The 2022 CONCACAF W Championship qualification compeition, also known as the CONCACAF W Qualifiers, is an upcoming women's football tournament that will be contested by the senior women's national teams of the member associations of CONCACAF to decide the participating teams of the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship. The qualifying matches will take place in February and April 2022. A total of six teams in the qualifying competition will advance to the final tournament, joining Canada and the United States, who received byes as the top ranked teams. The 2022 CONCACAF W Championship serves as the CONCACAF qualifiers to the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, as well as for the football tournament at the 2024 Summer Olympics in France.
|Dates||16 February – 12 April 2022|
|Teams||30 (from 1 confederation)|
A total 39 CONCACAF member associations were eligible to enter the qualifying competition, with Canada and the United States having qualified automatically for the final tournament as the top two CONCACAF teams in the FIFA Women's World Rankings of August 2020. However, six CONCACAF associations were not member of FIFA, and therefore ineligible to qualify for the Women's World Cup. However, only 30 teams entered the competition.
- Teams in bold qualified for the final tournament.
The qualifying competition will be held in February and April 2022. Teams will be drawn into six groups of five, and will play two home and two away matches in a single round-robin format. Should more than thirty CONCACAF member associations have entered, a play-in round will be held prior to the qualifying group stage. However, as 30 teams entered qualifying, this was not necessary. The six group winners will advance to the final tournament.
The qualification draw took place on 21 August 2021, 15:00 EDT, in Miami, Florida, United States. The 30 teams were seeded based on the FIFA Women's World Rankings of June 2021 (in parentheses). The top six teams in the ranking were pre-seeded, and automatically allocated to position 1 in order from group A to F. The remaining teams were placed into pots 1 to 4 based on ranking, with each pot containing six teams. Pot 4 contained the two lowest-ranked teams, along with four unranked teams. In the draw, teams were drawn from each pot and placed in order from group A to F. The position teams were drawn into was based on their pot: pot 1 teams were drawn into position 2, pot 2 teams into position 3, pot 3 teams into position 4 and pot 4 teams into position 5.
|Pre-seeded||Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
- NR: Not ranked
Below is the schedule of the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship qualification tournament.
On 8 October 2021, CONCACAF announced that the first window of matches was postponed from November 2021 to February 2022 due to challenges with travel to and within certain countries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the match dates for qualification were also announced.
|Window 1||2 v 4||16 February 2022|
|1 v 3||17 February 2022|
|5 v 2||19 February 2022|
|4 v 1||20 February 2022|
|3 v 5||22 February 2022|
|Window 2||4 v 5||6 April 2022|
|2 v 3||8 April 2022|
|5 v 1||9 April 2022|
|3 v 4||12 April 2022|
|1 v 2|
|1||Mexico||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Qualification to 2022 CONCACAF W Championship||—||12 Apr||17 Feb||—||—|
|2||Puerto Rico||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||8 Apr||16 Feb||—|
|3||Suriname||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||12 Apr||22 Feb|
|4||Antigua and Barbuda||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||20 Feb||—||—||—||6 Apr|
|5||Anguilla||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||9 Apr||19 Feb||—||—||—|
|1||Costa Rica||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Qualification to 2022 CONCACAF W Championship||—||12 Apr||17 Feb||—||—|
|2||Guatemala||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||8 Apr||16 Feb||—|
|3||Saint Kitts and Nevis||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||12 Apr||22 Feb|
|4||U.S. Virgin Islands||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||20 Feb||—||—||—||6 Apr|
|5||Curaçao||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||9 Apr||19 Feb||—||—||—|
|1||Jamaica||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Qualification to 2022 CONCACAF W Championship||—||12 Apr||17 Feb||—||—|
|2||Dominican Republic||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||8 Apr||16 Feb||—|
|3||Bermuda||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||12 Apr||22 Feb|
|4||Grenada||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||20 Feb||—||—||—||6 Apr|
|5||Cayman Islands||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||9 Apr||19 Feb||—||—||—|
|1||Panama||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Qualification to 2022 CONCACAF W Championship||—||12 Apr||17 Feb||—||—|
|2||El Salvador||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||8 Apr||16 Feb||—|
|3||Barbados||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||12 Apr||22 Feb|
|4||Belize||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||20 Feb||—||—||—||6 Apr|
|5||Aruba||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||9 Apr||19 Feb||—||—||—|
|1||Haiti||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Qualification to 2022 CONCACAF W Championship||—||12 Apr||17 Feb||—||—|
|2||Cuba||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||8 Apr||16 Feb||—|
|3||Honduras||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||12 Apr||22 Feb|
|4||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||20 Feb||—||—||—||6 Apr|
|5||British Virgin Islands||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||9 Apr||19 Feb||—||—||—|
|1||Trinidad and Tobago||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Qualification to 2022 CONCACAF W Championship||—||12 Apr||17 Feb||—||—|
|2||Guyana||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||8 Apr||16 Feb||—|
|3||Nicaragua||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||12 Apr||22 Feb|
|4||Dominica||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||20 Feb||—||—||—||6 Apr|
|5||Turks and Caicos Islands||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||9 Apr||19 Feb||—||—||—|
The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament.
|Team||Qualified as||Qualified on||Previous appearances in CONCACAF W Championship1|
|Canada||Automatic qualifiers||10 December 2020||9 (1991, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2018)|
|United States||Automatic qualifiers||10 December 2020||9 (1991, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018)|
|Qualification Group A winner||April 2022|
|Qualification Group B winner||April 2022|
|Qualification Group C winner||April 2022|
|Qualification Group D winner||April 2022|
|Qualification Group E winner||April 2022|
|Qualification Group F winner||April 2022|
- 1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.
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- "Concacaf to launch revamped W Championship and new W Gold Cup". CONCACAF. 19 August 2021. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
- "Women's Ranking: 25 Jun 2021". FIFA. 25 June 2021. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
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