2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship

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2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship
2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship.jpg
2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament official logo
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates 22 March – 2 April
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Mexico (6th title)
Runners-up  Honduras
Third place  El Salvador
Fourth place  Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 52 (3.47 per match)
Attendance 157,707 (10,514 per match)
Top scorer(s) Mexico Marco Fabián
Mexico Alan Pulido (5 goals each)
2008
2015

The 2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament was an association football competition to determine the two participants at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1]

As with past versions of the tournament, eight teams were split up into two groups of four. One group played their matches at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee, while the remaining group played their matches at Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The group matches were played from March 22–27.

Following the group stage, there was an elimination round held at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The semifinal matches was held on March 31, while the final match was held on April 2. The two finalists advanced to the 2012 Olympic Tournament.[2]

Qualification[edit]

There was a qualification held to determine the two qualifiers from the Caribbean and three from Central America who will join Canada, Mexico and the United States at the final tournament.

Team Qualification Appearances Previous best performances
North American zone
 Mexico Automatic 11th Winner (1964, 1972, 1976, 1996, 2004)
 United States Automatic 10th Winner (1988, 1992)
 Canada Automatic 7th Runner-up (1984, 1996)
Central American zone qualified through the Central America qualifying
 El Salvador Group 1 Winner 4th Winner (1968)
 Honduras Group 2 Winner 5th Winner (2000, 2008)
 Panama Playoff Winner 5th Fourth place (1964)
Caribbean zone qualified through the Caribbean qualifying
 Cuba Final Group Winner 3rd Third place (1976, 1984)
 Trinidad and Tobago Final Group runner-up 5th Runner-up (1968)

Venues[edit]

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Nashville Carson Kansas City
LP Field Home Depot Center Livestrong Sporting Park
36°9′59″N 86°46′17″W / 36.16639°N 86.77139°W / 36.16639; -86.77139 (LP Field) 33°51′52″N 118°15′40″W / 33.86444°N 118.26111°W / 33.86444; -118.26111 (Home Depot Center) 39°07′18″N 94°49′25″W / 39.1218°N 94.8237°W / 39.1218; -94.8237 (Livestrong Sporting Park)
2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship is located in the US
LP Field
LP Field
Home Depot Center
Home Depot Center
Livestrong Sporting Park
Livestrong Sporting Park

Match officials[edit]

The match officials were announced on 10 February 2012.[3]

Squads[edit]

Group stage[edit]

All times in Eastern Daylight Time.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 El Salvador 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4 5
 Canada 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
 United States 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 4
 Cuba 3 0 1 2 1 11 −10 1
El Salvador  0 – 0  Canada
Report
Attendance: 4,269
United States  6 – 0  Cuba
Corona Goal 12'40'88'
Agudelo Goal 37'
Diz Goal 43' (o.g.)
Adu Goal 62'
Report
Attendance: 4,269

Cuba  0 – 4  El Salvador
Report Blanco Goal 4'
Flores Goal 52'80'
Menjivar Goal 68'
Attendance: 10,578
United States  0 – 2  Canada
Report Henry Goal 58'
Cavallini Goal 83'
Attendance: 10,578
Referee: Jafeth Perea (Panama)

Canada  1 – 1  Cuba
James Goal 25' Report Reyes Goal 90'
Attendance: 7,889
United States  3 – 3  El Salvador
Boyd Goal 1'64'
Corona Goal 68'
Report Blanco Goal 35'
Flores Goal 36'
Alas Goal 90+4'
Attendance: 7,889

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9
 Honduras 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 Panama 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 1 2 2 10 −8 1
Honduras  3 – 1  Panama
Hernández Goal 19'
Martínez Goal 47'
López Goal 87'
Report Yau Goal 54'
Attendance: 8,521
Trinidad and Tobago  1 – 7  Mexico
Molino Goal 88' Report Pulido Goal 29'
Fabián Goal 33'69'85'
Reyes Goal 51'
Jiménez Goal 75'
Cortés Goal 90'
Attendance: 8,521

Panama  1 – 1  Trinidad and Tobago
Waterman Goal 69' Report Winchester Goal 90+3'
Attendance: 16,184
Mexico  3 – 0  Honduras
Pulido Goal 25'39'47' Report
Attendance: 16,184

Honduras  2 – 0  Trinidad and Tobago
Hernández Goal 37'
Lozano Goal 70'
Report
Attendance: 10,061
Mexico  1 – 0  Panama
Torres Goal 90+1' Report
Attendance: 10,061

Knockout stage[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
1  El Salvador 2
4  Honduras (a.e.t.) 3
 Honduras 1
 Mexico (a.e.t.) 2
3  Mexico 3
2  Canada 1

Semi-finals[edit]

El Salvador  2 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Honduras
Molina Goal 77'
Sánchez Goal 106'
Report Lozano Goal 1'
Rodas Goal 101'114'
Mexico  3 – 1  Canada
Fabián Goal 20'
Pulido Goal 33'
Ponce Goal 59'
Report Haber Goal 32'
Attendance: 16,101
Referee: Jafeth Perea (Panama)

Final[edit]

Honduras  1 – 2 (a.e.t.) Mexico 
Quioto Goal 47' Report Fabián Goal 74'
Ponce Goal 116'

Goalscorers[edit]

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

Final rankings[edit]

Pos. Team Pld W D L F A DF Pts.
1  Mexico 5 5 0 0 16 3 +13 15
2  Honduras 5 3 0 2 9 8 +1 9
3  El Salvador 4 1 2 1 9 6 +3 5
4  Canada 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5
5  United States 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 4
6  Panama 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
7  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 1 2 2 10 −8 1
8  Cuba 3 0 1 2 1 11 −10 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic qualifying, Pan Ams berths allocated". concacaf.com. 2010-11-03. Archived from the original on 17 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  2. ^ "US to enjoy home field advantage in Olympic Qualifying". Major League Soccer. 2011-11-10. Retrieved 2011-11-10. 
  3. ^ "Marrufo, Garcia head Olympic qualifying refs". 25 March 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 

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