Football at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games – Men's tournament

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2018 Central American and Caribbean Games - Men's Football Tournament
Tournament details
Host countryColombia
CityBaranquilla
Dates20–31 July
Teams8 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Colombia (3rd title)
Runners-up Venezuela
Third place Honduras
Fourth place Haiti
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored42 (2.63 per match)
Top scorer(s)Colombia Julián Quiñones
(4 goals)
2014
2022

The men's football tournament at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games was held in Barranquilla from 20 to 31 July. Men's teams are allowed to augment their squads with three players over the age of 21.

Participating teams[edit]

Region Tournament Teams qualified Number of teams
Automatically qualified 3
Central American Football Union 2017 Central American Games 3
Caribbean Football Union 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship 2
Total 8

Squads[edit]

The date of birth for male athletes is from January 1, 1997 (U21). Each team may enter a maximum of three (3) male athletes without age restrictions.[1]

Group stage[edit]

Tie-breakers
  • a) greatest number of points obtained in all group matches;
  • b) goal difference in all group matches;
  • c) greatest number of goals scored in all group matches;

If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings will be determined as follows:

  • d) greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  • e) goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;
  • f) greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned;
  • g) drawing of lots

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Colombia (H) 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Honduras 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
3  Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
4  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 0 3 3 10 −7 0
Source: BAQ2018
Rules for classification: Tie-breakers
(H) Host.
Honduras 2–0 Trinidad and Tobago
Report
Colombia 1–0 Costa Rica
Mina Goal 87' Report

Costa Rica 3–2 Trinidad and Tobago
Report
Colombia 1–1 Honduras
Castro Goal 65' Report Martínez Goal 40'
Referee: Marco Ortiz Nava (Mexico)

Costa Rica 1–2 Honduras
Gómez Goal 7' Report
Referee: Marco Ortiz Nava (Mexico)
Trinidad and Tobago 1–5 Colombia
Rochford Goal 62' Report
Referee: Gladwyn Johnson (Guyana)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Venezuela 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Haiti 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
3  El Salvador 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 3
4  Mexico 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Source: BAQ2018
Rules for classification: Tie-breakers
El Salvador 0–1 Haiti
Report Jean Jacques Goal 28'
Referee: Juan Calderón Perez (Costa Rica)
Mexico 1–2 Venezuela
Aguirre Goal 42' (pen.) Report
Referee: Héctor Martínez (Honduras)

Venezuela 2–0 Haiti
Report
Mexico 0–1 El Salvador
Report Márquez Goal 74'
Referee: Daneon Parchment (Jamaica)

Venezuela 3–0 El Salvador
Report
Haiti 1–1 Mexico
Damus Goal 35' (pen.) Report Aguirre Goal 11'
Referee: Héctor Martínez (Honduras)

Knockout stage[edit]

If necessary, extra time and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner.

 
Semi-finalsGold medal match
 
      
 
28 July
 
 
 Colombia3
 
31 July
 
 Haiti 1
 
 Colombia2
 
28 July
 
 Venezuela 1
 
 Venezuela1
 
 
 Honduras 0
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
31 July
 
 
 Haiti0
 
 
 Honduras 3

Semi-finals[edit]

Venezuela 1–0 Honduras
Flores Goal 76' Report

Colombia 3–1 Haiti
Report Damus Goal 60'

Bronze medal match[edit]

Haiti 0–3 Honduras
Report

Gold medal match[edit]

Colombia 2–1 Venezuela
Report Orozco Goal 35'

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 42 goals scored in 16 matches, for an average of 2.63 goals per match.

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Technical Manual" (pdf). barranquilla2018.com. 14 April 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  2. ^ http://refereesfifa.blogspot.com/2018/07/2018-central-american-and-caribbean.html