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Canada is improbable tournament champion, blanking Colombia 2-0.

Gold Cup presages tough CONCACAF qualifying process for next World Cup.

Forrest, Watson are the heroes for Canada in its 1-0 upset of Trinidad.

Honduras supports riot after ejections at end of 5-3 quarterfinal loss to Peru.

Colombia advances to Gold Cup semifinal with triumph in penalty kicks.

U.S. is probably lucky to be playing Colombia in quarterfinals; and where are the American fans?

Jones nets 3rd straight game, providing 1-0 win over Peru in Gold Cup; Colombia is next.

United States advances to quarterfinals before playing against Peru.

Wynalda, Reyna turn in strong performances in 3-0 dismissal of Haiti.

Television coverage is scant for Americans in Gold Cup tournament.

CONCACAF Gold Cup

The Confederation of North, Central American, and Carribbean Football (CONCACAF) Championship. Caribbean Football (CCCF) was the forerunner to CONCACAF, which was formed when it merged with the North American Football Confederation (NAFC) in 1963.

The CCCF (1941-1946, 1948, 1951-1961) and NAFC (1947, 1949) staged various championship tournaments until CONCACAF conducted the first combined event. CONCACAF staged championships from 1963-1971, after which the winner of the World Cup qualifying tournament was considered the continental champion. The championship was revised under the name Gold Cup in 1991.

Year

Champion

Runner-up

Score
Third Place Fourth Place Host Country
2000 Canada Colombia 2-0 Trinidad & Tobago
Peru (tie)
  USA
1998 Mexico USA 1-0 Brazil Jamaica USA
1996 Mexico Brazil 2-0 USA Guatemala USA
1993 Mexico USA 4-0 Costa Rica
Jamaica (tie)
Mexico
1991 USA Honduras 1-0 Mexico Costa Rica USA
1989 Costa Rica          
1985 Canada          
1981 Honduras          
1977 Mexico          
1973 Haiti          
1971 Mexico          
1969 Costa Rica          
1967 Guatemala          
1965 Mexico          
1963 Costa Rica          
1961 Costa Rica          
1960 Costa Rica          
1957 Haiti          
1955 Costa Rica          
1953 Costa Rica          
1951 Panama          
1949 Mexico          
1948 Costa Rica          
1947 Mexico          
1946 Costa Rica          
1943 El Salvador          
1941 Costa Rica          

2000 Gold Cup's Best 11
Pos. Name Country
G
D
D
D
M
M
M
M
M
F
F
F
Craig Forrest
Jason deVos
Russell Latapy
Rafael Marquez
Faustino Asprilla
Richard Hastings
Cobi Jones
Roberto Palacios
Ramon Ramirez
Carlo Corazzin
Arnold Dwarika
Carlos Pavon
Canada
Canada
Mexico
Trinidad
Colombia
Canada
United States
Peru
Mexico
Canada
Honduras
Trinidad

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