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.
|Host country||United States|
|Dates||28 January – 9 February 2020|
|Teams||8 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||3 (in 3 host cities)|
|Champions||United States (5th title)|
|Goals scored||77 (5.13 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Jordyn Huitema (7 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Christen Press|
|Best goalkeeper||Stephanie Labbé|
|Fair play award||United States|
- Three teams from the North American Zone (NAFU), i.e., Canada, Mexico and the United States, who all qualified automatically due to them being the only teams in the region
- Two teams from the Central American Zone (UNCAF)
- Three teams from the Caribbean Zone (CFU)
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.
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|
- Group A: BBVA Stadium, Houston, Texas
- Group B: H-E-B Park, Edinburg, Texas
- Semi-finals and final: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
|Houston||Edinburg, Texas||Carson, California|
|BBVA Stadium||H-E-B Park||Dignity Health Sports Park|
|Capacity: 22,039||Capacity: 9,735||Capacity: 30,510|
The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. 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).
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
The top two teams from each group advance to the semi-finals.
The ranking of teams in the group stage was determined as follows:
- Points obtained in all group matches (three points for a win, one for a draw, none for a defeat);
- Goal difference in all group matches;
- Number of goals scored in all group matches;
- Drawing of lots.
|1||United States (H)||3||3||0||0||18||0||+18||9||Advance to knockout stage|
|United States||6–0||Costa Rica|
|1||Canada||3||3||0||0||22||0||+22||9||Advance to knockout stage|
|4||Saint Kitts and Nevis||3||0||0||3||0||24||−24||0|
|Canada||11–0||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||0–6||Mexico|
|7 February – Carson|
|9 February – Carson|
|7 February – Carson|
The semi-final winners qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
There were 77 goals scored in 15 matches, for an average of 5.13 goals per match.
The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.
|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.
|Stephanie Labbé|| Kadeisha Buchanan
| Raquel Rodríguez
| Jordyn Huitema|
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||3 (2008, 2012, 2016)|
|United States||7 February 2020||6 (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)|
- 1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.
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