1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
L.A. Memorial Coliseum Entrance.JPG
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosted the final.
Event1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Date21 January 1996
VenueLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
RefereeRamesh Ramdhan (Trinidad and Tobago)

The 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final was a football match to determine the winners of the 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The match was held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, United States, on 21 January 1996 and was contested by the winners of the semi-finals, Brazil and Mexico. Mexico, who had won 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup, successfully defended their title with a 2–0 win over Brazil.[1][2] As Gold Cup champions, Mexico earned a berth into the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup in Saudi Arabia as the representative from CONCACAF.

The final was Mexico's second in Gold Cup history, while it was the Brazil's first final, and the first for a non-CONCACAF team to be invited for the tournament and make it to the final.[3]

Route to the final

Further information: 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Brazil Round Mexico
Opponents Result Group stage Opponents Result
 Canada 4–1 Match 1  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5–0
 Honduras 5–0 Match 2  Guatemala 1–0
Group B winners
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Brazil 2 6
2  Canada 2 3
3  Honduras 2 0
Final standings Group A winners
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Mexico 2 6
2  Guatemala 2 3
3  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2 0
Opponents Result Knockout stage Opponents Result
 United States 1–0 Semi-finals  Guatemala 1–0


Brazil 0–2 Mexico
Report L. García 54'
Blanco 75'
Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
Attendance: 88,155
Referee: Ramesh Ramdhan (TNT)


  1. ^ "CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 1996". RSSSF.
  2. ^ "Mexico Defeats Brazil in Gold Cup". Los Angeles Times. 22 January 1996.
  3. ^ "CONCACAF GOLD CUP SPOTLIGHT". Los Angeles Times. 15 January 1996.