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2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup

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Host country  United States
Champions  Canada (2nd title)
Matches played  19
Dates  12 Feb 2000 – 27 Feb 2000
Best player  Craig Forrest
Attendance  695,087
Venue(s)  3 (in 3 host cities)
Runners-up  Colombia
Goals scored  55 (2.89 per match)
Top scorer  Carlo Corazzin
Teams  12
2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup Canadian Gold Cupwinning squad inducted into nation39s Soccer Hall
Champion  Canada men's national soccer team
Similar  2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Tony menezes reminisces about winning the 2000 concacaf gold cup

The 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the fifth edition of the Gold Cup, the soccer championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF), and the 15th overall CONCACAF tournament. It was held in the United States, in Los Angeles, Miami, and San Diego. The format of the tournament changed from 1998; it was expanded to twelve teams, split into four groups of three. The top two teams in each group would advance to the quarterfinals. Peru and Colombia were invited from CONMEBOL, and the Republic of Korea were invited from AFC.


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With all three games in Group D ending in ties and Canada tied with the Republic of Korea on every tiebreaker, a coin toss was used. Canada won and advanced to the quarter-finals. They went on to win the championship, upsetting defending champions Mexico in golden goal extra time 2–1. They defeated Trinidad and Tobago in the semi-finals 1–0 after Craig Forrest saved a first-half penalty, and, already assured as CONCACAF champions, topped invitees Colombia 2–0 in the final.

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Qualification play-off

A qualification competition was held in the United States in October 1999.

2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup Tony Menezes Reminisces About Winning The 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
  •  Canada qualified as lowest ranking member of North American Football Union
  •  Haiti participated having previously finished in third place in the 1998 Caribbean Cup
  •  Cuba participating having failed to qualify for the 1998 Caribbean Cup.
  •  El Salvador participating having finished in fourth place in the 1999 UNCAF Nations Cup.
  • Group D

    note: Canada and South Korea required a coin toss as a final tiebreaker.

    Match abandoned after 89' due to pitch invasion.

    Top scorers

    4 goals

  • Carlo Corazzin
  • 3 goals

  • Carlos Pavón
  • 2 goals

    1 goal

    Own goals

    Best XI

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  • G - Craig Forrest
  • D - Rafael Márquez
  • D - Jason DeVos
  • M - Ramón Ramírez
  • M - Roberto Palacios
  • M - Russell Latapy
  • F - Cobi Jones
  • F - Arnold Dwarika
  • F - Carlo Corazzin
  • F - Carlos Pavón
  • F - Dwight Yorke

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