Independence Centenary Games

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1921 Torneo del Centenario
Tournament details
Host country Guatemala
Dates 14 September – 18 September
Teams 4
Final positions
Champions  Costa Rica (1st title)
Runners-up  Guatemala
Third place  El Salvador
Fourth place  Honduras
Tournament statistics
Matches played 3
Goals scored 22 or 20 (1 per match)

The Independence Centenary Games is a football tournament organized to celebrate 100 years of Central American Independence. The tournament was compromised where only Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica and El Salvador were able to participate. It was a single-elimination tournament, or round-robin format, with Guatemala playing Honduras and El Salvador playing Costa Rica. It took place in Guatemala from 14 September to 18 September 1921.

Because of the unotable attention to the tournament, the group stage final scores have been disputed for years. El Salvador was eliminated by Costa Rica; 7 – 0 or 3 – 0. Honduras was eliminated by Guatemala; 9 – 0 or 10 – 1.

In the final, Costa Rica defeated Guatemala in a certain score of 6 – 0. This organized tournament is seen to everyone as Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica's starting point in association football.


Games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romero, Marcos (28 August 2009). "Costa Rica - List of International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Courtney, Barrie (14 August 2008). "El Salvador - List of International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Courtney, Barrie (14 August 2008). "Guatemala - List of International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Courtney, Barrie (13 November 2006). "Honduras - List of International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2 November 2010. 
  5. ^ Courtney, Barrie (14 August 2008). "Juegos del Centenario de la Independencia de Centroamérica (Guatemala) 1921". RSSSF. Retrieved 2 November 2010.