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OCTOBER/N OVEMBER 1998

VOLUME 8 / NUMBER 4N

OFFICIAL BULLETIN OF TH E CONFEDERATION OF NORTH, C ENTRAL AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL

DC UNITED Wins The


1998 CONCACAF
Champions Cup
DC United became the first team from
the United States to win the CONCACAF
Champions Cup. The 1996 and 1997
Major League Soccer champions, beat
Mexicos First Division reigning champions, Toluca, 1-0, in the tournaments
final, August 16 at RFK Stadium in
Washington, D.C.
Along with regional bragging rights,
DC United has qualified to play for the
Interamerican Cup against the winner of
Copa Libertadores, South Americas most
important club tournament, organized by
CONMEBOL.
DC Uniteds triumph was interpreted
as a victory for Major League Soccer, the
United States top national soccer league.
Itss a great victory for a league that is

three years old, said DC United coach


Bruce Arena. This a tremendous accomplishment.
MLS commissioner Doug Logan
echoed Arenas message. Our top teams
have gotten to a the point where were
going to be reckoned with, said Logan.
Ive been preaching that the [growth of
this league] is a journey. This is an
important step along that journey.
On their way to their win, which netted them a $125,000 grand prize, DC
United did not allow a goal in its three
matches while scoring a tournament high
eleven goals.
DC United is a good team but Toluca
is better, said Tolucas paraguayan striker Jose Saturnino Cardozo. It was an
important tournament for us that we took
very seriously. Unfortunately we could
not achieve our goal of becoming champions. We all sacrificed and played very
hard based on pride and love for our
team.

1998 CONCACAF Champions Cup Winners D.C. United

FINAL MATCH REPORT


DC United (USA) 1, Toluca (Mexico) 0
RFK Stadium, Washington DC
August 16, 1998 (3 pm), Att: 12,607
75 degrees, light intermittent rain.
DC United created more scoring
chances in the first half. Olsen had two
chances, one was called an offside, the
other was blocked by a Toluca defender.
Harkes had a shot come off the bar. Eddie
Pope scored (41 m) when Tolucas keeper
dropped the ball and deflected to Popes
feet off a cross from Marco Etcheverry.
Toluca pressed on the second half but had
no offensive clarity, except for three dangerous long-distance shots by Fabian
Estay that licked the post. A shot by
Jaime Moreno hit the horizontal post.
Then at the 82nd minute, Scott Garlick
dived low to his left to block a rifle 25yard shot by Salvador Carmona to preserve the win for DC United.
Roy Lassiter was the tournaments
Most Valuable Player by a voting of the
media.
DC United Lineup: GK, Scott
Garlick; D, Carey Talley; M, John
Harkes; M, Brian Kamler; F, Jaime
Moreno (Carlos Llamosa, 76m); M,
Marco Etcheverry; D, Jeff Agoos; M, Ben
Olsen; F, Roy Lassiter; M, Ritchie
Williams; D, Eddie Pope.
Coach: Bruce Arena.
DC United Goals: Pope, 41m.
(continued on page 3)

CONCACAF 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
Sergio Torres - El Salvador
Member, Central Zone
Hugo Kiese - Mexico
Member, North Zone
Chuck Blazer
General Secretary

CONCACAF REPRESENTATIVES TO FIFA


Jack Austin Warner
Chuck Blazer

FIFA Vice-President

Executive Committee Member

Issac Sasso Sasso Executive Committee Member

Office of the President


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

Office of the Deputy General Secretary


CONCACAF/UNCAF Headquarters
Oscar Thamar Torres
15 Avenida A 20-07, Zona 13, P.O. Box 916
Guatemala City, Guatemala C.A.
Phone: 1-502-361-6996 Fax: 1-502-361-5577
concacaf@quetzal.net

Office of the Deputy General Secretary


CONCACAF/CFU Headquarters
Harold Taylor
131 Eastern Main Road, Arouca, Trinidad W.I.
Phone: 1-809-646-5753 Fax: 1-809-646-4076
cfu@wow.net

CONCACAF NEWS
Published at CONCACAF HEADQUARTERS
Office of the General Secretary
725 Fifth Avenue, Trump Tower, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 1-212-308-0044 Fax: 1-212-308-1851
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Editor
Art Director
Production

Carlos Giron
Michael Maselli
Nino Bussani
Miguel Rivera

The Presidents Message


The dramatic pace and activity of world football
continues to elevate and enhance the popularity and
prosperity of our game and I am delighted that CONCACAF is keeping step with our friends and competitors around the globe.
It seems only a few weeks ago that we were reporting on the CONCACAF Congress and looking forward
to the World Cup. Now, the Wor ld Cup is but a glorious memory and CONCACAF football has moved dynamically towards the future.
Since then, we have already crowned a new Champions Cup winner; DC United
becoming the first U.S. team ever to win our most prestigious club competition.
We have seen Jamaica win the Shell Cup and thus qualify for the next CONCACAF Gold Cup, to be held early in the new millenium.
We have seen the U.S.A. and Costa Rica qualify for the next FIFA World Youth
Cup; Canada qualify for the 1999 FIFA Womens World Cup and Mexico earn the
right to play off against Argentina for a place in the finals in the USA next year.
Behind the scenes, the calendar of activity has been just as complete and complex.
CONCACAF is making changes in our committee structure, in operations, in communications, in development and in the many and varied ways in which we will be able
to improve, support and advance the cause of football within our entire region.
The results of this hidden part of CONCACAFs work will never be carried in
the media. There is no score. But there are goals; many of them, which we are now
setting in order to continue lifting every corner of our Confederation into a new and
successful era. - Jack Austin Warner

CONCACAFs Support Helps


Elect Blatter FIFA President
CONCACAFs 100 per cent support for Joseph A.
Sepp Blatter of Switzerland led to his election as
President of FIFA at the FIFA Congress in Paris in June.
We are delighted that our votes were the crucial ones
which elected the man best equipped to lead football
into the new millenium, said CONCACAF President
Jack Warner.
All of CONCACAFs 35 votes were cast for Mr. Blatter who led on the first ballot
by 111 to 80, only 17 votes short of the required two thirds majority. His opponent, the
President of UEFA, Lennart Johansson, then conceded before the second round in
which only a simple majority was required.
The global view which Mr. Blatter has always espoused has always attracted us,
said Mr. Warner. Thus we were solidly behind Mr. Blatter from the start. We believe
he will be of tremendous support to all corners of the world, especially those who are
developing and growing- as we are in CONCACAF.
Since his election, Mr. Blatter has formulated "The FIFA President's 11-point
Programme," which consists of the following items: 1. The World Cup, Korea/Japan
2002; 2. Football and its implications to health; 3. The International Centre for Sports
Studies at Neuchatel University (Switzerland); 4. SOS Children's Villages, the charity
organization supported by FIFA; 5. Dialogue with government authorities, particularly
the European Union, regarding political interference in football; 6. Relations with other
sports organizations, particularly the IOC regarding the future of football at the
Olympic Games; 7. The distribution policy of the World Cup television rights to ensure
that as many viewers as possible can continue to see television broadcasts free of extra
charges; 8. The use of revenue from the television and marketing contracts; 9. The
trend towards creating independent leagues, or leagues founded by major clubs; 10.
Further improvement to refereeing standards with the aim of enabling referees to serve
football more fully; 11. Enhancing the role of the Confederations.

DC United wins Champions Cup


(continued from front page)
Toluca Lineup: GK, Mario Albarran;
D, Salvador Carmona; D, Omar Blanco;
D, Antonio Taboada (Darko Vukic, 60m);
M, Victor Ruiz; F, Jose Saturnino
Cardozo; M, Fabian Estay; D, Alberto
Macias; F, David Rangel; F, Jose Manuel
Abundis (Carlos Ordiales, 76m); F,
Enrique Alfaro (R Garcia, 78m). Coach;
Enrique Meza.
DC Misconduct: Garlick, Yellow,
80m); Lassiter, Yellow, 89m).
Toluca Misconduct: Taboada, Yellow
(37m), Estay, Yellow, (45m); Ruiz,
Yellow, (55m); Cardozo, Yellow, 86m.
Officials: Referee: Carlos Batres
(GUA), Asst. Ref.: John Nielson (CAN)
Asst. Ref.: Vladimir Bertiaga (PAN)
4th Official: Olger Mejia (CRC).

Coach: Alexander Guimaraes.


Leon Lineup: GK, Alberto
Guadarrama; D, Ricardo Cadena (Jaime
Ordiales, 46m) (Hernan Medford, 75m).;
D, Edgardo Pratola; D, Sergio Martinez;
D, Camilo Romero (J Mendoza, 46m); D,
Roberto Medina; D, Martin Pena; M,
Alberto Garcia; M, Sigfrido Mercado; M,
Everaldo Begines; D, Sergio Martinez.
Coach: Alberto Guerra.
Leon Misconduct: Pratola, Yellow,
46m, 70m, ejected); Martinez, Yellow,
90m.
Saprissa Misconduct: Montero,
Yellow, 43m.
Officials: Referee: Brian Hall (USA)
Asst. Ref.: Thomas Bobadilla (USA)
Asst. Ref.: Raul Cardona (ESV)
4th Official: Peter Pendergast (JAM)
SEMIFINALS
RFK Stadium, Washington DC
August 14, 1998
DC United (USA) 2, Leon (Mexico) 0
DC United Goals: Lassiter 2.
Toluca: 1, Saprissa: 1
Toluca advances on penalty kicks 5-3.
Toluca Goals: Cordero, own goal (20
min). Saprissa Goals: Sequeira (50 min).
Penalty kick goals after regulation:
Toluca: Abundis, Garcia, Estay. Saprissa:
Saravia, Myers.

Abundis of Toluca goes up for a header

THIRD PLACE MATCH


Saprissa (Costa Rica) 2, Leon (Mexico) 0,
RFK Stadium, Washington DC
August 16, 1998 (1 pm) Att: 12,607
75 degrees, light intermittent rain.
Saprissa continued its traditionally
strong Champions Cup showings, earning a third place finish defeating Leon, 20. Saprissa has won three Champions
Cup titles.
Saprissa Goals: Adrian Mahia (G
Drummond, 45m); Centeno (85m).
Saprissa Lineup: GK, Erick Lonnis;
D, Vladimir Quesada; D, Victor Cordero;
D, Randall Row; F, Adrian Mahia; M,
Oscar Ramirez (32); D, Jervis
Drummund (21); F, Roy Myers (Centeno,
78m); D, Vinicio Montero; D, Jeaustin
Campos (27); F, Gerald Drummond (21);

FIRST ROUND MATCHES


RFK Stadium, Washington DC
August 11, 1998
DC United 8, Joe Public: 0.
DC United Goals: Olsen (13 min),
Lassiter (22 min), Lassiter (29 min)
Olsen (44 min), Lassiter (67 min),
Lassiter (72 min), Wood (75 min),
Wood (92min).
Saprissa 0, Cruz Azul: 0.
Saprissa advances on penalty kicks.
Penalty kick goals after regulation:
Saprissa: Saraiva, Row, Sequeira, Lacey,
Campos. Cruz Azul: Adomaitis,
Montecinos, Galindo.
Leon 1, Firpo 1.(August 12)
Leon advances on penalty kicks, 3-2.
Leon Goals: Portillo, penalty kick
(27min). Firpo Goals: DeMello (79min).
Penalty kick goals after regulation: Leon:
Garcia, Medina, Martinez. Firpo:
DeMello, Toro.
Toluca 2, Alajuela: 0.
Toluca Goals: Estay (73min), Abundis
(91min).

Champions Cup
MVP and Dream Team
The tournaments top striker Roy
Lassiter of DC United, who scored 6
goals, was voted the tournaments Most
Valuable Player.
1998 CONCACAF Champions Cup
Dream Team, selected by the media:
Goalkeeper: Scott Garlick, DC United;
Defenders: Jeff Agoos and Eddie
Pope, DC United; Salvador Carmona,
Toluca, and Roberto Medina, Leon;
Midfielders: Fabian Estay, Toluca;
Marco Etcheverry, DC United, and Roy
Myers, Saprissa;
Forwards: Roy Lassiter, DC United;
Jose Manuel Abundis, Toluca, and
Nidelson De Mello, Firpo.

Lassiter jumps behind Joe Publics goalkeeper

TOP STRIKERS: (Finals only)


6 goals: Roy Lassiter, DC United
2 goals: Sequeira, (one penalty)
Saprissa; Estay, (one penalty) Toluca;
Olsen, DC United; Wood, DC United;
De Mello, (one penalty) Firpo; Saravia,
(two penalties) Saprissa; Abundis, (one
penalty), Toluca.
1 goal: Eddie Pope, DC United; Row,
Saprissa, (penalty); Lacey, Saprissa
(penalty); Campos, Saprissa (penalty);
Adomaitis, Cruz Azul (penalty);
Montecinos, Cruz Azul (penalty);
Galindo, Cruz Azul (penalty); Portillo,
Leon (penalty); Garcia, Leon (penalty);
Medina, Leon (penalty); Martinez, Leon
(penalty); Toro, Firpo (penalty); Mahia,
Saprissa; Centeno, Saprissa; Cordero,
own goal, Toluca; Garcia, (penalty),
Toluca; Myers, (penalty), Saprissa.

Canada Advances to 1999


FIFA Womens World Cup Finals
In winning the third CONCACAF Womens Qualifying Tournament (fourth tournament overall) on September 6, Canada not only advanced to the 1999 FIFA
Womens World Cup, but also broke winning streak of the USA. The Americans
won all three previous tournaments but did not participate in this years competition
since they had automatically qualified to the 1999 FIFA Womens World Cup as
hosts of the event.
TOURNAMENT RECAP:
Centennial Stadium, Etobicoke, Canada August 28 to September 6, 1998
FINAL MATCH SCORE: Canada 1, Mexico 0.
In the match for Third Place, Costa Rica defeated Guatemala, 4-0.

Eight Women Referees


Appointed To The 1998
CONCACAF Womens
Tournament
An unprecedented eight women referees officiated the 1998 CONCACAF
Womens Tournament.
We are pleased to showcase the talent of not only women players in our
Confederation, but also women referees,
said CONCACAF General Secretary
Chuck Blazer. Soccer is not just a
mens game. It is a game for all, men,
women and children.
These are the eight women referees
that participated in the tournament:
Referees: Maria Alpizar Jimenez, Costa
Rica; Cassie Moore, Trinidad & Tobago.
Assistant referees: Socorro Rodriguez,
Mexico; Ann Blackwood, Canada;
Kimberley Chalmers, Canada; Boni
Bishop, T&T; Jacqueline Saez, Panama;
and Susan Cicchinelli, USA.

Women Officiate First


Division Mens Pro
Matches
Two Americans are the first women to
ever officiate mens first division pro
matches, according to FIFA. Sandra Hunt
and Nancy Lay officiated two Major
League Soccer matches in August.
On their debut, both women referees
ejected players from the field.
Previously, women have refereed
mens games in the second and third divisions in Switzerland, Norway, Italy and
Sweden.

ALL RESULTS:
Group A:
August 28: Canada 21, Puerto Rico 0; Guatemala 2, Martinique 0.
August 30: Puerto Rico 0, Guatemala 8; Martinique 0, Canada 14.
September 1: Puerto Rico 0, Martinique 9; Guatemala 0, Canada 4.
Group B:
August 29: Trinidad & Tobago 2, Haiti 1; Mexico 3, Costa Rica 2.
August 31: Haiti 1, Mexico 7; Costa Rica 3, T&T 1.
September 2: Costa Rica 2, Haiti 1; T&T 2, Mexico 2.
Semifinals:
September 4: Guatemala 0, Mexico 8; Canada 2, Costa Rica 0.
FINAL TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
GROUP A
G
W
L
Canada
3
3
0
Guatemala
3
2
1
Martinique
3
1
2
Puerto Rico
3
0
3

D
0
0
0
0

GF
39
10
9
0

GA
0
4
16
38

PTS.
9
6
3
0

GROUP B
Mexico
Costa Rica
Trinidad
Haiti

D
1
0
1
0

GF
12
6
5
3

GA
5
5
5
11

PTS.
7
6
4
0

G
3
3
3
3

W
2
2
1
0

L
0
1
1
3

TOP GOALSCORERS:
14 goals: Silvana Burtini (Canada)
8 goals: Shannon Rosenow (Canada); Maribel Dominguez (Mexico).
6 goals: Charmaine Hooper (Canada).
4 goals: Tina Blaskovic (Canada); Carla Aleman, Wendy Barrantes (Costa Rica).
3 goals: Isabelle Morneau (Canada); Diana Paula Vela (Guatemala); Charlaine
Marie-Jeanne (Martinique); Iris Mora (Costa Rica); Monica Gerardo (Mexico).
2 goals: Tanya Franck, Suzzane Muir (Canada); Carmen Villeda, Diana Burmester,
Patricia Argueta (Guatemala); Yvelise Renciot (Martinique), Izler Brown, Delia De
Silva (Trinidad & Tobago); Andrea Rodebaugh (Mexico); Liz Smith (Canada);
Cintia Mora (Costa Rica).
1 goal: Isabelle Harvey, (Canada); Xinia Contreras, (Costa Rica); Magnolia Perez
(Guatemala); Erlie Thelot, Marie Woodlenne Jacque, Myrlande Bien Aime (Haiti);
Marguerite Bonsang, Michelle Bassin, Nadia Ourmiah, Francine Senga
(Martinique); Carmen Olguin, Patricia Perez, Gabriela Arias (Mexico); Vasha
Maharaj (Trinidad & Tobago).
Own goal: Sanit Anne Pierre (Haiti, in favor of Mexico).

CONCACAF In
World Cup History

1978 at Argentina.
CONCACAF teams: Mexico.
Results: Tunisia 3, Mexico 1; German
FR 6, Mexico 0; Poland 3, Mexico 1.

1930 at Uruguay.
CONCACAF teams: Mexico, USA.
Results: France 4, Mexico 1; Chile 3,
Mexico 0; Argentina 6, Mexico 3. USA
3, Belgium 0; USA 3, Paraguay 0.
Semifinals: Argentina 6, USA 1.

1982 at Spain.
CONCACAF teams: El Salvador,
Honduras.
Results: Hungary 10, El Salvador 1;
Belgium 1, El Salvador 0; Argentina 2,
El Salvador 0; Honduras 1, Spain 1; N.
Ireland 1, Honduras 1; Yugoslavia 1,
Honduras 0.

1934 at Italy.
CONCACAF teams: USA.
Results: Italy 7, USA 1.
1938 at France.
CONCACAF teams: Cuba.
Results: Cuba 3, Romania 3, regulation.
Cuba 2, Romania, 1 in extra time.
Second Round: Sweden 8, Cuba 0.

1986 at Mexico.
CONCACAF teams: Mexico.
Results: Belgium 1, Mexico 2; Mexico
1, Paraguay 1; Iraq 0, Mexico 1. Second
round: Mexico 2, Bulgaria 0.
Quarterfinals: W. Germany 0, Mexico 0,
regulation. W. Germany 4, Mexico 1, on
penalty kicks after extra time.

1950 at Brazil.
CONCACAF teams: Mexico, USA.
Results: Brazil 4, Mexico 0; Yugoslavia
4, Mexico 1; Switzerland 2, Mexico 1;
Spain 3, USA 1; USA 1, England 0;
Chile 5, USA 2.
1954 at Switzerland.
CONCACAF teams: Mexico.
Results: Brazil 5, Mexico 0; France 3,
Mexico 2.
1958 at Sweden.
CONCACAF teams: Mexico.
Results: Sweden 3, Mexico 0; Wales 1,
Mexico 1; Hungary 4, Mexico 0.
1962 at Chile.
CONCACAF teams: Mexico.
Results: Brazil 2, Mexico 0;
Spain 1, Mexico 0; Mexico 3,
Czechoslovakia 1.
1966 at England.
CONCACAF teams: Mexico.
Results: France 1, Mexico 1; England 2,
Mexico 0; Uruguay 0, Mexico 0.
1970 at Mexico.
CONCACAF teams: Mexico, El
Salvador.
Results: Mexico 0, USSR 0; Mexico 4,
El Salvador 0; Mexico 1, Belgium 0;
Belgium 3, El Salvador 0; USSR 2, El
Salvador 0. Second Round: Italy 4,
Mexico 1.
1974 at West Germany.
CONCACAF teams entered: Haiti.
Results: Italy 3, Haiti 1;
Poland 7, Haiti 0; Argentina 4, Haiti 1.

World Cup 1998


CONCACAF Makes A
Strong Showing
Mexico advanced to the round of sixteen, narrowly losing to Germany 2 - 1.
Mexicos forward Luis Hernandez was
the tournaments third top scorer, sharing
the honor with Brazils Ronaldo and
Chiles Marcelo Salas.
Jamaica defeated Japan 2-1, in a first
round match.
Only the United States disappointed,
losing all its matches.
Based on the overall performance of
the CONCACAF teams in France 1998,
the Confederation proved to be a leader
among developing world confederations.
Following traditional powers UEFA and
CONMEBOL, CONCACAF proportionally edged the Confederation Africaine de
Football (CAF), and clearly outperformed
the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
CONCACAF saw one of its three entries
advance to the Round of 16. Only one of
CAFs five qualifiers advanced to the
Second Round, while none of AFCs four
contestants advanced.

Mexico
Jamaica
USA
1990 at Italy.
CONCACAF teams: USA, Costa Rica.
Results: Czechoslovakia 5, USA 1; Italy
1, USA 0; Austria 2, USA 1; Costa Rica
1, Scotland 0; Brazil 1, Costa Rica 0;
Costa Rica 2, Sweden 1. Second Round:
Czechoslovakia 4, Costa Rica 1.
1994 at USA.
CONCACAF teams: Mexico, U.S.A.
Results: Mexico 2, Ireland 1; Italy 1,
Mexico 1; Norway 1, Mexico 0;
Switzerland 1, USA 1; Colombia 1,
USA 2; Romania 1, USA 0. Second
Round: Mexico 1, Bulgaria 1, regulation. Mexico 1, Bulgaria 3, penalty
kicks. Brazil 1, USA 0.
1998 at France.
CONCACAF teams: Mexico, United
States, Jamaica.
Results: Mexico 3, South Korea 1;
Belgium 2, Mexico 2; Netherlands 2,
Mexico 2; USA 0, Germany 2; USA 1,
Iran 2; USA 0, Yugoslavia 1; Croatia 3,
Jamaica 1; Argentina 5, Jamaica 0;
Jamaica 2, Japan 1. Second Round:
Germany 2, Mexico 1.

W
1
1
0

L
0
2
3

T GF GA PTS
2 7
5
5
0 3
9
3
0 1
5
0

The above standings are based on first round


matches.

CONCACAF
CAF:
AFC:

W
2
3
1

L
5
6
9

T GF GA PTS
2 11 19
8
6 16 25 15
2 7 24
5

The above standings are based on total


matches.

CONCACAF World Cup


1998 Individual Stats
TOP STRIKERS:Luis Hernandez,
Mexico, 4; Ricardo Pelaez, Mexico, 2,
Theodore Whitmore, Jamaica, 2; Brian
McBride, USA, 1; Robert Earle, Jamaica,
1; Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Mexico, 1;
Alberto Garcia Aspe, Mexico, 1.
ASSISTS LEADERS: Ramon Ramirez,
Mexico, 3; Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Mexico,
3; Marcelo Balboa, USA, 1; Ricardo
Gardner, Jamaica, 1; Marcus Gayle,
Jamaica, 1; Fitzroy Simpson, Jamaica, 1;
Ricardo Pelaez, Mexico, 1.

USA To Face France


And Brazil In The FIFA
Confederations' Cup
The USA will face Brazil January 13
at Guadalajara Stadium in their second
match in the 1999 FIFA Confederations'
Cup. Two days later, the Americans,
placed in Group B, square off against
World Cup champions France. The USA
opens against New Zealand on January
10.
Mexico, in Group A with Egypt,
Bolivia and Saudi Arabia, debuts against
Saudi Arabia on January 9 at Guillermo
Caedo Stadium in Mexico City. The host
team then faces Egypt on January 12, and
concludes its first round matches on
January 14 against Bolivia.
The 1999 FIFA/Confederations' Cup,
the tournament which gathers the top
teams in each of the six FIFA
Confederations, is scheduled for January
8 20 in Guadalajara and Mexico City.
The tournament opens with a rematch of
the 1998 FIFA World Cup final when
France takes on Brazil January 8 in
Guadalajara.
The draw ceremony to determine the
groups was held Sunday in Mexico City.
Group A: Mexico, Egypt, Bolivia and
Saudi Arabia (all first round matches in
Mexico City). Group B: Brazil, France,
United States, and New Zealand (all first
round matches in Guadalajara).
This is the complete match calendar:
January 8: Brazil vs. France (TBA).
January 9: Bolivia vs. Egypt (6 pm);
Mexico vs. Saudi Arabia (8:30pm)
January 10: New Zealand vs. USA(12 pm).
January 11: No matches.
January 12: Saudi Arabia vs. Bolivia (7 pm);
Mexico vs. Egypt (9:30 pm).
January 13: France vs. New Zealand (6 pm);
Brazil vs. USA (8:30 pm)
January 14: Egypt vs. Saudi Arabia (7 pm);
Bolivia vs. Mexico (9:30 pm).
January 15: USA vs. France (6pm);
New Zealand vs. Brazil (8:30 pm).
Semifinals:
January 17: Winner A vs. 2nd B,
at Mexico City (12 pm);
Winner B vs. 2nd A,
at Guadalajara (TBA).
Third Place Match:
January 19: Semifinals Losers,
at Guadalajara (8:30 pm).
Final:
January 20: Semifinals Winners,
at Mexico City (TBA).

Costa Rica And The USA


Advance To The
FIFA/Coca Cola World
Youth Championship
Costa Rica and the United States are
the two first CONCACAF countries to qualify to the 1999 FIFA/Coca Cola World Youth
Championship to be played in Nigeria from
April 3 to the 24th.
These are Group A final standings and
results for the CONCACAF four-team qualifying round robin played in Trinidad &
Tobago in August.
Final standings:
GROUP A
United States
Costa Rica
Canada
Trinidad & Tobago

GP
3
3
3
3

W
2
2
1
0

L
0
0
2
3

T
1
1
0
0

GF
12
6
4
3

GA
3
3
7
14

PTS
7
7
3
0

(GP: Games played,; W: Wins; L: Losses, T: Ties, GF: Goals in Favor, GA: Goals
Against, PTS: Points.)
The United States and Costa Rica qualify to the FIFA/Coca Cola World Youth
Championship in Nigeria.
Round Robin Results:
August 5
USA 1, Costa Rica 1
Canada 3, T&T 0

6 pm
8 pm

Dr. Joao Havelange Centre


Dr. Joao Havelange Centre

August 7
USA 5, Canada 1
T&T 0, Costa Rica 4

6 pm
8 pm

The National Stadium


The National Stadium

August 9
T&T 1, USA 6
Costa Rica 1, Canada 0

12 pm
2 pm

The National Stadium


The National Stadium

GROUP B. The second half of the 1998 CONCACAF Youth Tournament


(Sub-20) will be played in Guatemala November 4, 6 and 8th.
Group B: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Jamaica.
Match calendar:
November 4:
November 6:
November 8:

Mexico vs. Jamaica (Coban Stadium, 3pm);


Guatemala vs. Honduras (Mateo Flores Stadium, 8pm).
Mexico vs. Honduras : (Coban Stadium, 3pm);
Guatemala vs. Jamaica (Mateo Flores Stadium, 8pm).
Honduras vs. Jamaica (Mateo Flores Stadium, 4pm);
Guatemala vs. Mexico (Mateo Flores Stadium, 6pm).

Four teams, -winner of Group A, winner of Group B and the runnerups from
each group,- qualify to the 1999 FIFA/Coca Cola World Youth Championship in
Nigeria, April 3rd to the 24th.

Jamaica Wins The 1998 Shell Caribbean Cup


In a tightly contested affair, Jamaica, fresh off its debut in the finals of World Cup
France 1998, defeated Trinidad & Tobago, 2-1, winning the 1998 Shell Caribbean
Cup, July 31st at Trinidad & Tobago.
The win, besides earning the Jamaicans the prestige of being the top national team in
the Caribbean, also earns them automatic qualification into Gold Cup 2000, joining
1998 Champions Mexico and runner up USA, the 2000 venue nation.
CHAMPIONSHIP July 31st, Trinidad & Tobago
Jamaica 2, Trinidad & Tobago 1. Jamaica: ONeil McDonald (6min); Dean Sewell
(30min). T&T: Stern John (48min).
THIRD PLACE July 31st, Trinidad & Tobago
Antigua/Barbuda 2, Haiti 3. Antigua/Barbuda: Vaughn Christopher (53min); Ranja
Christian (58min). Haiti: Fleurial Bernard (72min); Jean Robert Menelas (27min);
Abraham Mackenzy (71min).
SEMIFINALS July 29, Trinidad & Tobago.
Jamaica 1, Antigua Barbuda 0. Scoring: Jamaica: Onandi Lowe (14min);
Trinidad & Tobago: 4, Haiti 1. Scoring: T&T: Stern John (1min, 61min); Irasto
Knights (15min, 43min). Haiti: Eddy Cesar (85min).
GROUP A
Trinidad & Tobago
Antigua/Barbuda
Martinique
Dominica

GP
3
3
3
3

W
3
2
1
0

L
0
1
2
3

T
0
0
0
0

GF
13
9
7
2

GA
3
5
8
15

PTS
9
6
3
0

GROUP B
Jamaica
Haiti
Cayman Is.
Nether. Antilles

GP
3
3
3
3

W
3
2
1
0

L
0
1
2
3

T
0
0
0
0

GF
9
6
2
2

GA
3
2
5
9

PTS
9
6
3
0

July 22
Dominica 1, Martinique 5. Dominica: Ronnie Gustave (61 min). Martinique: Ruddolphe Rano
(28 min, 29 min, 45 min, 70 min); Dean Michael Modestin (89 min).
Antigua/Barbuda 2, T&T 3. AB: Ranja Christian (37 min); Derrick Edwards (85 min); T&T:
Irasto Knights (13 min, 29 min); Stern John (39 min)
Netherlands Antilles 0, Haiti 4. Haiti: Jean Robert Menelas (42 min); Jean Bernard Fleurial
(70 min); Jean Roland Dartiquenave (82 min, 87min).
Cayman Islands 0, Jamaica 4. Jamaica: Ian Goodison (17 min); Ricardo Gardner (70 min);
Theodore Whitmore (76min, 86min).
July 24
Anti./Barbuda 2, Dominica 1. AB: D Edwards (6 min); Winston Roberts (51 min). Dominica:
Ronnie Gustave (59 min).
Martinique 1, T&T 2. Martinique: Fred Sorbert (80min); T&T: S John (56min, 89min).
Haiti 1, Cayman Islands 0. Haiti: J Fleurial.
Jamaica 3, Netherland Antilles 2. Jamaica: Onandi Lowe (1min); Ian Goodison (39min);
Walter Boyd (88min). Netherlands Antilles: Ranties Rosina (34min); Rulien Martijn (89min).
July 26
Martinique 1, Anti./Barbuda 5. Martinique: Thierry Fondelot (19min). AB: Deon.
Greeenaway (17min); D Edwards (42min); Winston Roberts (49min); Quentin Clarke (60min);
Garfield Gonsalves (90min).
T&T 8, Dominica 0. T&T: S John (10min, 22min, 70min, 84min); David Nakhid (41min,
51min); I Knights (77min, 88min).
Netherland Antilles 0, Cayman Islands. 2. Cayman Islands: Eric Brown (21min); Ramon Lee
(45min). Haiti 1, Jamaica 2 Haiti: Wilfrid Montilas (86min); Jamaica: Ian Goodison.
All Group B first round matches, played in Jamaica. All other matches played in Trinidad.

CONCACAFs Falopa
Continues Crusade
CONCACAF Technical Director
Marcos Falopas love for the sport is the
driving force behind his relentless crusade to impart his considerable knowledge of the game all throughout the
Confederations region. The Brazilian
coach has traveled to more than 20 countries affiliated with CONCACAF and has
conducted over 100 technical courses
training for more than 800 coaches; over
20,000 players, - professional, semiprofessional, amateur, youth,- have benefited
from his training in the span of three
years. His latest stint was in Bermuda,
where he conducted Level II course to 40
local coaches.
Mr. Falopa is the author of The
Brazilian Way To Play Soccer!, an
acclaimed book capturing the essence of
the Brazilian style of play, now in its second edition.

Marcos Falopa instructing young players

Mexican Idol Elected


Federation President
Enrique Borja, one of Mexico's alltime most popular players has been elected President of the Mexican Soccer
Federation.
Borja, a celebrated former center-forward with the Mexican national team and
First Division clubs America (where he
was the top scorer of the league three
consecutive years) and Pumas is considered by many to be the greatest Mexican
player of all time.
Borja played for his country in the
1966 and 1970 World Cups.
As President of Club Necaxa, Borja
guided the team to two national titles and
two runner-up finishes. Borja replaces
Raul Borja Navarrete.