1994 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)

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Listed below are the dates and results for the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the North, Central American and Caribbean zone (CONCACAF). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification.

A total of 24 CONCACAF teams entered the competition. The North, Central American and Caribbean zone was allocated 2.25 places (out of 24) in the final tournament. The United States, as hosts, qualified automatically, leaving 1.25 spot open for competition between 22 teams, because Cuba (Caribbean group) withdrew before playing.

There would be three rounds of play. Mexico and Canada received byes and advanced to the second round directly. The remaining 20 teams were divided into two zones, based on geographical considerations, as follows:

  • Caribbean Zone: The 14 teams played in knockout matches on a home-and-away basis to determine three winners advancing to the second round.
  • Central American Zone: The six teams were paired up to play knockout matches on a home-and-away basis. The winners would advance to the second round.

In the second round, the eight teams were divided into two groups of four teams each. They played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners and runners-up would advance to the final round.

In the final round, the four teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winner would qualify. The runner-up would advance to the CONCACAF–OFC intercontinental play-off.

Caribbean Zone[edit]

First preliminary round[edit]

Dominican Republic 1–2 Puerto Rico
Rodríguez Goal 67' Lugris Goal 23'
Borja Goal 57'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Lancelotte Livingston (Jamaica)
Puerto Rico 1–1 Dominican Republic
Paonessa Goal 6' Rodríguez Goal 3'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Errol Forbes (Trinidad and Tobago)

Puerto Rico advanced to the second preliminary round, 3–2 on aggregate.


Saint Lucia 1–0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Jean Goal 5'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Weldo Peleris (Haiti)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines advanced to the second preliminary round, 3–2 on aggregate.

Second preliminary round[edit]

Bermuda 1–0 Haiti
Goater Goal 87'
Attendance: 25,500
Referee: Raul Dominguez (United States)
Haiti 2–1 Bermuda
Eliezar Goal 24'34' Goater Goal 20'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Lancelotte Livingston (Jamaica)

2-2 on aggregate. Bermuda advanced to the first round on away goals.


Jamaica 2–1 Puerto Rico
Hyde Goal 57'
Wilson Goal 67'
Espinoza Goal 3'
Attendance: 3,057
Referee: David Harewood (Trinidad and Tobago)
Puerto Rico 0–1 Jamaica
Wright Goal 31'
Referee: Dino Bucci (Canada)

Jamaica advanced to the first round, 3–1 on aggregate.


Netherlands Antilles 1–1 Antigua and Barbuda
Regales Goal 38' Clarke Goal 31'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Willie Stewart (Trinidad and Tobago)
Antigua and Barbuda 3–0 Netherlands Antilles
Edwards Goal 6'75'85'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Denis Niles (Saint Lucia)

Antigua and Barbuda advanced to the first round, 4–1 on aggregate.


Guyana 1–2 Suriname
Stanton Goal 43' Simson Goal 52'
Leyman Goal 68'
Suriname 1–1 Guyana
Godlieb Goal 2' Archer Goal 48'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Charles Barrett (Jamaica)

Suriname advanced to the first round, 3–2 on aggregate.


Barbados 1–2 Trinidad and Tobago
White Goal 55' Latapy Goal 20'
Charles Goal 66'
Attendance: 5,600
Referee: Timothy Joseph (Saint Lucia)
Trinidad and Tobago 3–0 Barbados
Faustin Goal 63'
Jamerson Goal 72'
Lewis Goal 74'
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Noel Smith (Jamaica)

Trinidad and Tobago advanced to the first round, 5–1 on aggregate.


Cuba withdrew, so Saint Vincent and the Grenadines advanced to the first round automatically.

First round[edit]

Antigua and Barbuda 0–3 Bermuda
Thompson Goal 21'
Cann Goal 70'
Jennings Goal 79'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Noel Smith (Jamaica)
Bermuda 2–1 Antigua and Barbuda
Goater Goal 42'Goal 47' Ivor Goal 17'
Referee: Jose Antonio Garzay Ochoa (Mexico)

Bermuda advanced to the second round, 5–1 on aggregate.


Trinidad and Tobago 1–2 Jamaica
Charles Goal 80' Isaacs Goal 52'
Anglin Goal 65'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Jack D'Aquila (United States)
Jamaica 1–1 Trinidad and Tobago
Davis Goal 28' Haynes Goal 41'
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Jose Refugio Ramirez (Mexico)

Jamaica advanced to the second round, 3–2 on aggregate.


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2–1 Suriname
Joseph Goal 31'
Dupont Goal 81'
Francis Goal 17'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Alwyn Black (Saint Lucia)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines advanced to the second round, 2–1 on aggregate.

Central American Zone[edit]

First round[edit]

Guatemala 0–0 Honduras
Attendance: 39,792
Referee: Majid Jay (USA)
Honduras 2–0 Guatemala
Obando Goal 86'
Suazo Goal 88'
Attendance: 37,500
Referee: José Ramírez (Mexico)

Honduras advanced to the second round, 2–0 on aggregate.


Nicaragua 0–5 El Salvador
Estrada Goal 3'
González Goal 17' Goal 78'
Castro Goal 21'
Ulloa Goal 73'
Attendance: 4,642
Referee: Ramón Méndez (Costa Rica)
El Salvador 5–1 Nicaragua
Castro Goal 14' Goal 47'
Cienfuegos Goal 34'
González Goal 48'
Ulloa Goal 67'
César Rostrán Goal 65'
Attendance: 8,272
Referee: José Luis Fuentes (Honduras)

El Salvador advanced to the second round, 10–1 on aggregate.


Panama 1–0 Costa Rica
Mendieta Goal 29' (pen.)
Referee: Armando Pérez (Colombia)
Costa Rica 5–1 Panama
Berry Goal 17' (pen.)
Ramírez Goal 20'
Arguedas Goal 28' Goal 33'
Astua Goal 84'
Mendieta Goal 89' (pen.)

Costa Rica advanced to the second round, 5–2 on aggregate.

Second round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Mexico 9 6 4 1 1 22 3 +19
2  Honduras 9 6 4 1 1 14 6 +8
3  Costa Rica 6 6 3 0 3 11 9 +2
4  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0 6 0 0 6 0 29 −29

Mexico and Honduras advanced to the final round.

Costa Rica 2–3 Honduras
Berry Goal 2'
Arnáez Goal 35'
Flores Goal 47'
Smith Goal 70'
Obando Goal 80'

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0–4 Mexico
Zague Goal 21'
Suárez Goal 55'
Uribe Goal 73'78'
Referee: Noel Smith (Jamaica)

Mexico 2–0 Honduras
De la Torre Goal 12'
Uribe Goal 62'
Attendance: 34,413
Referee: Raul Dominguez (United States)


Mexico 4–0 Costa Rica
García Goal 61'69'
Suárez Goal 64'
De la Torre Goal 82'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Juan Pablo Escobar López (Guatemala)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0–4 Honduras
Flores [es] Goal 16'22'
Suazo Goal 54'
Bennett Goal 83'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Alwyn Black (Saint Lucia)

Honduras 4–0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Smith Goal 8'
Obando Goal 24'
Flores [es] Goal 34'
Zelaya Goal 86'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Mario Efrain Escobar López (Guatemala)

Costa Rica 2–0 Mexico
Smith Goal 47'88'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Robert Sawtell (Canada)

Honduras 2–1 Costa Rica
Flores [es] Goal 15'
Obando Goal 51'
Ramírez Goal 73'
Attendance: 5
Referee: Mike Seifert (Canada)

Mexico 11–0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Uribe Goal 5'38'88'
Hermosillo Goal 14'23'76'80'
Bernal Goal 30'56'71'
Zague Goal 44' (pen.)
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Jose Antonio Gómez Santos (El Salvador)


Honduras 1–1 Mexico
Suazo Goal 49' Uribe Goal 57'

Group B[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  El Salvador 9 6 4 1 1 12 6 +6
2  Canada 7 6 2 3 1 9 7 +2
3  Jamaica 4 6 1 2 3 6 9 −3
4  Bermuda 4 6 1 2 3 7 12 −5

El Salvador and Canada advanced to the final round.

Jamaica 1–1 Canada
Wright Goal 78' Mitchell Goal 85'

Bermuda 1–0 El Salvador
Lightbourne Goal 77'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Miguel Salas Castillo (Mexico)

El Salvador 1–1 Canada
González Goal 32' Miller Goal 86'
Attendance: 16,342
Referee: Victor Hugo Rodriguez Ugaldo (Costa Rica)

Bermuda 1–1 Jamaica
Jennings Goal 51' Davis Goal 73'
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Ali Black (Saint Lucia)

Canada 1–0 Jamaica
Mitchell Goal 53'
Attendance: 8,131
Referee: Franklin Morales Trujillo (Guatemala)

El Salvador 4–1 Bermuda
Palacios Goal 22'
González Goal 44'
Cienfuegos Goal 52'
Rivera Goal 56'
Goater Goal 80'
Attendance: 21,300
Referee: Jose Luis Fuentes (Honduras)

Canada 2–3 El Salvador
Miller Goal 13'
Mitchell Goal 71'
Rivera Goal 44'
Ulloa Goal 52'89'
Attendance: 6,278
Referee: Carlos Castellanos Orendain (Mexico)

Jamaica 3–2 Bermuda
Wright Goal 5' Goal 75' (pen.)
Reid Goal 8'
Paynter Goal 66'
Goater Goal 68'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ronald Gutierrez Castro (Costa Rica)

Canada 4–2 Bermuda
Bunbury Goal 9'14'35'
Aunger Goal 86'
Goater Goal 72'
Swan Goal 76'
Attendance: 4,093
Referee: Leon Padro Borja (Mexico)

Jamaica 0–2 El Salvador
Meléndez Goal 8'85'

Bermuda 0–0 Canada
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Ed Cummings (United States)

El Salvador 2–1 Jamaica
Meléndez Goal 21'
Díaz Arce Goal 64'
Davis Goal 35'
Attendance: 36,625
Referee: Fredy Rolando Burgos Escobar (Guatemala)

Final round[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Mexico 10 6 5 0 1 17 5 +12
2  Canada 7 6 3 1 2 10 10 0
3  El Salvador 4 6 2 0 4 6 11 −5
4  Honduras 3 6 1 1 4 7 14 −7

Mexico qualified. Canada advanced to the CONCACAF–OFC play-off.

El Salvador 2–1 Mexico
Borja Goal 41' (pen.)
Iraheta Goal 77'
Garcia Aspe Goal 75'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Armando Perez Hoyos (Colombia)

Honduras 2–2 Canada
Smith Goal 41' (pen.)
Obando Goal 89' (pen.)
Catliff Goal 34' (pen.)
Bunbury Goal 68'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Noel Smith (Jamaica)

Mexico 3–0 Honduras
Flores Goal 7'
Sanchez Goal 76' (pen.)
Ambríz Goal 89'
Attendance: 120,000
Referee: Ronald Gutierrez Castro (Costa Rica)

Canada 2–0 El Salvador
Bunbury Goal 25'
Catliff Goal 33'

Canada 3–1 Honduras
Mobilio Goal 52'
Bautista Goal 62' (o.g.)
Catliff Goal 66' (pen.)
Pineda Goal 17'
Attendance: 6,868
Referee: Nelson Rodriguez Fernandez (Venezuela)

Mexico 3–1 El Salvador
Ambríz Goal 2'
Garcia Goal 55'
Ramírez Goal 63'
Ulloa Goal 86'
Attendance: 120,000
Referee: Mario Efrain Escobar López (Guatemala)

Mexico 4–0 Canada
Ramírez Goal 20'34'
Flores Goal 53'
Garcia Aspe Goal 68'

Honduras 2–0 El Salvador
Bennett Goal 28'63'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Joaquin Urio Velazquez (Spain)

Honduras 1–4 Mexico
Flores [es] Goal 56' Garcia Aspe Goal 2'
Flores Goal 44'
Garcia Goal 49'
Smith Goal 89' (o.g.)

El Salvador 1–2 Canada
González Goal 58' Catliff Goal 27'
Mobilio Goal 60'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Arlington Success (Netherlands Antilles)

Canada 1–2 Mexico
Bunbury Goal 17' Sanchez Goal 36'
Cruz Goal 84'
Attendance: 12,000

El Salvador 2–1 Honduras
Díaz Arce Goal 1'
Ulloa Goal 32'
Anariba Goal 77' (pen.)

Inter-confederation play-offs[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Canada  3–3 (1–4 p)  Australia 2–1 1–2 (a.e.t.)

Qualified teams[edit]

The following two teams from CONCACAF qualified for the final tournament.

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA World Cup1
 United States Hosts 4 July 1988 5 (1930, 1934, 1950, 1990)
 Mexico Final round winners 9 May 1993 9 (1930, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1978, 1986)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

Goalscorers[edit]

7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

External links[edit]