2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (UEFA–CONCACAF play-off)

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In the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification process, one spot was allocated to the winner of a two-legged play-off between the winner of the UEFA repechage play-offs and the winner of the third-place qualification match in the 2010 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup.

The order of play for these matches was announced following a draw held at the FIFA headquarters in Zürich on 17 March 2010.[1]


From UEFA, Italy qualified by defeating Ukraine and Switzerland in repechage play-offs. Italy had been defeated by France in the direct qualification stage in UEFA.

From CONCACAF, the United States qualified by defeating Costa Rica in the third-place play-off. The USA had been defeated by Mexico in the semi-finals, their first ever loss in the Women's Gold Cup and their first loss ever to Mexico.


20 November 2010
16:30 UTC+1
Italy  0 – 1  United States
Report Morgan Goal 90+4'
Stadio Euganeo, Padua
Referee: Silvia Elizabeth Reyes Juarez (Peru)

27 November 2010
13:00 UTC-6
United States  1 – 0  Italy
Rodriguez Goal 40' Report
Toyota Park, Bridgeview
Attendance: 9,508
Referee: Cha Sung-Mi (South Korea)

The United States won 2–0 on aggregate and qualified for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ CONCACAF to host second leg of WWC playoff, from concacaf.com, retrieved 18 March 2010