Guatemala national football team

Guatemala
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Los Chapines (The Chapines)
La Bicolor (The Bicolor)
La Furia Azul (The Blue Fury)
Association National Football Federation of Guatemala
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederation UNCAF (Central America)
Head coach Luis Fernando Tena[1]
Captain José Carlos Pinto
Most caps Carlos Ruiz (133)[2]
Top scorer Carlos Ruiz (68)
Home stadium Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores
FIFA code GUA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 122 Increase 2 (19 November 2021)[3]
Highest 50 (August 2006)
Lowest 163 (November 1995)
First international
 Guatemala 9–0 Honduras 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 14 September 1921)
Biggest win
 Guatemala 10–0 Anguilla 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 5 September 2019)
 Guatemala 10–0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 4 June 2021)
Biggest defeat
 Costa Rica 9–1 Guatemala 
(San José, Costa Rica; 24 July 1955)
Gold Cup
Appearances 19 (first in 1963)
Best result Champions (1967)

The Guatemala national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Guatemala) represents Guatemala in men's international football and is controlled by the Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala. Founded in 1919, it has been affiliated to FIFA since 1946, and it is a member of CONCACAF.

The team has made three Olympic tournament appearances, competing at the 1968, 1976, and 1988 Olympic Games. Guatemala have never qualified for the finals tournament of the World Cup, although they have reached the final round of qualification on four occasions.

Guatemala won the 1967 CONCACAF Championship and the 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup. The team's best performance in a CONCACAF Gold Cup was in 1996, when they finished fourth. Guatemala has also earned a bronze medal at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela. The national team kits are supplied by Umbro. Past kit suppliers include Atletica, Adidas and Puma.

History

Beginnings

Guatemala created its first soccer team, made up of 22 players, on 23 August 1902. The team was split into two sides, blue and white. With time, clubs were made and eventually the Guatemalan national team, nicknamed "la Azul y Blanco" (the blue and white), was created in 1921. Guatemala had its first game on 16 September 1921, in the Independence Centenary Games held in Guatemala City, against Honduras. The game was played in Guatemala City and Guatemala beat Honduras 9–0.[5] In the final, Guatemala were defeated 6–0 by Costa Rica.[6]

Guatemala had success in several editions of the CCCF Championship, the precursor of the Gold Cup, by being the runners-up in 1943, 1946, and 1948. In 1958, Guatemala began participating in the qualifying rounds of the World Cup. They finished last, without a point, in a group with Costa Rica and the Netherlands Antilles.[7]

Success in the 1960s

Guatemala's performance in the World Cup qualifying rounds began to improve in the 1960s. In 1962 they drew against both Costa Rica (4–4) and Honduras (1–1). However they again finished last in their qualifying group.[8]

Guatemala did not participate in the qualifying round in 1966, as FIFA refused their participation for administrative reasons.

Guatemala joined CONCACAF in 1961. In 1967, they again showed the progress they had made when by participating by winning the Gold Cup for the only time in their history.[9] In that tournament, hosted by Honduras, Guatemala began with a 2–1 win against Haiti, followed by a 1–0 win over the defending champions, Mexico, a 0–0 draw against Honduras, a 2–0 win over Trinidad and Tobago, and a 2–0 win over Nicaragua. The forward Manuel "Escopeta" Recinos was Guatemala's top scorer with four goals, including the goal against Mexico.

Guatemala were also the runners-up in the CONCACAF Championship in 1965 and 1969.

Results

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Guatemala 9 5 4 1 0 7 1 6
2  Mexico 8 5 4 0 1 10 1 9
3  Honduras 6 5 2 2 1 4 2 2
4  Trinidad and Tobago 4 5 2 0 3 6 10 −4
5  Haiti 2 5 1 0 4 5 9 −4
6  Nicaragua 1 5 0 1 4 3 12 −9

In 1967, Guatemala showed further progress by qualifying for the 1968 Olympic football tournament in Mexico City. In the first round, they won 1–0 against Czechoslovakia, and 4–1 against Thailand, and lost to Bulgaria 2–1. They went on the next round, where they lost 1–0 to the eventual champions, Hungary.

2006 World Cup

Before the 2006 World Cup qualifiers, many fans[who?] saw Carlos Ruiz as the main focus in providing goals for the national team along with Juan Carlos Plata. Many other stars such as Fredy, Garcia, Gonzalo Romero, Guillermo Ramirez and Martin Machon were expected to play huge roles as well. In 2006 World Cup qualifying, Guatemala advanced to the third round by beating Suriname 4–2. There they finished second in Group B, behind Costa Rica, with 10 points each. In the fourth round they started with a 0–0 draw against Panama and a 5–1 win against Trinidad and Tobago. Then followed a 2–0 loss against the United States and Mexico and a 3–2 loss against Costa Rica, and a 2–1 win against Panama. They lost against Trinidad and Tobago 3–2, drew against the United States 0–0 and then lost to Mexico 5–2. Guatemala had 8 points with one game left, and a win alongside a Trinidad and Tobago defeat against Mexico would send them into the play-offs. They won 3–1 against Costa Rica but Trinidad and Tobago beat Mexico 2–1. They finished in fifth place, two points away from the play-off spot. Juan Carlos Plata and Martin Machón announced their retirement from International Football in 2006.

2010 World Cup

After a third-place finish at the 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup, and reaching the knockout stage in the Gold Cup of the same year, along with a couple of satisfying friendly matches including a 3–2 win against Mexico, many[who?] saw Hernán Darío Gómez as the next coach to lead Guatemala into the Hexagonal in the World Cup qualifying stage. However, after losing 5–0 in early 2008 against a under-23 Argentine team, the Colombian soon departed. During 2010 World Cup qualifying, expectations of qualifying for the finals were set among the national team as Ramon Maradiaga returned as coach. They began well by advancing to the third round by defeating Saint Lucia 9–1 on aggregate.

In the third round, Guatemala began with a 1–0 home loss to the United States, with controversies surrounding the Panamanian referee Roberto Moreno, including not awarding a penalty to Guatemala in the first half after a handball from Steve Cherundolo as well as Gustavo Cabrera being sent off after colliding with Eddie Lewis in the second half. In their second match, Los Chapines salvaged a draw in the closing minutes of the game against Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain after Carlos Gallardo deflected a free kick by Marco Pappa. On 10 September, Cuba shocked the Guatemala fans by taking the lead after Roberto Linares scored in the 25th minute, but by half-time, Carlos Ruiz had equalised, and in the second half, Ruiz scored again. Mario Rodríguez and José Manuel Contreras also scored and Guatemala won 4–1.

On 11 October, many fans gathered around the Estadio Mateo Flores for the game against Trinidad and Tobago. Despite being reduced to 10 men, the Soca Warriors were able to hold Guatemala to a 0–0 stalemate. Guatemala then lost in Cuba, falling behind 1–0 after Jaime Colome scored a penalty. Marco Pappa volleyed in an equalizer in the 80th minute, but Urgelles won the match for Cuba in the 90th minute. Meanwhile, the Trinidadians defeated the United States 2–1 at home, putting them in second place. Maradiaga was fired and Benjamin Monterroso was appointed, focusing on the Copa UNCAF the following January. A 2–0 away loss against the United States confirmed the elimination of the national team from the World Cup.

At the UNCAF nations cup, Monterroso wanted to introduce more younger players into the starting line up such as Minor Lopez, Ricardo Jerez and Wilson Lalin, but Guatemala lost both group stage matches against Costa Rica and also lost 2–0 to Nicaragua in the play-off match for the final berth to attend the next Gold Cup; Minor Lopez was the lone goal scorer for Los Bicolores. As a result, the national team were inactive for the next two years and Monterroso stepped down after two months in charge.

2014 World Cup

In May 2010, the Uruguayan-born Paraguayan Ever Hugo Almeida was appointed as the Guatemala's next coach. At the 2011 Copa Centroamericana, formerly known as the "UNCAF Nations Cup", Guatemala finished in fifth place, losing 2–0 to Costa Rica and 3–1 Honduras before defeating Nicaragua 2–1 to qualify for the 2011 Gold Cup.

At the Gold Cup, Guatemala drew 0–0 against Honduras despite being reduced to nine men. They lost against a physically superior Jamaica 2–0, but managed to redeem themselves by beating Grenada 4–0, with goals from José Javier del Águila, Marco Pappa, Carlos Ruiz, and Carlos Gallardo. In the quarter-finals, they lost to 2–1 the reigning champions Mexico, after Ruiz had given them the lead in the first half.

For the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, Guatemala began in the second round with six wins in six games, advancing to a third round group alongside the United States, Jamaica and Antigua and Barbuda. Before the third round, three key players – Guillermo Ramirez, Gustavo Cabrera and Yony Flores – were sent home during a practice session after their team-mates Ruiz and Luis Rodriguez heard of their involvement in money laundering and bribery in fixing multiple fixtures; they were subsequently banned for life.[citation needed]

The team began with an away loss to Jamaica, with Dwight Pezzarossi only managing to pull back one goal in stoppage time. In the next match, Guatemala drew at home against the United States, after they equalised from Marco Pappa's free kick. At home against Antigua and Barbuda, Guatemala again fell behind, but after the Antiguan goalkeeper Molvin James was sent off for wasting time, Ruiz scored a brace and a goal from Pezzarossi sealed a 3–1 victory. Four days later, a goal from Ruiz sufficed for an away win against the same opponents in North Sound.

Guatemala beat Jamaica at home 2–1, leaving them needing a draw against the United States to progress to the final stage of the qualifiers. After they taking the lead in the first five minutes thanks to Ruiz, the United States scored three times, and Guatemala finished behind Jamaica on goal difference.

In January 2013, still led by Almeida, Guatemala participated in the 2013 Copa Centroamericana. With a team of mainly younger players, they could only manage three draws in their group play (1–1 against Nicaragua, 0–0 against Belize and 1–1 against Costa Rica), losing out to Belize for direct qualification for the 2013 Gold Cup. They faced Panama in the fifth place match, but lost 3–1, and Almeida stepped down in favour of the technical director, Victor Hugo Monzón.

2016 suspension

On October 28, 2016, the Guatemalan football federation was suspended indefinitely by FIFA, after the international football governing body had appointed an oversight committee to look into allegations of corruption.[10] FIFA stated that the Guatemalan federation (FEDEFUT) had rejected the committee's mandate to run FEDEFUT's business, organize elections, and modernize its statutes, and would remain barred from international competition until FEDEFUT ratified an extension of the mandate.[11] The football team missed their chance on qualifying on the 2017 and 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments (2017 Copa Centroamericana and 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying) as they missed deadlines to have their suspension lifted.

The suspension was lifted on 31 May 2018 after FEDEFUT's normalization committee became fully operational.[12]

Home stadium

The Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores, also known as Coloso de la Zona 5, is a multi-use national stadium in Guatemala City, the largest in Guatemala. It was built in 1948, to host the Central American and Caribbean Games in 1950, and was renamed after long-distance runner Mateo Flores, winner of the 1952 Boston Marathon. It has a capacity of 26,000 seats.

Used mostly for football matches, the stadium has hosted the majority of the home matches of the Guatemala national football team throughout its history.

Schedule and results

The following is a list of match results from the previous 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Loss

2021

Players

Current squad

The following 23 players were called up for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Caps and goals updated as of 18 July 2021, after the match against Trinidad and Tobago.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Nicholas Hagen (1996-08-02) 2 August 1996 (age 25) 19 0 Norway HamKam
12 1GK Ricardo Jérez (1986-02-04) 4 February 1986 (age 35) 53 0 Guatemala Municipal
21 1GK Braulio Linares (1996-01-29) 29 January 1996 (age 25) 0 0 Guatemala Antigua

2 2DF Moisés Hernández (1992-03-05) 5 March 1992 (age 29) 28 2 Guatemala Antigua
3 2DF Kervin García (1990-12-07) 7 December 1990 (age 30) 5 0 Guatemala Cobán Imperial
4 2DF José Carlos Pinto (1993-06-16) 16 June 1993 (age 28) 25 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones
13 2DF Stheven Robles (1995-11-12) 12 November 1995 (age 26) 17 1 Guatemala Comunicaciones
20 2DF Gerardo Gordillo (1994-08-17) 17 August 1994 (age 27) 11 2 Peru UTC
22 2DF Wilson Pineda (1993-09-23) 23 September 1993 (age 28) 14 2 Guatemala Guastatoya
23 2DF Matan Peleg (1993-11-11) 11 November 1993 (age 28) 5 0 Israel Hapoel Kfar Saba

5 3MF José Andrés Ruiz (1996-05-30) 30 May 1996 (age 25) 3 0 Guatemala Cobán Imperial
6 3MF Rodrigo Saravia (1993-02-22) 22 February 1993 (age 28) 25 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones
7 3MF Marvin Ceballos (1992-04-22) 22 April 1992 (age 29) 26 6 Mexico UdeG
8 3MF Rudy Barrientos (1999-03-01) 1 March 1999 (age 22) 12 2 Guatemala Municipal
10 3MF John Méndez (1999-06-24) 24 June 1999 (age 22) 4 1 Guatemala Municipal
16 3MF Marco Domínguez (1996-02-25) 25 February 1996 (age 25) 8 0 Guatemala Antigua
17 3MF Luis Martínez (1991-12-14) 14 December 1991 (age 29) 26 7 Guatemala Guastatoya
18 3MF Oscar Santis (1999-03-25) 25 March 1999 (age 22) 7 1 Guatemala Comunicaciones

9 4FW José Carlos Martínez (1997-10-10) 10 October 1997 (age 24) 14 2 Guatemala Municipal
11 4FW Jairo Arreola (1985-09-20) 20 September 1985 (age 36) 29 1 Guatemala Antigua
14 4FW Darwin Lom (1997-07-14) 14 July 1997 (age 24) 15 6 United States Hartford Athletic
15 4FW Jorge Vargas (1993-02-26) 26 February 1993 (age 28) 21 3 Guatemala Guastatoya
19 4FW Robin Betancourth (1991-11-25) 25 November 1991 (age 30) 14 2 Guatemala Cobán Imperial

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team in the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Kenderson Navarro (2002-02-25) 25 February 2002 (age 19) 1 0 Guatemala Municipal v.  Trinidad and Tobago, 18 July 2021
GK Víctor Ayala (1989-05-08) 8 May 1989 (age 32) 0 0 Guatemala Antigua v.  Puerto Rico, 22 January 2021
GK Manuel Sosa (1987-04-05) 5 April 1987 (age 34) 0 0 Guatemala Suchitepequez v.  Puerto Rico, 22 January 2021

DF Óscar Castellanos (2000-01-18) 18 January 2000 (age 21) 2 0 Guatemala Antigua v.  Trinidad and Tobago, 18 July 2021
DF José Morales (1996-12-03) 3 December 1996 (age 25) 2 0 Guatemala Municipal v.  Mexico, 14 July 2021
DF Manuel López (1990-04-26) 26 April 1990 (age 31) 0 0 Guatemala Municipal Training camp, 25–30 May 2021
DF Allen Yanes (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 (age 24) 11 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones v.  British Virgin Islands, 27 March 2021
DF Sixto Betancourt (1992-05-16) 16 May 1992 (age 29) 1 0 Guatemala Malacateco v.  British Virgin Islands, 27 March 2021
DF Gerardo Arias (1985-11-18) 18 November 1985 (age 36) 10 0 Guatemala Sololá v.  Puerto Rico, 22 January 2021

MF Jorge Aparicio (1992-11-21) 21 November 1992 (age 29) 26 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones v.  Trinidad and Tobago, 18 July 2021
MF Alejandro Galindo (1992-03-05) 5 March 1992 (age 29) 20 6 Guatemala Cobán Imperial v.  Trinidad and Tobago, 18 July 2021
MF Yeltsin Álvarez (1994-11-02) 2 November 1994 (age 27) 5 2 Guatemala Iztapa v.  El Salvador, 11 July 2021
MF José Manuel Contreras (1986-01-19) 19 January 1986 (age 35) 79 5 Guatemala Comunicaciones Training camp, 25–30 May 2021
MF José Márquez (1988-08-06) 6 August 1988 (age 33) 6 1 Guatemala Guastatoya Training camp, 25–30 May 2021
MF Jonathan Velásquez (1993-06-24) 24 June 1993 (age 28) 0 0 Guatemala Santa Lucía Training camp, 25–30 May 2021
MF Pablo Aguilar (1995-02-21) 21 February 1995 (age 26) 5 0 Guatemala Antigua v.  British Virgin Islands, 27 March 2021
MF Nico Rittmeyer (1993-10-13) 13 October 1993 (age 28) 3 1 United States Charleston Battery v.  British Virgin Islands, 27 March 2021
MF Christopher Ramírez (1994-01-08) 8 January 1994 (age 27) 3 0 Guatemala Xelajú v.  Puerto Rico, 22 January 2021
MF Anderson Ortiz (2001-11-07) 7 November 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Guatemala Guastatoya v.  Puerto Rico, 22 January 2021

FW Christian Albizures (1995-02-06) 6 February 1995 (age 26) 0 0 Guatemala Cobán Imperial Training camp, 25–30 May 2021
FW Antonio López (1997-04-10) 10 April 1997 (age 24) 5 0 Mexico América v.  British Virgin Islands, 27 March 2021

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Player retired from the national team.
SUS Player is serving suspension.
WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.

Records

As of 24 March 2021[13]

Players in bold text are still active with Guatemala.

Most appearances

Carlos Ruiz, Guatemala's most capped player, as well as all-time top scorer.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Carlos Ruiz 133 68 1998–2016
2 Guillermo Ramírez 106 16 1997–2012
3 Gustavo Cabrera 104 2 2000–2012
4 Fredy Thompson 96 3 2001–2015
5 Juan Carlos Plata 87 35 1996–2010
6 Gonzalo Romero 83 9 2000–2012
7 Julio Girón 82 0 1992–2006
8 Edgar Estrada 80 0 1995–2003
9 Mario Rodríguez 79 10 2003–2013
José Manuel Contreras 79 5 2006–present

Most goals

Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Carlos Ruiz 68 133 0.51 1998–2016
2 Juan Carlos Plata 35 87 0.4 1996–2010
3 Carlos Toledo 25 1943–1953
4 Mario Camposeco 23 1943–1951
Freddy García 23 73 0.32 1998–2012
6 Oscar Enrique Sánchez 19 1976–1990
7 Edwin Westphal 16 47 0.34 1985–1998
Dwight Pezzarossi 16 72 0.22 2000–2012
Guillermo Ramírez 16 106 0.15 1997–2012
10 Juan Manuel Funes 15 66 0.23 1985–2000

Coaching history

As of 8 July 2021[14]

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Not a FIFA member Not a FIFA member
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950 Did not enter Declined participation
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958 Did not qualify 3 0 0 3 4 12
Chile 1962 4 0 2 2 7 10
England 1966 Entry not accepted Entry not accepted
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify 4 1 2 1 5 3
West Germany 1974 7 2 3 2 6 6
Argentina 1978 11 4 3 4 23 16
Spain 1982 8 3 3 2 10 2
Mexico 1986 4 2 1 1 7 3
Italy 1990 10 3 2 5 9 10
United States 1994 2 0 1 1 0 2
France 1998 8 4 2 2 6 9
South Korea Japan 2002 13 6 3 4 23 15
Germany 2006 18 7 4 7 27 29
South Africa 2010 8 3 2 3 15 8
Brazil 2014 12 9 1 2 28 11
Russia 2018 10 5 2 3 21 12
Qatar 2022 4 3 1 0 14 0
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/22 126 52 32 42 205 148

CONCACAF Gold Cup

CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
El Salvador 1963 Fourth place 4th 4 1 2 1 7 6 Squad
Guatemala 1965 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 11 5 Squad
Honduras 1967 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 7 1 Squad
Costa Rica 1969 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 2 0 10 2 Squad
Trinidad and Tobago 1971 Did not qualify
Haiti 1973 Fifth place 5th 5 0 3 2 4 6 Squad
Mexico 1977 Fifth place 5th 5 1 1 3 8 10 Squad
Honduras 1981 Did not qualify
1985 Round 1 5th 4 2 1 1 7 3 Squad
1989 Fourth place 4th 6 1 1 4 4 7 Squad
United States 1991 Group stage 7th 3 1 0 2 1 5 Squad
Mexico United States 1993 Did not enter
United States 1996 Fourth place 4th 4 1 0 3 3 5 Squad
United States 1998 Group stage 7th 3 0 2 1 3 4 Squad
United States 2000 Group stage 10th 2 0 1 1 3 5 Squad
United States 2002 Group stage 12th 2 0 0 2 1 4 Squad
Mexico United States 2003 Group stage 11th 2 0 1 1 1 3 Squad
United States 2005 Group stage 11th 3 0 1 2 4 9 Squad
United States 2007 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 1 2 2 5 Squad
United States 2009 Did not qualify
United States 2011 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 1 2 5 4 Squad
United States 2013 Did not qualify
Canada United States 2015 Group stage 12th 3 0 1 2 1 4 Squad
United States 2017 Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
Costa Rica Jamaica United States 2019
United States 2021 Group stage 13th 3 0 1 2 1 6 Squad
Total 1 Title 19/26 72 19 21 32 83 94

CONCACAF Nations League

CONCACAF Nations League record
Season Division Group Pld W D L GF GA P/R RK
United States 2019−20 C C 4 4 0 0 25 0 Rise 29th
2022–23 B To be determined
Total 4 4 0 0 25 0 29th

Copa Centroamericana

Copa Centroamericana record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Costa Rica 1991 Third place 3rd 3 0 2 1 0 1
Honduras 1993 Did not enter
El Salvador 1995 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 0 2 2 5
Guatemala 1997 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 2 0 10 3
Costa Rica 1999 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 5 2
Honduras 2001 Champions 1st 5 2 3 0 9 5
Panama 2003 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 10 4
Guatemala 2005 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 10 5
El Salvador 2007 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 3 2
Honduras 2009 Round 1 6th 3 0 0 3 1 6
Panama 2011 Fifth place 5th 3 1 0 2 3 6
Costa Rica 2013 Sixth place 6th 4 0 3 1 3 5
United States 2014 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 7 4
Panama 2017 Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
Total 1 Title 12/14 51 23 14 14 63 48

CCCF Championship

CCCF Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Costa Rica 1941 Did not enter
El Salvador 1943 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 21 11
Costa Rica 1946 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 20 10
Guatemala 1948 Runners-up 2nd 8 3 4 1 20 16
Panama 1951 Did not enter
Costa Rica 1953 Third place 3rd 6 3 2 1 8 8
Honduras 1955 Sixth place 6th 6 1 0 5 6 9
Netherlands Antilles 1957 Did not enter
Cuba 1960
Costa Rica 1961 Round 1 5th 4 2 0 2 7 7
Total Runners-up 6/10 35 16 8 11 82 61

Olympic Games

Olympic Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
France 1900 Did not participate
United States 1904
United Kingdom 1908
Sweden 1912
Belgium 1920
France 1924
Netherlands 1928
Nazi Germany 1936
United Kingdom 1948
Finland 1952
Australia 1956
Italy 1960
Japan 1964
Mexico 1968 Quarter-finals 8th 4 2 0 2 6 4 Squad
West Germany 1972 Did not qualify
Canada 1976 Group stage 10th 3 0 2 1 2 5 Squad
Soviet Union 1980 Did not qualify
United States 1984
Korea 1988 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 2 12 Squad
Spain 1992 Did not qualify
United States 1996
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012
Brazil 2016
Japan 2020
Total Quarter-finals 3/27 3 0 1 2 2 8

Note: Football at the Summer Olympics has been an under-23 tournament since 1992.

Pan American Games

Pan American Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Argentina 1951 Did not qualify
Mexico 1955
United States 1959
Brazil 1963
Canada 1967
Colombia 1971
Mexico 1975
Puerto Rico 1979 Group stage 7th 2 0 1 1 2 4
Venezuela 1983 Bronze medal 3rd 4 1 2 1 6 4
United States 1987 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 3 2
Cuba 1991 Did not qualify
Argentina 1995
Canada 1999 Group stage 7th 4 1 1 2 4 5
Dominican Republic 2003 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 2 5
Brazil 2007 Did not qualify
Mexico 2011
Canada 2015
Peru 2019
Total 1 Bronze medal 5/18 16 3 6 7 17 20

Note: Football at the Pan American Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1999.

Central American and Caribbean Games

Central American and Caribbean Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Cuba 1930 Round 1 6th 2 0 0 2 3 16
El Salvador 1935 Sixth place 6th 5 0 1 4 6 17
Panama 1938 Did not qualify
Colombia 1946 Sixth place 6th 6 1 1 4 12 20
Guatemala 1950 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 1 2 4 4
Mexico 1954 Did not qualify
Venezuela 1959
Jamaica 1962
Puerto Rico 1966 Fourth place 4th 5 1 2 2 5 9
Panama 1970 Did not qualify
Dominican Republic 1974
Colombia 1978
Cuba 1982
Dominican Republic 1986 Withdrew
Mexico 1990 Did not qualify
Puerto Rico 1993
Venezuela 1998 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 4 9
El Salvador 2002 Quarter-finals 10th 3 1 1 1 4 4
Colombia 2006 Did not qualify
Puerto Rico 2010 Seventh place 7th 2 0 1 1 0 3
Mexico 2014 Did not qualify
Colombia 2018 Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
Total Runners-up 8/22 31 6 7 18 38 82

Central American Games

Central American Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Guatemala 1973 Fourth place 4th 4 1 1 2 4 3
El Salvador 1977 Fourth place 4th 6 1 1 4 2 7
Guatemala 1986 Champions 1st 3 2 1 0 4 1
Honduras 1990 Did not participate
El Salvador 1994 Fourth place 4th 3 1 1 1 11 5
Honduras 1997 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 4 5
Guatemala 2001 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 13 3
Honduras 2006 Not held
Panama 2010
Costa Rica 2013 Fourth place 4th 4 1 0 3 3 5
Nicaragua 2017 Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
Total 2 Titles 7/11 29 12 5 12 41 29

Head-to-head record

As of 24 September 2021 after the match against  El Salvador.[20]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

  1. ^ Includes matches against  Netherlands Antilles.
  2. ^ Includes matches against  Soviet Union.

Honours

Major competitions

Minor competitions

  • Runners-up (1): 1950
  • Bronze medal (1): 1983
  • Third place (1): 1999
  • Champions (1): 1988

See also

References

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