|Host country||United States|
|Dates||19–27 November 2006|
|Teams||34 (from 1 confederation)|
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North and Central America Qualifying
The group winners qualified for the Gold Cup finals.
Also known as the Women's Caribbean Cup,there were two spots available for the 22 teams taking part.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
| Barbados ||0–1||0–1||0–0|
| Cayman Islands ||1–3||1–2||1–0|
| British Virgin Islands ||1–8||1–3||0–5|
| Turks and Caicos Islands ||w.o. |
| Grenada ||w.o. |
| Saint Kitts and Nevis ||w.o. |
Antigua and Barbuda won 1–0 on aggregate.
Netherlands Antilles won 3–1 on aggregate.
US Virgin Islands won 8–1 on aggregate.
The group winners, in bold, qualified for the final round. Haiti were unable to participate in group B, as they were denied entry to the hosting country Aruba, and thus a play-off between the winners of group B, Suriname, and Haiti was arranged. Haiti won the play-off, but Suriname qualified as best runners-up owing to goal difference, along with Bermuda.
The Haiti women's national football team participates in several competitions including the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup. The team also participates in qualification for the FIFA Women's World Cup and Olympic Games, although they have not succeeded in qualifying for either tournament. The team is controlled by the Fédération Haïtienne de Football. They are one of the top women's national football teams in the Caribbean region along with Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. Haiti women's national football team is currently coached by Shek Borkowski who is also the coach of the under 17 and under 20 teams.
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Trinidad & Tobago hosted the final round, consisting of two groups of three teams, between 6 September and 10 September.The winner of each group, in bold, have qualified for the Gold Cup finals.
| Trinidad and Tobago ||5–1|
| James |
|(Report)|| Rigters |
| Suriname ||0–2|
|(Report)|| Jiménez |
| Dominican Republic ||0–7|
|(Report)|| St. Louis |
| Jamaica ||7–0|
| Davis |
| Bermuda ||0–5|
|(Report)|| Joseph |
| Jamaica ||2–0|
| Sullivan |
| Canada ||4–0|
| Sinclair |
|2006 Women's Gold Cup Winners|
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