2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament

The 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament was an association football competition used to determine the two participants who would compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1] It was held at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from January 19–29, 2012.[2]

2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Tournament details
Host countryCanada
CityVancouver
DatesJanuary 19–29, 2012
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions United States (3rd title)
Runners-up Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored81 (5.4 per match)
Attendance120,898 (8,060 per match)
Top scorer(s)Canada Christine Sinclair (9 goals)
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QualificationEdit

Thirteen teams, eight from the Caribbean and five from Central America, competed to join automatic qualifiers Canada, Mexico and the United States in the eight-team final tournament.

Caribbean qualification took place as two groups of four teams that competed from June 29 to July 9. Cuba and Haiti qualified from group A with seven points each, and were joined by the Dominican Republic from group B who won their group with nine points.

UNCAF's two slots were determined by a five-team group that competed from September 30 to October 8. Costa Rica won the group without dropping any points, and were joined by Guatemala who only lost to Costa Rica.[3]

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

Draw for the group stage was held on October 24,[4] with schedules announced two days later.[5]

The United States' 14–0 victory over the Dominican Republic on January 20 set a tournament record for the largest margin of victory.[6]

Times listed are Pacific Standard Time (PST) – UTC−8.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Canada (H) 3 3 0 0 13 1 +12 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Costa Rica 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 6
3   Haiti 3 1 0 2 3 8 −5 3
4   Cuba 3 0 0 3 0 7 −7 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host
Costa Rica  2–0  Cuba
Rosales   11'
Acosta   55'
Report
Attendance: 7,627
Canada  6–0  Haiti
Julien   7'
Sinclair   25'44'56'86' (pen.)
Parker   90+2'
Report
Attendance: 7,627

Haiti  0–2  Costa Rica
Report Acosta   49'57'
Attendance: 1,500
Canada  2–0  Cuba
Sinclair   17' (pen.)
Tancredi   24'
Report
Attendance: 12,000

Cuba  0–3  Haiti
Report Boulos   72'
Pierre-Louis   76'
Valentin   83'
Attendance: 1,500
Canada  5–1  Costa Rica
Sinclair   6'45'
Schmidt   10'
Kyle   19'
Ugalde   50' (o.g.)
Report Barrantes   89'
Attendance: 8,105

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 3 3 0 0 31 0 +31 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Mexico 3 2 0 1 12 4 +8 6
3   Guatemala 3 1 0 2 6 18 −12 3
4   Dominican Republic 3 0 0 3 0 27 −27 0
Source: CONCACAF
Mexico  5–0  Guatemala
Díaz   12'
Domínguez   24'44'67' (pen.)
Garza   38'
Report
Dominican Republic  0–14  United States
Report Wambach   1'19'
Lloyd   4'
Buehler   7'
O'Reilly   17'32'78'
Heath   30'
Rodriguez   46'48'58'70'75'
Cheney   64'
Attendance: 6,321[7]

Mexico  7–0  Dominican Republic
Saucedo   21'
Díaz   27'
Ruiz   38'71'
Guajardo   49'62'75'
Report
Attendance: 1,500
United States  13–0  Guatemala
Wambach   12'15'
Cheney   25'
Rodriguez   29'
Lloyd   33'
Lindsey   34'
Leroux   48'50'57'70'87'
Rapinoe   75'
Morgan   83'
Report
Attendance: 6,738

Guatemala  6–0  Dominican Republic
Pineda   2'5'29'
Monterroso   9'90+1'
Martínez   53'
Report
Attendance: 2,000
United States  4–0  Mexico
Lloyd   8'57'86'
O'Reilly   9'
Report
Attendance: 7,599

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
January 27 – Vancouver
 
 
  Canada3
 
January 29 – Vancouver
 
  Mexico1
 
  Canada0
 
January 27 – Vancouver
 
  United States4
 
  United States3
 
 
  Costa Rica0
 

Semi-finalsEdit

United States  3–0  Costa Rica
Heath   16'
Lloyd   72'
Morgan   89'
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Canada  3–1  Mexico
Sinclair   15'76'
Tancredi   23'
Report Pérez   67'
Attendance: 22,954[8]

FinalEdit

The Canada versus USA Final set a record for CONCACAF Women's Olympic qualification with 25,427 in attendance, the second time the record was broken this tournament. Previously, the Canada versus Mexico semifinal set the record with 22,954 spectators.[9]

Canada  0–4  United States
Report Morgan   4'56'
Wambach   24'28'
Attendance: 25,427

GoalscorersEdit

9 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic qualifying, Pan Ams berths allocated". concacaf.com. November 3, 2010. Archived from the original on October 17, 2010. Retrieved October 13, 2010.
  2. ^ The Canadian Press (May 17, 2011). "Vancouver awarded women's CONCACAF Olympic qualifier". Cbc.ca. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  3. ^ "Guatemala earns last place in Vancouver". CONCACAF. October 8, 2011. Archived from the original on October 11, 2011. Retrieved October 10, 2011.
  4. ^ "Olympic women's qualifying groups set". CONCACAF. October 24, 2011. Archived from the original on December 28, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  5. ^ "2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying schedule announced". CanadaSoccer.com. October 26, 2011. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
  6. ^ "Americans set record with 14–0 win". CONCACAF. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
  7. ^ "U.S. Women's National Team Opens 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Women's Qualifying With Record Performance in 14–0 Rout of Dominican Republic". USSoccer.com. Archived from the original on March 10, 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  8. ^ "Canada headed to London after emotional win". CanadaSoccer.com. The Canadian Soccer Association. January 28, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  9. ^ MacMahon, Martin. "Canada no match for USA". Sportsnet. Retrieved January 30, 2012.

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