2022 CONCACAF W Championship qualification

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.[1]

2022 CONCACAF W Championship qualification
2022 CONCACAF W Championship qualification logo.png
Tournament details
Dates16 February – 12 April 2022
Teams30 (from 1 confederation)
2018
2026

TeamsEdit

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.[1] 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.[2]

Automatic qualifiers Teams entering qualification

Notes

  • Teams in bold qualified for the final tournament.
Did not enter

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Not a member of the IOC, ineligible for Olympics
  2. ^ a b c d e f Not a member of FIFA or the IOC, ineligible for World Cup and Olympics

FormatEdit

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.[1]

DrawEdit

The qualification draw took place on 21 August 2021, 15:00 EDT, in Miami, Florida, United States.[2] The 30 teams were seeded based on the FIFA Women's World Rankings of June 2021 (in parentheses).[3] 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.[4]

Pre-seeded Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
Notes
  • NR: Not ranked

ScheduleEdit

Below is the schedule of the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship qualification tournament.[5]

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.[6]

Round Match Date
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

GroupsEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
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
First match(es) will be played on 16 February 2022. Source: CONCACAF
Puerto Rico  v  Antigua and Barbuda
Mexico  v  Suriname

Anguilla  v  Puerto Rico
Antigua and Barbuda  v  Mexico

Suriname  v  Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda  v  Anguilla

Puerto Rico  v  Suriname
Anguilla  v  Mexico

Suriname  v  Antigua and Barbuda
Mexico  v  Puerto Rico

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
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
First match(es) will be played on 16 February 2022. Source: CONCACAF
Guatemala  v  U.S. Virgin Islands
Costa Rica  v  Saint Kitts and Nevis

Curaçao  v  Guatemala
U.S. Virgin Islands  v  Costa Rica

Saint Kitts and Nevis  v  Curaçao

U.S. Virgin Islands  v  Curaçao

Guatemala  v  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Curaçao  v  Costa Rica

Saint Kitts and Nevis  v  U.S. Virgin Islands
Costa Rica  v  Guatemala

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
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
First match(es) will be played on 16 February 2022. Source: CONCACAF
Dominican Republic  v  Grenada
Jamaica  v  Bermuda

Cayman Islands  v  Dominican Republic
Grenada  v  Jamaica

Bermuda  v  Cayman Islands

Grenada  v  Cayman Islands

Dominican Republic  v  Bermuda
Cayman Islands  v  Jamaica

Bermuda  v  Grenada
Jamaica  v  Dominican Republic

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
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
First match(es) will be played on 16 February 2022. Source: CONCACAF
El Salvador  v  Belize
Panama  v  Barbados

Aruba  v  El Salvador
Belize  v  Panama

Barbados  v  Aruba

Belize  v  Aruba

El Salvador  v  Barbados
Aruba  v  Panama

Barbados  v  Belize
Panama  v  El Salvador

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
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
First match(es) will be played on 16 February 2022. Source: CONCACAF
Cuba  v  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Haiti  v  Honduras

British Virgin Islands  v  Cuba
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  v  Haiti

Honduras  v  British Virgin Islands

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  v  British Virgin Islands

Cuba  v  Honduras
British Virgin Islands  v  Haiti

Honduras  v  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Haiti  v  Cuba

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
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
First match(es) will be played on 16 February 2022. Source: CONCACAF
Guyana  v  Dominica
Trinidad and Tobago  v  Nicaragua

Turks and Caicos Islands  v  Guyana
Dominica  v  Trinidad and Tobago

Nicaragua  v  Turks and Caicos Islands

Dominica  v  Turks and Caicos Islands

Guyana  v  Nicaragua
Turks and Caicos Islands  v  Trinidad and Tobago

Nicaragua  v  Dominica
Trinidad and Tobago  v  Guyana

Qualified teamsEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "CONCACAF to launch new senior women's national team competitions to benefit entire Confederation". CONCACAF. 8 December 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Concacaf to launch revamped W Championship and new W Gold Cup". CONCACAF. 19 August 2021. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Women's Ranking: 25 Jun 2021". FIFA. 25 June 2021. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Official Draw | 2021 Concacaf W Qualifiers". CONCACAF. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Draw delivers groups for 2021 Concacaf W Qualifiers". CONCACAF. 21 August 2021. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Schedule change announced for CONCACAF W Qualifiers". CONCACAF. Miami. 8 October 2021. Retrieved 8 October 2021.

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