2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Copa de Oro de la Concacaf 2003
(in Spanish)
2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup logo.svg
2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countriesUnited States
Mexico
Dates12–27 July
Teams12 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Mexico (4th title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place United States
Fourth place Costa Rica
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored50 (2.5 per match)
Top scorer(s)Costa Rica Walter Centeno
United States Landon Donovan
(4 goals each)
Best player(s)Mexico Jesús Arellano
Best goalkeeperMexico Oswaldo Sánchez
Fair play award United States
2002
2005

The 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the seventh edition of the Gold Cup, the football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF).

For the first time since 1993, the tournament was held in more than one country, with games played in both United States and Mexico.[1]WP:DEADLINK[2] The games were played in Mexico City, Miami, and for the first time in a northern U.S. city, Foxborough. The format of the tournament stayed the same as in 2002: twelve teams were split into four groups of three, the top two teams in each group would advance to the quarter-finals. Colombia and Brazil were invited, with the latter sending an Under-23 team.

The United States' Landon Donovan put four past Cuba in the quarterfinals in a 5–0 win, but the defending champions went out to Brazil in the semi-finals. The South Americans scored a goal in the 89th minute and added a penalty in extra time to win 2–1. Mexico won their first championship since 1998, beating Brazil 1–0 in extra time.

Qualified teams

Team Qualification Appearances Last Appearance Previous best performance FIFA Ranking[3]
North American zone
 Mexico Automatic 7th 2002 Champions (1993, 1996, 1998) 11
 United States (TH) Automatic 7th 2002 Champions (1991, 2002) 9
 Canada Automatic 6th 2002 Champions (2000) 78
Caribbean zone qualified through the CFU Qualifying Tournament
 Jamaica Group A Winners 5th 1998 Third place (1993) 48
 Cuba Group B Winners 3rd 2002 Group stage (1998, 2002) 63
 Martinique Qualifying round 3rd 2002 Quarterfinals (2002) N/A
Central American zone qualified through the 2003 UNCAF Nations Cup
 Costa Rica Winners 6th 2002 Runners-up (2002) 18
 Guatemala Runners-up 6th 2002 Fourth Place (1996) 65
 El Salvador Third Place 4th 2002 Quarterfinals (2002) 85
 Honduras Qualifying round 6th 2000 Runners-up (1991) 42
Other
 Brazil Invitation 3rd 1998 Runners-up (1996) 1
 Colombia Invitation 2nd 2000 Runners-up (2000) 22

Venues

Mexico United States
Mexico City Miami Foxborough
Estadio Azteca Orange Bowl Gillette Stadium
Capacity: 105,000 Capacity: 72,319 Capacity: 68,756
Estadio Azteca 07a.jpg
Orange Bowl.jpg
Gillette Stadium02.jpg

Squads

Main article: 2003 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  Mexico 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 4 Advance to Knockout stage
2  Brazil 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
3  Honduras 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
Source:[citation needed]
Mexico 1–0 Brazil
Borgetti 70' Report
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Rodolfo Sibrián (El Salvador)

Brazil 2–1 Honduras
Maicon 16'
Diego 84'
Report De León 90' (pen.)

Honduras 0–0 Mexico
Report
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Alfaro Nery (El Salvador)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Colombia 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4 Advance to Knockout stage
2  Jamaica 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 3
3  Guatemala 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1
Source:[citation needed]
Jamaica 0–1 Colombia
Report Patiño 42'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 15,423
Referee: Kevin Stott (United States)

Guatemala 0–2 Jamaica
Report Lowe 30'
Williams 73' (pen.)
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 10,323
Referee: José Pineda (Honduras)

Colombia 1–1 Guatemala
Molina 79' Report Ruiz 21' (pen.)
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 11,233
Referee: Grevin Porras (Costa Rica)

Group C

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  El Salvador 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3
3  Martinique 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3 0
Source:[citation needed]
United States 2–0 El Salvador
Lewis 28'
McBride 76'
Report
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
Attendance: 33,652
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Martinique 0–2 United States
Report McBride 39', 43'
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
Attendance: 8,780
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)

El Salvador 1–0 Martinique
González 76' Report
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
Attendance: 10,361
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Costa Rica 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2 3 Advance to Knockout stage
2  Cuba 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3
3  Canada 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3
Source:[citation needed]
Canada 1–0 Costa Rica
Stalteri 59' Report
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
Attendance: 33,652
Referee: Richard Piper (Trinidad and Tobago)

Cuba 2–0 Canada
Moré 15', 46' Report

Costa Rica 3–0 Cuba
Centeno 45'
Bryce 72'
Scott 77'
Report
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
Attendance: 10,361
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
20 July - Mexico City
 
 
 Mexico5
 
July 24 - Mexico City
 
 Jamaica0
 
 Mexico2
 
19 July - Foxboro
 
 Costa Rica0
 
 Costa Rica5
 
July 27 - Mexico City
 
 El Salvador2
 
 Mexico (ASDET)1
 
19 July - Foxboro
 
 Brazil0
 
 United States5
 
July 23 - Miami
 
 Cuba0
 
 United States1
 
19 July - Miami
 
 Brazil (ASDET)2 Third place
 
 Colombia0
 
July 26 - Miami
 
 Brazil2
 
 United States3
 
 
 Costa Rica2
 

Quarter-finals

United States 5–0 Cuba
Donovan 22', 25', 55', 76'
Ralston 42'
Report
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
Attendance: 15,627
Referee: Peter Prendergast (Jamaica)
Costa Rica 5–2 El Salvador
Scott 11'
Centeno 45+2', 68' (pen.), 90+3' (pen.)
Bryce 72'
Report Murgas 34' (pen.)
Pacheco 54'
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
Attendance: 15,627
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)
Colombia 0–2 Brazil
Report Kaká 42', 66'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 23,425
Referee: Ken Stott (United States)
Mexico 5–0 Jamaica
Bravo 38'
García 42'
Osorno 55'
Borgetti 61'
Rodríguez 83'
Report
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Mauricio Navarro (Canada)

Semi-finals

United States 1–2 Brazil
Bocanegra 62' Report Kaká 89'
Diego gold-colored soccer ball 100'  (pen.)
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 35,211
Referee: Carlos Alberto Batres (Guatemala)
Mexico 2–0 Costa Rica
Márquez 19'
Borgetti 28'
Report
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Alfaro Nery (El Salvador)

Third place match

United States 3–2 Costa Rica
Bocanegra 29'
Stewart 56'
Convey 67'
Report Fonseca 24', 39'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 5,093
Referee: Richard Piper (Trinidad and Tobago)

Final

Main article: 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

Mexico 1–0 Brazil
Osorno gold-colored soccer ball 97' Report
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Mauricio Navarro (Canada)

Statistics

Goalscorers

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Awards

Winners

 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winners 

Mexico
Fourth title

Individual awards

Top Scorer: Most Valuable Player: Top Goalkeeper: Fair Play Award:
Costa Rica Walter Centeno
United States Landon Donovan
(4 goals each)
Mexico Jesús Arellano Mexico Oswaldo Sánchez  United States


All-Star Team
Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Mexico Oswaldo Sánchez[4]

Costa Rica Carlos Castro
Brazil Maicon
Mexico Ricardo Osorio
Costa Rica Mauricio Wright

Costa Rica Walter Centeno
Mexico Rafael García
Colombia Giovanni Hernández

Mexico Jesús Arellano
United States Landon Donovan
Brazil Kaká


Reserves
Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders

Cuba Odelín Molina

United States Bobby Convey
Honduras Jaime Rosales

Brazil Diego
Mexico Fernando Salazar
Jamaica Theodore Whitmore

References

  1. ^ "CONCACAF Gold Cup". National Soccer Hall of Fame. soccerhall.com. Archived from the original on 10 June 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2010.
  2. ^ Wiebe, Andrew (8 July 2015). "Gold Cup 101: What it is, why it matters, and how to follow along this summer". MLS Soccer. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  3. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 25 June 2003. Archived from the original on October 21, 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  4. ^ "2003 Gold Cup: Arellano, McBride among tournament's top players". CONCACAF. 7 July 2020. Retrieved 6 November 2021.