UNCAF Central American Championship (Soccer) 1961

UNCAF Logo [Reference: 1]
UNCAF Logo [Reference: 1]

Final Round Table

Final Round 1961PWDLFAPts
Costa Rica (C)33001506
El Salvador3201754
Honduras3102382
Haiti30030120
[Reference: Compiled from Results in 2]

Note: (C) Champions.

Final Round Resuts

Final RoundCRELSHONHAI
Costa Ricaxxx4-03-08-0
El Salvadorxxx5-12-0
Hondurasxxx2-0
Haitixxx
[References: Compiled from Results in 2]

Note: All matches played in Costa Rica.

Qualifying Round Tables

Qualifying RoundPWDLFAPts
Group A
Costa Rica (Q)44001748
Haiti (Q)4301866
Guatemala4202774
Panama41033112
Cuba4004290
Group B
El Salvador (Q)32101125
Honduras (Q)32011034
Nethrlands Antilles3111453
Nicaragua30033180
[References: compiled from results in 2]

Note: (Q) Qualify for Final Round in Costa Rica.

Qualifying Group Results

Group ACRCHaiGuaPanCub
Costa Ricaxxx3-04-26-1
Haitixxx3-12-1
Guatemala1-3xxx2-0
Panama0-2xxx1-0
Cuba1-4xxx
Group BELSHONNDANIC
El Salvadorxxx1-010-2
Hondurasxxx4-2
Netherlands Antilles0-0xxx2-1
Nicaragua0-6xxx
[References: Compiled from results in 2]

Note: Matches played on a Home & Away Basis. Read across for Home Results and down for Away Results.

Report

Costa Rica emerged as the top Nation in Central American Soccer at the Central American Championship in 1961. Having won all their Qualifying Group Games against Haiti (3-0), Guatemala (4-2) and Panama (6-1) they proceeded to demolish the opposition at the Finals which they hosted, defeaing El Salvador (4-0), Honduras (3-0) and Haiti (8-0). El Salvador finished runners-up, Honduras third and Haiti fourth.

Qualfying Group A featured five teams, topped by Costa Rica, with Haiti also qualifying for the Final round, ahead of Guatemala, Panama and Cuba. Group B winners were El Salvador, who qualified along with Honduras, with Netherlands Antilles in third and Nicaragua in fourth. The tournament was not very competitive, with all matches going to form, and only one draw: Netherlands Antilles 0 Honduras 0.

About the Central American Championship

The Central American Championship is an annual Soccer Tournament featuring the National Teams of the UNCAF Region (Union de Centro-Americo de Futbol). In the early years of the Tournament it also featured Caribbean Nations before they formed their own Caribbean Cup in 1991. It was usually played in two Qualifying Groups before a Final Round in a Host Nation.

References

Images

[1] Fandom Logos (1992) Uncaf_logo [Internet] Available from: https://logos.fandom.com/wiki/UNCAF %5BAccessed 8 October 2020][Actual Logo Reference at: https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/logopedia/images/4/49/Uncaf_logo.png/revision/latest?cb=20190305145929 [Accessed 8 October 2020]

Bibliography

[2] Anon. (1961) “Central American Championship” World Soccer. September 1961. Pg. 42

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Caroline Mitchell & Francesco

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 24 December 2020

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