2009 UNCAF Nations Cup

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2009 UNCAF Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host country Honduras
Dates January 22 - February 1
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Panama (1st title)
Runners-up  Costa Rica
Third place  Honduras
Fourth place  El Salvador
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 32 (2.29 per match)
Attendance 114,000 (8,143 per match)
Top scorer(s) Costa Rica Andy Furtado (3 goals)
Best player Costa Rica Keylor Navas
2007
2011

The UNCAF Nations Cup 2009 was the tenth edition of the UNCAF Nations Cup, the biennial football (soccer) tournament for the CONCACAF-affiliated national teams of Central America. The first five places qualified for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[1] The event was going to take place in Panama City, Panama between January 22 and February 1, 2009,[2] but the Panamanian FA announced that is was relieving themselves of hosting the event due to not having an adequate stadium available for the time period of the tournament.[3][4] The alternative hosts were Honduras and Guatemala.[5] Honduras submitted an official replacement bid on November 12, and after some consideration it was moved to Honduras.[3] All games were played in Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino in Tegucigalpa.[3][6] The tournament was sponsored by Digicel.[7] On 1 February 2009 Panama won the tournament, the first UNCAF Nations Cup win in the country's history.

Participating nations[edit]

All seven UNCAF members participated in the tournament:

Squads[edit]

First round[edit]

The group stage draw took place on December 9, 2008 in Guatemala City.[1] The reigning champions, Costa Rica, and the hosts, Honduras, were automatically drawn as top seed in their respective groups.[7] Costa Rica was paired with Panama and Guatemala, the first two runners-up from the UNCAF Nations Cup 2007.[1] The remaining teams – El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Belize – were drawn into the same group as Honduras.[1]

Group A[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1  Honduras 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9 Qualified to the Semifinals
2  El Salvador 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
3  Nicaragua 3 0 2 1 3 6 −3 2 Qualified to the Fifth place playoff
4  Belize 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4 1 Eliminated
22 January 2009
17:00 (UTC−06)
El Salvador  1 – 1  Nicaragua
Avilés Goal 18' (o.g.) Report Medina Goal 85'
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Carlos Batres (GUA)
22 January 2009
19:30 (UTC−06)
Honduras  2 – 1  Belize
Guevara Goal 32'
Martínez Goal 61'
Report Castillo Goal 86'
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Roberto Moreno (PAN)
24 January 2009
15:00 (UTC−06)
Belize  1 – 4  El Salvador
James Goal 73' Report Pacheco Goal 11' (pen.) Goal 30' (pen.)
Sánchez Goal 75'
Ayala Goal 88'
24 January 2009
17:30 (UTC−06)
Honduras  4 – 1  Nicaragua
Rodríguez Goal 16'
Solórzano Goal 65' (o.g.)
S. Martínez Goal 73'
W. Martínez Goal 79'
Report Reyes Goal 30'
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Carlos Batres (GUA)
26 January 2009
17:00 (UTC−06)
Nicaragua  1 – 1  Belize
Barrera Goal 66' Report Usher Goal 27'
26 January 2009
19:30 (UTC−06)
Honduras  2 – 0  El Salvador
Pavón Goal 34' (pen.)
Chávez Goal 73'
Report

Group B[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1  Costa Rica 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 6 Qualified to the Semifinals
2  Panama 2 1 0 1 1 3 −2 3
3  Guatemala 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0 Qualified to the Fifth place playoff
23 January 2009
19:30 (UTC−06)
Costa Rica  3 – 0  Panama
Furtado Goal 8' Goal 15'
Sánchez Goal 55'
Report
25 January 2009
18:00 (UTC−06)
Guatemala  1 – 3  Costa Rica
López Goal 51' Report Sánchez Goal 34'
Herrera Goal 59'
Segura Goal 61'
27 January 2009
19:30 (UTC−06)
Panama  1 – 0  Guatemala
Zapata Goal 31' Report
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Joel Aguilar (SLV)

Final round[edit]

Fifth place[edit]

The winner of the fifth place match qualified for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup as the fifth and final entrant from Central America.

29 January 2009
19:30 (UTC−06)
Nicaragua  2 – 0  Guatemala
Wilson Goal 39' Goal 85' Report

Semifinals[edit]

All four semifinalists qualified for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

30 January 2009
17:00 (UTC−06)
Semifinal
Costa Rica  3 – 0  El Salvador
Furtado Goal 18' Awarded
Report
  • The game was called after sixty minutes of play when El Salvador was reduced to six players. Two El Salvador players, Alexander Escobar and Eliseo Quintanilla, were awarded red cards in the first half, and Deris Umanzor, Rodolfo Zelaya, and goalkeeper Juan José Gómez were injured and had to leave the game after El Salvador had already exhausted their three substitutions. The game was awarded 3–0 to Costa Rica[8]
30 January 2009
20:00 (UTC−06)
Semifinal
Honduras  0 – 1  Panama
Report Phillips Goal 40'
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Carlos Batres (GUA)

Third place[edit]

1 February 2009
15:30 (UTC−06)
Honduras  1 – 0  El Salvador
Espinoza Goal 30' Report

Final[edit]

Panama
Costa Rica
Panama
PANAMA:
GK 1 Jaime Penedo
DF 2 Carlos Rivera
DF 4 José Torres (C)
DF 6 Amílcar Henríquez
DF 13 Adolfo Machado
DF 14 Armando Gun
MF 5 Manuel Torres Booked 81'
MF 10 Nelson Barahona Substituted off 81'
MF 15 Ricardo Phillips
FW 8 Gabriel Torres Booked 63' Substituted off 69'
FW 9 Orlando Rodríguez Substituted off 62'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Edwin Aguilar Substituted in 62'
MF 11 Víctor Herrera Substituted in 69'
MF 20 Luis Jaramillo Substituted in 81'
Manager:
England Gary Stempel
Costa Rica
COSTA RICA:
GK 23 Ricardo González
DF 3 Freddy Fernández (C)
DF 4 Michael Umaña
DF 12 Leonardo González Booked 37'
DF 17 Pablo Herrera Substituted off 72'
DF 19 Carlos Johnson
MF 5 Cristian Oviedo Booked 75'
MF 15 Jorge Davis
MF 22 Álvaro Sánchez Substituted off 46'
FW 7 Alejandro Alpízar Booked 6'
FW 11 Andy Furtado
Substitutions:
FW 21 Víctor Núñez Substituted in 46'
MF 16 Pablo Brenes Substituted in 58'
MF 14 Paolo Jiménez Substituted in 72'
Manager:
Costa Rica Rodrigo Kenton

Results[edit]

 2009 UNCAF
Nations Cup Champions 

Panama
First title
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final position description
1  Panama 4 2 1 1 2 3 –1 7 Champions
2  Costa Rica 4 3 1 0 9 1 +8 10 Runner-up
3  Honduras 5 4 0 1 9 3 +6 12 Third place winner
4  El Salvador 5 1 1 3 5 8 –3 4 Third place loser
5  Nicaragua 4 1 2 1 5 6 –1 5 Fifth place winner
6  Guatemala 3 0 0 3 1 6 –5 0 Fifth place loser
7  Belize 3 0 1 2 3 7 –4 1 Eliminated in Group stage

Scorers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Six-time champ Costa Rica drawn with Panama, Guatemala in Central American Nations Cup". Guatemala City: CONCACAF. 9 December 2008. Archived from the original on 20 December 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Panamá organizará la Copa de Naciones de la UNCAF del 2009" (in Spanish). Tanto Fútbol. 28 February 2008. Archived from the original on 17 January 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c "Central American Nations Cup moved from Panama to Honduras". Guatemala City: CONCACAF. 17 November 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Panamá descarta organizar la Uncaf". La Nación (in Spanish) (Panama). 2 November 2008. Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2008. 
  5. ^ Estrada, Campo Elías (22 February 2008). "Copa de Naciones está más allá que acá". La Prensa (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 February 2008. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Se confirma Honduras como sede de la Copa de Naciones de la UNCAF del 2009" (in Spanish). UNCAF. 16 November 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Digicel, UNCAF launch 2009 Nations Cup". The Nassau Guardian. Retrieved 17 December 2008. 
  8. ^ WASHINGTONPOST.com – Monday Kickaround – 2 February 2009

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