2002 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Central American Zone

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The CONCACAF Central American Zone of the CONCACAF zone of the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification was contested between 6 teams from the Central America zone. The teams were divided into 2 groups of 3 teams each. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners advanced to the Semi-final Round. The runners-up advanced to the Play-offs.

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners qualify for the semi-finals
Runners-up advance to the play offs

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
El Salvador El Salvador 4 3 1 0 10 2 +8 10
Guatemala Guatemala 4 1 2 1 3 3 0 5
Belize Belize 4 0 1 3 2 10 −8 1
March 5, 2000
El Salvador  5 - 0  Belize
Martínez Goal 14'
Rodríguez Goal 31'
Arce Goal 69'
Cerritos Goal 79'
Torres Goal 81'
Report
Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador
Attendance: 14,567
Referee: Nelson Calix (HON)

March 19, 2000
Belize  1 - 2  Guatemala
Núñez Goal 40' Report García Goal 33'
Ramírez Goal 76'
Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Rafael Pedroza (PAN)

April 2, 2000
Guatemala  0 - 1  El Salvador
Report Arce Goal 50'
Flores, Guatemala City
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Antonio Marrufo (MEX)

April 16, 2000
Belize  1 - 3  El Salvador
Nuñez Goal 66' Report Arce Goal 6'
Martínez Goal 51'
Rodríguez Goal 64'
People's Stadium, Orange Walk Town
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Roger Miranda (NCA)

May 7, 2000
El Salvador  1 - 1  Guatemala
Arce Goal 45' Report Plata Goal 20'
Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Rodrigo Badilla (CRC)

May 19, 2000
Guatemala  0 - 0  Belize
Report
Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: José Pineda (HON)
  • The matches between Belize and Guatemala were played on neutral ground due to a border dispute.

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Panama Panama 4 3 0 1 8 3 +5 9
Honduras Honduras 4 3 0 1 7 2 +5 9
Nicaragua Nicaragua 4 0 0 4 0 10 −10 0
March 4, 2000
Honduras  3 - 0  Nicaragua
Chacon Goal 29'
Guerrero Goal 41'
Núñez Goal 70'
Report
Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ramon Argueta (SLV)

March 19, 2000
Nicaragua  0 - 2  Panama
Report Méndez Goal 5'
Ju. Dely Valdés Goal 61'
Estadio Cacique Diriangén, Diriamba
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: David Jones (BLZ)

April 2, 2000
Panama  1 - 0  Honduras
Ju. Dely Valdés Goal 70' (pen.) Report
Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Marvin Amores (CRC)

April 16, 2000
Nicaragua  0 - 1  Honduras
Report Ramírez Goal 83'
Estadio Cacique Diriangén, Diriamba
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Hugo Castillo (GUA)

May 7, 2000
Honduras  3 - 1  Panama
Pavón Goal 38' Goal 66'
Núñez Goal 70'
Report Jo. Dely Valdés Goal 49'
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 34,000
Referee: Mario Ramirez (GUA)

May 21, 2000
Panama  4 - 0  Nicaragua
Ju. Dely Valdés Goal 50'
Jo. Dely Valdés Goal 69'
Díaz Goal 70'
Brown Goal 83'
Report
Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Rodolfo Sibrian (SLV)

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