2012 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship

The 2012 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship was the sixth edition of the CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship. The final tournament was hosted by Panama from 1 to 11 March 2012.[1] All matches were played at the Estadio Rommel Fernández. The top three teams of the 2012 tournament earned qualification to the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. The tournament was won by the United States, who defeated Canada in the final, 2–1. Mexico secured the final qualification position by defeating Panama in the third place match, 5–0.

2012 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship
Campeonato Sub-20 Femenino de la CONCACAF 2012
(in Spanish)
Tournament logo
2012 CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship official logo
Tournament details
Host countryPanama
CityPanama City
DatesMarch 1–11
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions United States (3rd title)
Runners-up Canada
Third place Mexico
Fourth place Panama
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored72 (4.5 per match)
Attendance10,382 (649 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mexico Natalia Gómez-Junco (6 goals)
2010
2014

QualificationEdit

Team Qualification Appearances Previous best performances
North American zone
  Canada Automatic 6th Champion (2004, 2008)
  Mexico Automatic 6th Runner-up (2010)
  United States (TH) Automatic 6th Champion (2006, 2010)
Central American zone qualified through the Central America qualifying
  Guatemala Group 1 Winner 2nd First round (2010)
  Panama Group 2 Winner 4th First round (2002, 2004, 2006)
Caribbean zone qualified through the Caribbean qualifying
  Haiti Group E Winner 2nd First round (2002)
  Cuba Group F Winner 3rd First round (2008, 2010)
  Jamaica Best Group Runner-up 6th Fourth place (2006)

Bold indicates that the corresponding team was hosting the event.
Note: Panama qualified to the tournament, only later was announced as host.[2]

VenueEdit

Panama City
Estadio Rommel Fernández
Capacity: 32,000
 

Match officialsEdit

The match officials were announced the 14 February 2012.[3]

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

The draw for the tournament took place on the 15 January 2012 in the CONCACAF offices in Miami Beach, Florida.[4] The schedule was announced on the 25 January 2012.[5]
All matches up to 9 March 2012 (group stage and semi-finals) are EST (UTC−05:00). The last two matches (third place match and final) are EDT (UTC−04:00).

Key to colors in group tables
Advanced to Semi-finals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Canada 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 9
  Mexico 3 2 0 1 13 2 +11 6
  Jamaica 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
  Haiti 3 0 1 2 0 15 −15 1
Canada  5–0  Haiti
Ezurike   47'53'
Charron-Delage   51'62'
Richardson   59'
Report
Mexico  3–1  Jamaica
Samarzich   6'
Gómez Junco   39'
C. Martinez   44'
Report Spence   15'

Mexico  10–0  Haiti
Samarzich   19'
A. Martínez   29'48'
Jiménez   32'
Gómez Junco   59'60'77'
Franco   64'
Solís   76'77'
Report
Jamaica  0–2  Canada
Report Richardson   75'
Charron-Delage   82'

Haiti  0–0  Jamaica
Report
Canada  1–0  Mexico
Legault-Cordisco   25' Report

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 3 0 0 18 0 +18 9
  Panama 3 2 0 1 5 8 −3 6
  Guatemala 3 1 0 2 6 11 −5 3
  Cuba 3 0 0 3 3 13 −10 0
United States  6–0  Guatemala
Horan   12, 47, 74'
Johnston   29'
Stengel   54'
Roccaro   60'
Report
Panama  2–1  Cuba
Evans   16'
Cox   54'
Report Pelaez   27'

Cuba  0–6  United States
Report Stengel   4'37'
Hayes   25'29'
DiBernardo   53'
Ubogagu   84'
Panama  3–1  Guatemala
Mills   39'
Zorrilla   48'
Jordan   82'
Report Monterroso   40'

Guatemala  5–2  Cuba
Monterroso   27'
Argueta   31'
Pérez   32'
López   67' (pen.)
Bayeux   68' (o.g.)
Report Pérez   53'
Peláez   80'
Panama  0–6  United States
Report Capelle   29'
DiBernardo   44'
Johnston   53'
Hayes   59'78'
Mewis   69'

Knockout roundsEdit

The winners of the two semifinals and the third place match qualify for the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
March 9 – Panama City
 
 
  United States4
 
March 11 – Panama City
 
  Mexico0
 
  United States2
 
March 9 – Panama City
 
  Canada1
 
  Canada6
 
 
  Panama0
 
Third place
 
 
March 11 – Panama City
 
 
  Mexico5
 
 
  Panama0

Semi-finalsEdit

United States  4–0  Mexico
Johnston   11'
Brian   37'
Horan   38'
Ohai   81'
Report
Canada  6–0  Panama
Ezurike   25'
Richardson   47'
Oduro   49'84'
Pietrangelo   69'
Sawicki   88'
Report

Third place matchEdit

Mexico  5–0  Panama
Franco   18'47'
Gómez-Junco   25'90+1' (pen.)
Samarzich   44'
Report

FinalEdit

United States  2–1  Canada
Hayes   79'
Ubogagu   88'
Report Richardson   5'

AwardsEdit

 2012 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship Winners 
 
United States
Third title

GoalscorersEdit

6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Panama to host U-20 & Guatemala U-17 Women's Championships". 17 November 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-12-21. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Panama reaches CONCACAF U-20 women's finals". CONCACAF. Archived from the original (28 April 2011) on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  3. ^ "U-20 women's championship refs selected". 5 March 2012. Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Host Panama, U.S. drawn for U-20 women". 5 March 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-01-19. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  5. ^ "U.S. to open U-20 women against Guatemala". 5 March 2012. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2012.

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