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2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship

The 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship, the ninth edition of the CONCACAF Women's Championship/Gold Cup/Women's World Cup qualifying tournament, was a women's football tournament that took place in the United States between 15 and 26 October 2014.[1] It served as CONCACAF's qualifier to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The top three teams qualified directly. The fourth placed team advanced to a play-off against the third placed team of the 2014 Copa América Femenina.

2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship
CONCACAF / FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers
2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship.png
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
Dates15–26 October
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (7th title)
Runners-up Costa Rica
Third place Mexico
Fourth place Trinidad and Tobago
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored65 (4.06 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States Abby Wambach
(7 goals)
Best player(s)United States Carli Lloyd
Best goalkeeperUnited States Hope Solo
Fair play award Costa Rica
2010
2018

The qualifying to the tournament was organized by the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) in Central America and the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) in the Caribbean and started on 19 May 2014.

The United States and Mexico received byes into the tournament. A total of 30 teams entered qualifying, with Martinique and Guadeloupe not eligible for World Cup qualification as they are only members of CONCACAF and not FIFA. Therefore, a total of 28 teams were in contention for the three direct places plus the play-off place against CONMEBOL's Ecuador.[2] Canada did not participate as they already qualified to the World Cup as hosts.

The United States defeated Costa Rica 6–0 in the final to win their seventh title.[3]

Contents

QualifyingEdit

North AmericaEdit

North American Football Union members Mexico and the United States gained direct entry to the final tournament. Canada did not participate as they already qualified to the World Cup as hosts.

Central AmericaEdit

The qualification was played between 19 and 25 May.

CaribbeanEdit

The inaugural Women's Caribbean Cup served as the qualifying event.[4] Four nations advanced to the CONCACAF finals.[5] Qualifying to the Caribbean Cup took place from 23 May to 22 June. The finals were played in August 2014.[5] The group stage draw was published in April 2014.[6]

Final tournamentEdit

Eight teams were divided in two groups and play a round-robin tournament. The top two placed teams advanced to the semifinals. The losers of those semifinals played in the third place match, while the winners faced off in the final. The top three placed teams qualified directly to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

However, as Martinique is not a member of FIFA – since it is an overseas department of the French Republic – it is therefore not eligible to qualify. It was announced during the Final Draw on September 5 that Martinique would not be able to advance beyond the group round, and that the next best team would take their place in the semifinals should they finish in the top two in their group.[7][8]

VenuesEdit

The tournament was played in four venues.[9]

City Stadium Capacity
Washington Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium 45,596
Bridgeview Toyota Park 20,000
Kansas City Sporting Park 18,467
Chester PPL Park 18,500

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[8]

  1. Greater number of points in matches between the tied teams.
  2. Greater goal difference in matches between the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points).
  3. Greater number of goals scored in matches among the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points).
  4. Greater goal difference in all group matches.
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches.
  6. Drawing of lots.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States (H) 3 3 0 0 12 0 +12 9 Knockout stage
2   Trinidad and Tobago 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
3   Haiti 3 1 0 2 1 7 −6 3
4   Guatemala 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.
Guatemala  0–1  Haiti
Report Zullo   69'
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)
United States  1–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Wambach   55' Report
Referee: Marianela Araya (Costa Rica)

Haiti  0–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Report Cordner   37'
Referee: Sheena Dickson (Canada)
United States  5–0  Guatemala
Heath   7'57'
Lloyd   46'
Engen   58'
Rapinoe   66'
Report
Referee: Maurees Skeete (Guyana)

Trinidad and Tobago  2–1  Guatemala
Cordner   74'
Johnson   83' (pen.)
Report M. Monterroso   90'
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)
Haiti  0–6  United States
Report Lloyd   15'
Wambach   39'61'
Klingenberg   57'
Press   65'
Brian   82'
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Costa Rica 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9 Knockout stage
2   Mexico 3 2 0 1 13 2 +11 6
3   Jamaica 3 1 0 2 8 5 +3 3
4   Martinique[a] 3 0 0 3 1 22 −21 0
Source: CONCACAF
Notes:
  1. ^ Martinique was not able to qualify past the group stage. The next best team in the group would have taken their place if they had finished the group stage in a qualifying position.[11]
Jamaica  6–0  Martinique
Murray   2'74'
Duncan   6'
Henry   22'77'
Allen   71'
Report
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
Costa Rica  1–0  Mexico
Venegas   8' Report
Referee: Carol-Anne Chenard (Canada)

Costa Rica  2–1  Jamaica
Cruz Traña   76'
Cedeño   86'
Report Duncan   77'
Referee: Margarat Domka (United States)
Martinique  0–10  Mexico
Report Samarzich   6'
Duarte   28'49'
Mayor   34'
Guillou   36' (o.g.)
Garciamendez   40'
Garza   58'
Ocampo   75'87'
Noyola   90+2'
Referee: Tatiana Guzman (Nicaragua)

Martinique  1–6  Costa Rica
Carin   62' Report Sanchez   7'
Venegas   25'90'
Acosta   32'
Cedeño   81'83'
Referee: Carol-Anne Chenard (Canada)
Mexico  3–1  Jamaica
Mayor   29'
Corral   59'76'
Report Henry   14'
Referee: Mirian Leon (El Salvador)

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by penalty shoot-out to determine the winner.[12] The top three teams qualified directly to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The fourth placed team advanced to a play-off against the third placed team of the 2014 Copa América Femenina.

BracketEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
24 October
 
 
  Costa Rica (pen.)1 (3)
 
26 October
 
  Trinidad and Tobago1 (0)
 
  Costa Rica0
 
24 October
 
  United States6
 
  United States3
 
 
  Mexico0
 
Third place match
 
 
26 October
 
 
  Trinidad and Tobago2
 
 
  Mexico (a.e.t.)4

SemifinalsEdit

Costa Rica  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Trinidad and Tobago
Venegas   19' Report Hutchinson   73'
Penalties
Alvarado  
Sánchez  
Acosta  
3–0   Johnson
  Hutchinson
  Shade
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)

United States  3–0  Mexico
Lloyd   6'30' (pen.)
Press   56'
Report
Referee: Sheena Dickson (Canada)

Third place matchEdit

Trinidad and Tobago  2–4 (a.e.t.)  Mexico
Cordner   57'
Shade   78'
Report Mayor   24'
Ocampo   79'
Corral   104'106'
Referee: Carol-Anne Chenard (Canada)

FinalEdit

Costa Rica  0–6  United States
Report Wambach   4'35'41'71'
Lloyd   18'
Leroux   73'
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)


 2014 CONCACAF Champions 
 
United States
Seventh title

AwardsEdit

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[13]

Award Player
Golden Ball   Carli Lloyd
Golden Boot   Abby Wambach
Golden Gloves   Hope Solo
Fair Play Award   Costa Rica
All-star team
Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

  Hope Solo

  Diana Saenz
  Christie Rampone
  Whitney Engen
  Meghan Klingenberg

  Kennya Cordner
  Carli Lloyd
  Shirley Cruz Traña
  Christen Press

  Abby Wambach
  Charlyn Corral

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The United States will host the CONCACAF Women's Championship 2014". womenssoccerunited.com. 2014-05-16.
  2. ^ Qualifiers
  3. ^ "Wambach fires for four, U.S. claims CWC title". concacaf.com. Retrieved 2014-10-26.
  4. ^ "CFU Women's Caribbean Cup A Reality". cfufootball.org.
  5. ^ a b "Women's Caribbean Cup finals schedule announced". CONCACAF. 26 June 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-06-29. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  6. ^ "CFU Women's Caribbean Cup 2014 Groups". cfufootball.org.
  7. ^ "Draw Yields Matchups for CONCACAF Women's Championship USA 2014". concacaf.com. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  8. ^ a b "CONCACAF Women's Championship USA 2014 Regulations". CONCACAF. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  9. ^ "2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship to be Held in K.C., Chicago, D.C. and Philadelphia". ussoccer.com. 2014-07-24.
  10. ^ "PPL Park to host CONCACAF WWC qualifying elimination games; KC, DC, Chicago get first round". The Equalizer. 2014-07-24.
  11. ^ "CONCACAF Women's Championship USA 2014 Regulations - ENGLISH Edition". CONCACAF via issuu.com. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  12. ^ "CONCACAF Women's Championship USA 2014 Regulations". CONCACAF.com.
  13. ^ "CWC: Award Winners". CONCACAF. 26 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2016-03-27. Retrieved 2014-10-27.

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