CCCF Championship 1943 (San Salvador, El Salvador, Dec 5-19)


All matches were played at the Estadio Nacional de la Flor Blanca in San Salvador.

 5-12-43 Costa Rica   7-0 Nicaragua
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           [Costa Rica: Rafael Ángel Cardona; Tomás Alfaro, Héctor 'Negro' Cordero; Eduardo 'Burro' Cabalceta,
                        Jorge Eduardo Umaña, Mario Ruiz (César 'Zurdo' Hernández); José Alberto Granados,
                        Álvaro Rojas (José Luis 'Chime' Rojas), Jorge 'Lalo' Rojas (Fernando 'Lolito' Ruiz),
                        Mario Riggioni, José Francisco Zeledón.]
           [Note: this may be the lineup for the match on 12-12-43 instead.]

 5-12-43 El Salvador  2-2 Guatemala      [HT 2-1]
           [Ricardo Monterrosa 39', Alonso 'Loncho' Torres 42' / Carlos 'Pepino' Toledo 33' (2-2)]
           [El Salvador: Ricardo 'Piva' Granados; Adrian Díaz, Efraín 'Gallo' Rodríguez, Samuel Astacio,
                         Luis 'Loco' Regalado, Julián 'El Escoces' Linares, Alonso 'Loncho' Torres,
                         Luis 'Potrillo' Ruano (Rafael 'Bazuka' Corado), Miguel 'Americano' Cruz,
                         José Deras (José Armando Rivas), Ricardo Monterrosa.]
           [Guatemala: Salomón 'Sabio' Fuentes; Eduardo 'Mondongo' Guzmán, Jorge 'Chojojo' Durán,
                       Guillermo 'Mito' Marroquín, Alfredo 'Fero' Castellanos, Joaquín 'Tacuazín' Ortiz,
                       José 'Mudo' Castro (Carlos 'Cheis' Molina), Carlos 'Pepino' Toledo,
                       Mario Camposeco, Valentín 'Tin Pata Cuta' Del Cid, Esteban 'Ñeco' González.]

 7-12-43 Guatemala    3-2 Costa Rica
           [Julio 'Mediacuta' Mendoza, Mario Camposeco, Esteban 'Ñeco' González / ]

 7-12-43 El Salvador  8-1 Nicaragua      [HT 4-0]
           [José Luis Aceituno 5' (7-1) (8-1), Rafael 'Bazuka' Corado 15', Luis 'Potrillo' Ruano 28', José Deras 35', José Armando Rivas 49' 65' / Ramón 'Tigre' García (5-1)]
           [El Salvador: Edmundo 'Zarco' Majano; Adrian Díaz (Efraín 'Gallo' Rodríguez), Rafael 'Chapuda' Reyes,
                         Ezequiel Campos, Luis 'Loco' Regalado (Samuel Astacio), José Luis Aceituno,
                         Gustavo 'Gancho' Donado (José Armando Rivas), Luis 'Potrillo' Ruano, Miguel 'Americano' Cruz,
                         José Deras, Rafael 'Bazuka' Corado.]
           [Nicaragua: Erasmo Solórzano (Salvador Hueda); Carlos Morales, Rafael Ubieta, Miranda, ?. Navarro,
                       José María Bermúdez (Fajardo), Ubieta II, Guillermo 'Memo' Morales, Manuel González,
                       Ramón 'Tigre' García, Juan Eligio Robleto.]

 9-12-43 Guatemala    6-2 Nicaragua
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 9-12-43 El Salvador  4-2 Costa Rica
           [Ricardo Monterrosa 4', Julián 'El Escoces' Linares 60', Miguel 'Americano' Cruz 84', Alonso 'Loncho' Torres 86' / José Francisco Zeledón 39', César 'Zurdo' Hernández 78']
           [El Salvador: Ricardo 'Piva' Granados; Adrian Díaz, Efraín 'Gallo' Rodríguez, Samuel Astacio,
                         Luis 'Loco' Regalado, Julián 'El Escoces' Linares, Alonso 'Loncho' Torres,
                         Rafael 'Bazuka' Corado, Miguel 'Americano' Cruz, José Deras, Ricardo Monterrosa.]
           [Costa Rica: Eugenio Pignataro; Tomás Alfaro, Héctor 'Negro' Cordero, Eduardo 'Burro' Cabalceta,
                        Jorge Eduardo Umaña, Mario Ruiz, José Alberto Granados, Álvaro Rojas,
                        César 'Zurdo' Hernández, Mario Riggioni, José Francisco Zeledón.]

12-12-43 El Salvador  2-1 Guatemala
           [Miguel 'Americano' Cruz 44', Alonso 'Loncho' Torres 45' / Carlos 'Pepino' Toledo 31']
           [El Salvador: Ricardo 'Piva' Granados (Edmundo 'Zarco' Majano); Adrian Díaz, Efraín 'Gallo' Rodríguez,
                         Samuel Astacio, Luis 'Loco' Regalado, Julián 'El Escoces' Linares, Alonso 'Loncho' Torres,
                         Rafael 'Bazuka' Corado (Luis 'Potrillo' Ruano), Miguel 'Americano' Cruz, José Deras
                         (José Armando Rivas), Ricardo Monterrosa.]
           [Guatemala: Salomón 'Sabio' Fuentes; Eduardo 'Mondongo' Guzmán, Jorge 'Chojojo' Durán,
                       Guillermo 'Mito' Marroquín, Alfredo 'Fero' Castellanos, Joaquín 'Tacuazín' Ortiz,
                       José 'Mudo' Castro, Carlos 'Pepino' Toledo, Valentín 'Tin Pata Cuta' Del Cid,
                       Esteban 'Ñeco' González, Julio 'Mediacuta' Mendoza.]

12-12-43 Costa Rica   3-2 Nicaragua
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16-12-43 Guatemala    4-2 Costa Rica
           [Valentín 'Tin Pata Cuta' Del Cid x2, José 'Mudo' Castro, Carlos 'Pepino' Toledo / ]

16-12-43 El Salvador 10-1 Nicaragua
           [José Luis Aceituno 4', José Armando Rivas 6' 72' 85', Miguel 'Americano' Cruz 12' 28' 40' 68' 74', Rafael 'Bazuka' Corado 70' / Ramón 'Tigre' García 3']
           [El Salvador: Edmundo 'Zarco' Majano; Adrian Díaz, Efraín 'Gallo' Rodríguez, Ezequiel Campos,
                         Luis 'Loco' Regalado (Samuel Astacio), José Luis Aceituno (José Armando Rivas),
                         Juan Cubías, Luis 'Potrillo' Ruano, Miguel 'Americano' Cruz, José Deras,
                         Rafael 'Bazuka' Corado.]
           [Nicaragua: Erasmo Solórzano; Carlos Morales, Rafael Ubieta, Miranda, Guillermo 'Memo' Morales,
                       ?. Robleto (Fajardo), Ramón 'Tigre' García (?. Navarro II), Manuel González,
                       Francisco Navarro, Efraín Arroliga, Francisco Cardoza.]

19-12-43 Guatemala    5-1 Nicaragua
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19-12-43 El Salvador  2-4 Costa Rica
           [Rafael 'Bazuka' Corado 11', Miguel 'Americano' Cruz 53' / José Francisco Zeledón 26' 66', Mario Riggioni 72', Álvaro Rojas 84']
           [El Salvador: Edmundo 'Zarco' Majano; Rafael 'Chapuda' Reyes, Efraín 'Gallo' Rodríguez,
                         Samuel Astacio, Luis 'Loco' Regalado, Ezequiel Campos, José Luis Aceituno,
                         Rafael 'Bazuka' Corado, Miguel 'Americano' Cruz, José Deras, Ricardo Monterrosa.]
           [Costa Rica: Eugenio Pignataro; Tomás Alfaro, Héctor 'Negro' Cordero, Eduardo 'Burro' Cabalceta,
                        Jorge 'Lalo' Rojas, César 'Zurdo' Hernández, José Alberto Granados,
                        José Luis 'Chime' Rojas, José Francisco Zeledón, Álvaro Rojas, Mario Riggioni.]


 1.El Salvador     6  4  1  1  28-11  9 *
   Guatemala       6  4  1  1  21-11  9 *
 3.Costa Rica      6  3  0  3  20-15  6
 4.Nicaragua       6  0  0  6   7-39  0


* El Salvador and Guatemala were due to playoff on 21-12-43 for the championship, but the playoff
  never took place.

Going into the final round of matches, El Salvador needed only a draw against Costa Rica to become
champions whereas Guatemala needed to win its own match vs Nicaragua and hope that Costa Rica
could upset the hosts, in order to force a playoff.  Guatemala won 5-1 and then Costa Rica won 4-2: 
both winning teams celebrated together on the pitch, enraging the already angry crowd and leading 
to violent protests within the stadium and outside the teams' hotel afterwards.  In this atmosphere,
the Guatemalan team feared for its safety should it take part in the playoff match.  Team manager 
Capitán Gereda cabled home to explain the situation and ask his government (under President Ubico) 
for guidance.  He was instructed not to play, and to return home immediately.

At this point the precise version of events differs according to the perspective of each country.
According to Guatemalan and Costa Rican sources, the organizing committee declared the championship 
null and void, and the trophy itself was given to the Nicaraguan delegation for safekeeping.  
However, Salvadorean sources say that Guatemala forfeited the playoff match, and therefore El Salvador 
was awarded the championship on goal average (or goal difference).


El Salvador squad:
 Coach: Américo González
 Players: Edmundo 'Zarco' Majano (GK), Ricardo 'Piva' Granados (GK), Adrian Díaz, Efraín 'Gallo' Rodríguez,
          Rafael 'Chapuda' Reyes, Samuel Astacio, Ezequiel Campos, Julián 'El Escoces' Linares,
          Luis 'Loco' Regalado, José Luis Aceituno, Juan Cubías, Luis 'Potrillo' Ruano, Rafael 'Bazuka' Corado,
          José Deras, Alonso 'Loncho' Torres, Gustavo 'Gancho' Donado, José Armando (Mando) Rivas,
          Ricardo Monterrosa, Miguel 'Americano' Cruz.

Guatemala squad:
 Manager: Capitán Ramiro Gereda Asturias
 Coach: Manuel Felipe 'Don Meme' Carrera
 Doctor: Jorge Ochaita
 Players: Salomón 'Sabio' Fuentes (GK), Héctor 'Gato' Samayoa (GK), Eduardo 'Mondongo' Guzmán,
          Jorge 'Chojojo' Durán, Gabriel 'Cape' Martínez, Guillermo 'Mito' Marroquín, Carlos 'Cheis' Molina,
          Alfredo 'Fero' Castellanos, Joaquín 'Tacuazín' Ortiz Díaz, Antonio Obregón, José 'Mudo' Castro,
          Carlos 'Pepino' Toledo, Mario Camposeco, Valentín 'Tin Pata Cuta' Del Cid, Julio 'Mediacuta' Mendoza,
          Esteban 'Ñeco' González, Amílcar 'Guanaco' Ortiz, Juan 'Gringo' Aguirre.

Costa Rica squad: 
 Coach: Alejandro Morera
 Players: Eugenio Pignataro (GK), Rafael Ángel Cardona (GK), William Cordero, Tomás Alfaro, Héctor 'Negro' Cordero,
          Mario Ruiz, Jorge 'Lalo' Rojas, Jorge Eduardo Umaña, Eduardo 'Burro' Cabalceta, César 'Zurdo' Hernández,
          José Alberto Granados, José Luis 'Chime' Rojas, Álvaro Rojas, Mario Riggioni, José Francisco (Paco) Zeledón,
          Aníbal 'Ñeco' Varela, Fernando 'Lolito' Ruiz.

Nicaragua squad (incomplete):
 Coach: Edy Kosovics (Hungary)
 Players: Erasmo Solórzano (GK), Salvador Hueda (GK), Carlos Morales, Rafael Ubieta, Francisco Navarro,
          José María Bermúdez, Guillermo 'Memo' Morales, Ramón 'Tigre' García, Pedro 'Milo' Robleto,
          Juan Eligio Robleto, Efraín Arroliga, Francisco Alfredo Cardoza, Manuel González,
          ?. Miranda, ?. Ubieta II, ?. Fajardo, ?. Navarro II.



1941

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About this document

Thanks to Barrie Courtney and Mikael Jönsson.

Sources included: 'La Nación : Tiempos de Selección' (Costa Rica), 'Prensa Libre : 100 años de fútbol' (Guatemala), El Balón Cuscatleco (El Salvador), "Nuestro fútbol en su época de oro" (Guatemala, Miguel Ángel Cospín).

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Authors: Ken Knight, Neil Morrison, and Pieter Veroeveren.
Last updated: 9 Aug 2013

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