1998 FIFA WORLD CUP
PRELIMINARY COMPETITION

Updated: November 11, 1997
FINAL ROUND


FINAL ROUND
TEAM P W D L GOALS PTS.
x-Mexico 10 4 6 0 23:7 18
x-United States 10 4 5 1 17:9 17
x-Jamaica 10 3 5 2 7:12 14
Costa Rica 10 3 3 4 13:12 12
El Salvador 10 2 4 4 11:16 10
Canada 10 1 3 6 5:20 6

RESULTS:
(CAN-CRC-SLV-JAM-MEX-USA)

02.03.97  Mexico City, MEX    12:00 Mexico vs Canada              4:0 (0:0) SABILLON SABILLON (HND)
02.03.97  Kingston, JAM       12:00 Jamaica vs USA                0:0       RAMIREZ SUAZO (HND)
16.03.97  San Jose, CRC       11:00 Costa Rica vs Mexico  0:0       TEJADA NORIEGA (PER)
16.03.97  Palo Alto, USA      11:45 USA vs Canada         3:0 (2:0) OLIVETO (ARG)
23.03.97  San Jose, CRC       11:00 Costa Rica vs USA         3:2 (2:1) ESCOBAR LOPEZ (GUA)
06.04.97  Vancouver, CAN      13:00 Canada vs El Salvador       0:0       SANCHEZ YANTEN (CHI)
13.04.97  Mexico City, MEX    12:00 Mexico vs Jamaica         6:0 (3:0) PEREIRA DA SILVA (BRA)
20.04.97  Foxboro, USA        14:45 USA vs Mexico         2:2 (1:1) AQUINO VALEZAN (PAR)
27.04.97  Vancouver, CAN      13:00 Canada vs Jamaica             0:0 (0:0) RAMDHAN (TTO)
04.05.97  San Salvador, SLV   15:00 El Salvador vs Costa Rica   2:1 (1:0) RUIZ ACOSTA (COL)
11.05.97  San Jose, CRC       11:00 Costa Rica vs Jamaica 3:1 (1:0) DA ROSA VARELA (URU) 
18.05.97  Kingston, JAM       12:00 Jamaica vs El Salvador      1:0 (1:0) REZENDE DE FREITAS (BRA)
01.06.97  Edmonton, CAN       14:15 Canada vs Costa Rica  1:0 (0:0) CALIX TURCIOS (HND)
08.06.97  San Salvador, SLV   15:00 El Salvador vs Mexico         0:1 (0:0) CORDERO (ARG)
29.06.97  San Salvador, SLV   12:00 El Salvador vs USA            1:1 (0:0) ORTUBE BETANCOUORT (BOL) 
10.08.97  San Josť, CRC       11:00 Costa Rica vs El Salvador   0:0       CALIX TURCIOS (HND)
07.09.97  Portland, USA       13:45 USA vs Costa Rica           1:0 (0:0) NIEVES PARRA (URU)
07.09.97  Kingston, JAM       15:00 Jamaica vs Canada           1:0 (0:0) RUIZ ACOSTA (COL)
14.09.97  Kingston, JAM       15:00 Jamaica vs Costa Rica       1:0 (0:0) RAMDHAN (TTO)
14.09.97  San Salvador, SLV   12:00 El Salvador vs Canada       4:1 (1:1) ESCOBAR LOPEZ (GUA)
03.10.97  Washington, DC USA  19:30 USA vs Jamaica              1:1 (0:0) SANCHEZ YANTEN (CHI)
05.10.97  Mexico City, MEX    12:00 Mexico vs El Salvador       5:0 (3:0) GAMBOA (CHI)
12.10.97  Edmonton, CAN       12:10 Canada vs Mexico            2:2 (0:1) MENDIZABAL (GUA)
02.11.97  Mexico City, MEX    12:00 Mexico vs USA               0:0       CASTRILLI (ARG)
09.11.97  Mexico City, MEX    12:00 Mexico vs Costa Rica        3:3 (2:0) BUJSAIM (UAE)
09.11.97  Vancouver, CAN      13:00 Canada vs USA               0:3 (0:1) TORO RENDON (COL)
09.11.97  San Salvador, SLV   16:00 El Salvador vs Jamaica      2:2 (0:0) CERDEIRA (BRA)
16.11.97  Kingston, JAM       14:00 Jamaica vs Mexico           0:0 (0:0) ARANA VILLAMONTE (PER)
16.11.97  San Jose, CRC       12:00 Costa Rica vs Canada        3:1 (2:0) PEREIRA DA SILVA (BRA)
16.11.97  Foxboro, USA        14:00 USA vs El Salvador          4:2 (2:0) COLLINA (ITA)


SEMI-FINALS

NOTE: The top two teams from each of the following three groups will advance to the final round. Matches must be played between February and April 1997 and also, between September and November 16, 1997. Each team will play the other twice - home and away - for a total of 10 matches. The top three teams advance to the World Cup Finals in 1998.


GROUP 1
TEAM P W D L GOALS PTS.
x-United States 6 4 1 1 10:5 13
x-Costa Rica 6 4 0 2 9:5 12
Guatemala 6 2 2 2 6:9 8
Trinidad & Tobago 6 0 1 5 3:9 1

RESULTS GROUP 1:
(USA-CRC-GUA-TTO)

01.09.96 Port of Spain, TTO    15:30 Trinidad & Tobago vs. Costa Rica   0:1 (0:0) BARDALES CHAVES  (HND)
06.10.96 Port of Spain, TTO    17:00 Trinidad & Tobago vs. Guatemala    1:1 (1:1) FORDE            (BRB)
16.10.96 Guatemala City, GUA  *20:00 Guatemala vs. Costa Rica           ppd       RODRIGUEZ MEDINA (SLV)
25.10.96 Guatemala City, GUA  *20:00 Guatemala vs. Trinidad & Tobago    ppd       LAIDLAW          (CAN)
03.11.96 Washington DC, USA    13:00 USA vs. Guatemala                  2:0 (0:0) BARRETT          (JAM)  
10.11.96 Richmond, USA*        13:00 USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago          2:0 (0:0) BRIZIO CARTER    (MEX)
17.11.96 San Josť, CRC         11:00 Costa Rica vs. Guatemala           3:0 (0:0) SABILLON SABILLON (HND)
24.11.96 Port of Spain, TTO    12:00 Trinidad & Tobago vs. USA          0:1 (0:1) FORDE            (BRB)
24.11.96 Los Angeles, USA*     14:00 Guatemala vs. Costa Rica           1:0 (1:0) BARRETT (JAM)
01.12.96 San Jose, CRC         11:00 Costa Rica vs. USA                 2:1 (1:0) PRENDERGAST      (JAM)
08.12.96 Los Angeles, USA*     14:00 Guatemala vs. Trinidad & Tobago  2:1 (1:1) RODRIGUEZ MEDINA (SLV)
14.12.96 Palo Alto, CA USA     17:00 USA vs. Costa Rica                 2:1 (1:0) PADRO BORJA      (MEX)
21.12.96 San Josť, CRC         20:00 Costa Rica vs. Trinidad & Tobago   2:1 (1:1) REBOLLEDO CARDENAS (MEX)
21.12.96 San Salvador, SLV*    20:00 Guatemala vs. USA                  2:2 (2:1) SEIFERT          (CAN)

GROUP 2
TEAM P W D L GOALS PTS.
x-Canada 6 5 1 0 10:1 16
x-El Salvador 6 3 1 2 12:6 10
Panama 6 1 2 3 8:11 5
Cuba 6 1 0 5 4:16 3

RESULTS GROUP 2:
(CAN-SLV-CUB-PAN)

30.08.96 Edmonton, CAN         19:30 Canada vs. Panama                  3:1 (2:0) RAMIREZ SUAZO    (HND)
08.09.96 San Salvador, SLV     15:00 Cuba vs. El Salvador               0:5 (0:1) MEJIA CENTENO    (HND)
22.09.96 Panama City, PAN*     15:00 Cuba vs. Panama                    3:1 (1:0) MEJIAS OVARES    (CRC)
06.10.96 Panama City, PAN      14:00 Panama vs. El Salvador             1:1 (1:0) BURNES           (ATG)
10.10.96 Edmonton, CAN         19:00 Canada vs. Cuba                    2:0 (1:0) RAMDHAN          (TTO)
13.10.96 Edmonton, CAN         13:00 Cuba vs. Canada                    0:2 (0:1) MENDIZABAL EUCEDA (GUA)
27.10.96 Panama City, PAN      12:00 Panama vs. Canada                  0:0       BATRES GONZALEZ  (GUA)
03.11.96 Vancouver, CAN        13:00 Canada vs. El Salvador             1:0 (0:0) GUTIERREZ CASTR0 (CRC)
10.11.96 San Salvador, SLV     15:00 El Salvador vs. Panama             3:2 (1:1) BOULOS           (USA)
01.12.96 San Salvador, SLV     15:00 El Salvador vs. Cuba               3:0 (2:0) ANGELES          (USA)
15.12.96 Panama City, PAN      14:00 Panama vs. Cuba                    3:1 (1:0) CAESAR           (TTO)
15.12.96 San Salvador, SLV     15:00 El Salvador vs. Canada             0:2 (0:0) BRIZIO CARTER    (MEX)
x-advances to CONCACAF final round.


GROUP 3
TEAM P W D L GOALS PTS.
x-Jamaica 6 4 1 1 12:3 13
x-Mexico 6 4 0 2 14:6 12
Honduras 6 3 1 2 18:11 10
St. Vincent/Grenadines 6 0 0 6 6:30 0

RESULTS GROUP 3:
(MEX-HND-VCT-JAM)

15.09.96 Kingston, JAM        *16:00 Jamaica vs. Honduras                  3:0 (2:0) MENDEZ VEGA      (CRC)
15.09.96 Kingstown, VCT        15:00 St. Vincent/Grenadines vs. Mexico     0:3 (0:1) RODRIGUEZ MEDINA (SLV)
21.09.96 San Pedro Sula, HND   19:30 Honduras vs. Mexico                   2:1 (0:0) DOMINGUEZ        (USA)
23.09.96 Kingstown, VCT        15:00 St. Vincent/Grenadines vs. Jamaica    1:2 (0:2) CAMERON          (SUR)
13.10.96 Kingstown, VCT        15:00 St. Vincent/Grenadines vs. Honduras   1:4 (0:3) FARIAS MARTINEZ  (CAN)
16.10.96 Mexico City, MEX      21:00 Mexico vs. Jamaica                    2:1 (1:0) RAMDHAN          (TTO)
27.10.96 Tegucigalpa, HND      16:00 Honduras vs. Jamaica                  0:0       DOMINGUEZ        (USA)
30.10.96 Mexico City, MEX      21:00 Mexico vs. St. Vincent/Grenadines     5:1 (2:0) PARRA            (CAN)
06.11.96 Mexico City, MEX     *18:00 Mexico vs. Honduras                   3:1 (3:0) BADILLA SEQUEIRA (CRC)
10.11.96 Kingston, JAM        *16:00 Jamaica vs. St. Vincent/Grenadines    5:0 (2:0) WEYLAND          (USA)
17.11.96 San Pedro Sula, HND* *14:00 Honduras vs. St. Vincent/Grenadines  11:3 (5:1) RODRIGUEZ UGALDE (CRC)
17.11.96 Kingston, JAM         15:00 Jamaica vs. Mexico                    1:0 (0:0) ESCOBAR LOPEZ    (GUA)
x-advances to CONCACAF final round.

(*) NOTE: Change of date, venue or kick-off time.
- The match St. Vincent/Grenadines vs. Jamaica scheduled for 22.09.96 was played on 23.09.96 due to rain.
- Matches Guatemala vs. Costa Rica and Guatemala vs. Trinidad & Tobago have been postponed due to stadium tragedy in Guatemala on 16.10.96.


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