1985 CONCACAF Championship

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1985 CONCACAF Championship
CONCACAF Championship
Tournament details
Dates 24 February – 14 September
Teams 9 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  Canada (1st title)
Runners-up  Honduras
Third place  Costa Rica
Tournament statistics
Matches played 24
Goals scored 54 (2.25 per match)
Top scorer(s) Honduras José Roberto Figueroa (5 goals)
1981
1989

The 1985 CONCACAF Championship was the ninth edition of the CONCACAF Championship. It also served as the qualification for the 1986 World Cup. A total of 18 CONCACAF teams entered the competition. The North, Central American and Caribbean zone was allocated 2 places (out of 24) in the final tournament. Mexico, the World Cup host, qualified automatically, leaving 1 spot open for competition between 17 teams. Canada earned their first title and clinched qualification on 14 September 1985 to participate in their first ever World Cup after beating Honduras 2-1 at King George V Park in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Qualification[edit]

Final tournament[edit]

First round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Honduras 6 4 2 2 0 5 3 +2
2  El Salvador 5 4 2 1 1 7 2 +5
3  Suriname 1 4 0 1 3 2 9 −7

Honduras advanced to the Second Round.


27 February 1985
El Salvador  3–0  Suriname
Rivas Goal Goal
Ramírez Zapata Goal
San Salvador, El Salvador
Referee: Escobar López (Guatemala)




Group 2[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Canada 7 4 3 1 0 7 2 +5
2  Guatemala 5 4 2 1 1 7 3 +4
3  Haiti 0 4 0 0 4 0 9 −9

Canada advanced to the second round.

13 April 1985
Canada  2–0  Haiti
Vrablic Goal 30'
Sweeney Goal 41'
Victoria, Canada
Referee: Bratsis (United States)

20 April 1985
Canada  2–1  Guatemala
Mitchell Goal 22'43' Gómez Goal 66'

26 April 1985
Haiti  0–1  Guatemala
Estrada Goal
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Referee: Bellion (United States)


8 May 1985
Haiti  0–2  Canada
Mitchell Goal 14'
Vrablic Goal 56'
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Referee: Osborne (Bermuda)

15 May 1985
Guatemala  4–0  Haiti
Chacón Goal 44'
Galindo Goal 48'
Funes Goal 62'
B. Pérez Goal 71'

Group 3[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Costa Rica 6 4 2 2 0 6 2 +4
2  United States 5 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1
3  Trinidad and Tobago 1 4 0 1 3 2 7 −5

Costa Rica advanced to the second round.

24 April 1985
Trinidad and Tobago  0–3  Costa Rica
Lacey Goal
Nobrega Goal
Williams Goal
San José, Costa Rica[2]
Referee: Martinez Mejia (Honduras)


15 May 1985
Trinidad and Tobago  1–2  United States
Fonrose Goal 19' Borja Goal 24'
Peterson Goal 89'


26 May 1985
Costa Rica  1–1  United States
Ramírez Goal 42' Kerr Goal 44'
Alajuela, Costa Rica
Referee: Urrea Reyes (Mexico)

31 May 1985
United States  0–1  Costa Rica
Coronado Goal 35'

Final round[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Canada 6 4 2 2 0 4 2 +2
2  Honduras 3 4 1 1 2 6 6 0
3  Costa Rica 3 4 0 3 1 4 6 −2

Canada qualified for the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

11 August 1985
Costa Rica  2–2  Honduras
Solano Goal 19'
Williams Goal 81'
Figueroa Goal 8' (pen.)
Betancourt Goal 24'
San José, Costa Rica
Referee: Bellion (United States)

17 August 1985
Canada  1–1  Costa Rica
James Goal 58' Williams Goal 12'
Varsity Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Attendance: 13,486[3]
Referee: Mendoza Guillan (Mexico)

25 August 1985
Honduras  0–1  Canada
Pakos Goal 58'
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Attendance: 37,000[4]
Referee: Marshall (Bermuda)

1 September 1985
Costa Rica  0–0  Canada
Estadio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica
Attendance: 23,398[5]
Referee: Ortiz Cardoza (El Salvador)

8 September 1985
Honduras  3–1  Costa Rica
Betancourt Goal 40'
Figueroa Goal 51'66' (pen.)
Guimaraes Goal 7'

14 September 1985
Canada  2–1  Honduras
Pakos Goal 15'
Vrablic Goal 61'
Betancourt Goal 49'
1985 CONCACAF Championship Winners
Canada
Canada
First Title

Goalscorers[edit]

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b All home matches of Suriname were played away instead.
  2. ^ a b All home matches of Trinidad and Tobago were played away instead.
  3. ^ http://canadasoccer.com/?gid=211&t=game_summary_soccer_new
  4. ^ http://canadasoccer.com/?gid=212&t=game_summary_soccer_new
  5. ^ http://canadasoccer.com/?gid=213&t=game_summary_soccer_new

Notes[edit]

  • To date, this was the last time that United States failed to qualify for a FIFA World Cup, as well as the last time Canada qualified for a FIFA World Cup.

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