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2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship

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2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship
Official logo
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
Dates22 March – 2 April
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Mexico (6th title)
Runners-up Honduras
Third place El Salvador
Fourth place Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored52 (3.47 per match)
Attendance157,707 (10,514 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mexico Marco Fabián
Mexico Alan Pulido
(5 goals each)
2008
2015

The 2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship was the thirteenth edition of the CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying, the quadrennial, international, age-restricted football tournament organised by CONCACAF to determine which men's under-23 national teams from the North, Central America and Caribbean region qualify for the Olympic football tournament. It was held in the United States, from 22 March and 2 April 2012.[1]

Mexico won the tournament for the sixth time, following a 2–1 victory after extra time over Honduras. As the top two teams, Mexico and Honduras both qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in United Kingdom as the CONCACAF representatives.[2]

Qualification

Qualified teams

The following teams qualified for the final tournament.

Zone Country Method of qualification Appearance1 Last appearance Previous best performance Previous Olympic appearances
(last)
North America  Canada Automatic 2008 Runners-up (1984, 1996)
 Mexico Automatic 2008 Winners (1964, 1972, 1976, 1996, 2004)
 United States (hosts) Automatic 2008 Winners (1988, 1992)
Central America  El Salvador Group 1 winners 1996 Final round winner without outright champions (1968)
 Honduras
(title holders)
Group 1 winners 2008 Winners (2000, 2008)
 Panama Play-off winners 2008 Fourth place (1964)
Caribbean  Cuba Second round winners 2008 Third place (1976, 1984)
 Trinidad and Tobago Second round runners-up 2004 Runners-up (1968)
1 Only final tournament.

Venues

Three cities served as the venues for the tournament.

Carson Kansas City Nashville
Home Depot Center Livestrong Sporting Park LP Field
Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 18,467 Capacity: 69,143


Match officials

The match officials were announced on 10 February 2012.[3]

Squads

Group stage

All times in Eastern Daylight Time.

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 El Salvador 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4 5
 Canada 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
 United States 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 4
 Cuba 3 0 1 2 1 11 −10 1
El Salvador 0–0 Canada
Report
Attendance: 4,269
United States 6–0 Cuba
Corona Goal 12'40'88'
Agudelo Goal 37'
Diz Goal 43' (o.g.)
Adu Goal 62'
Report
Attendance: 4,269

Cuba 0–4 El Salvador
Report Blanco Goal 4'
Flores Goal 52'80'
Menjivar Goal 68'
Attendance: 10,578
United States 0–2 Canada
Report Henry Goal 58'
Cavallini Goal 83'
Attendance: 10,578
Referee: Jafeth Perea (Panama)

Canada 1–1 Cuba
James Goal 25' Report Reyes Goal 90'
Attendance: 7,889
Referee: Hugo Cruz (Costa Rica)
United States 3–3 El Salvador
Boyd Goal 1'64'
Corona Goal 68'
Report Blanco Goal 35'
Flores Goal 36'
Alas Goal 90+4'
Attendance: 7,889

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9
 Honduras 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 Panama 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 1 2 2 10 −8 1
Honduras 3–1 Panama
Hernández Goal 19'
Martínez Goal 47'
López Goal 87'
Report Yau Goal 54'
Trinidad and Tobago 1–7 Mexico
Molino Goal 88' Report Pulido Goal 29'
Fabián Goal 33'69'85'
Reyes Goal 51'
Jiménez Goal 75'
Cortés Goal 90'
Attendance: 8,521
Referee: Raymond Bogle (Jamaica)

Panama 1–1 Trinidad and Tobago
Waterman Goal 69' Report Winchester Goal 90+3'
Attendance: 16,184
Mexico 3–0 Honduras
Pulido Goal 25'39'47' Report
Attendance: 16,184
Referee: Elmer Bonilla (El Salvador)

Honduras 2–0 Trinidad and Tobago
Hernández Goal 37'
Lozano Goal 70'
Report
Attendance: 10,061
Mexico 1–0 Panama
Torres Goal 90+1' Report
Attendance: 10,061

Knockout stage

Bracket

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
31 March – Kansas City
 
 
 El Salvador2
 
2 April – Kansas City
 
 Honduras (a.e.t.)3
 
 Honduras1
 
31 March – Kansas City
 
 Mexico (a.e.t.) 2
 
 Mexico3
 
 
 Canada1
 

Semi-finals

The semi-final winners qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

El Salvador 2–3 (a.e.t.) Honduras
Molina Goal 77'
Sánchez Goal 106'
Report Lozano Goal 1'
Rodas Goal 101'114'
Mexico 3–1 Canada
Fabián Goal 20'
Pulido Goal 33'
Ponce Goal 59'
Report Haber Goal 32'
Attendance: 16,101
Referee: Jafeth Perea (Panama)

Final

Honduras 1–2 (a.e.t.) Mexico
Quioto Goal 47' Report Fabián Goal 74'
Ponce Goal 116'

Statistics

Goalscorers

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Final ranking

As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time were counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by a penalty shoot-out were counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Mexico 5 5 0 0 16 3 +13 15 Winners
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Honduras 5 3 0 2 9 8 +1 9 Runner-ups
3  El Salvador 4 1 2 1 9 6 +3 5 Eliminated in
semi-finals
4  Canada 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5
5  United States (H) 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 4 Eliminated in
group stage
6  Panama 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
7  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 1 2 2 10 −8 1
8  Cuba 3 0 1 2 1 11 −10 1
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host

Qualified teams for Summer Olympics

The following two teams from CONCACAF qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in Summer Olympics2
 Honduras 31 March 2012 1 (2000, 2008)
 Mexico 31 March 2012 9 (1928, 1948, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1992, 1996, 2004)
2 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

See also

References

  1. ^ "U.S. Soccer to Host 2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Nashville, Carson, Calif., and Kansas City". United States Soccer. 10 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Gana México Proelímpico con marca perfecta, 2-1 a Honduras en alargue". ESPN Deortes. 2 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Marrufo, Garcia head Olympic qualifying refs". 25 March 2012. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
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