2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament

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2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates 22 March – 2 April
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Mexico (6th title)
Runners-up  Honduras
Third place  El Salvador
Fourth place  Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 52 (3.47 per match)
Attendance 157,707 (10,514 per match)
Top scorer(s) Mexico Marco Fabián
Mexico Alan Pulido (5 goals each)
2008
2016

The 2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament was an association football competition to determine the two participants at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1]

As with past versions of the tournament, eight teams were split up into two groups of four. One group played their matches at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee, while the remaining group played their matches at Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The group matches were played from March 22–27.

Following the group stage, there was an elimination round held at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The semifinal matches was held on March 31, while the final match was held on April 2. The two finalists advanced to the 2012 Olympic Tournament.[2]

Qualification[edit]

There was a qualification held to determine the two qualifiers from the Caribbean and three from Central America who will join Canada, Mexico and the United States at the final tournament.

Team Qualification Appearances Previous best performances
North American zone
 Mexico Automatic 11th Winner (1964, 1972, 1976, 1996, 2004)
 United States Automatic 10th Winner (1988, 1992)
 Canada Automatic 7th Runner-up (1984, 1996)
Central American zone qualified through the Central America qualifying
 El Salvador Group 1 Winner 4th Winner (1968)
 Honduras Group 2 Winner 5th Winner (2000, 2008)
 Panama Playoff Winner 5th Fourth place (1964)
Caribbean zone qualified through the Caribbean qualifying
 Cuba Final Group Winner 3rd Third place (1976, 1984)
 Trinidad and Tobago Final Group runner-up 5th Runner-up (1968)

Venues[edit]

Nashville Carson Kansas City
LP Field Home Depot Center Livestrong Sporting Park
36°9′59″N 86°46′17″W / 36.16639°N 86.77139°W / 36.16639; -86.77139 (LP Field) 33°51′52″N 118°15′40″W / 33.86444°N 118.26111°W / 33.86444; -118.26111 (Home Depot Center) 39°07′18″N 94°49′25″W / 39.1218°N 94.8237°W / 39.1218; -94.8237 (Livestrong Sporting Park)
2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament is located in USA
LP Field
LP Field
Home Depot Center
Home Depot Center
Livestrong Sporting Park
Livestrong Sporting Park

Match officials[edit]

The match officials were announced the 10 February 2012.[3]

Squads[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

All times in Eastern Daylight Time.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 El Salvador 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4 5
 Canada 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
 United States 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 4
 Cuba 3 0 1 2 1 11 −10 1
22 March 2012
18:30
El Salvador  0 – 0  Canada
Report
LP Field, Nashville
Attendance: 4,269
Referee: Walter López (Guatemala)
22 March 2012
21:00
United States  6 – 0  Cuba
Corona Goal 12'40'88'
Agudelo Goal 37'
Diz Goal 43' (o.g.)
Adu Goal 62'
Report
LP Field, Nashville
Attendance: 4,269
Referee: Roberto García (Mexico)

24 March 2012
16:30
Cuba  0 – 4  El Salvador
Report Blanco Goal 4'
Flores Goal 52'80'
Menjivar Goal 68'
LP Field, Nashville
Attendance: 10,578
Referee: Héctor Rodríguez (Honduras)
24 March 2012
19:00
United States  0 – 2  Canada
Report Henry Goal 58'
Cavallini Goal 83'
LP Field, Nashville
Attendance: 10,578
Referee: Jafeth Perea (Panama)

26 March 2012
18:30
Canada  1 – 1  Cuba
James Goal 25' Report Reyes Goal 90'
LP Field, Nashville
Attendance: 7,889
Referee: Hugo Cruz (Costa Rica)
26 March 2012
21:00
United States  3 – 3  El Salvador
Boyd Goal 1'64'
Corona Goal 68'
Report Blanco Goal 35'
Flores Goal 36'
Alas Goal 90+4'
LP Field, Nashville
Attendance: 7,889
Referee: Roberto García (Mexico)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9
 Honduras 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 Panama 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 1 2 2 10 −8 1
23 March 2012
21:00
Honduras  3 – 1  Panama
Hernández Goal 19'
Martínez Goal 47'
López Goal 87'
Report Yau Goal 54'
Home Depot Center, Carson
Attendance: 8,521
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)
23 March 2012
23:30
Trinidad and Tobago  1 – 7  Mexico
Molino Goal 88' Report Pulido Goal 29'
Fabián Goal 33'69'85'
Reyes Goal 51'
Jiménez Goal 75'
Cortés Goal 90'
Home Depot Center, Carson
Attendance: 8,521
Referee: Raymond Bogle (Jamaica)

25 March 2012
16:30
Panama  1 – 1  Trinidad and Tobago
Waterman Goal 69' Report Winchester Goal 90+3'
Home Depot Center, Carson
Attendance: 16,184
Referee: Javier Santos (Puerto Rico)
25 March 2012
19:00
Mexico  3 – 0  Honduras
Pulido Goal 25'39'47' Report
Home Depot Center, Carson
Attendance: 16,184
Referee: Elmer Bonilla (El Salvador)

27 March 2012
21:30
Honduras  2 – 0  Trinidad and Tobago
Hernández Goal 37'
Lozano Goal 70'
Report
Home Depot Center, Carson
Attendance: 10,061
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)
27 March 2012
23:30
Mexico  1 – 0  Panama
Torres Goal 90+1' Report
Home Depot Center, Carson
Attendance: 10,061
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)

Knockout Stage[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
1  El Salvador 2
4  Honduras (a.e.t.) 3
 Honduras 1
 Mexico (a.e.t.) 2
3  Mexico 3
2  Canada 1

Semi-finals[edit]

31 March 2012
18:00 (EDT)
El Salvador  2 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Honduras
Molina Goal 77'
Sánchez Goal 106'
Report Lozano Goal 1'
Rodas Goal 101'114'
31 March 2012
21:00 (EDT)
Mexico  3 – 1  Canada
Fabián Goal 20'
Pulido Goal 33'
Ponce Goal 59'
Report Haber Goal 32'

Final[edit]

2 April 2012
20:00 (EDT)
Honduras  1 – 2 (a.e.t.) Mexico 
Quioto Goal 47' Report Fabián Goal 74'
Ponce Goal 116'

Goalscorers[edit]

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Final rankings[edit]

Pos. Team Pld W D L F A DF Pts.
1  Mexico 5 5 0 0 16 3 +13 15
2  Honduras 5 3 0 2 9 8 +1 9
3  El Salvador 4 1 2 1 9 6 +3 5
4  Canada 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5
5  United States 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 4
6  Panama 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
7  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 1 2 2 10 −8 1
8  Cuba 3 0 1 2 1 11 −10 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic qualifying, Pan Ams berths allocated". concacaf.com. 2010-11-03. Archived from the original on 17 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  2. ^ "US to enjoy home field advantage in Olympic Qualifying". Major League Soccer. 2011-11-10. Retrieved 2011-11-10. 
  3. ^ "Marrufo, Garcia head Olympic qualifying refs". 25 March 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 

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