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2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship qualification

The 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship qualification is a women's football competition which decides the participating teams of the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship.

A total of eight teams played in the final tournament, which was held in the United States.[1]

TeamsEdit

A total of 30 (out of 41) CONCACAF member national teams entered, with three automatic qualifiers, and the remaining 27 teams entering regional qualification tournaments.

FIFA Women's World Rankings in March 2018 in parentheses (NR=Not ranked; N/A=Not applicable as they are not a FIFA member).[2]

Zone Berths Automatic qualifiers Teams entering qualification
North American Zone
(NAFU)
3
Central American Zone
(UNCAF)
2
Caribbean Zone
(CFU)
3
Notes
  • Teams in bold qualified for the final tournament.
Did not enter
North American Zone (NAFU) None
Central American Zone (UNCAF)
Caribbean Zone (CFU)
Notes
  1. ^ Turks and Caicos Islands was initially the fifth team drawn into Group B in the first round of the Caribbean Zone, but shortly after was not included in the group.
  2. ^ Guatemala was suspended by FIFA in October 2016, and therefore was ineligible after missing the entry deadline of 30 March 2018.

FormatEdit

In each group of all rounds, teams played each other once at a centralised venue.[3]

  • Central American Zone: The top two teams of the group qualify for the final tournament.
  • Caribbean Zone: The winners of each first round group advance to the final round. The top three teams of the final round qualify for the final tournament.

TiebreakersEdit

Teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). The rankings of teams in each group are determined as follows (regulations Articles 12.4 and 12.7):[3]

  1. points obtained in all group matches;
  2. goal difference in all group matches;
  3. number of goals scored in all group matches;

If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings are determined as followed:

  1. points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. fair play points in all group matches:
    • first yellow card: minus 1 point;
    • indirect red card (second yellow card): minus 3 points;
    • direct red card: minus 4 points;
    • yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points;
  5. drawing of lots by CONCACAF.

ScheduleEdit

The schedule of the qualifying rounds was as follows.

Zone Round Dates
Central American Zone Group stage 27–31 August 2018
Caribbean Zone[4] First round
  • Group A: 5–13 May 2018
  • Group B: 9–13 May 2018
  • Group C: 19–27 May 2018
  • Group D: 23–27 May 2018
  • Group E: 23–27 May 2018
Final round 25 August – 2 September 2018

Central American ZoneEdit

2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship qualification
(Central American Zone)
CONCACAF Clasificatoria Centroamericana Femenina 2018
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
CityBradenton, Florida
Dates27–31 August
Teams4 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Costa Rica
Runners-up  Panama
Third place  Nicaragua
Fourth place  El Salvador
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored36 (6 per match)
Top scorer(s)  Raquel Rodríguez (4 goals)
2014
2022

In the Central American Zone, four UNCAF member national teams entered the qualifying competition. The four teams were placed into one group, with the top two teams qualifying for the final tournament as the UNCAF representatives.[5]

The qualifying competition was originally scheduled to take place in Nicaragua, but a new host was selected due to security concerns caused by civil unrest in Nicaragua.[6] In July 2018, CONCACAF announced that all games would be played at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, United States.[7]

All times local, UTC−4.[8]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Costa Rica 3 3 0 0 18 2 +16 9 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship
2   Panama 3 2 0 1 11 5 +6 6
3   Nicaragua 3 0 1 2 3 10 −7 1
4   El Salvador 3 0 1 2 4 19 −15 1
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Panama  4–0  Nicaragua
Report
Costa Rica  11–0  El Salvador
Report

Costa Rica  4–1  Nicaragua
Report
El Salvador  2–6  Panama
Report

El Salvador  2–2  Nicaragua
Report
Costa Rica  3–1  Panama
Report

Caribbean ZoneEdit

2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship qualification
(Caribbean Zone)
CONCACAF Caribbean Women's Qualifier 2018
Tournament details
Host countriesDominican Republic (Group A)
Haiti (Group B)
Trinidad and Tobago (Group C)
Antigua and Barbuda (Group D)
Guyana (Group E)
Jamaica (Final round)
DatesFirst round:
5–27 May
Final round:
25 August – 2 September
Teams23 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Jamaica
Runners-up  Trinidad and Tobago
Third place  Cuba
Fourth place  Bermuda
Tournament statistics
Matches played48
Goals scored225 (4.69 per match)
Top scorer(s)  Khadija Shaw (16 goals)
2014
2022

In the Caribbean Zone, 23 CFU member national teams entered the qualifying competition, consisting of two stages. All teams entered the first round, and were drawn into three groups of five teams and two groups of four teams. The winners of each group advanced to the final round, where they were placed into one group, with the top three teams qualifying for the final tournament as the CFU representatives.

The draw of the qualifying competition was held on 27 March 2018, 12:00 UTC−4, at the CONCACAF headquarters in Miami Beach, Florida.[9] Dominican Republic, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, and Guyana were automatically seeded in Groups A–E respectively as hosts of each first round group, while the remaining 18 teams were seeded based on CONCACAF's own ranking.[10]

Hosts
Pot 1
Pot 2
Pot 3
Pot 4

First roundEdit

All times local, UTC−4.[11]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Cuba 4 3 1 0 22 3 +19 10 Final round
2   Puerto Rico 4 2 2 0 17 2 +15 8
3   Dominican Republic (H) 4 2 1 1 7 5 +2 7
4   Aruba 4 1 0 3 2 20 −18 3
5   Anguilla 4 0 0 4 1 19 −18 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Puerto Rico  10–0  Anguilla
Report (FDF)
Report
Dominican Republic  1–5  Cuba
Report (FDF)
Report

Cuba  11–0  Aruba
Report (FDF)

Anguilla  1–2  Aruba
Report (FDF)
Report
Cuba  2–2  Puerto Rico
Report (FDF)
Report

Aruba  0–5  Puerto Rico
Report (FDF)
Report
Dominican Republic  3–0  Anguilla
Report (FDF)
Report

Anguilla  0–4  Cuba
Report (FDF)
Report
Aruba  0–3  Dominican Republic
Report (FDF)
Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Jamaica 3 2 1 0 18 2 +16 7 Final round
2   Haiti (H) 3 2 1 0 15 2 +13 7
3   Martinique 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
4   Guadeloupe 3 0 0 3 0 27 −27 0
5   Turks and Caicos Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Jamaica  13–0  Guadeloupe
Report
Haiti  2–0  Martinique
Report

Martinique  0–3  Jamaica
Report
Guadeloupe  0–11  Haiti
Report

Guadeloupe  0–3  Martinique
Report
Jamaica  2–2  Haiti
Report

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Trinidad and Tobago (H) 4 3 1 0 27 1 +26 10 Final round
2   Saint Kitts and Nevis 4 3 1 0 20 2 +18 10
3   Dominica 4 1 1 2 5 6 −1 4
4   U.S. Virgin Islands 4 1 0 3 3 20 −17 3
5   Grenada 4 0 1 3 1 27 −26 1
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Dominica  1–2  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Report
Trinidad and Tobago  10–0  U.S. Virgin Islands
Report

U.S. Virgin Islands  3–0  Grenada
Report
Dominica  0–3  Trinidad and Tobago
Report

Saint Kitts and Nevis  10–0  Grenada
U.S. Virgin Islands  0–3  Dominica

Grenada  1–1  Dominica
Report
Trinidad and Tobago  1–1  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Report

Saint Kitts and Nevis  7–0  U.S. Virgin Islands
Report
Grenada  0–13  Trinidad and Tobago
Report

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Antigua and Barbuda (H) 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9 Final round
2   Saint Lucia 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
3   Curaçao 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
4   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Saint Lucia  2–1  Curaçao

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  1–2  Saint Lucia
Report
Curaçao  0–3  Antigua and Barbuda
Report

Curaçao  1–0  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Report
Saint Lucia  0–1  Antigua and Barbuda
Report

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Bermuda 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 7 Final round
2   Guyana (H) 3 1 2 0 8 3 +5 5
3   Barbados 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
4   Suriname 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Barbados  2–1  Suriname
Guyana  2–2  Bermuda

Bermuda  3–2  Barbados
Report
Suriname  1–6  Guyana
Report

Suriname  0–1  Bermuda
Report
Barbados  0–0  Guyana
Report

Final roundEdit

CONCACAF announced on 7 June 2018 that Jamaica would host the final round.[13]

All times local, UTC−5.[14]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Jamaica (H) 4 4 0 0 23 2 +21 12 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship
2   Trinidad and Tobago 4 3 0 1 12 6 +6 9
3   Cuba 4 2 0 2 12 9 +3 6
4   Bermuda 4 1 0 3 5 9 −4 3
5   Antigua and Barbuda 4 0 0 4 0 26 −26 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Cuba  2–3  Trinidad and Tobago
Report
Jamaica  9–0  Antigua and Barbuda
Report

Antigua and Barbuda  0–7  Cuba
Report
Bermuda  0–4  Jamaica
Report

Trinidad and Tobago  5–0  Antigua and Barbuda
Report
Cuba  2–0  Bermuda
Report

Antigua and Barbuda  0–5  Bermuda
Report
Trinidad and Tobago  1–4  Jamaica
Report

Bermuda  0–3  Trinidad and Tobago
Report
Jamaica  6–1  Cuba
Report

Qualified teamsEdit

The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament.

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in CONCACAF Women's Championship1
  Canada Automatic qualifiers N/A 8 (1991, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2010)
  Mexico Automatic qualifiers N/A 8 (1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)
  United States Automatic qualifiers & Hosts N/A 8 (1991, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)
  Costa Rica Central American Zone top two 29 August 2018 6 (1991, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2010, 2014)
  Panama Central American Zone top two 29 August 2018 2 (2002, 2006)
  Jamaica Caribbean Zone top three 31 August 2018 5 (1991, 1994, 2002, 2006, 2014)
  Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean Zone top three 31 August 2018 9 (1991, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)
  Cuba Caribbean Zone top three 2 September 2018 0 (debut)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

GoalscorersEdit

There were 261 goals scored in 54 matches, for an average of 4.83 goals per match.

16 goals

9 goals

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Match originally scheduled to commence at 19:30 but was delayed due to a power outage.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "United States Set to Host 2018 Concacaf Women's Championship in October". www.concacaf.com. 23 March 2018.
  2. ^ "FIFA Women's Ranking (23 March 2018): CONCACAF". FIFA.com.
  3. ^ a b "2018 Concacaf Women's Championship Regulations" (PDF). CONCACAF.
  4. ^ "Concacaf Caribbean Qualifiers for 2018 Women's Championship Kick Off This Weekend". CONCACAF.com. 4 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Estados Unidos Será Sede del Campeonato Femenino de Concacaf 2018 en Octubre" (in Spanish). UNCAF. 23 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  6. ^ "2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League Matches and 2018 Central America Women's Qualifier to be Played Outside of Nicaragua". CONCACAF.com. The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  7. ^ "IMG Academy to Host 2018 Concacaf Central America Women's Qualifier". CONCACAF.com. 12 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Calendario de la Eliminatoria Centroamericana Femenina que da dos boletos al Premundial de Concacaf". Twitter. 23 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Draw: CONCACAF Caribbean Women's Qualifier 2018". CONCACAF.com. 27 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Draw Reveals Groups for the 2018 Concacaf Caribbean Women's Qualifiers". CONCACAF.com. 27 March 2018.
  11. ^ "2018 CONCACAF Caribbean Women's Qualifier Schedule". CONCACAF.com.
  12. ^ "GFF_Inc_ status update". twitter.com. 27 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Jamaica to Host Final Round of the 2018 Concacaf Caribbean Women's Qualifier". CONCACAF.com. 7 June 2018.
  14. ^ "2018 CONCACAF Caribbean Women's Qualifier Schedule". CONCACAF.com.

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