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CONFEDERATION OF NORTH, CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL NEWSLETTER

JULY 2001

VOLUME 11 / NUMBER 4

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
5 July
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Football Confederation Executive Committee Meeting
8 July
(FC Giants Cup QF1)
CSD Municipal Club America, Cd. Guatemala (11:00)
25 July
(FC Giants Cup QF1)
CSD Comunicaciones CD Guadalajara, Cd. Guatemala (20:00)
31 July
(FC Giants Cup QF2)
Club America CSD Municipal, Los Angeles (19:30)
1 August
(FC Giants Cup QF2)
CD Guadalajara CSD Comunicaciones, Los Angeles (19:30)
3 August
(FC Giants Cup)
Semifinal matches (19:00, 21:30)

Sandra Basheer, CEO of the Trinidad and Tobago 2001 organizing committee for the
FIFA U-17 World Championship, addresses the "Business of Football" marketing workshop.
For more on the FC development program, see page 2.

MEXICO AND JAMAICA REVIVE WORLD CUP HOPES


WHILE COSTA RICA AND USA MAINTAIN LEAD
Mexico celebrated Javier Aguirres first match in charge with a
victory while Jamaica ruined an old heros debut as both countries
revived their FIFA World Cup finals hopes with victories as the final
round of FC qualifying completed a three-match stretch over two
weeks.
After replacing Enrique Meza who saw the Tricolores fall into
fifth place in the final hexagonal after a pair of losses Aguirres
side handed the USA their first loss in the final round 1:0 in Mexico
City. That left Mexico on seven points, but more importantly, just a
point from the top three and the berths available for Korea/Japan 2002.
Costa Rica stunned Honduras 3:2 in Tegucigalpa to draw level with the USA on
Mexico the first-ever home loss by Mexico in World Cup qualifying. Costa Rica then
returned home to defeat Jamaica, and after the win against Honduras were the only
side to take maximum points from the three matches.
Jamaica kept touch after that defeat with a 2:1 victory against Trinidad & Tobago in
Port-of-Spain, all but ended the Soca Warriors dreams of a first World Cup finals. The
loss spoiled Ren Simoes first match in charge of T&T, who led Jamaica to their only
World Cup finals appearance in 1998.
Honduras began the stretch by reviving their World Cup campaign with a pair of
impressive victories, knocking off T&T 4:2 in Port-of-Spain before returning home to
defeat Mexico 3:1, the match that saw Meza resign his position immediately afterward.
The seventh and eighth matchdays will be played five days apart in the first week of
September, with the USA and Costa Rica still atop the table with 13 points, followed by
Honduras and Jamaica level on eight. Mexico lurks just a point behind, with Trinidad
& Tobago still on one.
(World Cup Results Service, see page 4)

5 August
(FC Giants Cup)
Third-place match (13:00) Final (15:00)
15-19 August
(FC Champions Cup)
Central American Zone, Semifinal Round
CSD Comunicaciones (GUA), CD Saprissa (CRC),
Tauro FC (PAN), CD Motagua (HON)
22-26 August
(FC Champions Cup)
Central American Zone, Semifinal Round
CD Olimpia (HON), LD Alajuelense (CRC),
CSD Municipal (GUA), CD Plaza Amador (PAN)
1 September
(FIFA World Cup)
USA Honduras, Washington, D.C. (10:00)
Trinidad & Tobago Costa Rica, Port-of-Spain (16:00)
2 September
(FIFA World Cup)
Jamaica Mexico, Kingston (15:00)
13 September
(FIFA World U-17 Championship)
OPENING MATCH, Port-of-Spain
Trinidad & Tobago Croatia (13:00)

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CONFEDERATION NEWS - JULY 2001

COACHING COURSE
OPENS INTENSE PERIOD
IN CONFEDERATION
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Fourteen Spanish-speaking coaches
from around the Confederation passed the
Level II Coaching Course held 5-9 June at
the Dr Joo Havelange Centre of
Excellence in Tunapuna, Trinidad as the
development program of the Football
Confederation begins to hit high gear.
Later in the month, more than 50 participants from eighteen countries within
the Confederation attended the marketing
workshop sponsored by the English
Football Association and the FC, also held
at the Centre of Excellence, from 27-29
June, 2001.
Prof. Marcos Falopa, FC Technical
Director, coordinated the Level II course
and was the chief instructor, giving lectures on New Methods of Training, How to
Discover Talent and Technical and Tactical
Preparation. Also giving lectures were
Keith Look Loy, on the FIFA Goal Project,
Prof. Ren Simoes, the technical director
for the Trinidad & Tobago Football
Federation, and Prof. Julio Cesar Leal,
who gave two days instruction on theory
and practice.
Nearly the entire group of coaches are
national team coaches or with first division
clubs from their respective country: Marco
Rasmijn, Feliz Geerman, Irwin Helder
(Aruba); Reynaldo Arturo Leiva
(Guatemala); Florencio Leiva Dominguez,
Edward Urroz Cuadra (Nicaragua);
Norman Girigorie, Johan Mollis
(Netherlands Antilles); Roberto Montoya

"I have attended a Confederation course


three times with Prof. Falopa, and since
the first time my club has won the championship three times, and as national team
coach we have seen better results in our
qualification matches for the World Cup."
- Marco Rasmijn (Aruba)

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Lopez, Hector Noriega Palmer (Mexico);
Oscar Salgado, Juan Flores, Cesar
Gutierrez and Leonel Machado (Honduras).
All of the coaches passed their practical
and theoretical examination and received a
certificate. The closing ceremony was attended by Richard Braithwaite, Director of
Technical Administration for the FC, Harold
Taylor, General Secretary of the CFU, and
Oliver Camps, President of the Trinidad &
Tobago Football Federation.
The marketing workshop is a part of a

continuing relationship between the England


F.A. and the Confederation toward greater
development of the game in the Caribbean.
The Marketing Workshop, entitled
"The Business of Football", is the first in a
series of training programmes sponsored
by the English FA and will focus on the
business issues confronting football.
Future workshops will focus on Strategic
Planning, Contract Negotiations, Financial
Management and the role of Information
Technology.

"The course was important as we were able to focus on actual topics with real
information, and that helped us to have a wider vision of what is happening in various
countries in Europe and America, in addition to the work in theory and practice.
The course helped also in relations with other countries in the Confederation and aided
in the formation of the individual as a coach." - Hector Noriega Palmer (Mexico)

"The course gave much experience from


the day we started. The instructor was
very explicit in each one of the classes; the
facilities, the didactic material and the
video and computer information, moreover the field work, greatly enabled me
personally." - Cesar Gutierrez (Honduras)

"Excellent planning, modern audiovisual material and course execution.


The relation of theory to practice helped
to maintain attention and deepened our
understandings of the game and
planning training sessions."
- Florencio Leiva Dominguez (Nicaragua)

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COSTA RICA, USA ELIMINATED FROM


FIFA WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP
Costa Rica and the USA reached for the second round of the FIFA
World Youth Championship, but thats where their runs ended, leaving the FC without any representatives in the quarterfinals.
Czech Republic defeated Costa Rica 2:1 after the ticos had raced
through group play undefeated. The USA was eliminated 2:0 by
Egypt on a pair of goals in the final 20 minutes.
In Group E, Costa Rica proved one of the surprises of the tournament, posting a perfect record to finish atop the group, and along
with Argentina were the only countries to win all three group matches. The USA rebounded from an opening-match loss to China PR to
end with four points, good for second place in Group C. The FCs
other two representatives, Canada and Jamaica, failed to advance.
The ticos opened with a stunning 3:1 victory of the Netherlands
behind a pair of goals from Winston Parks, who then scored twice

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
TO MEET IN BUENOS
AIRES, ARGENTINA
The Executive Committee of the
Football Confederation will meet for the
first time during the 2001 calendar year on
5 July in Buenos Aires, Argentina, prior to
the FIFA Extraordinary Congress scheduled for the following day.
Despite a short period of time available
to each Confederation for meetings around
the Congress, the members of the FC Executive
Committee have an extensive agenda ahead of
them as an incredibly
intense period of activity
awaits in the next few
months.
The finals of two club
competitions at
Confederation level, the
FIFA U-17 World
Championship to be hosted in Trinidad & Tobago,
and the Confederations
signature event, the Gold
Cup, are scheduled to take place in a sixmonth period from August 2001-February
2002, and discussions on each will be
dealt with by the Executive, in addition to
reports on the remainder of the FC s
competitions past, present and future.
As well, reports will be heard from the
regional bodies, the Caribbean Football
Union and the Union Centroamericana de
Futbol, as well as the various departments
of the Confederation and the General
Secretariat. A full report of the financial
situation of the Confederation will also
be heard.

more in a 3:1 win against Ethiopia. In their final match, Carlos


Hernndez scored the games only goal in a victory against Ecuador.
After the loss to China, the USA rebounded with a 4:1 victory
against Chile, led by a pair of goals from DaMarcus Beasley. A late
equalizer by Ukraine, after a goal from Kenny Arena (son of U.S.
national team coach Bruce) made for a tense wait, but the USA still
ended second in the group.
Jamaica opened with a scoreless draw against Egypt behind the
tremendous performance of goalkeeper Allien Whittaker, who followed that with another sterling performance in a 0:1 loss to Finland.
But needing a victory for any hope of advancement in facing the host
nation to conclude Group A play, Argentina scored four first-half
goals on their way to a 5:1 triumph to end the Young Boyz run.
Canada lost their three matches, opening play in Group B with a
3:0 loss to Iraq, then falling to Germany by a 4:0 scoreline. Against
an impressive Brazil to conclude their tournament, the Maple Leafs
played their best match, but still fell 2:0.

Finally, President Jack A. Warner and


General Secretary Chuck Blazer will spend
time with each one of the Confederations 35
full members during the period allotted over
the weekend. Every national association of the
FC has indicated its intention to attend the
FIFA Congress as 203 of the 204 FIFA members have confirmed their participation.
Earlier on 5 July, Warner and Blazer,
along with Isaac Sasso Sasso of Costa Rica,
will attend a key meeting of the FIFA
Executive Committee, also be held in
Buenos Aires. Among the important items
on the agenda before that body is approval
of the revised regulations
governing the status and
transfer of players
amended in accordance
with the agreement
reached with the
European Commission,
as well as the approval of
the rules for application
of these regulations.
In addition, the FIFA
Executive will need to
make a number of decisions, such as appointing
the members of the
Board of the newlycreated FIFA.
Marketing AG and approving the business regulations governing the relationship
between FIFA and this company, which is to
handle marketing affairs after the bankruptcy of FIFA's former partner ISMM/ISL.
The Extraordinary FIFA Congress will
also be preceded by a conference on
racism, chaired by FIFA Vice-President
Antonio Matarrese of Italy, which will hear
from Pel, French defender Lilian Thuram
and former FIFA World Player of the Year
George Weah (Liberia) relating their personal experiences.

GIANTS CUP 2001


QUARTERFINALS
KICK OFF 8 JULY

Before their
new domestic
seasons begin in
mid-month, Club
America and CSD
Comunicaciones
will face off in the
first leg of their
Giants Cup
quarterfinal series on Sunday
8 July at the Estadio Mateo Flores in
Guatemala.
A few weeks later, on Wednesday 25
July, CSD Municipal of Guatemala and CD
Guadalajara of Mexico kick off their quarterfinal series, also at the Mateo Flores.
The second legs of each series will be
played at the end of the month, with
America and Comunicaciones playing on
Tuesday 31 July, and Municipal and
Guadalajara the following evening, both
return leg matches set for the Los Angeles
Memorial Coliseum.
The semifinals are set for Friday 3
August, also at the Los Angeles Memorial
Coliseum, with the matches set to kickoff
at 7 and 9 p.m. local time.
D.C. United of the USA will meet the
winner of the Guadalajara Comunicaciones quarterfinal in one
match, while CD Saprissa of Costa Rica
will face the winner of the America Municipal series in the other match. The
exact order of the semifinals will be
announced at a later date. The semifinal
winners will meet at 3 p.m. local time on
Sunday 5 August in Los Angeles for the
first Giants Cup title, preceded by the
match for third place.

RESULTS SERVICE: FC QUALIFYING FINAL ROUND 2002 FIFA WORLD CUP


WORLD CUP
MATCHDAY FOUR
16.06.2001, Mexico, D.F., Estadio Guillermo Caedo
MEXICO COSTA RICA 1:2 (1:0)
Jose Manuel ABUNDIS 7 Rolando FONSECA 72, Hernan
MEDFORD 86
R: Carlos BATRES (GUA)
16.06.2001, Port-of-Spain, Hasely Crawford Stadium
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO HONDURAS 2:4 (0:2)
R: Mauricio NAVARRO (CAN)
Russell LATAPY 55, Stern JOHN 90 Carlos PAVON 12 pen,
D. TURCIOS 21, R. MORALES 54, A. GUEVARA 88 pen
16.06.2001, Kingston, National Stadium
JAMAICA USA 0:0
R: Ubaldo AQUINO (PAR)

MATCHDAY SIX
30.06.2001, Port-of-Spain, Queens Park Oval
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO JAMAICA 1:2 (1:1)
Stern JOHN 26 Onandi LOWE 31, Deon BURTON 69
R: Gustavo MENDEZ (URU)
01.07.2001, Mexico D.F., Estadio Guillermo Caedo (Azteca)
MEXICO USA 1:0
Jared BORGETTI 16
R: KIM Young Joo(KOR)
01.07.2001, Tegucigalpa, Estadio Nacional Tiburcio Carias
HONDURAS COSTA RICA 2:3 (2:2)
Amado GUEVARA 25 pen, 38 Paulo WANCHOPE 9;
RolandoFONSECA 13;
Mauricio SOLIS 83
R: Oscar RUIZ (COL)

MATCHDAY FIVE
20.06.2001, San Pedro Sula, Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano
HONDURAS MEXICO 3:1 (1:0)
Carlos PAVON 32, 56, 65 pen Victor RUIZ 86
R: Horacio ELIZONDO (ARG)
20.06.2001, Foxboro, Massachusetts, Foxboro Stadium (19:30)
USA TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 2:0 (2:0)
Ante RAZOV 2, Earnie STEWART 20
R: Ali BUJSAIM (UAE)
20.06.2001, San Jose, Estadio Saprissa (20:00)
COSTA RICA JAMAICA 2:1 (2:1)
Luis MARIN 4, Paulo WANCHOPE 38 Onandi LOWE 10
R: John TORO RENDON (COL)

The USA defeated Trinidad & Tobago 2:0,


in June. The two play again in November.

EIGHTY YEARS OF FOOTBALL


CELEBRATED IN COSTA RICA
Football in Costa Rica celebrates 80
years of organization on Wednesday 13
June, the anniversary of the formation of
the Liga Nacional de Ftbol in that country, the forerunner of today's Federacin
Costarricense de Futbol.
Among the seven teams who formed
that first league, three competed this year
in the Primera Division, the top level in
Costa Rica: Liga Deportiva Alajuelense,
Club Sport Cartagines, and Club Sport
Herediano.
CSA ANNOUNCES INTENT TO BID FOR
WORLD CUP FINALS
The Canadian Soccer Association and
the Government of Canada officially
announced on 7 June they will bid for the
next FIFA World Cup finals to be held
within the Confederation. "We will mount
a bid which will involve all regions of
Canada, stretching from the Atlantic coast
to the Pacific, said Jim Fleming, President
of the CSA. "We will partner with the
Government of Canada, the private sector,
stadium authorities and other prospective
partners in financing, planning and
implementing this bid."