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 23 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.

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]

21 March 1992
Dominican Republic  1–2  Puerto Rico
Rodríguez Goal 67' Lugris Goal 23'
Borja Goal 57'
Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Attendance: 300
Referee: Lancelotte Livingston (Jamaica)

29 March 1992
Puerto Rico  1–1  Dominican Republic
Paonessa Goal 6' Rodríguez Goal 3'
Hato Rey, San Juan
Attendance: 300
Referee: Errol Forbes (Trinidad and Tobago)

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


22 March 1992
Saint Lucia  1–0  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Jean Goal 5'
Mindoo Philip Park, Castries
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]

26 April 1992
Bermuda  1–0  Haiti
Goater Goal 87'
Hamilton
Attendance: 25,500
Referee: Raul Dominguez (United States)

25 May 1992
Haiti  2–1  Bermuda
Eliezar Goal 24'34' Goater Goal 20'
Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Lancelotte Livingston (Jamaica)

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


23 May 1992
Jamaica  2–1  Puerto Rico
Hyde Goal 57'
Wilson Goal 67'
Espinoza Goal 3'
Independence Park, Kingston
Attendance: 3,057
Referee: David Harewood (Trinidad and Tobago)

30 May 1992
Puerto Rico  0–1  Jamaica
Wright Goal 31'
Hato Rey, San Juan
Referee: Dino Bucci (Canada)

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


19 April 1992
Netherlands Antilles  1–1  Antigua and Barbuda
Regales Goal 38' Clarke Goal 31'
Willemstad
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Willie Stewart (Trinidad and Tobago)

26 April 1992
Antigua and Barbuda  3–0  Netherlands Antilles
Edwards Goal 6'75'85'
Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Denis Niles (Saint Lucia)

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


24 April 1992
Guyana  1–2  Suriname
Stanton Goal 43' Simson Goal 52'
Leyman Goal 68'

25 May 1992
Suriname  1–1  Guyana
Godlieb Goal 2' Archer Goal 48'
Paramaribo
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Charles Barrett (Jamaica)

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


19 April 1992
Barbados  1–2  Trinidad and Tobago
White Goal 55' Latapy Goal 20'
Charles Goal 66'
Hadley Court Stadium, Bridgetown
Attendance: 5,600
Referee: Timothy Joseph (Saint Lucia)

31 May 1992
Trinidad and Tobago  3–0  Barbados
Faustin Goal 63'
Jamerson Goal 68'
Lewis Goal 84'
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain
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]

14 June 1992
Antigua and Barbuda  0–3  Bermuda
Thompson Goal 21'
Cann Goal 70'
Jennings Goal 79'
Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Noel Smith (Jamaica)

4 July 1992
Bermuda  2–1  Antigua and Barbuda
Goater Goal 42'Goal 47' Ivor Goal 17'
Bermuda National Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Jose Antonio Garzay Ochoa (Mexico)

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


5 July 1992
Trinidad and Tobago  1–2  Jamaica
Charles Goal 80' Isaacs Goal 52'
Anglin Goal 65'
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Jack D'Aquila (United States)

16 August 1992
Jamaica  1–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Davis Goal 28' Haynes Goal 41'
Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Jose Refugio Ramirez (Mexico)

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


30 August 1992
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  2–1  Suriname
Joseph Goal 31'
Dupont Goal 81'
Francis Goal 17'
Arnos Vale Stadium, Kingstown
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]

19 July 1992
Guatemala  0–0  Honduras
Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City
Attendance: 39,792
Referee: Majid Jay (USA)

26 July 1992
Honduras  2–0  Guatemala
Obando Goal 86'
Suazo Goal 88'
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: José Ramírez (Mexico)

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


19 July 1992
Nicaragua  0–5  El Salvador
Estrada Goal 3'
González Goal 17' Goal 78'
Castro Goal 21'
Ulloa Goal 73'
Managua
Attendance: 4,642
Referee: Ramón Méndez (Costa Rica)

23 July 1992
El Salvador  5–1  Nicaragua
Castro Goal 14' Goal 47'
Cienfuegos Goal 34'
González Goal 48'
Ulloa Goal 67'
César Rostrán Goal 65'
Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador
Attendance: 8,272
Referee: José Luis Fuentes (Honduras)

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


16 August 1992
Panama  1–0  Costa Rica
Mendieta Goal 29' (pen.)
Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City
Referee: Hoyos Pérez (Colombia)

23 August 1992
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.

8 November 1992
Costa Rica  2–3  Honduras
Berry Goal 2'
Arnáez Goal 35'
Flores Goal 47'
Smith Goal 70'
Obando Goal 80'

8 November 1992
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  0–4  Mexico
Zague Goal 21'
Suárez Goal 55'
Uribe Goal 73'78'
Arnos Vale Stadium, Kingstown
Referee: Noel Smith (Jamaica)

15 November 1992
Mexico  2–0  Honduras
De la Torre Goal 12'
Uribe Goal 62'
Estadio Azul, Mexico City
Attendance: 34,413
Referee: Raul Dominguez (United States)


22 November 1992
Mexico  4–0  Costa Rica
García Aspe Goal 61'69'
Suárez Goal 64'
De la Torre Goal 82'
Estadio Azul, Mexico City
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Juan Pablo Escobar López (Guatemala)

22 November 1992
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  0–4  Honduras
Flores (es) Goal 16'22'
Suazo Goal 54'
Bennett Goal 83'
Arnos Vale Stadium, Kingstown
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Alwyn Black (Saint Lucia)

28 November 1992
Honduras  4–0  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Smith Goal 8'
Obando Goal 24'
Flores (es) Goal 34'
Zelaya Goal 86'
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Mario Efrain Escobar López (Guatemala)

29 November 1992
Costa Rica  2–0  Mexico
Smith Goal 47'88'
Antiguo Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Robert Sawtell (Canada)

5 December 1992
Honduras  2–1  Costa Rica
Flores (es) Goal 15'
Obando Goal 51'
Ramírez Goal 73'
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 5
Referee: Mike Seifert (Canada)

6 December 1992
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.)
Estadio Azul, Mexico City
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Jose Antonio Gómez Santos (El Salvador)


13 December 1992
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.

18 October 1992
Jamaica  1–1  Canada
Wright Goal 70' Mitchell Goal 85'

18 October 1992
Bermuda  1–0  El Salvador
Lightbourne Goal 77'
Bermuda National Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Miguel Salas Castillo (Mexico)

25 October 1992
El Salvador  1–1  Canada
González Goal 32' Miller Goal 86'
Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador
Attendance: 16,342
Referee: Victor Hugo Rodriguez Ugaldo (Costa Rica)

25 October 1992
Bermuda  1–1  Jamaica
Jennings Goal 52' Davis Goal 74'
Bermuda National Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Ali Black (Saint Lucia)

1 November 1992
Canada  1–0  Jamaica
Mitchell Goal 53'
Toronto
Attendance: 8,131
Referee: Franklin Morales Trujillo (Guatemala)

1 November 1992
El Salvador  4–1  Bermuda
Palacios Goal 22'
González Goal 44'
Cienfuegos Goal 52'
Rivera Goal 56'
Goater Goal 80'
Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador
Attendance: 21,300
Referee: Jose Luis Fuentes (Honduras)

8 November 1992
Canada  2–3  El Salvador
Miller Goal 13'
Mitchell Goal 71'
Rivera Goal 44'
Ulloa Goal 52'89'
Swangard Stadium, Burnaby
Attendance: 6,278
Referee: Carlos Castellanos Orendain (Mexico)

8 November 1992
Jamaica  3–2  Bermuda
Wright Goal 5'85'
Reid Goal 8'
Paynter Goal 66'
Goater Goal 68'
Independence Park, Kingston
Referee: Ronald Gutierrez Castro (Costa Rica)

15 November 1992
Canada  4–2  Bermuda
Bunbury Goal 9'14'35'
Aunger Goal 86'
Goater Goal 72'
Swan Goal 76'
Swangard Stadium, Burnaby
Attendance: 4,093
Referee: Leon Padro Borja (Mexico)

22 November 1992
Jamaica  0–2  El Salvador
Meléndez Goal 8'85'

6 December 1992
Bermuda  0–0  Canada
Bermuda National Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Ed Cummings (United States)

6 December 1992
El Salvador  2–1  Jamaica
Meléndez Goal 21'
Díaz Arce Goal 64'
Davis Goal 35'
Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador
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.

4 April 1993
El Salvador  2–1  Mexico
Borja Goal 41' (pen.)
Iraheta Goal 77'
Garcia Aspe Goal 75'
Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Armando Perez Hoyos (Colombia)

4 April 1993
Honduras  2–2  Canada
Smith Goal 41' (pen.)
Obando Goal 89' (pen.)
Catliff Goal 34' (pen.)
Bunbury Goal 68'
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Noel Smith (Jamaica)

11 April 1993
Mexico  3–0  Honduras
Flores Goal 7'
Sanchez Goal 76' (pen.)
Ambríz Goal 89'
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 120,000
Referee: Ronald Gutierrez Castro (Costa Rica)

11 April 1993
Canada  2–0  El Salvador
Bunbury Goal 25'
Catliff Goal 33'
Vancouver
Attendance: 6,968
Referee: Ramesh Ramdhan (Trinidad and Tobago)

18 April 1993
Canada  3–1  Honduras
Mobilio Goal 52'
Bautista Goal 62' (o.g.)
Catliff Goal 66' (pen.)
Pineda Goal 17'
Swangard Stadium, Burnaby
Attendance: 6,868
Referee: Nelson Rodriguez Fernandez (Venezuela)

18 April 1993
Mexico  3–1  El Salvador
Ambríz Goal 2'
Garcia Goal 55'
Ramírez Goal 63'
Ulloa Goal 86'
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 120,000
Referee: Mario Efrain Escobar López (Guatemala)

25 April 1993
Mexico  4–0  Canada
Ramírez Goal 20'34'
Flores Goal 53'
Garcia Aspe Goal 68'

25 April 1993
Honduras  2–0  El Salvador
Bennett Goal 28'63'
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Joaquin Urio Velazquez (Spain)

2 May 1993
Honduras  1–4  Mexico
Flores (es) Goal 56' Garcia Aspe Goal 2'
Flores Goal 44'
Garcia Goal 49'
Smith Goal 89' (o.g.)

2 May 1993
El Salvador  1–2  Canada
González Goal 58' Catliff Goal 27'
Mobilio Goal 60'
Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Arlington Success (Netherlands Antilles)

9 May 1993
Canada  1–2  Mexico
Bunbury Goal 17' Sanchez Goal 36'
Cruz Goal 84'
Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Hellmut Krug (Germany)

9 May 1993
El Salvador  2–1  Honduras
Díaz Arce Goal 1'
Ulloa Goal 32'
Anariba Goal 77' (pen.)

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