2022 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship

The 2022 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship was the 11th edition of the CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship, the biennial international youth football championship organised by CONCACAF for the women's under-20 national teams of the North, Central American and Caribbean region. Same as previous edition, the tournament will featured 20 teams and was held in the Dominican Republic, between 25 February and 12 March 2022.[1]

2022 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship
Tournament details
Host countryDominican Republic
Dates25 February – 12 March 2022
Teams20 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (7th title)
Runners-up Mexico
Third place Canada
Fourth place Puerto Rico
Tournament statistics
Matches played40
Goals scored184 (4.6 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States Michelle Cooper
(8 goals)
Best player(s)United States Michelle Cooper
Best goalkeeperCanada Anna Karpenko
Fair play award Mexico
2020
2024

The top three teams of the tournament qualified for the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and joined host nation Costa Rica as the CONCACAF representatives.[1]

QualificationEdit

The 41 CONCACAF teams were ranked based on the CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Ranking as of 31 March 2020,[2] and 28 entered the competition for the 2022 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship final tournament. The highest-ranked 16 entrants advanced directly to the group stage of the final tournament, while the other 12 entrants participated in qualifying.[3] The four group winners in qualifying advance directly into the knockout stage of the final tournament.

Costa Rica will host the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and, therefore, is exempt from participating in the tournament. Saint Kitts and Nevis, the 17th best ranked CONCACAF Women's Under-20, will take their place in the group stage and, therefore, were exempt from participating in the 2022 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship Qualifiers.

Round Team Qualification Appearance Previous best performance Previous FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup appearances
Group stage   United States (title holders) 1st ranked entrant 11th Champions (2006, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2020) 9
  Mexico 2nd ranked entrant 11th Champions (2018) 8
  Canada 3rd ranked entrant 9th Champions (2004, 2008) 7
  Haiti 4th ranked entrant 6th Third place (2018) 1
  Trinidad and Tobago 5th ranked entrant 10th Fourth place (2014) 0
  Jamaica 6th ranked entrant 11th Fourth place (2006) 0
  Dominican Republic (hosts) 8th ranked entrant 3rd Semi-finals (2020) 0
  Honduras 9th ranked entrant 4th Fourth place (2015) 0
  Guyana 10th ranked entrant 2nd Quarter-finals (2020) 0
  Guatemala 11th ranked entrant 5th Group stage (2010, 2012, 2014, 2020) 0
  El Salvador 12th ranked entrant 3rd Round of 16 (2020) 0
  Puerto Rico 13th ranked entrant 2nd Round of 16 (2020) 0
  Panama 14th ranked entrant 6th Fourth place (2012) 0
  Cuba 15th ranked entrant 5th Round of 16 (2020) 0
  Nicaragua 16th ranked entrant 4th Group stage (2008, 2018, 2020) 0
  Saint Kitts and Nevis 17th ranked entrant 2nd Group stage (2020) 0
Knockout stage   Bermuda Qualifying Group A winner 2nd Round of 16 (2020) 0
  Cayman Islands Qualifying Group B winner 3rd Round of 16 (2020) 0
  Curaçao Qualifying Group C winner 1st Debut 0
  Suriname Qualifying Group D winner 3rd Group stage (2002, 2006) 0

VenuesEdit

Santo Domingo San Cristóbal
Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez Estadio Panamericano
Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 2,800
 

DrawEdit

The draw of the tournament was held on 15 November 2021, 11:00 AST (UTC−4), at the CONCACAF Headquarters in Miami, Florida. The 16 teams which entered the group stage were drawn into four groups of four teams. Based on the CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Ranking, the 16 teams were distributed into four pots, with teams in Pot 1 assigned to each group prior to the draw, as follows:[1]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

SquadsEdit

Players born on or after 1 January 2002 are eligible to compete. Each team must register a squad of 20 players, two of whom must be goalkeepers.[4][5]

Match officialsEdit

CONCACAF announced the appointment of the match officials on February 11, 2022.[6]

Referees

Assistants referees

  •   Krystal Evans
  •   Natasha Trott
  •   Chantal Boudreau
  •   Ivette Santiago Rodríguez
  •   Santa Medina
  •   Iris Vail
  •   Lourdes Noriega
  •   Shirley Perelló
  •   Princess Brown
  •   Jassett Kerr
  •   Stephanie-Dale Yee Sing
  •   Yudilia Briones
  •   Enedina Caudillo
  •   Karen Díaz
  •   Mayra Mora
  •   Sandra Ramírez
  •   Lidia Ayala
  •   Mijensa Rensch
  •   Carissa Douglas-Jacobs
  •   Felisha Marsical
  •   Brooke Mayo
  •   Meghan Mullen
  •   Kathryn Nesbitt

Video assistant referees

Group stageEdit

The top three teams in each group advance to the round of 16, where they are joined by the four teams advancing from the 2022 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship Qualifiers.[5]

Tiebreakers

The ranking of teams in each group is determined as follows (Regulations Article 12.8):

  1. Points obtained in all group matches (three points for a win, one for a draw, zero for a loss).
  2. Goal difference in all group matches.
  3. Number of goals scored in all group matches.
  4. Points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question.
  5. Goal difference in the matches played between the teams in question.
  6. Number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question.
  7. Fair play points in all group matches (only one deduction can be applied to a player in a single match):
    • Yellow card: −1 point
    • Indirect red card (second yellow card): −3 points
    • Direct red card: −4 points
    • Yellow card and direct red card: −5 points
  8. Drawing of lots.

All times are local, AST (UTC−4).

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 3 3 0 0 20 0 +20 9 Knockout stage
2   Puerto Rico 3 2 0 1 4 8 −4 6
3   Dominican Republic (H) 3 1 0 2 4 11 −7 3
4   Nicaragua 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
United States  6–0  Nicaragua
Report
Dominican Republic  1–3  Puerto Rico
Report

Puerto Rico  0–7  United States
Report
Nicaragua  1–3  Dominican Republic
Report

Puerto Rico  1–0  Nicaragua
Report
United States  7–0  Dominican Republic
Report

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Mexico 3 3 0 0 13 0 +13 9 Knockout stage
2   Panama 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 4
3   Guyana 3 1 0 2 2 10 −8 3
4   Honduras 3 0 1 2 1 8 −7 1
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Honduras  0–2  Guyana
Report
Mexico  3–0  Panama
Report

Panama  1–1  Honduras
Report
Guyana  0–5  Mexico
Report

Guyana  0–5  Panama
Report
Mexico  5–0  Honduras
Report

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Canada 3 3 0 0 16 0 +16 9 Knockout stage
2   El Salvador 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6
3   Saint Kitts and Nevis 3 1 0 2 7 14 −7 3
4   Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 0 3 2 15 −13 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Trinidad and Tobago  0–3  El Salvador
Report
Canada  7–0  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Report

Saint Kitts and Nevis  7–2  Trinidad and Tobago
Report
El Salvador  0–4  Canada
Report

El Salvador  5–0  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Report
Canada  5–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Report

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Guatemala 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7 Knockout stage
2   Haiti 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3   Jamaica 3 1 1 1 3 1 +2 4
4   Cuba 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Jamaica  0–1  Guatemala
Report
Haiti  2–1  Cuba
Report

Cuba  0–3  Jamaica
Report
Guatemala  1–1  Haiti
Report

Guatemala  3–2  Cuba
Report
Haiti  0–0  Jamaica
Report

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, if a match is level at the end of 90 minutes, extra time is played, and if still tied after extra time, the match is decided by a penalty shoot-out (Regulations Article 12.13).[5]

BracketEdit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
4 March – Santo Domingo
 
 
  United States14
 
8 March – San Cristóbal
 
  Suriname0
 
  United States6
 
5 March – San Cristóbal
 
  Haiti0
 
  Haiti2
 
10 March – Santo Domingo
 
  Guyana1
 
  United States7
 
4 March – San Cristóbal
 
  Puerto Rico0
 
  Puerto Rico7
 
8 March – San Cristóbal
 
  Saint Kitts and Nevis0
 
  Puerto Rico3
 
5 March – Santo Domingo
 
  Guatemala0
 
  Guatemala2
 
12 March – Santo Domingo
 
  Bermuda0
 
  United States2
 
4 March – Santo Domingo
 
  Mexico0
 
  Canada13
 
8 March – Santo Domingo
 
  Cayman Islands0
 
  Canada1
 
5 March – San Cristóbal
 
  Panama0
 
  Panama3
 
10 March – Santo Domingo
 
  Jamaica0
 
  Canada0
 
4 March – San Cristóbal
 
  Mexico1 Third place playoff
 
  El Salvador5
 
8 March – Santo Domingo12 March – Santo Domingo
 
  Dominican Republic2
 
  El Salvador1  Puerto Rico0
 
5 March – Santo Domingo
 
  Mexico5   Canada2
 
  Mexico9
 
 
  Curaçao0
 

Round of 16Edit

United States  14–0  Suriname
Report

Puerto Rico  7–0  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Report

Canada  13–0  Cayman Islands
Report

El Salvador  5–2  Dominican Republic
Report

Mexico  9–0  Curaçao
Report

Panama  3–0  Jamaica
Report

Guatemala  2–0  Bermuda
Report

Haiti  2–1  Guyana
Report

Quarter-finalsEdit

United States  6–0  Haiti
Report

Puerto Rico  3–0  Guatemala
Report

Canada  1–0  Panama
Report

El Salvador  1–5  Mexico
Report

Semi-finalsEdit

Winners qualified for the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

United States  7–0  Puerto Rico
Report

Canada  0–1  Mexico
Report

3rd PlaceEdit

Winner qualified for 2022 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

Puerto Rico  0–2  Canada
Report

FinalEdit

United States  2–0  Mexico
Report

WinnersEdit

 2022 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship 
 
United States
Seventh title

GoalscorersEdit

There were 184 goals scored in 40 matches, for an average of 4.6 goals per match.

8 goals

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Source: CONCACAF

Qualified teams for FIFA U-20 Women's World CupEdit

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup1
  Costa Rica (H)2 17 November 2020[7] 2 (2010, 2014)
  United States 10 March 2022 9 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018)
  Mexico 10 March 2022 8 (2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018)
  Canada 12 March 2022 7 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.
2 (H) qualified as host of 2022 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

AwardsEdit

Golden Ball Golden Boot Golden Glove
  Michelle Cooper   Michelle Cooper   Anna Karpenko
CONCACAF Fair Play Award
  Mexico
Best XI[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Draw reveals groups for 2022 CWU20 Championship". CONCACAF. Archived from the original on 16 November 2021. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Under-20 Women's Championship Ranking". CONCACAF.com. Archived from the original on 16 November 2021. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  3. ^ "2022 Concacaf Women's Under-20 Championship Qualifiers draw set for June 24". CONCACAF. 23 June 2021. Archived from the original on 24 June 2021. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  4. ^ "U.S. Under-20 WYNT Head Coach Tracey Kevins Names USA Roster For 2022 Concacaf Women's Under-20 Championship In The Dominican Republic". USSF. Archived from the original on 16 February 2022. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  5. ^ a b c "2022 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship regulations". www.CONCACAF.com.
  6. ^ "Officials Appointed for 2022 Concacaf Women's U-20 Championship". CONCACAF. Archived from the original on 16 February 2022. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  7. ^ "Costa Rica and Panama to host FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 2020". FIFA.com. 20 December 2019.
  8. ^ "The Concacaf W U-20 Championship Best XI is here". Twitter. Retrieved 15 March 2022.

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