2007 UNCAF Nations Cup

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2007 UNCAF Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host country El Salvador
Dates 8–18 February
Teams 7 (from 1 sub-confederation)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Costa Rica (6th title)
Runners-up  Panama
Third place  Guatemala
Fourth place  El Salvador
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 39 (2.79 per match)
Top scorer(s) Honduras Wilmer Velásquez
(4 goals)
2005
2009

The 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup was the ninth version of the biennial football tournament for the CONCACAF national teams of Central America. The event took place in San Salvador, El Salvador from February 8 to February 18, 2007. It was the second time El Salvador hosted the competition. The tournament also served as a qualifying process for the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Costa Rica won the tournament on penalty kicks after a 1–1 draw with Panama in the final. It was Costa Rica's sixth title out of nine tournaments played. Panama reached the UNCAF final for the first time but also lost on penalty kicks in the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2005.

Participating nations[edit]

For El Salvador 2007, UNCAF considered for the first time since the tournament's founding in 1991 to invite national teams from outside of Central America to participate. The organization was in negotiations with Mexico and Venezuela to participate.[1] In the end, this did not happen, and the tournament (officially listed as the UNCAF Copa de Naciones Digicel) proceeded with only the seven UNCAF members.

Participating teams include the seven UNCAF members:

Squads[edit]

For a complete list of all participating squads, see UNCAF Nations Cup 2007 squads.

First round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 El Salvador 7 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2
 Guatemala 7 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2
 Nicaragua 3 3 1 0 2 5 5 0
 Belize 0 3 0 0 3 3 7 -4

8 February 2007
Guatemala  1–0  Nicaragua
Quiñónez Goal 29'
Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador
Referee: Jose Pineda (Honduras)

10 February 2007
Belize  0–1  Guatemala
 
 
Cabrera Goal 8'
Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador
Referee: Rolando Vidal (Panama)

10 February 2007
El Salvador  2–1  Nicaragua
Quintanilla Goal 16'65' Wilson Goal 53'
Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador
Referee: Germán Arredondo (Mexico)

12 February 2007
Nicaragua  4–2  Belize
Palacios Goal 12'20'68'
Busto Goal 28'
McCauley Goal 25'34'

12 February 2007
El Salvador  0–0  Guatemala
 
 
 
 


Group 2[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Panama 4 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1
 Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1
 Honduras 1 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2

9 February 2007
Costa Rica  3–1  Honduras
Fonseca Goal 4'70'
González Goal 46'
Martínez Goal 58'

11 February 2007
Honduras  1–1  Panama
Guardia Goal 26' (o.g.) Rivera Goal 80'

13 February 2007
Panama  1–0  Costa Rica
Blanco Goal 87'

Fifth place[edit]

15 February 2007
Nicaragua  1–9  Honduras
Wilson Goal 31' J. Martinez Goal 3'
Velasquez Goal 6'27'37'39' (pen.)
S. Martinez Goal 68'80'84'
Mejía Goal 78'

Honduras qualifies for the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Semifinals[edit]

16 February 2007
Panama  2–0  Guatemala
Phillips Goal 50'
Baloy Goal 90+2' (pen.)
Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador
Referee: German Arredondo (Mexico)

All semifinalists qualify for the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Third place[edit]

Final[edit]

Awards[edit]

 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup Winner 

Costa Rica
Sixth title

Scorers[edit]