Final Round Table
|Final Round 1961||P||W||D||L||F||A||Pts|
|Costa Rica (C)||3||3||0||0||15||0||6|
Note: (C) Champions.
Final Round Resuts
Note: All matches played in Costa Rica.
Qualifying Round Tables
|Costa Rica (Q)||4||4||0||0||17||4||8|
|El Salvador (Q)||3||2||1||0||11||2||5|
Note: (Q) Qualify for Final Round in Costa Rica.
Qualifying Group Results
Note: Matches played on a Home & Away Basis. Read across for Home Results and down for Away Results.
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.
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 Anon. (1961) “Central American Championship” World Soccer. September 1961. Pg. 42
Thanks to Caroline Mitchell & Francesco
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