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2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship
2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship
CONCACAF / FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers
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Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
Dates15-26 October
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States
Runners-up Costa Rica
Third place Mexico
Fourth place Trinidad and Tobago
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored65 (4.06 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States Abby Wambach
(7 goals)
Best player(s)United States Carli Lloyd
Best goalkeeperUnited States Hope Solo
Fair play award Costa Rica
2010
2018

The 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship, the ninth edition of the CONCACAF Women's Championship/Gold Cup/Women's World Cup qualifying tournament, was a women's football tournament that took place in the United States between 15 and 26 October 2014.[1] It served as CONCACAF's qualifier to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The top three teams qualified directly. The fourth placed team advanced to a play-off against the third placed team of the 2014 Copa América Femenina.

The qualifying to the tournament was organized by the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) in Central America and the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) in the Caribbean and started on 19 May 2014.

The United States and Mexico received byes into the tournament. A total of 30 teams entered qualifying, with Martinique and Guadeloupe not eligible for World Cup qualification as they are only members of CONCACAF and not FIFA. Therefore, a total of 28 teams were in contention for the three direct places plus the play-off place against CONMEBOL's Ecuador.[2] Canada did not participate as they already qualified to the World Cup as hosts.

The United States defeated Costa Rica 6-0 in the final to win their seventh title.[3]

Qualifying

North America

North American Football Union members Mexico and the United States gained direct entry to the final tournament. Canada did not participate as they already qualified to the World Cup as hosts.

Central America

The qualification was played between 19 and 25 May.

Caribbean

The inaugural Women's Caribbean Cup served as the qualifying event.[4] Four nations advanced to the CONCACAF finals.[5] Qualifying to the Caribbean Cup took place from 23 May to 22 June. The finals were played in August 2014.[5] The group stage draw was published in April 2014.[6]

Final tournament

Eight teams were divided in two groups and play a round-robin tournament. The top two placed teams advanced to the semifinals. The losers of those semifinals played in the third place match, while the winners faced off in the final. The top three placed teams qualified directly to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

However, as Martinique is not a member of FIFA - since it is an overseas department of the French Republic - it is therefore not eligible to qualify. It was announced during the Final Draw on September 5 that Martinique would not be able to advance beyond the group round, and that the next best team would take their place in the semifinals should they finish in the top two in their group.[7][8]

Venues

The tournament was played in four venues.[9]

Squads

Group stage

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[8]

  1. Greater number of points in matches between the tied teams.
  2. Greater goal difference in matches between the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points).
  3. Greater number of goals scored in matches among the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points).
  4. Greater goal difference in all group matches.
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches.
  6. Drawing of lots.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States (H) 3 3 0 0 12 0 +12 9 Knockout stage
2  Trinidad and Tobago 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
3  Haiti 3 1 0 2 1 7 −6 3
4  Guatemala 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)
Referee: Marianela Araya (Costa Rica)

Referee: Sheena Dickson (Canada)
United States 5-0 Guatemala
Heath Goal 757
Lloyd Goal 46
Engen Goal 58
Rapinoe Goal 66
Report
Referee: Maurees Skeete (Guyana)

Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)
Haiti 0-6 United States
Report Lloyd Goal 15
Wambach Goal 3961
Klingenberg Goal 57
Press Goal 65
Brian Goal 82
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Costa Rica 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9 Knockout stage
2  Mexico 3 2 0 1 13 2 +11 6
3  Jamaica 3 1 0 2 8 5 +3 3
4  Martinique[a] 3 0 0 3 1 22 −21 0
Source: CONCACAF
Notes:
  1. ^ Martinique was not able to qualify past the group stage. The next best team in the group would have taken their place if they had finished the group stage in a qualifying position.[11]
Jamaica 6-0 Martinique
Murray Goal 274
Duncan Goal 6
Henry Goal 2277
Allen Goal 71
Report
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
Referee: Carol-Anne Chenard (Canada)

Referee: Margaret Domka (United States)
Martinique 0-10 Mexico
Report Samarzich Goal 6
Duarte Goal 2849
Mayor Goal 34
Guillou Goal 36 (o.g.)
Garciamendez Goal 40
Garza Goal 58
Ocampo Goal 7587
Noyola Goal 90+2
Referee: Tatiana Guzman (Nicaragua)

Martinique 1-6 Costa Rica
Carin Goal 62 Report Sanchez Goal 7
Venegas Goal 2590
Acosta Goal 32
Cedeño Goal 8183
Referee: Carol-Anne Chenard (Canada)
Mexico 3-1 Jamaica
Mayor Goal 29
Corral Goal 5976
Report Henry Goal 14
Referee: Mirian Leon (El Salvador)

Knockout stage

In the knockout stage, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by penalty shoot-out to determine the winner.[12] The top three teams qualified directly to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The fourth placed team advanced to a play-off against the third placed team of the 2014 Copa América Femenina.

Bracket

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
24 October
 
 
 Costa Rica (pen.)1 (3)
 
26 October
 
 Trinidad and Tobago1 (0)
 
 Costa Rica0
 
24 October
 
 United States6
 
 United States3
 
 
 Mexico0
 
Third place match
 
 
26 October
 
 
 Trinidad and Tobago2
 
 
 Mexico (a.e.t.)4

Semifinals


United States 3-0 Mexico
Lloyd Goal 630 (pen.)
Press Goal 56
Report
Referee: Sheena Dickson (Canada)

Third place match

Trinidad and Tobago 2-4 (a.e.t.) Mexico
Cordner Goal 57
Shade Goal 78
Report Mayor Goal 24
Ocampo Goal 79
Corral Goal 104106
Referee: Carol-Anne Chenard (Canada)

Final

Costa Rica 0-6 United States
Report Wambach Goal 4354171
Lloyd Goal 18
Leroux Goal 73
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)


 2014 CONCACAF Champions 

United States
Seventh title

Awards

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[13]

Award Player
Golden Ball United States Carli Lloyd
Golden Boot United States Abby Wambach
Golden Gloves United States Hope Solo
Fair Play Award  Costa Rica

Goalscorers

7 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

References

  1. ^ "The United States will host the CONCACAF Women's Championship 2014". womenssoccerunited.com. 2014-05-16.
  2. ^ Qualifiers
  3. ^ "Wambach fires for four, U.S. claims CWC title". concacaf.com. Archived from the original on 2014-10-29. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "CFU Women's Caribbean Cup A Reality". cfufootball.org.
  5. ^ a b "Women's Caribbean Cup finals schedule announced". CONCACAF. 26 June 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-06-29. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "CFU Women's Caribbean Cup 2014 Groups". cfufootball.org.
  7. ^ "Draw Yields Matchups for CONCACAF Women's Championship USA 2014". concacaf.com. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ a b "CONCACAF Women's Championship USA 2014 Regulations". CONCACAF. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship to be Held in K.C., Chicago, D.C. and Philadelphia". ussoccer.com. 2014-07-24.
  10. ^ "PPL Park to host CONCACAF WWC qualifying elimination games; KC, DC, Chicago get first round". The Equalizer. 2014-07-24.
  11. ^ "CONCACAF Women's Championship USA 2014 Regulations - ENGLISH Edition". CONCACAF via issuu.com. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "CONCACAF Women's Championship USA 2014 Regulations". CONCACAF.com.
  13. ^ "CWC: Award Winners". CONCACAF. 26 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2016-03-27. Retrieved .

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