The 2004 CONCACAF Women's Pre-Olympic Tournament was the first edition of the CONCACAF Women's Pre-Olympic Tournament, the quadrennial international football tournament organised by CONCACAF to determine which women's national teams from the North, Central American and Caribbean region qualify for the Olympic football tournament. The tournament was held in Costa Rica from 25 February to 5 March 2004.
|Host country||Costa Rica|
|Dates||25 February – 5 March|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||United States (1st title)|
|Fourth place||Costa Rica|
|Goals scored||81 (5.06 per match)|
|Attendance||27,616 (1,726 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Maribel Domínguez (9 goals)|
The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Mexico from 2 to 12 February 2004, but was later moved to Costa Rica.
The top two teams qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics women's football tournament in Greece as the CONCACAF representatives. The United States won the final 3–2 against Mexico, with both teams qualifying for the Olympics.
The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament. Mexico, the original hosts of the tournament, originally qualified automatically. However, after the tournament venue was changed, new hosts Costa Rica instead qualified automatically, while Mexico took Costa Rica's place in the qualifying competition.
|Team||Zone||Method of qualification||Previous Olympics|
|Costa Rica||UNCAF||Automatic (host)||0|
|Haiti||CFU||Group 3 winner||0|
|Jamaica||CFU||Group 2 winner||0|
|Mexico||NAFU||Group 4 winner||0|
|Panama||UNCAF||Group 5 runner-up[a]||0|
|Trinidad and Tobago||CFU||Group 1 winner||0|
|Estadio Nacional||Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero|
|Capacity: 25,000||Capacity: 8,700|
The top two teams from each group advanced to the semi-finals.
The ranking of teams in the group stage was determined as follows:
- Points obtained in all group matches (three points for a win, one for a draw, none for a defeat);
- Goal difference in all group matches;
- Number of goals scored in all group matches;
- Points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question;
- Goal difference in the matches played between the teams in question;
- Number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question;
- Play-off on neutral ground.
|1||Canada||3||3||0||0||14||1||+13||9||Advance to knockout stage|
|2||Costa Rica (H)||3||2||0||1||8||3||+5||6|
|1||United States||3||3||0||0||17||0||+17||9||Advance to knockout stage|
|3||Trinidad and Tobago||3||1||0||2||7||17||−10||3|
|United States||7–0||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Mexico||8–1||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Trinidad and Tobago||6–2||Haiti|
|3 March – San José|
|5 March – Heredia|
|3 March – San José|
|Third place play-off|
|5 March – Heredia|
The semi-final winners qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics.
|United States||4–0||Costa Rica|
Third place play-offEdit
There were 81 goals scored in 16 matches, for an average of 5.06 goals per match.
1 own goal
The following players were included in CONCACAF's "Best XI" of the tournament.
|Karina LeBlanc|| Sharolta Nonen
| Cindy Rodríguez
| Shirley Cruz|
|Briana Scurry||Xiomara Briceño|| Diana Matheson
| Aysha Jamani|
Qualified teams for Summer OlympicsEdit
The following two teams from CONCACAF qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympic women's football tournament.
|Team||Qualified on||Previous appearances in Summer Olympics1|
|Mexico||3 March 2004||0 (debut)|
|United States||3 March 2004||2 (1996, 2000)|
- 1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.
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