2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship

The 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship was the fifth edition of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the quadrennial international football tournament organised by CONCACAF to determine which women's national teams from the North, Central American and Caribbean region qualify for the Olympic football tournament. CONCACAF announced on 5 November 2019 that the United States would host the tournament between 28 January to 9 February 2020.[1]

2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
Dates28 January – 9 February 2020
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (5th title)
Runners-up Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored77 (5.13 per match)
Top scorer(s)Canada Jordyn Huitema (7 goals)
Best player(s)United States Christen Press
Best goalkeeperCanada Stephanie Labbé
Fair play award United States
2016
2024

The top two teams qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics women's football tournament in Japan as the CONCACAF representatives.[2] The United States were the defending champions.

QualificationEdit

The eight berths were allocated to the three regional zones as follows:[3][4]

Regional qualification tournaments were held in Central America and Caribbean to determine the five teams joining Canada, Mexico, and the United States at the final tournament.

Qualified teamsEdit

The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament.

Team Qualification zone Appearance Previous best performance Previous women's Olympic appearances
  Canada North America (automatic) 5th Runner-up (2008, 2012, 2016) 3
  Mexico North America (automatic) 5th Runner-up (2004) 1
  United States (title holders) North America (automatic) 5th Winner (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 6
  Costa Rica Central America Group A 5th Semi-finals (2012) 0
  Panama Central America Group B 2nd Group stage (2004) 0
  Saint Kitts and Nevis Caribbean Group A 1st N/A 0
  Jamaica Caribbean Group B 2nd Group stage (2008) 0
  Haiti Caribbean Group C 2nd Group stage (2012) 0

VenuesEdit

The three venues were announced during the draw ceremony on 7 November 2019.[1][5]

Houston Edinburg, Texas Carson, California
BBVA Stadium H-E-B Park Dignity Health Sports Park
Capacity: 22,039 Capacity: 9,735 Capacity: 30,510
 

DrawEdit

The draw for the tournament took place on 7 November 2019, 14:30 EST (UTC−5), at the Mediapro Studio in Miami, Florida, United States.[1]

The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams.[5] The teams were seeded into four pots for the draw. Pot 1 contained the United States, seeded in Group A as the host nation. The remaining teams were allocated to the pots based on the FIFA Women's World Rankings of 27 September 2019 (shown in parentheses below).[6][7]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

The top two teams from each group advance to the semi-finals.

All times are local, CST (UTC−6).[8]

TiebreakersEdit

The ranking of teams in the group stage was determined as follows:[9]

  1. Points obtained in all group matches (three points for a win, one for a draw, none for a defeat);
  2. Goal difference in all group matches;
  3. Number of goals scored in all group matches;
  4. Drawing of lots.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States (H) 3 3 0 0 18 0 +18 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Costa Rica 3 2 0 1 8 7 +1 6
3   Haiti 3 1 0 2 6 6 0 3
4   Panama 3 0 0 3 1 20 −19 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.
Costa Rica  6–1  Panama
Report
United States  4–0  Haiti
Report
Attendance: 4,363[10]

Haiti  0–2  Costa Rica
Report
Panama  0–8  United States
Report
Attendance: 14,121[11]

Panama  0–6  Haiti
Report
United States  6–0  Costa Rica
Report
Attendance: 7,082[12]

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Canada 3 3 0 0 22 0 +22 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Mexico 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 6
3   Jamaica 3 1 0 2 7 10 −3 3
4   Saint Kitts and Nevis 3 0 0 3 0 24 −24 0
Source: CONCACAF
Canada  11–0  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Report
Mexico  1–0  Jamaica
Report

Saint Kitts and Nevis  0–6  Mexico
Report
Jamaica  0–9  Canada
Report
Attendance: 2,010[14]

Canada  2–0  Mexico
Report
Jamaica  7–0  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Report

Knockout stageEdit

All times are local, PST (UTC−8).[8]

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
7 February – Carson
 
 
  Canada1
 
9 February – Carson
 
  Costa Rica0
 
  Canada0
 
7 February – Carson
 
  United States3
 
  United States4
 
 
  Mexico0
 

Semi-finalsEdit

The semi-final winners qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Canada  1–0  Costa Rica
Report

United States  4–0  Mexico
Report

FinalEdit

Canada  0–3  United States
Report

GoalscorersEdit

There were 77 goals scored in 15 matches, for an average of 5.13 goals per match.

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

AwardsEdit

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[17]

Award Winner
Golden Ball   Christen Press
Golden Boot   Jordyn Huitema
Golden Glove   Stephanie Labbé
Fair Play Award   United States

CONCACAF also released a "Best XI" of the tournament.[18]

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
  Stephanie Labbé   Kadeisha Buchanan
  Ashley Lawrence
  Stephannie Blanco
  Crystal Dunn
  Raquel Rodríguez
  Nérilia Mondésir
  Lindsey Horan
  Jordyn Huitema
  Renae Cuéllar
  Christen Press

Qualified teams for Summer OlympicsEdit

The following two teams from CONCACAF qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympic women's football tournament.

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in Summer Olympics1
  Canada 7 February 2020[19] 3 (2008, 2012, 2016)
  United States 7 February 2020[19] 6 (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "United States Set to Host 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament". CONCACAF. Miami. 5 November 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  2. ^ "OC for FIFA Competitions approves procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup". FIFA.com. 14 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Draw results revealed for Concacaf Women's Olympic Caribbean Qualifiers". CONCACAF.com. 29 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Draw results revealed for Concacaf Women's Central American Olympic Qualifiers". CONCACAF.com. 30 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Houston, Edinburg and Los Angeles Selected as Host Cities for 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament". Miami: CONCACAF. 7 November 2019. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Official Draw | 2020 Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying". CONCACAF. 7 November 2019. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  7. ^ "The FIFA Women's World Ranking – 27 September 2019". FIFA. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  8. ^ a b "2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Schedule" (PDF). CONCACAF.
  9. ^ "Regulations for the Olympic Football Tournaments Tokyo 2020" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  10. ^ "USWNT Defeats Haiti 4–0 to Win Opening Match of 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying". USSoccer.com. United States Soccer Federation. 28 January 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  11. ^ "USWNT Defeats Panama 8–0 to Advance to Semifinal Round of 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying". USSoccer.com. United States Soccer Federation. 31 January 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  12. ^ "U.S. Women's National Team Defeats Costa Rica 6–0 to Win Group A at 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying". USSoccer.com. United States Soccer Federation. 3 February 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  13. ^ "Canada vs St. Kitts and Nevis". CanadaSoccer.com. Canadian Soccer Association. 29 January 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  14. ^ "Canada vs Jamaica". CanadaSoccer.com. Canadian Soccer Association. 1 February 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  15. ^ "U.S. Women's National Team Qualifies for 2020 Olympic Games with 4–0 Victory Over Mexico". USSoccer.com. United States Soccer Federation. 7 February 2020. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  16. ^ "U.S. Women's National Team Wins 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament with 3–0 Victory Over Canada". USSoccer.com. United States Soccer Federation. 9 February 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  17. ^ "CONCACAF announces the 2020 CWOQ individual awards". CONCACAF. 10 February 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  18. ^ CONCACAF [@Concacaf] (11 February 2020). "Best of the Best: Here is the Best XI of CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 11 February 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2020 – via Twitter.
  19. ^ a b "Canada and USA book Concacaf's tickets to Tokyo 2020". FIFA.com. 8 February 2020.

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