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1996 CONCACAF Champions' Cup

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Host country  Guatemala
Champion  Cruz Azul
Teams  4
Goals scored  29
Runners-up  Club Necaxa
Dates  9 Mar 1996 – 20 Jul 1997
City  Guatemala City
Matches played  6
1996 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
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The 1996 CONCACAF Champions' Cup was the 32nd edition of the annual international club football competition held in the CONCACAF region (North America, Central America and the Caribbean), the CONCACAF Champions' Cup. It determined that year's club champion of association football in the CONCACAF region and was played from 9 March through 20 July 1996.

Contents

The teams were split into 2 zones (North/ Central and Caribbean). The North/Central zone was split into 3 groups, qualifying each winner to the final tournament. The winner of the Caribbean zone, earned a place in a playoff against the USA representative for a spot in the final tournament. All qualifying matches in the tournament were played under the home/away match system, while the final tournament was played in Guatemala City.

Club Deportivo Cruz Azul from Mexico won the final, its fourth CONCACAF championship.

Group 1

First Round

  • Cruz Azul on Bye, to the second round.
  • L.D. Alajuelense, Arabe Unido and C.D. Victoria advance to the second round.
  • Second Round

  • Cruz Azul on Bye, to the third round.
  • L.D. Alajuelense on Bye, to the third round.
  • C.D. Victoria advance to the third round.
  • Third Round

  • L.D. Alajuelense on Bye, to the fourth round.
  • Cruz Azul advances to the fourth round.
  • Fourth Round

  • Cruz Azul advance to the Final Group Stage.
  • Group 2

    First Round

  • Club Necaxa on bye, to the second round.
  • Saprissa advances to the second round.
  • Second Round

  • Necaxa advance to the Final Group Stage.
  • Group 3

    First Round

  • Juventus F.C. on bye, to the second round.
  • Comunicaciones and Sacachispas advance to the second round.
  • Second Round

  • Juventus F.C. on bye, to the third round.
  • Comunicaciones advance to the third round.
  • Third Round

  • CSD Comunicaciones advance to the Final Group Stage.
  • First Round

  • US Sinnamary withdrew after 1st leg*
  • Red Star withdrew before 1st leg**
  • Second Round

  • SV Transvaal advance to the USA/Caribbean playoff.
  • USA/Caribbean Playoff

  • Seattle Sounders advance to the Final Group Stage.
  • CONCACAF Final Group Stage

    Final stage was played in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

    July 15 - 20, 1997

    References

    1996 CONCACAF Champions' Cup Wikipedia


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