2004 CONCACAF Women's Pre-Olympic Tournament

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.[1]

2004 CONCACAF Women's Pre-Olympic Tournament
Tournament details
Host countryCosta Rica
Dates25 February – 5 March
Teams8
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (1st title)
Runners-up Mexico
Third place Canada
Fourth place Costa Rica
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored81 (5.06 per match)
Attendance27,616 (1,726 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mexico Maribel Domínguez (9 goals)
2008

The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Mexico from 2 to 12 February 2004, but was later moved to Costa Rica.[2]

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.

QualificationEdit

Canada, Costa Rica and the United States automatically qualified for the final tournament. The remaining five berths were allocated to the five group winners of the qualification tournament.

Qualified teamsEdit

The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament. Mexico, the original hosts of the tournament, originally qualified automatically.[3] 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
  Canada NAFU Automatic 0
  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
  United States NAFU Automatic 2
  1. ^ Panama replaced Guatemala after the National Football Federation of Guatemala was suspended by CONCACAF and FIFA in January 2004.[4]

VenuesEdit

The matches were held at the Estadio Nacional, San José and the Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero, Heredia.

San José Heredia
Estadio Nacional Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero
Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 8,700
   

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

The top two teams from each group advanced to the semi-finals.

All times are local, CST (UTC−6).[5]

TiebreakersEdit

The ranking of teams in the group stage was determined as follows:[6]

  1. Points obtained in all group matches (three points for a win, one for a draw, none for a defeat);
  2. Goal difference in all group matches;
  3. Number of goals scored in all group matches;
  4. Points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question;
  5. Goal difference in the matches played between the teams in question;
  6. Number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question;
  7. Play-off on neutral ground.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
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
3   Panama 3 1 0 2 4 12 −8 3
4   Jamaica 3 0 0 3 0 10 −10 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host
Canada  6–0  Jamaica
Report
Costa Rica  6–1  Panama
Report

Panama  0–6  Canada
Costa Rica  1–0  Jamaica

Jamaica  0–3  Panama
Report
Costa Rica  1–2  Canada
Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 3 3 0 0 17 0 +17 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Mexico 3 2 0 1 13 3 +10 6
3   Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 0 2 7 17 −10 3
4   Haiti 3 0 0 3 2 19 −17 0
Source: CONCACAF
Mexico  5–0  Haiti
Report
United States  7–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Report

Mexico  8–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Report
Haiti  0–8  United States
Report

Trinidad and Tobago  6–2  Haiti
Report
United States  2–0  Mexico
Report

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
3 March – San José
 
 
  Canada1
 
5 March – Heredia
 
  Mexico2
 
  Mexico2
 
3 March – San José
 
  United States3
 
  United States4
 
 
  Costa Rica0
 
Third place play-off
 
 
5 March – Heredia
 
 
  Canada4
 
 
  Costa Rica0

Semi-finalsEdit

The semi-final winners qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Canada  1–2  Mexico
Report

United States  4–0  Costa Rica
Report

Third place play-offEdit

Canada  4–0  Costa Rica
Report

FinalEdit

Mexico  2–3  United States
Report

GoalscorersEdit

There were 81 goals scored in 16 matches, for an average of 5.06 goals per match.

9 goals

7 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Source: CONCACAF

Best XIEdit

The following players were included in CONCACAF's "Best XI" of the tournament.[11]

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
  Karina LeBlanc   Sharolta Nonen
  Gabriela Trujillo
  Joy Fawcett
  Cindy Rodríguez
  Mónica Vergara
  Shannon Boxx
  Aly Wagner
  Shirley Cruz
  Maribel Domínguez
  Abby Wambach
Honourable Mentions
  Briana Scurry   Xiomara Briceño   Diana Matheson
  Alicia Wilson
  Patricia Pérez
  Aysha Jamani
  Christine Sinclair

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CONCACAF 2004 Women's Pre-Olympic Tournament Technical Report" (PDF). CONCACAF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Olympic dates set" (PDF). CONCACAF News. Vol. 13 no. 2. CONCACAF. March 2003. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 April 2004. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2004". CONCACAF. 28 May 2003. Archived from the original on 5 October 2003. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Games of the XXVIII. Olympiad: Football Qualifying Tournament (Women)". CONCACAF. 12 January 2004. Archived from the original on 3 February 2004. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  5. ^ "2004 CONCACAF Women Olympic Final Round Qualifying Schedule". CONCACAF. 21 January 2004. Archived from the original on 11 April 2004. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Regulations of the Olympic Football Tournaments: Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad Athens" (PDF). FIFA. Zürich. April 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 August 2004. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Canada 6–0 Jamaica (February 26, 2004): Match report". Canada Soccer. Ottawa. February 2004. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Canada 6–0 Panama (February 28, 2004): Match report". Canada Soccer. Ottawa. February 2004. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  9. ^ "México golea 5–0 a Haití en preolímpico en Costa Rica" [Mexico beats Haiti 5–0 in Pre-Olympic Tournament in Costa Rica]. La Nación (in Spanish). San José, Costa Rica: Associated Press. 25 February 2004. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  10. ^ "U.S. WNT Win Olympic Qualifying Tournament with 3–2 Comeback Win Over Mexico". United States Soccer Federation. Heredia, Costa Rica. 5 March 2004. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  11. ^ "CONCACAF unveils 2004 Pre-Olympic All-Tournament Team". CONCACAF. 4 March 2004. Archived from the original on 31 May 2004. Retrieved 23 January 2021.