1963 CONCACAF Championship

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1963 CONCACAF Championship
Campeonato de Naciones de CONCACAF 1963
Tournament details
Host country El Salvador
Dates 23 March – 7 April 1963
Teams 9 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Costa Rica (1st title)
Runners-up  El Salvador
Third place  Netherlands Antilles
Fourth place  Honduras
Tournament statistics
Matches played 22
Goals scored 76 (3.45 per match)
1965

The 1963 CONCACAF Championship was the first edition of the CONCACAF Championship, the football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF). The tournament was held between 23 March to 7 April. Nine teams participated in the inaugural event.

The tournament was hosted by El Salvador in the cities of San Salvador and Santa Ana. The nine teams were broken up into one group of five and one group of four; the top two teams of each group would advance to a final group stage, playing in round-robin format to determine the winner. The tournament was won by Costa Rica, who defeated the hosts El Salvador 1-4 in the deciding match of the four-team final group.

Qualifying Tournament[edit]

Haiti  1–3  Netherlands Antilles

Netherlands Antilles  1–0  Haiti

Venues[edit]

San Salvador Santa Ana
Estadio Nacional Flor Blanca Estadio Santaneco
Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 15,000
ESTADIO Magico Gonzales.JPG

Final tournament[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Honduras 7 4 3 1 0 6 3 3
2  El Salvador 5 4 1 3 0 10 5 5
3  Panama 4 4 1 2 1 8 4 4
4  Guatemala 4 4 1 2 1 7 6 1
5  Nicaragua 0 4 0 0 4 2 15 -13

Results

El Salvador  1–1  Panama
Honduras  2–1  Guatemala

El Salvador  6–1  Nicaragua
Panama  2–2  Guatemala

Guatemala  3–1  Nicaragua
Honduras  1–0  Panama

El Salvador  1–1  Guatemala
Honduras  1–0  Nicaragua

El Salvador  2–2  Honduras
Panama  5–0  Nicaragua
Tapia Goal 79'

Group B[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Costa Rica 5 3 2 1 0 7 0 7
2  Netherlands Antilles 4 3 2 0 1 4 3 1
3  Mexico 3 3 1 1 1 9 2 7
4  Jamaica 0 3 0 0 3 1 16 -15

Results

Costa Rica  6–0  Jamaica
Netherlands Antilles  2–1  Mexico

Costa Rica  1–0  Netherlands Antilles
Mexico  8–0  Jamaica

Costa Rica  0–0  Mexico
Netherlands Antilles  2–1  Jamaica

Final round[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Costa Rica 6 3 3 0 0 7 2 5
2  El Salvador 4 3 2 0 1 7 6 1
3  Netherlands Antilles 2 3 1 0 2 6 5 1
4  Honduras 0 3 0 0 3 2 9 -7
Costa Rica  1–0  Netherlands Antilles
Pearson Goal
El Salvador  3–0  Honduras

Costa Rica  2–1  Honduras
Córdoba Goal
Jiménez Goal
Guerra Goal
El Salvador  3–2  Netherlands Antilles

El Salvador  1–4  Costa Rica
Netherlands Antilles  4–1  Honduras
1963 CONCACAF
Championship Winners
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
First Title

External links[edit]