anaheim
Attendance: 12,425
Referee: Argelio Sabillon (Honduras)

January 16, 1996
United States  2 – 0  El Salvador
Wynalda Goal 63'
Balboa Goal 75'
Report

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
January 18 - Los Angeles
  United States  0  
  Brazil  1  
 
January 21 - Los Angeles
      Brazil  0
    Mexico  2
Third place
January 19 - San Diego January 21 - Los Angeles
  Mexico  1   United States  3
  Guatemala  0     Guatemala  0

Semifinals[edit]

January 18, 1996
United States  0 – 1  Brazil
Report Balboa Goal 79' (o.g.)

January 19, 1996
Mexico  1 – 0  Guatemala
Blanco Goal 64' Report

Third place match[edit]

January 21, 1996
United States  3 – 0  Guatemala
Wynalda Goal 34'
Agoos Goal 37'
Kirovski Goal 87'
Report
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
Attendance: 88,125
Referee: René Parra (Canada)

Final[edit]

January 21, 1996
Brazil  0 – 2  Mexico
Report Luis García Goal 54'
Blanco Goal 75'

Awards[edit]

 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winners 

Mexico
Second title

Top scorers[edit]

4 goals

3 goals

Team statistics[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Dif
F  Mexico 4 4 0 0 9 0 +9
F  Brazil 4 3 0 1 10 3 +7
S  United States 4 3 0 1 8 3 +5
S  Guatemala 4 1 0 3 3 5 -2
1  Canada 2 1 0 1 4 5 -1
1  El Salvador 2 1 0 1 3 4 -1
1  Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 0 2 4 6 -2
1  Honduras 2 0 0 2 1 8 -7
1   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2 0 0 2 0 8 -8

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