2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament

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2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Tournament details
Host country Canada
City Vancouver
Dates January 19–29, 2012
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of the United States.svg  United States (3rd title)
Runners-upFlag of Canada.svg  Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 81 (5.4 per match)
Attendance 120,898 (8,060 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Canada.svg Christine Sinclair (9 goals)
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The 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament was an association football competition used to determine the two participants who would compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics. [1] It was held at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from January 19–29, 2012. [2]

The CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament is an international football (soccer) event in the North America, Central America and the Caribbean region, and is the qualification tournament for the Olympic Games.

Association football team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Womens tournament 2012 edition of the womens association football tournament during the Olympic Summer Games

The women's football tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics was held in London and five other cities in the United Kingdom from 25 July to 9 August. Associations affiliated with FIFA were invited to enter their women's teams in regional qualifying competitions, from which 11 teams, plus the hosts Great Britain reached the final tournament. There are no age restrictions for the players participating in the tournament. It is the first major FIFA affiliated women's tournament to be staged within the United Kingdom, and marked the first time a team representing Great Britain took part in the women's tournament.

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Qualification

Thirteen teams, eight from the Caribbean and five from Central America, competed to join automatic qualifiers Canada, Mexico and the United States in the eight-team final tournament.

There will be a qualification held to determine the three qualifiers from the Caribbean and two from Central America who will join Canada, Mexico and the United States at the final tournament.

Canada womens national soccer team womens national association football team representing Canada

The Canada women's national soccer team is overseen by the Canadian Soccer Association and competes in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).

Mexico womens national football team womens national association football team representing Mexico

The Mexico women's national football team is governed by La Federación Mexicana de Fútbol.

Caribbean qualification took place as two groups of four teams that competed from 29 June to 9 July. Cuba and Haiti qualified from group A with seven points each, and were joined by the Dominican Republic from group B who won their group with nine points.

UNCAF's two slots were determined by a five-team group that competed from 30 September to 8 October. Costa Rica won the group without dropping any points, and were joined by Guatemala who only lost to Costa Rica. [3]

Central American Football Union sports governing body

The Unión Centroamericana de Fútbol, more commonly known by the acronym UNCAF, represents the national football teams of Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its member associations are part of CONCACAF.

Squads

Final tournament

Group stage

Draw for the group stage was held on 24 October, [4] with schedules announced two days later. [5]

The United States' 14–0 victory over the Dominican Republic on January 20 set a tournament record for the largest margin of victory. [6]

United States womens national soccer team womens national association football team representing the United States

The United States Women's National Soccer Team (USWNT) represents the United States in international women's soccer. The team is the most successful in international women's soccer, winning three Women's World Cup titles, four Olympic women's gold medals, eight CONCACAF Gold Cup wins, and ten Algarve Cups. It medaled in every single World Cup and Olympic tournament in women's soccer history from 1991 to 2015, before being knocked out in the quarterfinal of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team is governed by United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF.

The Dominican Republic women's national football team is overseen by the Federación Dominicana de Fútbol.

Times listed are Pacific Standard Time (PST) – UTC−8.

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Key to colours in group tables
Advanced to Semi-finals

Group A

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 3300131+129
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 32015506
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti 310238−53
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 300307−70
Costa Rica  Flag of Costa Rica.svg 2–0 Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Rosales Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Acosta Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Report
Attendance: 7,627
Canada  Flag of Canada.svg 6–0 Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti
Julien Soccerball shade.svg 7'
Sinclair Soccerball shade.svg 25', 44', 56', 86' (pen.)
Parker Soccerball shade.svg 90+2'
Report
Attendance: 7,627

Haiti  Flag of Haiti.svg 0–2 Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica
Report Acosta Soccerball shade.svg 49', 57'
Attendance: 1,500
Canada  Flag of Canada.svg 2–0 Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Sinclair Soccerball shade.svg 17' (pen.)
Tancredi Soccerball shade.svg 24'
Report
Attendance: 12,000

Cuba  Flag of Cuba.svg 0–3 Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti
Report Boulos Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Pierre-Louis Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Valentin Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Attendance: 1,500
Canada  Flag of Canada.svg 5–1 Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica
Sinclair Soccerball shade.svg 6', 45'
Schmidt Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Kyle Soccerball shade.svg 19'
Ugalde Soccerball shade.svg 50' (o.g.)
Report Barrantes Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Attendance: 8,105

Group B

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3300310+319
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 3201124+86
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 3102618−123
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic 3003027−270
Mexico  Flag of Mexico.svg 5–0 Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala
Diaz Soccerball shade.svg 12'
Dominguez Soccerball shade.svg 24', 44', 67' (pen.)
Garza Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Report
Dominican Republic  Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg 0–14 Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Report Wambach Soccerball shade.svg 1', 19'
Lloyd Soccerball shade.svg 4'
Buehler Soccerball shade.svg 7'
O'Reilly Soccerball shade.svg 17', 32', 78'
Heath Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Rodriguez Soccerball shade.svg 46', 48', 58', 70', 75'
Cheney Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Attendance: 6,321 [7]

Mexico  Flag of Mexico.svg 7–0 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic
Saucedo Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Diaz Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Jennifer Ruiz Soccerball shade.svg 38', 71'
Anisa Guajardo Soccerball shade.svg 49', 62', 75'
Report
Attendance: 1,500
United States  Flag of the United States.svg 13–0 Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala
Wambach Soccerball shade.svg 12', 15'
Cheney Soccerball shade.svg 25'
Rodriguez Soccerball shade.svg 29'
Lloyd Soccerball shade.svg 33'
Lindsey Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Leroux Soccerball shade.svg 48', 50', 57', 70', 87'
Rapinoe Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Morgan Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Report
Attendance: 6,738

Guatemala  Flag of Guatemala.svg 6–0 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic
Pineda Soccerball shade.svg 2', 5', 29'
Monterroso Soccerball shade.svg 9', 90+1'
Martinez Soccerball shade.svg 53'
Report
Attendance: 2,000
United States  Flag of the United States.svg 4–0 Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Lloyd Soccerball shade.svg 8', 57', 86'
O'Reilly Soccerball shade.svg 9'
Report
Attendance: 7,599

Knockout stage

Semifinals Finals
      
1 Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 3
4 Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 1
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 0
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 4
3 Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3
2 Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 0

Semi-finals

United States  Flag of the United States.svg 3–0 Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica
Heath Soccerball shade.svg 16'
Lloyd Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Morgan Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Canada  Flag of Canada.svg 3–1 Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Sinclair Soccerball shade.svg 15', 76'
Tancredi Soccerball shade.svg 23'
Report Perez Soccerball shade.svg 67'
Attendance: 22,954 [8]

Final

The Canada versus USA Final set a record for CONCACAF Women's Olympic qualification with 25,427 in attendance, the second time the record was broken this tournament. Previously, the Canada versus Mexico semifinal set the record with 22,954 spectators. [9]

Canada  Flag of Canada.svg 0–4 Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Report Morgan Soccerball shade.svg 4', 56'
Wambach Soccerball shade.svg 24', 28'
Attendance: 25,427

Goalscorers

9 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

See also

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