2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship qualification
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.
|Zone||Berths||Automatic qualifiers||Teams entering qualification|
|North American Zone
|Central American Zone
- Teams in bold qualified for the final tournament.
|North American Zone (NAFU)||None|
|Central American Zone (UNCAF)|
|Caribbean Zone (CFU)|
- 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.
- Guatemala was suspended by FIFA in October 2016, and therefore was ineligible after missing the entry deadline of 30 March 2018.
In each group of all rounds, teams played each other once at a centralised venue.
- 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.
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):
- points obtained in all group matches;
- goal difference in all group matches;
- 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:
- points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
- goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;
- number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
- 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;
- drawing of lots by CONCACAF.
The schedule of the qualifying rounds was as follows.
|Central American Zone||Group stage||27–31 August 2018|
|Caribbean Zone||First round|
|Final round||25 August – 2 September 2018|
Central American ZoneEdit
|CONCACAF Clasificatoria Centroamericana Femenina 2018|
|Host country||United States|
|Teams||4 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 1 host city)|
|Fourth place||El Salvador|
|Goals scored||36 (6 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Raquel Rodríguez (4 goals)|
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.
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. In July 2018, CONCACAF announced that all games would be played at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, United States.
|1||Costa Rica||3||3||0||0||18||2||+16||9||2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship|
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
|Costa Rica||11–0||El Salvador|
|CONCACAF Caribbean Women's Qualifier 2018|
|Host countries||Dominican Republic (Group A)|
Haiti (Group B)
Trinidad and Tobago (Group C)
Antigua and Barbuda (Group D)
Guyana (Group E)
Jamaica (Final round)
25 August – 2 September
|Teams||23 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||6 (in 6 host cities)|
|Runners-up||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Goals scored||225 (4.69 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Khadija Shaw (16 goals)|
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. 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.
|3||Dominican Republic (H)||4||2||1||1||7||5||+2||7|
|5||Turks and Caicos Islands||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Withdrew|
|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|
|4||U.S. Virgin Islands||4||1||0||3||3||20||−17||3|
|Trinidad and Tobago||10–0||U.S. Virgin Islands|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||3–0||Grenada|
|Dominica||0–3||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||10–0||Grenada|
|Trinidad and Tobago||1–1||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||7–0||U.S. Virgin Islands|
|Grenada||0–13||Trinidad and Tobago|
|1||Antigua and Barbuda (H)||3||3||0||0||5||0||+5||9||Final round|
|4||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||3||0||0||3||1||4||−3||0|
|Antigua and Barbuda||1–0||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||1–2||Saint Lucia|
|Curaçao||0–3||Antigua and Barbuda|
|Curaçao||1–0||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
CONCACAF announced on 7 June 2018 that Jamaica would host the final round.
|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|
|5||Antigua and Barbuda||4||0||0||4||0||26||−26||0|
|Cuba||2–3||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Jamaica||9–0||Antigua and Barbuda|
|Antigua and Barbuda||0–7||Cuba|
|Trinidad and Tobago||5–0||Antigua and Barbuda|
|Antigua and Barbuda||0–5||Bermuda|
|Trinidad and Tobago||1–4||Jamaica|
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.
There were 261 goals scored in 54 matches, for an average of 4.83 goals per match.
- Coleen Johnson
- Britney Edwards
- Breanna Humphreys
- Jahira James
- Marley Jarvis
- Damali Simon-Ponte
- Donnevier Florance
- Nicole Saladin
- Nia Christopher
- Wendy Acosta
- Katherine Alvarado
- María Barrantes
- María Paula Salas
- Fabiola Sánchez
- Fabiola Villalobos
- Gloriana Villalobos
- Ollancy Arrebato
- Karelia Fuentes
- Sucel Maceo
- Yenifer Ramos
- Francis Riquelme
- Zailin Rodríguez
- Yilanny Sablón
- Samantha Statia
- Riesmarly Tokaay
- Keanna Francis
- Andrea Rivas
- Brenda Cerén
- Damaris Quelez
- Jency Ramírez
- Sandra Tamacas
- Monique George
- Calaigh Copland
- Sydney Cummings
- Cameo Hazelwood
- Tiandi Smith
- Melchie Dumornay
- Donya Salomon-Ali
- Melissa Shelsie
- Christina Chang
- Kevena Reid
- Ashleigh Shim
- Lauren Silver
- Prisca Carin
- Johanne Guillou
- Nathaela Paulin
- Doriana Aguilar
- Erika Hernández
- Natalia Mills
- Yomira Pinzón
- Rachel Blankenship
- Mariana López
- Marcela Robinson
- Laura Suárez
- Adriana Tirado
- Iyania Bailey-Williams
- Arielle Fernandez
- Lavern Francis
- Caroline Springer
- Leranja Wilkinson
- Chresilda Cox
- Lyla Lionel
- Ellaisa Marquis
- Sylvie Willie
- Darie-Ann Duncan
- Saffira Hoogdorp
- Sabrina Rigters
- Rhea Belgrave
- Patrice Superville
- Tamika Aguilar
- Bianca Canizio
- Maya Wright
1 own goal
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