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1949 NAFC Championship

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1949 NAFC Championship
Tournament details
Host country Mexico
Dates4 – 25 September
Teams3 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Mexico (2nd title)
Runners-up  United States
Third place  Cuba
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored28 (4.67 per match)
Top scorer(s) Horacio Casarín (4)
Luis de la Fuente (4)
1947
1990

The 1949 NAFC Championship was the second edition of the association football championship for the North American Football Confederation.

In 1949, the NAFC Championship served both as a regional championship as well as the regional qualification tournament for the 1950 FIFA World Cup and was held in Mexico City. Four teams were invited, Cuba, Mexico, Canada and the United States, but Canada did not send a team.

Mexico easily topped the standings, going undefeated and outscoring the two other teams seventeen goals to two. The United States came in second and Cuba, winless in its four games, was third. As the top two teams qualified for the World Cup, Mexico and the U.S. went to the finals in Brazil.

1949 NAFC Championship Intro articles: 6

Results

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Mexico (C) 4 4 0 0 17 2 +15 8
2  United States 4 1 1 2 8 15 −7 3
3  Cuba 4 0 1 3 3 11 −8 1
Source: rsssf
(C) Champion.
United States  0–6  Mexico
Flores  20'
Luna  30'
de la Fuente  37'55'58'
Septién  85'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: José Tapia (Cuba)

Mexico: Raúl Córdoba, Felipe Zetter, Carlos Laviada (captain), José Antonio Roca, Mario Ochoa, Héctor Ortíz, Antonio Flores, Luis Luna, Horacio Casarín, Luis de la Fuente, Carlos Septién

United States: Frank Borghi, Ben Wattman, Manuel Martin, Walter Bahr, Charlie Colombo, Bill Sheppell, Frank Wallace, Jack Hynes, Pete Matevich, John Souza, Benny McLaughlin


Mexico  2–0  Cuba
Luna  26'
Casarín  57'

Mexico: Raúl Córdoba, Jorge Romo, Carlos Laviada (captain), José Antonio Roca, Mario Ochoa, Héctor Ortíz, Antonio Flores, Luis Luna, Horacio Casarín, Luis de la Fuente, Carlos Septién

Cuba: Arozamena, Barquín, Llerandi, Ovide, J.Minsal, Torrent, Veiga, Fano, Gómez, Torres, Brioso


Cuba  1–1  United States
Gómez  28' Wallace  23'

Cuba: Rolando Aguilar, Jacinto Barquin, Bernardo Llerandi, José Minsal, Marcelino Minsal, Francisco Torrent, Clerch, José Gómez, Ricardo Torres, Vicente Pérez, Manuel Briso

United States: Frank Borghi, Harry Keough, Manuel Martin, Bill Sheppell, Charlie Colombo, Walter Bahr, Frank Wallace, Jack Hynes, Pete Matevich, John Souza, Benny McLaughlin


Mexico  6–2  United States
Ortíz  14'
Casarín  23'41'76'
de la Fuente  47'
Ochoa  89'
Souza  52'
Wattman  90'
Attendance: 54,500
Referee: José Tapia (Cuba)

Mexico: Melesio Osnaya, Jorge Romo, Carlos Laviada (captain), Héctor Ortíz, Mario Ochoa, José Antonio Roca, Antonio Flores, Francisco Hernández, Horacio Casarín, Luis de la Fuente, Carlos Septién

United States: Frank Borghi, Harry Keough, Manuel Martin, Bill Sheppell, Charlie Colombo, Walter Bahr, Frank Wallace, Jack Hynes, Ben Wattman, John Souza, Benny McLaughlin


United States  5–2  Cuba
Bahr  16'
Souza  23'
Matevich  30'35'
Wallace  48'
Barquín  42'
Veiga  50'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Nieto Lara (Mexico)

United States: Frank Borghi, Harry Keough, Manuel Martin, Bill Sheppell, Charlie Colombo, Walter Bahr, Frank Wallace, Jack Hynes, Pete Matevich, John Souza, Benny McLaughlin

Cuba: Pedro Arosemana (Rolando Aguilar 40'), Jacinto Barquin, Bernardo Llerandi, José Ovide, José Minsal, Francisco Torrent, Santiago Veiga, José Gómez, Ricardo Torres, Angel Valdes, Manuel Brioso


Mexico  3–0  Cuba
Naranjo  44'
Flores  58'
Naranjo  88'

Mexico: Melesio Osnaya, Felipe Zetter, Gregorio "Tepa" Gómez, Alfonso Montemayor (captain), Samuel Cuburu, Raúl Varela, Antonio Flores, José Naranjo, Mario "Flaco" Pérez, Luis Vázquez, Enrique Sesma

Cuba: Aguilar, Barquín, Llerandi, Ovide, J.Minsal, Torrent, Veiga, Pérez, Gómez, Torres, Valdés


 1949 NAFC Championship 

Mexico
Second title

1949 NAFC Championship Results articles: 34

Scorers

Four goals

Two goals

One goal

1949 NAFC Championship Scorers articles: 2

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