Sports Writing, July 16 (EFE). – The 27th edition of the Gold Cup, a tournament that was born on March 23, 1963, just over 60 years ago, ended on Sunday with a new invasion of Mexico, this time in a rocky match that defeated Panama 1-0 at the SoFi Stadium in the American city of Los Angeles.
Panama were looking for their first tournament title and were not lacking in reasons, reaching the final undefeated
A total of seven nations have won the most important team tournament in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Mexico leads the record with 12 titles, the first of which was achieved in 1965 against Guatemala, when the event was called the CONCACAF Nations Championship.
The United States, who ruled two years ago and who in this edition was unable to reach the final and finished in third place, is followed by seven.
Costa Rica has won the tournament three times, Canada twice, and Guatemala, Haiti and Honduras once.
The most important international tournament for top football teams is played in North America, Central America and the Caribbean every two years. It was born as the CONCACAF Nations Championship, but became what we know today as the Gold Cup 32 years ago, in 1991.
On three occasions, Brazil have capitalized on CONCACAF’s call to win the title, but have fallen short on every attempt.
He lost two final matches with Mexico, in 1996 and 2003, and in the 1998 edition he had to settle for third place.
And in the 2023 edition, the organization agreed, for the first time, to dispense with the third-place match, admitting that it lacked interest in the players of the participating teams and the audience itself.
Third year champion runner
1963 Costa Rica El Salvador Netherlands Antilles
1965 Mexico Guatemala Costa Rica
1967 Guatemala Mexico Honduras
1969 Costa Rica Guatemala and the Netherlands Antilles
1971 Mexico Haiti Costa Rica
1973 Haiti Trinidad and Tobago Mexico
1977 Mexico Haiti El Salvador
1981 Honduras El Salvador Mexico
1985 Canada, Honduras, Costa Rica
1989 Costa Rica USA Trinidad and Tobago
1991 USA Honduras Mexico
1993 Mexico USA Costa Rica
1996 Mexico Brazil USA
1998 Mexico USA Brazil
2000 Canada Columbia Trinidad and Tobago
2002 USA Costa Rica Canada
2003 Mexico Brazil United States
2005 USA Panama Honduras
2007 USA Mexico Canada
2009 Mexico United States Honduras
2011 Mexico USA Panama
2013 United States Panama Mexico
2015 Mexico Jamaica Panama
2017 United States Jamaica Mexico
2019 Mexico United States Haiti
2021 United States Mexico Qatar
2023 Mexico Panama USA
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