2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)

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The 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification, ran from 2000 to 2001 in order to determine the three representatives at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. For an overview of the qualification rounds, see 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification.

A total of 35 CONCACAF teams entered the competition. Mexico, USA, Jamaica and Costa Rica, the four highest-ranked teams according to FIFA, received byes and advanced to the semi-finals, while Canada advanced to the play-offs . The remaining teams were divided into zones, based on geographical locations, as follows: Caribbean Zone: The 24 teams were divided into groups of eight teams each. The teams played in a three round knockout tournament. The winners would advance to the semi-finals, while the runners-up would advance to the play-offs. Central American Zone: The six teams are divided into groups of three teams each. The teams played against each other. The winners of the group would advance to the semi-finals, while the runners-up would advance to the play-offs. In the play-offs, the six teams were paired up to play knockout matches on a home-and-away basis. A team from North or Central America would play against a team from the Caribbean, and the winners would advance to the semi-finals.

In the semi-finals, the 12 teams were divided into three groups of four teams each. They played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners and runners-up would advance to the final round.

In the final round, the six teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The top three teams would qualify for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Caribbean Zone[edit]

Group 1[edit]

  First Round Second Round Third Round
                                 
  Cuba 4 0 4  
  Cayman Islands 0 0 0  
    Cuba 1 0 1  
    Suriname 0 0 0  
  Saint Lucia 1 0 1(1)
    Suriname (p) 0 1 1(3)  
      Cuba 1 1 2(4)
    Barbados (p) 1 1 2(5)
    Aruba 4 2 6  
  Puerto Rico 2 2 4  
  Aruba 1 0 1
    Barbados 3 4 7  
  Barbados (aet) 2 3 5
    Grenada 2 2 4  


Group 2[edit]

In the first round, Guyana were suspended by FIFA, Antigua and Barbuda obtained a bye to Round 2.

  First Round Second Round Third Round
                                 
  Antigua and Barbuda (w/o)  
  Guyana  
    Antigua and Barbuda (aet) 0 1 1  
    Bermuda 0 1 1  
  British Virgin Islands 1 0 1
    Bermuda 5 9 14  
      Antigua and Barbuda 2 0 2
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 4 5
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 9 5 14  
  U.S. Virgin Islands 0 1 1  
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 2 3
    Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 1 1  
  Saint Kitts and Nevis 8 6 14
    Turks and Caicos Islands 0 0 0  


Group 3[edit]

  First Round Second Round Third Round
                                 
  Trinidad and Tobago 5 1 6  
  Netherlands Antilles 0 1 1  
    Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 4  
    Dominican Republic 0 0 0  
  Dominican Republic 3 3 6
    Montserrat 0 1 1  
      Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 4
    Haiti 1 1 2
    Haiti 4 3 7  
  Dominica 0 1 1  
  Haiti 9 4 13
    Bahamas 0 0 0  
  Anguilla 1 1 2
    Bahamas 3 2 5  


Central American Zone[edit]

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

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
  Belize El Salvador Guatemala
Belize Belize 1–3 1–2
El Salvador El Salvador 5–0 1–1
Guatemala Guatemala 0–0 0–1 -

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
  Honduras Nicaragua Panama
Honduras Honduras 3–0 3–1
Nicaragua Nicaragua 0–1 0–2
Panama Panama 1–0 4–0 -

Caribbean/Central American Play-offs[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cuba  0-1  Canada 0–1 0–0
Antigua and Barbuda  1–9  Guatemala 0–1 1–8
Honduras  7–1  Haiti 4–0 3–1

Semi-Finals[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up qualify for the final round

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Trinidad and Tobago 6 5 0 1 14 7 +7 15
 Mexico 6 4 1 1 17 2 +15 13
 Canada 6 1 2 3 1 8 −7 5
 Panama 6 0 1 5 1 16 −15 1
  Canada Mexico Panama Trinidad and Tobago
Canada Canada 0–0 1–0 0–2
Mexico Mexico 2–0 7–1 7–0
Panama Panama 0–0 0–1 - 0–1
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 4–0 1–0 6–0 -

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Honduras 6 5 0 1 25 5 +20 15
 Jamaica 6 4 0 2 7 4 +3 12
 El Salvador 6 3 0 3 13 13 0 9
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6 0 0 6 2 25 -23 0
  El Salvador Honduras Jamaica Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
El Salvador El Salvador 2–5 2–0 7–1
Honduras Honduras 5–0 1–0 6–0
Jamaica Jamaica 1–0 3–1 - 2–0
St Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1–2 0–7 0–1 -

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 6 3 2 1 14 3 +11 11
 Costa Rica 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10
 Guatemala 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10
 Barbados 6 1 0 5 3 20 −17 3
  Barbados Costa Rica Guatemala United States
Barbados Barbados 2–1 1–3 0–4
Costa Rica Costa Rica 3–0 2–1 2–1
Guatemala Guatemala 2–0 2–1 - 1–1
USA United States 7–0 0–0 1–0 -

Costa Rica and Guatemala finished level on points, goal difference, goals scored and head-to-head record. A play-off on neutral ground determined who advanced to the final round, in which Costa Rica won 5 - 2.

Final round[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Costa Rica 10 7 2 1 17 7 +10 23
 Mexico 10 5 2 3 16 9 +7 17
 United States 10 5 2 3 11 8 +3 17
 Honduras 10 4 2 4 17 17 0 14
 Jamaica 10 2 2 6 7 14 -7 8
 Trinidad and Tobago 10 1 2 7 5 18 -13 5
  Costa Rica Honduras Jamaica Mexico Trinidad and Tobago United States
 Costa Rica 2–2 2–1 0–0 3–0 2–0
 Honduras 2–3 1–0 3–1 0–1 1–2
 Jamaica 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–0
 Mexico 1–2 3–0 4–0 3–0 1–0
 Trinidad and Tobago 0–2 2–4 1–2 1–1 0–0
 United States 1–0 2–3 2–1 2–0 2–0

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