The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) on Wednesday announced that the United States will host the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
The competition, which will qualify two teams to the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020, is scheduled to take place January 28 – February 9, 2020.
Eight teams, including FIFA World Cup Champions the United States, and 2019 World Cup participants Canada and Jamaica, will compete for two available spots in the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020.
Tournament will kick-off exciting year of women’s football at Concacaf, with 1,400 women and girls across the region playing top level football.
The 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament will include a field of eight teams. The United States, as host, will participate alongside North American qualifiers Canada and Mexico.
The five remaining participants have been determined via regional qualifiers. From Central America, Costa Rica and Panama secured a spot via the 2019 Concacaf Central American Women’s Olympic qualifiers, which took place October 4-8, in Alajuela, Costa Rica and Panama City, Panama.
In the Caribbean, the three 2019 Concacaf Caribbean Women’s Olympic qualifiers group winners, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Kitts and Nevis sealed a ticket to the final championship by finishing top in their respective groups. The Caribbean qualifiers took place September 30 – October 8, in Jamaica, Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago.
For the competition, the eight participating countries will be divided into two groups of four. After group stage round-robin play between January 28 – February 4, the top two finishers from each group will move on to the semifinals.
The two semifinal matches, which will determine the two qualified teams to the Olympics, will be played on Friday, February 7. The championship final, where a new champion will be crowned, will be played on Sunday, February 9.