1997 UNCAF Nations Cup

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1997 UNCAF Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host country Guatemala
Dates 28 March – 27 April 1997
Teams 7 (from 1 sub-confederation)
Final positions
Champions  Costa Rica (2nd title)
Runners-up  Guatemala
Third place  El Salvador
Fourth place  Honduras
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 37 (2.64 per match)
Top scorer(s) Honduras Wilmer Velásquez
(6 goals)
1995
1999

This page details the 1997 UNCAF Nations Cup, played in Guatemala.

Squads[edit]

For a complete list of all participating squads see UNCAF Nations Cup 1997 squads

Preliminary round[edit]

March 28, 1997
Panama  1–1  Belize

March 30, 1997
Belize  0–1  Panama

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1  Guatemala 2 1 1 0 7 2 +5 4 Qualified to Final Round
2  Costa Rica 2 1 1 0 6 2 +4 4
3  Nicaragua 2 0 0 2 2 11 −9 0

18 April 1997
Costa Rica  5–1  Nicaragua
Arnáez Goal 13'
Ramírez Goal 18'42'48'
Oviedo Goal 39'
Taylor Goal 55'

20 April 1997
Guatemala  6–1  Nicaragua
Machón Goal 2'
Plata Goal 5'40' (pen.)
Westphal Goal 13'
Funes Goal 63'
Samayoa Goal 75'
Bermúdez Goal 31'

Group B[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1  Honduras 2 2 0 0 8 0 +8 6 Qualified to Final Round
2  El Salvador 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3
3  Panama 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7 0

16 April 1997
Honduras  5–0  Panama
Velásquez Goal 1'11'16'45' (pen.)
Guevara Goal 73'


Final round[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1  Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7 Champion
2  Guatemala 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7 Runners-up
3  El Salvador 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2 1 Third Place
4  Honduras 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1

23 April 1997
Honduras  0–4  Costa Rica
Fonseca Goal 5'8'71'
López Goal 44'


Champions[edit]

 1997 UNCAF Nations Cup Winner 

Costa Rica
Second title


All-star team[edit]

References[edit]

RSSSF archives