1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

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1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
Event1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DateJuly 25, 1993
VenueEstadio Azteca, Mexico City
RefereeRobert Sawtell (Canada)
Attendance130,800
1991
1996

The 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final was an association football match that took place on July 25, 1993 at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico, to determine the winner of the 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup. This was the second final in the history of CONCACAF Gold Cup and second consecutive final for the United States after they beat Honduras in a penalty shootout in the 1991 final. They faced Mexico, who were making their first appearance in a Gold Cup Final. El Tri won the match 4–0 in front of 130,800 spectators.[1]

As the Gold Cup champion, Mexico qualified as the CONCACAF representative in the 1995 King Fahd Cup in Saudi Arabia.[2]

Background[edit]

Prior to the match, Mexico were favorites to win it all after Zague had scored 10 goals in every match in the competition they had played except their 1–1 draw with Costa Rica.[3] On the contrary, the United States had won all of their games by 1 goal, and scored a golden goal against Costa Rica in the semi-finals.[4]

Route to the final[edit]

United States Round Mexico
Opponents Result Group stage Opponents Result
 Jamaica 1–0 Match 1  Martinique 9–0
 Panama 2–1 Match 2  Costa Rica 1–1
 Honduras 1–0 Match 3  Canada 8–0
Group A winners
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  United States 3 9
2  Jamaica 3 4
3  Honduras 3 3
4  Panama 3 1
Final standings Group B winners
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Mexico 3 7
2  Costa Rica 3 5
3  Canada 3 2
4  Martinique 3 1
Opponents Result Knockout stage Opponents Result
 Costa Rica 1–0 (a.e.t.) Semi-finals  Jamaica 6–1

Match[edit]

Details[edit]

Mexico 4–0 United States
Ambriz Goal 11'
Armstrong Goal 31' (o.g.)
Zague Goal 69'
Cantú Goal 79'
Report
Attendance: 130,800
Referee: Robert Sawtell (Canada)


Mexico
United States
GK 1 Jorge Campos
DF 2 Claudio Suárez
DF 3 Juan de Dios Ramírez Perales
DF 6 Juan Hernández
DF 4 Ignacio Ambríz
MF 5 Ramón Ramírez
MF 20 Jorge Rodríguez
MF 19 Joaquín Del Olmo (c)
FW 11 Luis Roberto "Zague" Alves
FW 9 Luis Miguel Salvador Substituted off 76'
FW 10 Octavio Mora Substituted off 76'
Substitutes:
MF 18 Guillermo Cantú Substituted in 76'
MF 17 José Antonio Noriega Substituted in 76'
Manager:
Miguel Mejía Barón
GK 1 Tony Meola
DF 22 Alexi Lalas (c)
DF 15 Desmond Armstrong
DF 4 Cle Kooiman
DF 3 John Doyle
MF 5 Thomas Dooley
MF 10 Cobi Jones Substituted off 52'
MF 6 John Harkes
MF 19 Chris Henderson
FW 17 Roy Wegerle Substituted off 78'
FW 11 Eric Wynalda
Substitutes:
FW 8 Dominic Kinnear Substituted in 52'
FW 14 Joe-Max Moore Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Serbia Bora Milutinović

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes extra time if score levels after 90 minutes.
  • Penalty shootout if scores still level after 120 minutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cart, Julie (July 26, 1993). "Mexico Defeats U.S., 4-0 : Soccer: Crowd of 120,000 watches the home team breeze to victory in Gold Cup final". Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ "International Championship Saudi Arabia 1995 - Teams". FIFA.com. 6 January 1995.
  3. ^ "Mexico vs. Costa Rica". Soccerway. 15 July 1993.
  4. ^ "United States vs. Costa Rica". Soccerway. 21 July 1993.

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