1988 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament

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1988 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament
Tournament details
Dates 25 January 1987 – 25 May 1988
Teams 15
Tournament statistics
Matches played 28
Goals scored 91 (3.25 per match)
1984
1992

The 1988 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament was an assosciation football tournament that took place between January 1987 and May 1988 to determine which national teams would participate at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games.[1]

United States and Guatemala qualified for the 1988 Summer Olympics. Mexico had originally qualified but were disqualified by FIFA for the Cachirules scandal.

First Round[edit]

The winners from Group A would qualify for the Second Round. The Group B, and Group C winners would qualify for the Final Round automatically.

Group A[edit]

25 January 1987 (1987-01-25)
Bahamas  1–3  Guyana

Referee: R. Hernandez C. Puerto Rico)

22 February 1987 (1987-02-22)
Guyana  3–0  Bahamas

Referee: R. Ramcharan Trinidad and Tobago)

26 April 1987 (1987-04-26)
Antigua and Barbuda  1–1  Dominican Republic

Referee: R. Ramcharan Trinidad and Tobago)

3 May 1987 (1987-05-03)
Dominican Republic  0–0  Antigua and Barbuda

Referee: W.J. Campbell Jamaica)

22 March 1987 (1987-03-22)
Barbados  0–0  Jamaica

Referee: G.N. Laurie Guyana)

5 April 1987 (1987-04-05)
Jamaica  0–1  Barbados

Referee: O. Brea Ramos Cuba)
Notes
  • Surinam were originally drawn against Trinidad and Tobago but withdrew from the competition. Trinidad and Tobago received a bye to the Second Round

Group B[edit]

23 May 1987 (1987-05-23)
Canada  2–0  United States

Referee: A. Cliff Bermuda)

30 May 1987 (1987-05-30)
United States  3–0  Canada

Referee: A. Brizio Mexico)

1 April 1987 (1987-04-01)
Bermuda  2–1  Mexico

Referee: D. Perez Bouret Dominican Republic)

24 May 1987 (1987-05-24)
Mexico  6–0  Bermuda

Referee: E. Bellion United States)

Group C[edit]

19 April 1987 (1987-04-19)
Panama  1–1  El Salvador

Referee: Jose Chinchilla Guatemala)

17 May 1987 (1987-05-17)
El Salvador  3–2  Panama

Referee: Jorge Urias Honduras)

17 May 1987 (1987-05-17)
Honduras  1–2  Guatemala

Referee: B. Ulloa Costa Rica)

31 May 1987 (1987-05-31)
Guatemala  2–2  Honduras

Referee: T. Herrera El Salvador)

Second Round[edit]

31 May 1987 (1987-05-31)
Guyana  4–0  Dominican Republic

Referee: J. Melville Trinidad and Tobago)

7 June 1987 (1987-06-07)
Dominican Republic  1–2  Guyana

Referee: O.T . Monson Puerto Rico)

10 May 1987 (1987-05-10)
Trinidad and Tobago  2–0  Barbados

Referee: B. Ulloa Costa Rica)

24 May 1987 (1987-05-24)
Barbados  1–1  Trinidad and Tobago

Referee: H.A. Ignacio Netherlands Antilles)

Final Round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Results[edit]

5 September 1987 (1987-09-05)
United States  4–1  Trinidad and Tobago

Referee: J . Chinchilla Guatemala)

20 September 1987 (1987-09-20)
Trinidad and Tobago  0–1  United States

Referee: R. Paz Escoto Honduras)

18 October 1987 (1987-10-18)
El Salvador  2–4  United States

Referee: D. Douglas Canada)

15 May 1988 (1988-05-15)
El Salvador  0–1  Trinidad and Tobago

Referee: D. Brumitt Canada)

25 May 1988 (1988-05-25)
United States  4–1  El Salvador

Referee: E. Codesal Mexico)
Notes
  • The match between Trinidad and El Salvador scheduled for 29 May 1988 did not take place.

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 4 4 0 0 13 4 +9 8 1988 Summer Olympics
2  Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 2
3  El Salvador 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0
Source: [1]

Group B[edit]

Results[edit]

18 October 1987 (1987-10-18)
Guatemala  6–0  Guyana

Referee: R . Osborne Bermuda)

25 October 1987 (1987-10-25)
Guyana  0–3  Guatemala

Referee: G. Arrowsmith Canada)

2 December 1987 (1987-12-02)
Guyana  0–9  Mexico

Referee: F. Fuksman United States)

3 February 1988 (1988-02-03)
Mexico  2–1  Guatemala

Referee: L. Sirjuesingh Trinidad and Tobago)

14 February 1988 (1988-02-14)
Guatemala  0–3  Mexico

Referee: O. Brea Ramos Cuba)

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mexico (D) 4 4 0 0 16 1 +15 8
2  Guatemala (Q) 4 2 0 2 10 5 +5 4 1988 Summer Olympics
3  Guyana 4 0 0 4 0 20 −20 0
Source: [1]
(D) Disqualified; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.


Notes
  • The match between Mexico and Guyana never took place. Mexico were awarded a 2–0 victory by CONCACAF.
  • Mexico were later banned from competing in the Summer Olympics tournament by FIFA. Guatemala took their place.

Mexico expulsion[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying". CONCACAF (via issuu.com). 17 April 2012.