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1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup

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Host country  United States
Champions  Mexico (6th title)
Fourth place  Jamaica
Dates  1 Feb 1998 – 15 Feb 1998
Teams  10
Venue(s)  3 (in 3 host cities)
Runners-up  United States
Matches played  16
Best player  Kasey Keller
Goals scored  44
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Champion  Mexico national football team
Third place  Brazil national football team
Similar  1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup

The 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the fourth edition of the Gold Cup, the Association football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF).


The tournament was once again held in the United States, in Los Angeles, Miami, and Oakland. The format of the tournament changed from 1996: it was expanded to ten teams, with four in Group A and three each in Groups B and C. The top team in each group, plus the second place in Group A would advance to the semifinals. Brazil was invited again, and brought their senior team this time.

Jamaica, getting ready for the 1998 World Cup, pulled the stunner of the first round. They did not originally qualify for the tournament, but Canada withdrew, granting them a spot. Jamaica then topped Group A over Brazil (they tied the South Americans 0–0). In the semi-finals, the United States beat Brazil, as Preki scored the lone goal and Kasey Keller preserved the clean sheet. The United States could not repeat that performance in front of a pro-Mexican final crowd in Los Angeles. Mexico won their third straight Gold Cup, 1–0, on a Luis Hernández goal.

1998 concacaf gold cup

Participating nations

(1) Canada withdrew and was replaced by Jamaica.

Gold Cup play-off

A playoff between Cuba, the runner-up from the 1996 Caribbean Cup and Saint Kitts and Nevis, the runner-up from the 1997 Caribbean Cup, was held to determine which nation would qualify for the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

  • Originally scheduled on February 6, postponed by heavy rain.
  • Top scorers

    4 goals

    3 goals

  • Romário
  • 2 goals

    1 goal


    1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup Wikipedia

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