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Football at the 2011 Pan American Games – Women's tournament

The women's association football tournament at the 2011 Pan American Games was held in Guadalajara, Mexico at the Omnilife Stadium from October 18 to October 27. Associations affiliated with FIFA that qualified were invited to send their full women's national teams.[1]

Women's football tournament at the XVI Pan American Games
Football pictogram.svg
Venue Omnilife Stadium
Dates October 18 – October 27
Competitors 143 from 8 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 

For these Games, the women competed in an 8-team tournament, which is a drop from 10 at the 2007 games. The defending champions are Brazil, who won the title on home field.

Contents

TeamsEdit

QualificationEdit

A National Olympic Committee may enter one women's team for the football competition. Mexico, the host nation and Canada (automatic qualification) along with six other countries qualified through regional competitions.

Event Date Location Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation 1   Mexico
Qualified automatically[2] 1   Canada
Central American and Caribbean Qualifying Tournament October 28 – November 8, 2010   Mexico 2   Costa Rica
  Trinidad and Tobago
South American Qualifying Tournament November 4–21, 2010   Ecuador 4   Brazil
  Colombia
  Chile
  Argentina
TOTAL 8

SquadsEdit

The women's tournament is a full international tournament with no restrictions on age. Each nation must submit a squad of 18 players September 2011. A minimum of two goalkeepers (plus one optional alternate goalkeeper) must be included in the squad.

FormatEdit

  • Eight teams are split into 2 preliminary round groups of 4 teams each. The top 2 teams from each group qualify for the knockout stage.
  • The third and fourth placed teams are eliminated from the competition.
  • In the semifinals, the matchups are as follows: A1 vs. B2 and B1 vs. A2
  • The winning teams from the semifinals play for the gold medal. The losing teams compete for the bronze medal.

DrawEdit

The draw for the tournament was held at the offices of CONCACAF in New York City, United States. The draw was conducted by CONCACAF Deputy General Secretary Ted Howard. The seeding information was not provided, rather the results of the draw were given.[3]

  • Team (World ranking as of July 2011)[4]
Group A Group B

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local Central Daylight Time (UTC−5)[5]

Qualified for the semifinals

Group AEdit

Nation PLD W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Colombia 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1 6
  Mexico 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
  Chile 3 1 1 1 3 1 +2 4
  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 1 2 1 5 –4 1
Colombia   1–0   Trinidad and Tobago
Andrade   18' Report
Attendance: 3,548

Mexico   0–0   Chile
Report
Attendance: 9,235

Chile   0–1   Colombia
Report Rincón   3'
Attendance: 4,204

Mexico   1–1   Trinidad and Tobago
Dominguez   42' (pen.) Report Attin-Johnson   21'
Attendance: 9,168

Trinidad and Tobago   0–3   Chile
Report Lara   18'
Mardones   40'
Rojas   65'
Attendance: 5,900

Mexico   1–0   Colombia
Perez   2' Report
Attendance: 13,833

Group BEdit

Nation PLD W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
  Canada 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
  Costa Rica 3 0 1 2 5 8 -3 1
  Argentina 3 0 1 2 3 6 -3 1
Canada   3–1   Costa Rica
Julien   30'
Sinclair   51'
Pietrangelo   82'
Report Cruz   28' (pen.)

Argentina   0–2   Brazil
Report Guedes   27'
Daniele   37'
Attendance: 5,967

Canada   1–0   Argentina
Julien   48' Report
Attendance: 4,204

Brazil   2–1   Costa Rica
Débora   59'
Guedes   62'
Report Cruz   90+5'
Attendance: 6,837

Costa Rica   3–3   Argentina
Acosta   67'
Rodriguez   75'
Alvarado   82'
Report Pereyra   5'
Vallejos   8'
Ugalde   16' (o.g.)

Brazil   0–0   Canada
Report
Attendance: 16,316
  • A drawing of lots was used to separate Canada and Brazil after they were tied on every tiebreaker. Brazil won the draw.

Knockout stageEdit

Semi-finals Final
October 25
   Brazil   1  
   Mexico   0  
 
October 27
       Brazil   1 (3)
     Canada (pen.)  1 (4)
Third place
October 25 October 27
   Colombia  1    Mexico (a.e.t.)  1
   Canada  2      Colombia  0

SemifinalsEdit

Mexico   0–1   Brazil
Report Maurine   79'
Attendance: 19,770

Colombia   1–2   Canada
Usme   83' Report Kyle   48'
Gayle   88'
Attendance: 20,966

Bronze Medal MatchEdit

Mexico   1–0 (a.e.t.)   Colombia
Ruiz   100' Report
Attendance: 31,408

Gold medal matchEdit

Brazil   1–1 (a.e.t.)   Canada
Débora   4' Report Sinclair   87'
Penalties
Alberto  
Maurine  
Nascimento  
Wiggers  
Débora  
3–4   Matheson
  Sinclair
  Booth
  Schmidt
  Chapman
Attendance: 33,614


 2011 Pan American Games Winners 
 
Canada
1st title

GoalscorersEdit

MedalistsEdit

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team Record
    Canada 3–2–0
    Brazil 3–2–0
    Mexico 2–2–1
4   Colombia 2–0–3
5   Chile 1–1–1
6   Costa Rica 0–1–2
7   Argentina 0–1–2
8   Trinidad and Tobago 0–1–2

ReferencesEdit