Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 8

CONFEDERATION OF NORTH, CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL NEWSLETTER

Visit the Official


Football Confederation
Website online at :

www.footballconfederation.com

OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2000

VOLUME 10 / NUMBER 3

2000 CHAMPIONS CUP


SET FOR JANUARY
The finals of the 2000 FC Champions
Cup will be held 16-21 January 2001 in
southern California. Quarterfinal matches
will be held over two nights, 16 and 17
January, at Titan Stadium on the campus
of Cal State University at Fullerton. The
venue shifts to the Los Angeles Memorial
Coliseum on 19 January for the two semifinal matches, with the final and third-place
match set for 21 January at the Coliseum.
In addition to the title of top club in the
Confederation, an additional prize awaits
the two finalists berths in the 2001 FIFA
Club World Championship, to be played in
Spain from 30 July 12 August.
Seven of the eight finalists are known:
CD Toluca and Pachuca CF of Mxico, D.C.
United and Los Angeles Galaxy of USA, CD
Olimpia and Real CD Espaa of Honduras
and LD Alajuelense of Costa Rica. The
eighth and final team will be the winner of
the finals of Caribbean Zone qualifying, to
be held 29 November 3 December in
Trinidad & Tobago, contested between Joe
Public FC and Vibe CT W Connection
(Trinidad & Tobago), Harbour View FC
(Jamaica) and Carioca FC (Haiti).
QUARTERFINALS
16.01.00 Titan Stadium, Fullerton, CA
18:30: CD Toluca v CD Olimpia
20:30: Pachuca CF v Caribbean Champion
17.01.00
18:30: D.C. United v LD Alajuelense
20:30: L.A. Galaxy v Real CD Espaa
SEMIFINALS
19.01.00, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
19:00: winners of 16.01 matches
21:00: winners of 17.01 matches
FINAL
21.01.00, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
13:00 winners of semifinals matches

LD Alajuelense of Costa Rica and CD Toluca of Mexico are both trying to make return trips
to the Final Round of the Football Confederation Champions Cup.

THIRD-PLACE MATCH
21.01.00, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
10:30 losers of semifinals matches
(see page 7 for qualifying results)

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Jack Austin Warner
President
Lisle Austin - Barbados
Vice-President, Caribbean Zone
Rafael Salguero - Guatemala
Vice-President, Central Zone
Alan Rothenberg - U.S.A.
Vice-President, North Zone
Anthony James - Jamaica
Member, Caribbean Zone
Hugo Kiese - Mexico
Member, North Zone
Alfredo Hawit - Honduras
Member, Central Zone
Chuck Blazer
General Secretary
REPRESENTATIVES TO FIFA
Jack Austin Warner FIFA Vice-President
Isaac Sasso FIFA Executive Committee
Chuck Blazer FIFA Executive Committee

Office of the President


Jack Austin Warner
Edward and Oxford Street, Port of Spain,
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
(T): 1-868-625-9611 (F): 1-868-625-9609
concacaf@cariblink.net

Office of the Deputy General Secretary


UNCAF Headquarters
Oscar Thamar Torres
2a Calle 25-80, Zona 15
Vista Hermosa II, Edo. Maria del Alma
5o Nivel, Apartamento 500
Cd. Guatemala, Guatemala, C.A.
(P): 011-502-369-8129 (F) 011-502-365-7866
uncafsec@terra.net

Office of the Deputy General Secretary


CFU Headquarters
Harold Taylor
131 Eastern Main Rd, Arouca, Trinidad WI
(P): 1-809-646-5753 (F): 1-809-646-4076
cfu@wow.net
CONFEDERATION NEWS
Published at Confederation Headquarters,
Office of the General Secretary
725 Fifth Avenue, Trump Tower, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10022
(P): 1-212-308-0044 (F): 1-212-308-1851
concacafny@aol.com
Editor
Rick Lawes
Art Director
Michael Maselli
Photography
Tony Quinn
TranslationVictoria Posloncec-Rospigliosi
Production
Nino Bussani
Miguel Rivera

PRESIDENT JACK WARNERS MESSAGE


Six of our national teams, our best, now
know the arduous and exciting task in front of
them if they hope to be players and not spectators at the World Cup of 2002.
Over a busy week end in Guatemala, with the
start of the FIFA Futsal finals and our own
Executive Committee meeting, the draw was
made for the schedule of games which will
keep those national teams in a life-and-death
struggle for most of next year.
It is remarkable proof of the growing quality
and equality that our "Super Six" come in precise ratio from the three zones of our
Confederation: two from the Caribbean
(Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago), two from
North America (Mexico and the United States)
and two from Central America (Honduras and
either Costa Rica or Guatemala who still face a play-off to decide who goes through).
There is also a remarkable statistic in that by next November, regardless of the outcome, Trinidad and Tobago will have played a world record number of games - 22 - in the
attempt to reach the World Cup finals.
Ten of those games are still to come in the final qualifying rounds that start in
February and do not end until November with three countries in a state of euphoria and
three bitterly disappointed beyond measure.
Winners and losers will have little time for either joy or remorse with the Gold Cup of
2002 already scheduled to start in January 2002, barely six weeks after the last World
Cup qualifying game, as the Football Confederation's schedule becomes more crowded as
it becomes more important.
The Confederation's schedule for the next two years is intensely crowded with top-level
international events at so many different levels for our national teams, for our club teams,
for men and women, for boys and for girls. It really is a remarkable enterprise for a region
which at one time languished so far behind much of the rest of the world but is now catching up quite dramatically.
Nowhere is the expansion of activity greater than in competition for our best clubs,
with a totally revised and revamped series of club competitions designed to produce not
only a Football Confederation champion each year but also to produce, every two years,
our entries into the FIFA Club World Championship.
Our next two qualifiers will come from this year's Champions Cup, to be played in
Southern California in January. After that, however, the competition is enlarged in size
and importance, as you can read in detail elsewhere in this Newsletter.
So many of our dates are now being fitted into the global calendar which is slowly
coming into place in the manner which the complex world game demands; thus more and
more are we able to plan ahead, to give our national and club teams the best conditions in
which to prepare and compete.
But, in truth, the events which capture the attention of the media and the public are
but the tip of the iceberg of activity within the Confederation.
Beneath the surface, so many administrators work ceaselessly to prepare the logistics,
the schedules, the travel, the stadium arrangements, the game officials, the media information so that we can, increasingly, put our best foot forward wherever we go and whatever we do.

Jack Warner
President

CLUB COMPETITIONS BEGIN


LANDMARK FORMAT
Club competitions in the
Football Confederation enter a
new, landmark phase in the
upcoming year with the development of a pair of new competitions leading to qualification
for the FIFA Club World
Championship, approved by the
FC Executive Committee.
Beginning with the 2003
FIFA Club World Championship,
and approved by the FIFA
Committee for the Club World Championship, the Football
Confederation's two representatives will be decided in the new FC
Clubs Cup, a tournament of eight teams who will compete each
January preceding the FIFA world championship.
Four of the teams will be determined through the FC Champions
Series, the Confederation's premier club competition which has
been held since 1962. The champion and sub-champion from each
of the two previous Champions Cup will qualify for the opportunity
to play for the FIFA Club World Championship.
The four remaining teams will come a second yearly competition, the FC Giants Series, to be introduced early next year. The
winners and runners-up from the two previous years of that new
tournament will also qualify for the FC Clubs Cup.
While the criteria for entry into the FC Champions Series is success in domestic competition, the FC Giants Series will use a different objective criteria - the clubs' popularity based on attendance. The
two clubs in each of the FC's 38 member countries with the best
attendance as verified by their national associations will be eligible
for entry into the Giants Series, the single-most objective criteria of a
club's popularity and stature as a giant among its competitors.
"The Giants Series gives credit to an often overlooked side of
football, the success of clubs in promoting themselves and attracting supporters to their grounds. In addition with the Champions
Series, we bringing together the biggest, and the best, of our
region," said Chuck Blazer, General Secretary of the Football

AROUND THE
CONFEDERATION
FC ADMINISTRATORS ATTEND
FIFA/CIES COURSE IN SWITZERLAND
Twenty-one administrators
from the Football
Confederation attended the
FIFA/CIES seminar for
English-speaking officials of
the FC, from 23 October to 2
November in Switzerland.
The course is designed to improve the level
of administration in football, with topics in
management, marketing, law, accounting and
finance.
The first week was conducted in the city of
Neuchtel, with the second week conducted in
Zurich. The participants also paid a visit to the
offices of UEFA, where they were given lectures on marketing and management to supplement the information covered by FIFA.
FIFA has collaborated with CIES (Centre of
International Sports Studies) to provide this
course for the participants as a part of their
program for the development of the sport
around the world.

Confederation. "Through the creation of the Clubs Cup, the two


clubs then in greatest form will advance to represent the
Confederation at the Club World Championship."
Both the FC Champions Series and the FC Giants Series will be
conducted using similar formats, with regional qualification leading
to home-and-away matches at the quarterfinal stage, before a "final
four" knockout tournament at a single site. In addition, the Giants
Series will be completed in the first half of each calendar year, with
the FC Champions Series completed in the second half of the year.
The FC Clubs Cup will be an eight-team, straight knockout tournament held in a single, neutral venue, in the January of the year
prior to the FIFA world championship. With the honor and prestige
of competing against the best clubs in the world awaiting - as well
as the potential for a considerable financial bonus - competition
should be fierce in the new events.
The first FC Giants Series will begin early in 2001, with the
qualifying rounds to open in February. The quarterfinals will be
held 4 and 11 April 2001, with the final tournament set for 27 and
29 April 2001. The 2001 FC Champions Series will see preliminary
rounds begin in May, with the quarterfinal dates established as 24
and 31 October 2001. The "Final Four" will be held 16 and 18
November.
The inaugural FC Clubs Cup will be held in January 2003, prior
to the third FIFA Club World Championship. It will match the winners and runners-up of the 2001 and 2002 FC Champions Series
and 2001 and 2002 FC Giants Series.

Necaxa represented the Football Confederation in the


1999 FIFA Club World Championship

FC TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT HOLDS


COACHING COURSE IN TRINIDAD
In fulfillment of its mission to develop and
encourage proper coaching of football, the first
FC Level II Coaching Course was held 23-27
August at the Dr. Joo Havelange Centre of
Excellence in Tunapuna, Trinidad. Similar to
the Level B course taught by UEFA (the
European confederation), the residential
course covered practical and theoretical topics
such as Modern Methods of Training;
Preseason Training; How To Discover Talent;
Technical, Tactical and Mental Preparation;
and Fair Play.
Instructing the course was Prof. Marcos
Falopa, FC Technical Director and coaching
advisor to FIFA.
In addition, guest lectures were given by
Dr. Neville Chance (Director of Sports for
Trinidad & Tobago, covering Managing &
Organization), Ian Porterfield and Jimmy
Blanc (head coach and assistant coach for
Trinidad & Tobago national team, covering
Preparation for World Cup qualification), and
Keith Look Loy (FIFA Development Officer, on
Goal Project of FIFA), while the under-20
national team from Trinidad & Tobago served
as demonstrators.

FOOTBALL CONFEDERATION HOLDS


REFEREE INSTRUCTORS COURSE
The Football Confederation
held a referee instructors
course 30 August - 4
September at the Hotel Oasis
Cancun in Cancun, Mexico,
for invited senior referee
instructors at the FIFA level and additional
instructors appointed by member federations.
The course, administered by Dr. Edgardo
Codesal of Mexico, chairman of the FC Referees
Committee, covered new and changed Laws of
the Game and their application. It is the second
such application course for referee instructors,
and is for instructors who will then return
home and hold sessions for their referees.
FC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WORKS
THROUGH LENGTHY AGENDA
The Executive Committee of the FC moved
through an extensive agenda on 20 November
in Guatemala City. Among the action taken,
Alfredo Hawit, General Secretary of the
Federacion Autonoma de Futbol de Honduras,
was unanimously agreed to fill the open place
of Member, Central Zone on the board, replacing the late Sergio Torres of El Salvador.

WORLD CUP FINAL ROUND


QUALIFYING DRAW FOR FC

World Cup qualifying dates for UEFA


(Europe) and CONMEBOL (South America).
Match 1
27-28 February 2001 (Tue/Wed)
Jamaica vs Trinidad
USA vs Mexico
Guatemala/Costa Rica vs Honduras
Match 2
24-28 March 2001 (Sat-Wed)
Honduras vs USA
Mexico vs Jamaica
Guatemala/Costa Rica vs Trinidad

FIFA General Secretary Michel Zen-Ruffinen


at the FC final round qualifying draw

The draw for the Final Round of


Football Confederation qualifying for the
2002 FIFA World Cup was held 19
November at the Westin Camino Real in
Guatemala City. The six teams which have
qualified for the final round Costa
Rica/Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica,
Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and USA will
play each other twice, home and away, in a
round-robin format.
The first set of matches in the Final
Round will be played on 27-28 February
2001, with the final set to be played 10-11
November 2001. All matches in both the
ninth round (6-7 October 2001) and the
tenth and final round must be played simultaneously.
In conducting the draw, the names of
the six qualifiers the winner and runnerup from Groups C, D and E from the
Semifinal Round were placed in one pot,
with numbers 1-6 placed in the second.
Each country was drawn to a number corresponding to the schedule below.
In the Final Round, six of the dates are
set for weekends, with four guaranteed for
midweek, though an additional two could
also be played on a weekday. Twice, two
matches are scheduled to be played within a
five-day period. The dates have all been
established to conform with the harmonized
international calendar, and are the same as

Match 3
24-25 April 2001 (Tue/Wed)
Jamaica vs Honduras
Trinidad vs Mexico
USA vs Guatemala/Costa Rica
Match 4
16-17 June 2001 (Sat/Sun)
Jamaica vs USA
Trinidad vs Honduras
Mexico vs Guatemala/Costa Rica
Match 5
19-20 June 2001 (Tue/Wed)
Honduras vs Mexico
USA vs Trinidad
Guatemala/Costa Rica vs Jamaica
Match 6
30 June - 4 July 2001 (Sat-Wed)
Honduras vs Guatemala/Costa Rica
Trinidad vs Jamaica
Mexico vs USA
Match 7
1-2 September 2001 (Sat/Sun)
Jamaica vs Mexico
Trinidad vs Guatemala/Costa Rica
USA vs Honduras
Match 8
4-5 September 2001 (Tue/Wed)
Honduras vs Jamaica
Mexico vs Trinidad
Guatemala/Costa Rica vs USA
Match 9
6-7 October 2001 (Sat/Sun)
Honduras vs Trinidad
USA vs Jamaica
Guatemala/Costa Rica vs Mexico
Match 10
10-11 November 2001 (Sat/Sun)
Jamaica vs Guatemala/Costa Rica
Trinidad vs USA
Mexico vs Honduras

GUATEMALA-COSTA RICA WORLD CUP


QUALIFYING MATCH SET FOR JANUARY
The crucial World Cup qualifying playoff
match between Costa Rica and Guatemala
will be played at the Orange Bowl in
Miami, Florida, USA on Saturday 6
January 2001. The time of kickoff is still to
be determined, and the site is still subject
to final contract negotiations.
The special playoff match became necessary to determine the second team to
advance out of Group E in FC qualifying
after Guatemala defeated Costa Rica 2:1 on
15 November in Mazatenango.
Carlos Ruiz 88th-minute goal, his second of the match, after he
sliced through the Costa Rica defense gave the home side the victory in front of their delirious supporters and left both teams
absolutely level after the six matches of the semifinal round.

FOOTBALL CONFEDERATION
WORLD CUP QUALIFYING
GROUP C - SEMIFINAL ROUND
16.07.00
Panama - Mexico 0:1 (0:0)
16.07.00
Canada - Trinidad & Tobago 0:2 (0:1)
23.07.00
Panama - Canada 0:0
23.07.00
Trin & Tob - Mexico 1:0 (0:0)
15.08.00
Mexico - Canada 2:0 (0:0)
16.08.00
Trinidad & Tobago - Panama 6:0 (3:0)
03.09.00
Mexico - Panama 7:1 (3:0)
03.09.00
Trinidad & Tobago - Canada 4:0 (2:0)
08.10.00
Mxico - Trinidad & Tobago 7:0 (4:0)
09.10.00
Canada - Panama 1:0 (0:0)
15.11.00
Trinidad & Tobago - Panama 1:0 (1:0)
15.11.00
Canada - Mxico 0:0
P W D
L
F
A Pts
Trinidad & Tobago - X
6
5
0
1 14
7 15
Mexico - X
6
4
1
1 17
2 13
Canada
6
1
2
3
1
8
5
Panama
6
0
1
5
1 16 1
GROUP D - SEMIFINAL ROUND
16.07.00,
El Salvador - Honduras 2:5 (1:3)
16.07.00,
St. Vincent & Grenadines - Jamaica 0:1 (0:1)
23.07.00,
El Salvador - St. Vincent & Grenadines 7:1 (2:1)
23.07.00,
Jamaica - Honduras 3:1 (1:1)
16.08.00,
Jamaica - El Salvador 1:0 (1:0)
16.08.00,
Honduras - St. Vincent & Grenadines 6:0 (3:0)
02.09.00,
Honduras - El Salvador 5:0 (2:0)
03.09.00,
Jamaica - St. Vincent & Grenadines 2:0 (1:0)
08.10.00,
Honduras - Jamaica 1:0 (0:0)
08.10.00,
St.Vincent & Grenadines -El Salvador 1:2 (0:1)
14.11.00
St. Vincent & Grenadines - Honduras 0:7 (0:2)
15.11.00
El Salvador - Jamaica 2:0 (2:0)
P W D
L
F
A Pts
Honduras - X
6
5
0
1 25
5 15
Jamaica - X
6
4
0
2
7
4 12
El Salvador
6
3
0
3 13 13 9
St. Vincent/Grenadines 6
0
0
6
2 25 0
GROUP E - SEMIFINAL ROUND
16.07.00
Guatemala - USA 1:1 (0:1)
16.07.00
Barbados - Costa Rica 2:1 (0:0)
22.07.00
Guatemala - Barbados 2:0 (1:0)
23.07.00
Costa Rica - USA 2:1 (1:0)
15.08.00
Costa Rica - Guatemala 2:1 (1:0)
16.08.00
USA - Barbados 7:0 (3:0)
03.09.00
USA - Guatemala 1:0 (0:0)
03.09.00
Costa Rica - Barbados 3:0 (2:0)
08.10.00
Barbados - Guatemala 1:3 (1:2)
11.10.00
USA - Costa Rica 0:0
15.11.00
Guatemala - Costa Rica 2:1 (0:0)
15.11.00
Barbados - Usa 0:4 (0:0)
P W D
L
F
Usa
6
3
2
1 14
Guatemala
6
3
1
2
9
Costa Rica
6
3
1
2
9
Barbados
6
1
0
5
3

A Pts
3 11
6 10
6 10
20 3

There must be winner in the 6 January match. According to the


regulations for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan, if the
teams are tied after 90 minutes, golden goal extra-time must be
played. If, after two periods of 15 minutes each, a goal has not been
scored, penalty kicks shall be taken to determine the winner.
The winning team moves into the Final Round of FC qualifying
for the 2002 World Cup finals, joining Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico,
Trinidad & Tobago and USA. Each team will play the other homeand-away, for 10 matches total per team from February to
November in 2001. The top three teams in the six-team group qualify for the World Cup finals.
The oldest rivalry in Central America, Costa Rica and
Guatemala have met 54 times, with Costa Rica having won 25
matches, Guatemala 15, and 14 ending in draws.
They have played 14 times in World Cup qualifiers, Costa Rica
with six victories, Guatemala with four and four draws. Each team
won 2:1 on their home soil during 2002 World Cup qualifying, the
final tie-breaker which then necessitated the playoff match.

NORWAY STUNS USA TO CAPTURE


WOMENS OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL
Norway defeated the USA 3:2
after scoring a dramatic golden goal
winner in extra time to capture the
gold medal in the womens football
tournament at the Sydney 2000
Olympic Games.
The defending gold medallists
were somewhat fortunate to even
reach the extra period, scoring on
nearly the final kick of the match. But
Norway scored in the first period of
the extra time to win their second
world championship.
Substitute Dagny Mellgren scored the decisive goal after 102
minutes of a pulsating match which saw the USA force extra time
with an equaliser 20 seconds from the end.
The USA advanced through group play undefeated a tremendous achievement given the strength of the group. And when China
PR the only blot on the U.S. copybook in group play when they
earned a 1:1 draw failed to reach the medal round, the USA had
to feel they had the inside track on gold.
But Norway the only other country to win a world championship, winning the 1995 Womens World Cup continued to be a
thorn in the U.S. side, improving their record against the USA to
better than .500 all-time with the victory.
In group play, the USA survived their Group of Death, getting
off the best possible start with a 2:0 victory against Norway.
But old nemesis China PR again fought the USA to a draw, this

U.S. MEN FALL SHORT IN BID FOR


BRONZE MEDAL IN SYDNEY
Chile won a scrappy third-place
play-off match when they beat the
USA 2:0 to win the bronze medal
at the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Both goals of an otherwise poor
game between the two losing
semifinalists came from
Internazionale FC-based striker
Ivan Zamorano, who scored the
first after 69 minutes and the
clincher six minutes from time.
The USA was chasing the FCs
first-ever medal in Olympic football, while reaching the medal
round for the first time in 12
USAs Conor Casey vs Chile
Olympic football tournaments.
in the Bronze - Medal Match
They reached the semifinals in
dramatic fashion, defeating Japan on penalty kicks after a 2:2 draw
in regulation time. But there, the USAs amazing undefeated run in
the tournament came to an end in a 3:1 semifinal loss to Spain.
Needing a victory in their final group match against a Kuwait
side coming off a quality victory, the USA had no margin for error if
they were to qualify for the second round of the mens Olympic
football tournament for the first time in history.
But rising to the occasion, the USA ran out comfortable 3:1 victors and in doing so clinched top spot in Group C on goal difference ahead of eventual gold medallist Cameroon.
In their opening match, the USA twice led the Czechs, only for
the European runners-up to fight back twice for a 2:2 draw. Next
against Cameroon, the USA was almost left to rue what might have
been, failing to convert on a number of chances late in a 1:1 draw.

time a 1:1 affair marked by a little magic from Sun Wen, leaving the
Atlanta 1996 winners with some work in their final group game. Yet
the USA defeated Nigeria 3:1 in its final group encounter, finishing
atop the group with two victories and a draw.
Group F
P
W
D
L
GF:GA
PTS
x-USA
3
2
1
0
6:2
7
x-Norway
3
2
0
1
5:4
6
China PR
3
1
1
1
5:4
4
Nigeria
3
0
0
3
3:9
0
SEMIFINALS
24.09.00 Canberra USA - Brazil 1:0 (0:0)
HAMM (USA) 60'
24-09-00 Sydney 17:30 Germany vs. Norway 0:1 (0:0)
THIRD PLACE
28-09-00 Sydney 17:00 Germany vs. Brazil 2:0 (0:0)
FINAL
28.09.00, Sydney Norway - USA 3:2 a.e.t. (2:2, 1:1)
ESPESETH (NOR) 44' , GULBRANDSEN (NOR) 78', MELLGREN (NOR) 102' - MILBRETT (USA) 5' ,
MILBRETT (USA) 92'+

Brandy Chastain (USA) clears the ball vs Norway


in the Sydney Olympics Final. Norway defeated the USA 3:2.

The Football Confederations other participant in the Sydney


Games, Honduras, saw a young star further demonstrate his pedigree though a final match victory against the host country wasnt
quite enough to secure passage to the quarterfinals.
The catrachos bid farewell to their first Olympic football competition after a 2:1 victory against host Australia that saw David Suazo
score two more fabulous goals.
Still, Honduras was also left wondering what might have been.
In the opening match, the FC Olympic qualifier champions led
Nigeria by two goals with 12 minutes to play, only to see the
defending gold medallist battle back for a 3:3 draw, as Suazo scored
a pair of goals.
In their second match, Italy all but sealed the Central Americans
fate with a 3:1 victory, the European champions outclassing
Honduras while scoring three goals in the first 22 minutes. Suazo
was again a continual threat, but this time was unable to crack an
organized Italian defense.
GROUP A
x-Italy
x-Nigeria
Honduras
Australia

P
3
3
3
3

W
2
1
1
0

D
1
2
1
0

L
0
0
1
3

GF:GA
5:2
7:6
6:7
3:6

PTS
7
5
4
0

GROUP C
x-USA
x-Cameroon
Kuwait
Czech Republic

P
3
3
3
3

W
1
1
1
0

D
2
2
0
2

L
0
0
2
1

GF:GA
6:4
5:4
6:8
5:6

PTS
5
5
3
2

QUARTERFINALS
23.09.00, Adelaide, 18:30 USA - Japan 2:2 a.e.t. (2:2, 0:1) 5:4 penalty kicks
WOLFF (USA) 67' , VAGENAS (USA) 91' - YANAGISAWA (JPN) 30' , TAKAHARA (JPN) 71'
SEMIFINALS
26.09.00, Sydney, 20:00 Spain - USA 3:1 (2:1)
TAMUDO (ESP) 16', ANGULO (ESP) 25', JOSE MARI (ESP) 87' - VAGENAS (USA) 42'
26-09-00 Melbourne 0:00 Chile vs. Cameroon 1:2 (0:0)
THIRD PLACE
29.09.00, Sydney USA- Chile 0:2 (0:0)
ZAMORANO (CHI) 69', pen. , ZAMORANO (CHI) 84' MICALLEF (AUS)
FINAL
30-09-00 Sydney 12:00 Spain vs. Cameroon 2:2 a.e.t. (2:2, 2:0)3:5 penalty kicks

USA WINS INAUGURAL WOMEN'S


GOLD CUP IN FINAL AGAINST BRAZIL
The final result didn't show the dominance
which has become a regular thing for the USA
women's national team, but in the end it was
still another trophy (the fifth of the year) and
another continental championship (the fourth
in four tries) as the USA defeated Brazil 1:0 to
capture the inaugural Women's Gold Cup.
Tiffeny Milbrett - named Most Valuable
Player of the tournament - scored the only
goal of the final in the 44th minute, taking a
pinpoint pass from Mia Hamm at the spot and
hitting a tremendous first-time shot inside the
left post past Brazilian goalkeeper Andreia.
The goal ended a period of frustration for the defending world
champions of nearly a match and a half against the Brazilians, who
they defeated 2:0 in the semifinals of last summer's Women's World
Cup. The teams played a scoreless draw in group play, the USA winning a coin flip to capture the group after finishing level on goal differential, goals scored and goals allowed.
"You have to understand - it's not natural in the game of soccer
for the score to be 8:0," said U.S. coach April Heinrichs .
But only Brazil seemed to be able to stay close to the USA, whose
Gold Cup victory solidified their claim of favorite in the Olympic
Games football tournament. Those two teams, along with China, will
all compete in Sydney in September.
Winning the coin flip was key, because it allowed the USA to
avoid China in the semifinal - the country they defeated in last year's
World Cup final on penalty kicks after a 0:0 draw. Instead, the host
country faced Canada in the semifinals and behind two tremendous
blasts for goals from Shannon MacMillan, defeated their North
American neighbor 4:1. The Canadian goal - a penalty by Charmaine
Hooper - was the only one allowed by the USA in their five matches
and just the third in 17 matches in continental championships.
But in the other semifinal, Brazil surprised China with a golden
goal 3:2 victory. The teams scored goals two minutes apart early in
the first half, then after Roseli gave Brazil a 2:1 lead on the hour, Qiu
Haiyan scored 15 minutes later to send the match into extra time.
But in stoppage time of the first extra period, substitute Formiga
burst into the area only to be pulled down from behind. Cidinha
made no mistake with the penalty, and Brazil had advanced to their
first final in a major competition.
China was the only team to take maximum points from their
three group matches, their toughest test a 3:2 victory against
Canada. The two then played another tight contest in the third-place
match, Qiu giving China a late winner for a 2:1 victory.

FC REFEREES OPEN AND


CLOSE SYDNEY GAMES
For the first time in history, referees
from the same confederation were selected
to officiate both the opening and closing
matches in a competition when the Football
Confederation saw its officials receive that
honor in the 2000 Summer Olympic Games.
Felipe Ramos Rizo of Mexico was selected to run the center for the mens gold
medal match between Cameroon and Spain,
won by the African side.
Sonia Denoncourt of Canada refereed the
womens gold medal match, when Norway
scored a stunning 3:2 golden goal victory
against defending gold medallist and world
champion USA.

Womens Gold Cup 2000 Champions, USA

Brazil's Katia da Silva won the tournament Golden Boot with eight
goals - six coming in Brazil's 11:0 victory against Trinidad & Tobago.
The USA's Siri Mullinix was named Top Goalkeeper, while Brazil
won the Fair Play Award.
FIRST ROUND
GROUP A
USA
Brazil
Costa Rica
T&T

P
3
3
3
3

W
2
2
0
0

D
1
1
1
1

L
0
0
2
2

F
19
19
2
2

A
0
0
18
24

P
7
7
1
1

GROUP B
China PR
Canada
Mexico
Guatemala

P
3
3
3
3

W
3
2
1
0

D
0
0
0
0

L
0
1
2
3

F
20
18
10
0

A
2
6
7
33

P
9
6
3
0

SEMIFINALS
01.07.00, Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
BRAZIL - CHINA PR 3:2 aet (1:1, 2:2)
0:1 SHUI Qingxia 9'; 1:1 KATIA DA SILVA 11'; 2:1 ROSELI 60'; 2:2 QIU Haiyan 75'; 3:2 CIDINHA 107' pen
R: Ave Maria ALPIZAR (CRC)
USA - CANADA 4:1 (3:0)
1:0 Shannon MacMILLAN 12'; 2:0 Shannon MacMILLAN 38'; 3:0 Tiffeny MILBRETT 46'+; 3:1 Charmaine
HOOPER 58' pen; 4:1 Mia HAMM 65'
R: Martha TORO PARDO (COL)
THIRD-PLACE MATCH
03.07.00, Foxboro, Massachusetts, Foxboro Stadium
CHINA PR - CANADA 2:1 (1:0)
1:0 JIN Yan 42'; 1:1 Charmaine HOOPER 59' pen; 2:1 QIU Haiyan 73'
R: Cassie MOORE (TRI)
FINAL
03.07.00, Foxboro, Massachusetts, Foxboro Stadium
USA - BRAZIL 1:0 (1:0)
1:0 Tiffeny MILBRETT 44'
R: Virginia TOVAR (MEX)

To open the competition some two weeks


earlier, Football Confederation referees were
also in the center. Peter Prendergast of
Jamaica was in the center for the opening
match on the mens side between Australia
and Italy, while the Sweden v Brazil match
to open the womens competition was officiated by Sandra Hunt of the USA.
Seven match officials in all from the
Football Confederation four referees and
three assistant referees were present at the
Sydney Games. Of those, five were selected
to remain through the knockout portions of
both football competition as a result of the
high marks they received while refereeing
matches during group play.
In addition to the referees in the finals,
assistant referees Michael Ragoonath of
Trinidad & Tobago, Vladimir Fernandez of

El Salvador and Jackeline Saez of Panama


saw action in key matches late in the tournaments.
Ragoonath was the senior assistant referee in the bronze medal match between USA
and Chile, while Fernandez was on the line
for the Chile v Cameroon semifinal match.
Both were on the lines for the Chile v
Nigeria quarterfinal match. Saez was on the
line for the Germany v Norway semifinal as
well as Germany v Brazil bronze medal
match.
Dr. Edgardo Codesal, chairman of the
Confederation referees committee, is understandably ecstatic about this achievement, as
am I, said Jack Warner, Confederation
President . The standard of officiating in
the FC is on the way, and I shall do all in
power to keep it that way.

FC CHAMPIONS CUP
2000 QUALIFYING

CENTRAL AMERICAN ZONE SEMIFINAL ROUND


GROUP A
02.08.00, Estadio Mateo Flores, Cd. Guatemala
CD OLIMPIA PANAMA VIEJO FC 5:0 (1:0)
CSD MUNICIPAL CD SAPRISSA 1:1 (0:0)
04.08.00, Estadio Mateo Flores, Cd. Guatemala
CD SAPRISSA PANAMA VIEJO FC 0:1 (0:0)
CSD MUNICIPAL CD OLIMPIA 0:0
06.08.00, Estadio Mateo Flores, Cd. Guatemala
CSD MUNICIPAL PANAMA VIEJO FC 5:0 (4:0)
CD SAPRISSA CD OLIMPIA 4:1 (2:1)
P W D
L
F A GD PTS
CSD Municipal
3
1
2
0
6
1 +5 5
CD Olimpia
3
1
1
1
6
4 +2 4
CD Saprissa
3
1
1
1
5
3 +2 4
Panama Viejo
3
1
0
2
1 10 -9
3
GROUP B
23.08.00, Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Cd. Panama
LD ALAJUELENSE CSD COMUNICACIONES 2:1 (0:0)
DEP. ARABE UNIDO REAL CD ESPAA 1:2 (0:1)
25.08.00, Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Cd. Panama
CSD COMUNICACIONES REAL CD ESPAA 1:2 (0:2)
DEP. ARABE UNIDO LD ALAJUELENSE 2:3 (1:2)
27.08.00, Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Cd. Panama
REAL CD ESPAA LD ALAJUELENSE 0:1 (0:0)
DEP. ARABE UNIDO CSD COMUNICACIONES 4:3 (2:2)
P W D
L
F A GD PTS
LD Alajuelense
3
3
0
0
6
3 +3 9
Real CD Esp.
3
2
0
1
4
3 +1 6
Dep. Arabe Unido
3
1
0
2
7
8 -1
3
CSD Comunicaciones 3
0
0
3
5
8 -3
0
CENTRAL AMERICAN ZONE FINAL ROUND
01.11.00, San Pedro Sula, Honduras,
LD ALAJUELENSE - REAL CD ESPAA 1:1 (1:1)
Heriberto QUIROS 14 Marlon HERNANDEZ 31
R: Ramon ARGUETA (SLV)
CSD MUNICIPAL CD OLIMPIA 0:0
R: Armando ARCHUNDIA (MEX)
03.11.00, San Pedro Sula, Honduras,
REAL CD ESPAA CD OLIMPIA 0:2 (0:0)
Wilmer PERALTA 47; Wilmer VELZQUEZ 72
R: Armando Archundia (MEX)
LD ALAJUELENSE CSD MUNICIPAL 1:0 (0:0)
Luis MARN 55
R: Richard Samuel (DOM)
05.11.00, San Pedro Sula, Honduras,
REAL CD ESPAA CSD MUNICIPAL 3:2 (2:2)
Mario ORTA 3, 31, 55 Juan Carlos PLATA 36, 46+
R: Armando ARCHUNDIA (MEX)
CD OLIMPIA LD ALAJUELENSE 0:0
R: Carlos de LEON (PAN)
P W D
L
F
CD Olimpia
3
1
2
0
2
LD Alajuelense
3
1
2
0
1
Real CD Espaa
3
1
1
1
4
CSD Municipal
3
0
1
2
2

A
0
0
5
4

GD PTS
+2 5
+1 5
-1
4
-2
1

CARIBBEAN ZONE PRELIMINARY PHASE


GROUP A Tunapuna, Trinidad
01.11.00
JOE PUBLIC FC HARLEM BOMBERS 2:0 (1:0)
Kerwyn JEMMOTT 30, Adrian NARINE 66
R: Ramesh RAMDHAN (TRI)
RKVFC SITHOC SV ROBINHOOD 2:2 (2:1)
Inchomar MEULENA 22, Kenneth MARGARITTHA 42 Allyson
BAHIA DE SA 32, Ifenildo VLIJTER 71
R: Noel BYNOE (TRI)

03.11.00
JOE PUBLIC FC SV ROBINHOOD 5:0 (3:0)
Angus EVE 18, 45; Kerwyn JEMMOTT 44; Winston FELLER 58
og; Ancil ELCOCK 90
R: Noel BYNOE (TRI)
HARLEM BOMBERS RKVFC SITHOC 2:2 (1:0)
Kenrick EMMANUEL 38; Rhorn JOHN 49 Clifford BRANTHARD
69; Curly POPPER 90
R: Jagdeesh BHIMULL (TRI)
05.11.00
SV ROBINHOOD HARLEM BOMBERS 5:2 (3:2)
Orlando GROOTFAAM 15; Ifenildo VLIJTER 32, 69; Dwight PANKA
42, 85 Peter GREENAWAY 17; Jericson JAMES 24
RKVFC SITHOC JOE PUBLIC FC 0:7 (0:3)
Keyeno THOMAS 31; Ranja CHRISTIAN 39, 54, 58, 92, Adrian
NARINE 44; Cyd GRAY 90
P W D
L
F A GD PTS
Joe Public FC
3
3
0
0 14 0 +14 9
SV Robinhood
3
1
1
1
7
9 -2
RKVFC Sithoc
3
0
2
1
4 11 -7
2
Harlem Bombers
3
0
1
2
4
9 -5
1
GROUP B Kingston, Jamaica,
29.10.00
PARADISE FC ROOTS ALLEY BALLERS 1:0 (1:0)
Ryan BREWSTER 12
R: Clive WRIGHT (JAM)
HARBOUR VIEW FC VIOLETTE AC 5:0 (4:0)
Fabian TAYLOR 7; Mark MILLER 13; Robert SCARLETT 16;
Jermaine HUE 34, 60
R: Raymond PINE (JAM)
31.10.00
VIOLETTE AC ROOTS ALLEY BALLERS 7:1 (2:1)
Peterson JACKSON 28, 64; Rams LESPINAS 37, 48, 66; Ronald
BEAUPLAN 53; Louis GERMAIN 57 Andy JEAN-BAPTISTE 40
R: Victor STEWART (JAM)
HARBOUR VIEW FC PARADISE FC 1:0 (0:0)
Jermaine HUE 56
R: Lloyd HARRISON (JAM)
02.11.00
VIOLETTE AC PARADISE FC 2:1 (1:0)
Peterson JACKSON 15, Rams LESPINAS 55 Paul LOVELL 75
R: Hughil THOMPSON (JAM)
HARBOUR VIEW FC ROOTS ALLEY BALLERS 3:0 (1:0)
Ezra PRENDERGAST 5; Ali ROSE 73; Craig STEWART 90
R: Peter PRENDERGAST (JAM)
P W D
L
F A GD PTS
Harbour View FC
3
3
0
0
9
0 +9 9
Violette AC
3
2
0
1
9
7 +2 6
Paradise FC
3
1
0
2
2
3 -1
3
Roots Alley Ballers
3
0
0
3
1 11 -10 0
GROUP C St. Johns, Antigua (9-12 November)
09.11.00
TIVOLI GARDENS FC W CONNECTION FC 1:1 (0:0)
Steve GREEN 48 Reynold CARRINGTON 77
R: Noel EGAN (ATG)
EMPIRE FC STRIKERS FC 6:0
Conrad WHITE 19, 69, 71, Darren RICHARDS 53, Andy NESBIT
68; Jermaine JOSEPH 87
R: Telford THOMAS (ATG)
11.11.00
STRIKERS FC W CONNECTION FC 0:11 (0:2)
Jose Maria MANOEL 14, 63, 75, 78, 88, Paolo Roberto DOS
SANTOS 22, Jose Luis SEABRA 77, Titus ELVA 80, 81, Reynold
CARRINGTON 85, Gefferson GOULART 89
R: Mervin LEE (ATG)
TIVOLI GARDENS FC EMPIRE FC 1:1 (0:0)
Damion BROWN 48 Darren RICHARDS 28
R: Noel EGAN (ATG)
12.11.00
STRIKERS FC TIVOLI GARDENS FC 3:5
Ludwig BERTRAND 28, Carson LAROCQUE 35, Vincent CASSIMIR 50 Jermaine JOHNSON 57 pen, David KING 61, 83, 90,
Amos ISRAEL 77
EMPIRE FC W CONNECTION FC 3:3 (1:1)
Andy NESBITT 36, Conrad WHYTE 46, Darren RICHARDS 68
Jose Maria MANOEL 45, 66, Earl JEAN 70
R: Thelford THOMAS (ATG)
P W D
L
F A GD PTS
Vibe CT W Connection 3
1
2
0 15 4 +11 5
Cable & Wireless
Empire FC
3
1
2
0 10 4 +6 5
Tivoli Gardens FC
3
1
2
0
7
5 +2 5
Cafe Sisserou
Strikers FC
3
0
0
3
3 22 -19 0

GROUPS SET FOR U-17,


U-20 QUALIFYING
TOURNAMENTS
Draws were
held to determine the makeup of the final
Football
Confederation
qualifying tournaments for the 2001 FIFA World Youth
Championship (Under-20) and the 2001
FIFA U-17 World Championship at the
FC Executive Committee meeting.
Two final qualifying tournaments
with four teams each will be held in the
FC, with the host country automatically
gaining a berth in each.
The 2001 FIFA U-17 World
Championship will be held in Trinidad
& Tobago from 14-30 September 2001.
In addition to Trinidad & Tobago, which
gains an automatic berth as host country, the FC will have two more spots
within the 15 remaining countries competing in the final tournament.
The final FC qualifiers at the U-17
level will be held in San Pedro
Sula, Honduras, from 2-6 May 2001,
and the USA, from 18-22 April 2001.
In addition to each of the host countries, of the remaining six countries, two
will be from the North Zone, two from
the Central Zone and two from the
Caribbean Zone. The winners of each
qualifier will advance to the World
Championship.
The 2001 FIFA World Youth
Championship will be held in Argentina
from 17 June - 8 July 2001. The FC will
have four spots within the 16 countries
competing in the final tournament.
The final FC qualifiers at the U-20
level will be held in Victoria, British
Columbia, Canada, from 28 February-4
March 2001, and Port-of-Spain, T&T,
from 14-18 March 2001.
In addition to each of the host countries, of the remaining six countries, two
will be from the North Zone, three from
the Central Zone and one from the
Caribbean Zone. The top two teams in
each qualifier will advance to the World
Championship.
UNDER-20 QUALIFYING TOURNAMENTS
GROUP A (28 Feb. - 4 March, Victoria, B.C., Canada):
Canada, Mexico, 2nd place Central Zone, 1st place
Caribbean Zone
GROUP B (14-18 March, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad):
Trinidad & Tobago, USA, 1st place Central Zone, 3rd
place Central Zone
UNDER-17 QUALIFYING TOURNAMENTS
GROUP A (18-22 April, USA): USA, Canada, 2nd place
Central Zone, 2nd place Caribbean Zone
GROUP B (2-6 May, San Pedro Sula, Honduras):
Honduras, Mexico, 3rd place Central Zone, 1st place
Caribbean Zone

CONFEDERATION CALENDAR OF EVENTS


2000

Event

18 Nov. - 3 December

FIFA Futsal World Championship

Location

29 November - 3 December

U-17 Qualifying (CFU Group 1, Pool B)

5-13 December

U-20 Qualifying (UNCAF)

6-10 December

U-17 Qualifying (CFU Group 2 - Pool A)

6-10 December

U-17 Qualifying (CFU Group 2 - Pool B,) St. Kitts & Nevis; Trinidad & Tobago

10, 17 December

U-20 Qualifying (CFU Group D)

Barbados, Dominican Republic

17 December

U-17 Qualifying (CFU Group 2 - Pool B)

Dominica; British Virgin Islands

2001

Event

10-14 January

U-20 Qualifying (CFU Semifinal)

16, 17 January

2000 FC Champions Cup - Quarterfinals

19, 21 January

2000 FC Champions Cup - Semifinals & Finals Los Angeles, California USA

24-28 January

U-17 Qualifying (CFU Group 1 Semifinal)

TBD

31 January - 4 February

U-17 Qualifying (CFU Group 2 Semifinal)

TBD

1 - 11 February

U-17 Qualifying (UNCAF)

27-28 February

World Cup Qualifying

Various

28 February - 4 March

FC Qualifying - World Youth Championship (Group A)

Canada

14-18 March

FC Qualifying - World Youth Championship (Group B)

Trinidad & Tobago

18 - 22 April

FC Qualifying - World U-17 Championship (Group A)

USA

2 - 6 May

FC Qualifying - World U-17 Championship (Group B)

Honduras

17 June - 8 July

FIFA World Youth (U-20) Championship

14-30 September

FIFA U-17 World Championship

Guatemala
Guyana
Panama City, Panama
Cayman Islands

Location
TBD
Fullerton, California

El Salvador

Argentina
Trinidad & Tobago

SPAIN VICTORY CAPS


FUTSAL SUCCESS
The fourth
FIFA Futsal World
Championship
closed 3 December
as a success both on
and off the court and with a thrilling
and surprising final.
Spain denied Brazils attempt at a fourth
world championship with two goals in the
final four minutes to snatch a 4:3 victory, the
first world football title of any sort for Spain.
Brazil had battled back from a 2:1 halftime
deficit to grab a one-goal lead in the 35th
minute, but Spain took advantage of a pair
of double penalties - the second with some
30 seconds left on the clock - to win the title.
The tournament drew some 100,000
spectators, exceeding the 60,000 attendance
registered in the in Spain in 1996. The main
hall for the tournament, the Domo, is the
largest indoor sporting facility in Central
America. Built using the foundation of the old
Plaza de Toros in Guatemala, the arena was
given a roof and entirely new installations.
Calling the facility an exceptional
realization, FIFA President Joseph S Blatter
said, We are very proud of the achievements made in such a short period of time,
by the local organizing committee, headed
by Rafael Tinoco and Rafael Salguero.