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.[1]

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.

Suriname 0–3 El Salvador
Alfaro Goal
Hernandez Goal
Huezo Goal

El Salvador 3–0 Suriname
Rivas Goal Goal
Ramírez Zapata Goal

Suriname 1–1 Honduras
Entingh Goal Laing Goal

Honduras 2–1 Suriname
Figueroa Goal Goal Stewart Goal

El Salvador 1–2 Honduras
Rivas Goal 63' Bailey Goal 1'
Laing Goal 77'

Honduras 0–0 El Salvador

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.

Canada 2–0 Haiti
Vrablic Goal 30'
Sweeney Goal 41'

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

Haiti 0–1 Guatemala
Estrada Goal

Guatemala 1–1 Canada
B. Pérez Goal 42' Mitchell Goal 39'

Haiti 0–2 Canada
Mitchell Goal 14'
Vrablic Goal 56'

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.

Trinidad and Tobago 0–3 Costa Rica
Lacey Goal
Noriega Goal
Williams Goal

Costa Rica 1–1 Trinidad and Tobago
Ulate Goal De Noon Goal

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

United States 1–0 Trinidad and Tobago
Caligiuri Goal 15'

Costa Rica 1–1 United States
Ramírez Goal 42' Kerr Goal 44'

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.

Costa Rica 2–2 Honduras
Solano Goal 19'
Williams Goal 81'
Figueroa Goal 8' (pen.)
Betancourt Goal 24'

Canada 1–1 Costa Rica
James Goal 58' Williams Goal 12'

Honduras 0–1 Canada
Pakos Goal 58'

Costa Rica 0–0 Canada

Honduras 3–1 Costa Rica
Betancourt Goal 40'
Figueroa Goal 51'66' (pen.)
Guimarães Goal 7'

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. ^ "That one time Canada made it to the World Cup". CBC Sports. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b All home matches of Suriname were played away instead.
  3. ^ a b All home matches of Trinidad and Tobago were played away instead.
  4. ^ http://canadasoccer.com/?gid=211&t=game_summary_soccer_new
  5. ^ http://canadasoccer.com/?gid=212&t=game_summary_soccer_new
  6. ^ http://canadasoccer.com/?gid=213&t=game_summary_soccer_new

Notes[edit]

  • To date, this was only time Canada qualified for a FIFA World Cup.

External links[edit]