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2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
CONCACAF Championship
2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
Dates12–27 February
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Canada (1st title)
Runners-up Colombia
Tournament statistics
Matches played19
Goals scored55 (2.89 per match)
Attendance695,087 (36,584 per match)
Top scorer(s)Canada Carlo Corazzin
(4 goals)
Best player(s)Canada Craig Forrest
Best young playerCanada Richard Hastings
1998
2002

The 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the fifth edition of the Gold Cup, the soccer championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF), and the 15th overall CONCACAF tournament. It was held in Los Angeles, Miami, and San Diego in the United States. The format of the tournament changed from 1998; it was expanded to twelve teams, split into four groups of three. The top two teams in each group would advance to the quarter-finals. Peru and Colombia were invited from CONMEBOL, and the Republic of Korea were invited from AFC.

With all three games in Group D ending in ties and Canada tied with the Republic of Korea on every tiebreaker, a coin toss was used. Canada won and advanced to the quarter-finals. They went on to win their first and to date only Gold Cup title. In the quarter-finals, Canada upset defending champions Mexico in golden goal extra time 2–1. They defeated Trinidad and Tobago in the semi-finals 1–0 after Craig Forrest saved a first-half penalty. Already assured as CONCACAF champions, Canada topped invitees Colombia 2–0 in the final.[1][2]

The tournament marks the only time a CONCACAF Gold Cup has been won by a country other than the United States or Mexico, and the only time in the tournament's history that neither the United States nor Mexico made the final.

Qualified teams

Team Qualification Appearances Last appearance Previous best performance FIFA Ranking[3]
North American zone
 Mexico (TH) Automatic 5th 1998 Champions (1993,1996,1998) 10
 United States Automatic 5th 1998 Champions (1991) 22
 Canada Playoff 4th 1996 Group Stage (1991,1993,1996) 80
Caribbean zone qualified through the 1998 and 1999 Caribbean Cup
 Jamaica 1998 Winners 4th 1998 Third place (1993) 41
 Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Winners 4th 1998 Group Stage (1991,1996,1998) 45
 Haiti Playoff 1st None Debut 77
Central American zone qualified through the 1999 UNCAF Nations Cup
 Costa Rica Winners 4th 1998 Third place (1993) 64
 Guatemala Runners-up 4th 1998 Fourth place 1996 73
 Honduras Third place 5th 1998 Runners-up (1991) 71
Other
 Colombia Invitation 1st None Debut 24
 Peru Invitation 1st None Debut 42
 South Korea Invitation 1st None Debut 52

Qualification play-off

A qualification competition was held in the United States in October 1999. The following four teams competed in the playoff:

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Canada 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Qualify for the Gold Cup
2  Haiti 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3  Cuba 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
4  El Salvador 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
Source:[citation needed]
Canada 0–0 Cuba
Report
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
Attendance: 6,583
Referee: Argelio Sabillón (Honduras)

El Salvador 1–1 Haiti
Montes Goal 3' Report Descolines Goal 80'
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
Attendance: 6,583
Referee: Ronald Gutiérrez (Costa Rica)

Cuba 0–1 Haiti
Report Descolines Goal 75'
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
Attendance: 6,507
Referee: Mario Ramirez (Guatemala)

Canada 2–1 El Salvador
Corazzin Goal 9'
Fletcher Goal 59'
Report Arce Goal 47' (pen.)
Cienfuegos Red card 38'

Canada 2–1 Haiti
Corazzin Goal 9'43' Report Descolines Goal 48'
Thélusma Red card 75'
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
Attendance: 3,605
Referee: Argelio Sabillón (Honduras)

Cuba 3–1 El Salvador
Bobadilla Goal 43'
Prado Goal 75'
Roldán Goal 90'
Report Arce Goal 63' (pen.)

Venues

Los Angeles San Diego Miami
Memorial Coliseum Qualcomm Stadium Orange Bowl
Capacity: 93,607 Capacity: 70,561 Capacity: 74,476

Squads

Main article: 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup squads

The 12 national teams involved in the tournament were required to register a squad of 18 players; only players in these squads were eligible to take part in the tournament.

Group stage

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Honduras 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 6 Advance to Knockout stage
2  Colombia 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3
3  Jamaica 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3 0
Source:[citation needed]
Colombia 1–0 Jamaica
Martínez Goal 15' Report
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 49,591
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Jamaica 0–2 Honduras
Report Pavón Goal 51' (pen.)
Caballero Goal 84'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 50,164
Referee: Mario Sánchez (Chile)

Honduras 2–0 Colombia
Pavón Goal 71'
Nuñez Goal 78'
Report

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 6 Advance to Knockout stage
2  Peru 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
3  Haiti 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
Source:[citation needed]
United States 3–0 Haiti
Kirovski Goal 18'
Wynalda Goal 55' (pen.)
Jones Goal 90'
Report
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 49,591
Referee: Olger Mejías (Costa Rica)

Haiti 1–1 Peru
Vorbe Goal 61' Report Zúñiga Goal 69'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 23,795
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

Peru 0–1 United States
Report Jones Goal 59'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 36,004
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mexico 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 4 Advance to Knockout stage
2  Trinidad and Tobago 2 1 0 1 4 6 −2 3
3  Guatemala 2 0 1 1 3 5 −2 1
Source:[citation needed]
Mexico 4–0 Trinidad and Tobago
Márquez Goal 36'
Hernández Goal 52'
David Goal 75' (o.g.)
Palencia Goal 85'
Report
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Attendance: 22,131
Referee: Rafael Rodríguez (El Salvador)

Trinidad and Tobago 4–2 Guatemala
Latapy Goal 26'
Dwarika Goal 36'
Nakhid Goal 52'
Yorke Goal 83'
Report Plata Goal 30'
Ramírez Goal 47'

Guatemala 1–1 Mexico
Miranda Goal 28' Report Mora Goal 26'

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Costa Rica 2 0 2 0 4 4 0 2 Advance to Knockout stage
2  Canada 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
3  South Korea 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
Source:[citation needed]

Note: Canada and South Korea required a coin toss as a final tiebreaker.

Costa Rica 2–2 Canada
J. Soto Goal 11'
Wallace Goal 54'
Report Corazzin Goal 19' (pen.)57'

Canada 0–0 South Korea
Report

South Korea 2–2 Costa Rica
Lee Dong-gook Goal 14'
Lee Min-sung Goal 75'
Report Wanchope Goal 66'
Medford Goal 85'
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
Attendance: 54,246
Referee: Argelio Sabillón (Honduras)

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
19 February - Miami
 
 
 United States2 (1)
 
23 February - San Diego
 
 Colombia2 (2)
 
 Colombia2
 
19 February - Miami
 
 Peru1
 
 Honduras3
 
27 February - Los Angeles
 
 Peru5
 
 Colombia0
 
20 February - San Diego
 
 Canada2
 
 Costa Rica1
 
24 February - Los Angeles
 
 Trinidad and Tobago2
 
 Trinidad and Tobago0
 
20 February - San Diego
 
 Canada1
 
 Mexico1
 
 
 Canada2
 

Quarter-finals

United States 2–2 (a.e.t.) Colombia
McBride Goal 20'
Armas Goal 51'
Report Asprilla Goal 24'
Bedoya Goal 81'
Penalties
Wynalda Penalty missed
Reyna Penalty missed
Lewis Penalty scored
Armas Penalty missed
Olsen Penalty missed
1–2 Penalty missed Pérez
Penalty scored Martínez
Penalty missed Candelo
Penalty scored Mosquera
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 32,972
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

Honduras 3–5 Peru
Clavasquín Goal 32'
Pavón Goal 67' (pen.)
Pineda Goal 69'
Report Holsen Goal 7'
J. Soto Goal 14' (pen.)
Del Solar Goal 50'
Palacios Goal 52'
Sáenz Goal 87'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 32,972
Referee: Marío Sánchez (Chile)

Match abandoned after 89' due to pitch invasion.


Costa Rica 1–2 (a.e.t.) Trinidad and Tobago
Wanchope Goal 89' Report Dwarika Goal 26'
Trotman Golden goal 101'

Mexico 1–2 (a.e.t.) Canada
Ramírez Goal 35' Report Corazzin Goal 83'
Hastings Golden goal 92'

Semi-finals

Colombia 2–1 Peru
Salazar Goal 39' (o.g.)
Bonilla Goal 53'
Report Palacios Goal 75'
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Attendance: 3,402
Referee: Rafael Rodríguez (El Salvador)

Trinidad and Tobago 0–1 Canada
Report Watson Goal 68'

Final

Main article: 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

Canada 2–0 Colombia
De Vos Goal 45'
Corazzin Goal 68' (pen.)
Report

Statistics

Goalscorers

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Own goals

Awards

 2000 Gold Cup Winners 

Canada
First title
Top Scorer: Most Valuable Player: Rookie of the tournament: Fair Play Award:
Canada Carlo Corazzin
Canada Craig Forrest
Canada Richard Hastings
Canada Jason de Vos

Best XI

Broadcasting

Main article: 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup broadcasting rights

References

  1. ^ "Canada win Gold Cup". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 28 February 2000. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  2. ^ Da Costa, Norman (February 26, 2010). "NORMAN DA COSTA RECALLS THE 2000 GOLD CUP EXPERIENCE". RedNationOnline. Archived from the original on March 28, 2010. Retrieved February 27, 2010.
  3. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 19 January 2000. Retrieved 9 March 2021.