Football at the 2015 Pan American Games – Women's tournament
|Football – Women's tournament at the XVII Pan American Games|
|Venue||Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium|
|Dates||July 11 – July 25|
|Competitors||144 from 8 nations|
For the football competition in these Games, the women competed in an eight-team tournament. The teams were grouped into two pools of four teams each for a round-robin preliminary round. The top two teams in each group advanced to a single elimination bracket. The women’s competition was an open-age competition with no age restrictions.
A total of eight women's teams qualified to compete at the games. Hosts Canada and Mexico qualified automatically. The winners of the regional Caribbean and Central American championships also qualified. The top four teams at the South American Championships also qualified.
|Central American Qualifier||May 20–26, 2014||Guatemala||1||Costa Rica|
|Caribbean Qualifier||August 19–26, 2014||Trinidad and Tobago||1||Trinidad and Tobago|
|South American Qualifier||September 11–28, 2014||Ecuador||4|| Brazil|
The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament.
|Team||Appearance||Previous best performance|
|Canada (hosts)||5th||Gold medal (2011)|
|Mexico||5th||Silver medal (1999)|
|Costa Rica||4th||Bronze medal (1999)|
|Trinidad and Tobago||3rd||Fifth place (1999)|
|Brazil||4th||Gold medal (2003, 2007)|
|Colombia||2nd||Fourth place (2011)|
|Ecuador||2nd||Seventh place (2011)|
|Argentina||4th||Fourth place (2011)|
At the start of tournament, all eight participating countries had to submit up to 18 players on their rosters.
In the first round of the competition, teams were divided into two groups of four teams, played in round-robin format with each of the teams playing all other teams in the group once. Teams were awarded three points for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss. The teams were ranked as follows:
- Goal difference
- Goals scored
- Head-to-head points
- Drawing of lots
Following the completion of the group games, the top two teams in each group advanced to the semifinals, with the winners of one group playing the runners-up of another group. The winners of the semifinals advanced to the gold medal match and the losers advanced to the bronze medal match.
All games were played in two 45-minute halves. In the medal round, if the match ended in a draw after 90 minutes, extra time was played (two 15-minute halves), followed by penalty kicks competition if the match still remained tied.
The official detailed schedule and draw was revealed on April 24, 2015.
|3||Trinidad and Tobago||3||0||2||1||4||6||−2||2|
|Argentina||2–2||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Bonsegundo 82'||Report||Noyola 1'
|Colombia||1–1||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Vidal 4'||Report||Cordner 87'|
|Trinidad and Tobago||1–3||Mexico|
|Shade 51' (pen.)||Report||Mayor 28', 45'
|Beckie 12', 77'
Zadorsky 44', 48'
|Report||Moreira 29', 90'|
Cristiane 44', 55', 67', 70', 78'
|Real 10', 90+1'||Report|
|Semifinals||Gold medal match|
|July 22 – Hamilton|
|July 25 – Hamilton|
|July 22 – Hamilton|
|Bronze medal match|
|July 24 – Hamilton|
Rafaelle 45+1', 73'
Romero 46' (o.g.)
|Report||Fabiana 25' (o.g.)
Bronze medal matchEdit
|Report||Fleming 88' (pen.)|
Gold medal matchEdit
|Dates||11–25 July 2015|
|Teams||8 (from 2 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Brazil (3rd title)|
|Goals scored||55 (3.44 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Cristiane (7 goals)|
- 7 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- 1 own goal
|4||Canada (H)||5||1||0||4||6||9||−3||3||Fourth place|
|5||Costa Rica||3||1||0||2||2||5||−3||3||Eliminated in|
|7||Trinidad and Tobago||3||0||2||1||4||6||−2||2|
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