2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship

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2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship
Campeonato de Futsal de CONCACAF 2016
Tournament details
Host country  Costa Rica
City San José
Dates 8–14 May 2016
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Costa Rica (3rd title)
Runners-up  Panama
Third place  Guatemala
Fourth place  Cuba
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 123 (7.69 per match)
Top scorer(s) Canada Frederico Moojen
Costa Rica Juan Cordero
Cuba Reynier Fiallo
Panama Claudio Goodridge
Panama Fernando Mena
(5 goals each)[1]
Best player Costa Rica Edwin Cubillo
Best young player Cuba Diego Ramírez
Best goalkeeper Panama Daniel Atencio
Fair play award  Costa Rica
2012
2020

The 2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship was the 6th edition of the CONCACAF Futsal Championship, the quadrennial international futsal championship organised by CONCACAF for the men's national teams of the North, Central American and Caribbean region. The tournament was held in San José, Costa Rica between 8–14 May 2016.[2] A total of eight teams played in the tournament.

Same as previous editions, the tournament acted as the CONCACAF qualifiers for the FIFA Futsal World Cup. The top four teams of the tournament qualified for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia as the CONCACAF representatives.[3]

Champions Costa Rica, runners-up Panama, third-placed Guatemala and fourth-placed Cuba qualified for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup as the CONCACAF representatives.[4]

Qualification[edit]

The eight berths were allocated to the three regional zones as follows:[2]

Regional qualification tournaments were held to determine the teams joining Mexico and hosts Costa Rica at the final tournament, including two play-offs which were played on 4 and 5 May in Costa Rica prior to the final tournament.

Qualified teams[edit]

The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament.

Team Qualification Appearance Previous best performances Previous FIFA Futsal World Cup appearances
North American Zone (NAFU) qualified through North American qualifying competition
 Mexico Automatic 6th Third place (1996) 1
 Canada Play-off winner 2nd Group stage (2012) 1
Central American Zone (UNCAF) qualified through Central American qualifying competition[5]
 Costa Rica Hosts 6th Winner (2000, 2012) 3
 Guatemala Winner 4th Winner (2008) 3
 Panama Runner-up 4th Third place (2012) 1
Caribbean Zone (CFU) qualified through Caribbean qualifying competition[6]
 Cuba Winner 6th Runner-up (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) 4
 Curaçao Runner-up 2nd Group stage (2000) 0
Play-off winner between Central American Zone third place and Caribbean Zone third place
 Honduras Play-off winner 1st Debut 0

Venues[edit]

The matches were played at the BN Arena of Ciudad Deportiva de Hatillo in San José.[7]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the tournament took place on 16 March 2016 at 12:30 CST (UTC−6) at the Hotel Barceló San José Palacio in San José.[8][9]

The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. Tournament host and defending CONCACAF Futsal Championship champion Costa Rica were seeded in Group B, while 2012 runner-up Guatemala were seeded in Group A.[10]

The draw took place before the final two qualifiers from play-offs (Honduras and Canada) had been confirmed.

Pot 1 Pot 2

Squads[edit]

Each team could register a maximum of 14 players (two of whom must be goalkeepers).[11]

Group stage[edit]

The top two teams of each group advanced to the semi-finals and qualified for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup. The teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers would be applied in the following order:[11]

  1. Goal difference in all group matches;
  2. Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches;
  3. Greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned;
  6. Drawing of lots.

All times were local, CST (UTC−6).

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Panama 3 3 0 0 18 7 +11 9 Knockout stage and
2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup
2  Guatemala 3 2 0 1 13 10 +3 6
3  Mexico 3 1 0 2 12 11 +1 3
4  Honduras 3 0 0 3 8 23 −15 0
Source: CONCACAF

8 May 2016 (2016-05-08)
12:30
Honduras  1–7  Mexico
Marco Triminio 14:24 Report César Saldívar 6:23, 12:28
Jair Alemán 17:05
Christian Hernández 19:53
Ángel Rodríguez 20:43
Miguel Resendes 28:49
Erick Tovar 29:42
BN Arena, San José
Referee: Victor Prendas (Costa Rica)

8 May 2016 (2016-05-08)
15:00
Guatemala  1–4  Panama
Patrick Ruiz 25:43 Report Fernando Mena 12:13, 22:43
Jorge Pérez 19:10
Claudio Goodridge 19:53
BN Arena, San José
Referee: Sergio Cabrera (Cuba)

9 May 2016 (2016-05-09)
12:30
Panama  10–3  Honduras
Josue Brown 7:13
Edgar Rivas 11:54
Carlos Pérez 15:41
Claudio Goodridge 19:08, 29:29, 36:00
José Vásquez 21:54
Ángel Sánchez 29:52, 39:56
Oscar Hinks 31:20
Report Antonio Moncada 11:44
Carlos Montes 25:01
Oscar Valeriano 30:14
BN Arena, San José
Referee: Shane Butler (United States)

9 May 2016 (2016-05-09)
15:00
Mexico  2–6  Guatemala
Jair Alemán 10:54
Christian Hernández 29:34
Report Roberto Alvarado 0:43
Rafael González 3:59
Miguel Santizo 18:25, 34:25
Carlos Merida 37:34
Wanderley Ruiz 39:20
BN Arena, San José
Referee: Roberto Sánchez (Cuba)

10 May 2016 (2016-05-10)
12:30
Mexico  3–4  Panama
César Saldívar 8:44
Christian Hernández 12:29, 39:59
Report Claudio Goodridge 20:38
Fernando Mena 28:32, 32:43
Carlos Pérez 34:29
BN Arena, San José
Referee: Jorge Flores (El Salvador)

10 May 2016 (2016-05-10)
15:00
Guatemala  6–4  Honduras
Jonatan Arevalo 8:12, 13:27, 20:30, 24:59
José Mansilla 11:37, 16:15
Report Luis Rivera 6:10, 25:11
Roberto Alvarado 18:17 (o.g.)
Carlos Montes 31:40
BN Arena, San José
Referee: Lance Vahanitsma (United States)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Costa Rica (H) 3 3 0 0 15 5 +10 9 Knockout stage and
2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup
2  Cuba 3 1 1 1 8 11 −3 4
3  Canada 3 1 0 2 13 14 −1 3
4  Curaçao 3 0 1 2 8 14 −6 1
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.

8 May 2016 (2016-05-08)
17:30
Curaçao  1–1  Cuba
Ashar Bernardus 27:09 Report Karel Mariño 14:17
BN Arena, San José
Referee: Carlos González (Guatemala)

8 May 2016 (2016-05-08)
20:00
Costa Rica  3–2  Canada
Erick Brenes 19:36, 34:42
Alejandro Paniagua 21:17
Report Frederico Moojen 4:36, 35:36
BN Arena, San José
Referee: Francisco Rivera (Mexico)

9 May 2016 (2016-05-09)
17:30
Canada  7–4  Curaçao
Nazim Belguendoz 0:55, 28:56
Daniel Chamale 16:36
Marco Rodriguez 16:51
Vahid Assadpour 20:17
Frederico Moojen 33:51
Eduardo Jauregui 34:55
Report Djuric Ascencion 5:36, 33:23
Every Janzen 15:33, 27:27
BN Arena, San José
Referee: Leroy Brown (Guatemala)

9 May 2016 (2016-05-09)
20:00
Cuba  0–6  Costa Rica
Report Yariel Sandi 6:27
Juan Cordero 13:37, 38:03
Erick Brenes 14:42
Edwin Cubillo 28:36
Diego Zuñiga 35:12
BN Arena, San José
Referee: Luis Aguilar (Panama)

10 May 2016 (2016-05-10)
17:30
Cuba  7–4  Canada
Reynier Fiallo 14:07, 26:45, 28:02
Daniel Hernández 28:56
Jhonnet Martínez 29:27
Reinier Socarras 36:08
Breniht Suárez 38:02
Report Ian Bennett 17:21
Frederico Moojen 33:07, 33:23
Vahid Assadpour 35:20
BN Arena, San José
Referee: Shane Butler (United States)

10 May 2016 (2016-05-10)
20:00
Costa Rica  6–3  Curaçao
Edwin Cubillo 1:27
Juan Cordero 2:03
Yariel Sandi 5:47
Isaias Mora 7:11
Adonay Vindas 11:19
Christopher Molina 14:25
Report Jean Pauletta 9:18
Everon Espacia 18:03
Ashar Bernardus 38:50
BN Arena, San José
Referee: Carlos de la Cruz (Guatemala)

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out would be used to decide the winner if necessary.[11]

Bracket[edit]

 
Semi-finals Final
 
           
 
May 12 – San José
 
 
 Panama (a.e.t.) 6
 
May 14 – San José
 
 Cuba 5
 
 Panama 0
 
May 12 – San José
 
 Costa Rica 4
 
 Costa Rica 7
 
 
 Guatemala 1
 
Third Place
 
 
May 14 – San José
 
 
 Cuba 2
 
 
 Guatemala 3

Semi-finals[edit]

12 May 2016 (2016-05-12)
17:00
Panama  6–5 (a.e.t.)  Cuba
Michael de León 5:09
Ángel Sánchez 11:14, 13:12
Carlos Pérez 19:04, 33:07
Fernando Mena 41:16
Report Denis Márquez 14:57, 28:23
Jhonnet Martínez 20:39
Sandy Domínguez 24:28
Reynier Fiallo 32:44
BN Arena, San José
Referee: Francisco Rivera (Mexico)

12 May 2016 (2016-05-12)
20:00
Costa Rica  7–1  Guatemala
Juan Cordero 21:03, 22:42
Diego Zuñiga 21:58, 26:11
Edwin Cubillo 36:57
Alejandro Paniagua 37:27 (pen.)
Stiven Solís 39:45
Report Edgar Santizo 34:28
BN Arena, San José
Referee: Sergio Cabrera (Cuba)

Third place playoff[edit]

14 May 2016 (2016-05-14)
12:30
Cuba  2–3  Guatemala
Reynier Fiallo 19:22
Luis Portal 32:59 (pen.)
Report Miguel Santizo 2:04, 7:26
Marvin Sandoval 14:19
BN Arena, San José
Referee: Einer Arce (Costa Rica)

Final[edit]

14 May 2016 (2016-05-14)
15:30
Panama  0–4  Costa Rica
Report Alejandro Paniagua 10:20 (pen.)
Christopher Molina 19:06, 26:18
Diego Zuñiga 33:09
BN Arena, San José
Referee: Francisco Rivera (Mexico)

Winners[edit]

 2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship 

Costa Rica
Third title

Final ranking[edit]

Teams qualified for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup
Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Costa Rica
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Panama
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Guatemala
4  Cuba
5  Mexico
6  Canada
7  Curaçao
8  Honduras

Qualified teams for FIFA Futsal World Cup[edit]

The following four teams from CONCACAF qualified for the FIFA Futsal World Cup.

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1
 Costa Rica 9 May 2016 3 (1992, 2000, 2012)
 Panama 10 May 2016 1 (2012)
 Guatemala 10 May 2016 3 (2000, 2008, 2012)
 Cuba 10 May 2016 4 (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

Awards[edit]

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[12]

Award Player
Golden Ball Costa Rica Edwin Cubillo
Golden Boot Canada Frederico Moojen
Golden Glove Panama Daniel Atencio
Scotiabank Bright Future Award Cuba Diego Ramírez
Fair Play Award  Costa Rica

References[edit]

External links[edit]