2015 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship

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2015 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship
2015 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship.png
Tournament details
Host country Honduras
CitySan Pedro Sula
Dates3–13 December 2015
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions United States (5th title)
Runners-up Canada
Third place Mexico
Fourth place Honduras
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored63 (3.94 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States Mallory Pugh (7 goals)
Best player(s)United States Mallory Pugh
Best goalkeeperUnited States Rosemary Chandler
Fair play award Canada
2014
2018

The 2015 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship was the 8th edition of the CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship, the biennial international youth football championship organised by CONCACAF for the women's under-20 national teams of the North, Central American and Caribbean region. The tournament was hosted by Honduras and took place between 3–13 December 2015, as announced by CONCACAF on 7 May 2015.[1] A total of eight teams played in the tournament.

Same as previous editions, the tournament acted as the CONCACAF qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. The top three teams qualified for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea.[2]

The United States won their fifth title overall and fourth in a row with a 1–0 final victory over Canada. Both finalists and third-placed Mexico qualified for the World Cup.[3]

Qualification[edit]

The eight berths were allocated to the three regional zones as follows:[1]

Regional qualification tournaments were held to determine the four teams joining Canada, Mexico, the United States, and hosts Honduras at the final tournament.

Qualified teams[edit]

The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament.

Team Qualification Appearance Previous best performances Previous FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup appearances
North American Zone (NAFU)
 Canada Automatic 6th Winner (2004, 2008) 6
 Mexico Automatic 8th Runner-up (2010, 2014) 6
 United States Automatic 8th Winner (2006, 2010, 2012, 2014) 7
Central American Zone (UNCAF) qualified through Central American qualifying competition[4]
 Honduras Hosts 2nd Group stage (2014) 0
 Panama Group winner 5th Fourth place (2012) 0
Caribbean Zone (CFU) qualified through Caribbean qualifying competition[5]
 Haiti Final round winner 3rd Group stage (2002) 0
 Jamaica Final round runner-up 8th Fourth place (2006) 0
 Trinidad and Tobago Final round 3rd place 7th Fourth place (2014) 0

Venues[edit]

The tournament was hosted in San Pedro Sula. In the original schedule, the Estadio Francisco Morazán would host the opening day matches for Group A, as well as the semifinals, third place match and the final, while the Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano would host the remaining Group A matches and all of the Group B matches.[6] In the final schedule, eight group matches were relocated to the Escuela Internacional Sampedrana due to rain, while all matches initially scheduled for the Estadio Francisco Morazán was played at the Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano.[7]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the tournament took place on 4 November 2015 at 10:00 CST (UTC−6) at the Hotel Real Intercontinental in San Pedro Sula.[6]

The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. Tournament host Honduras were seeded in Group A, while defending CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship champion United States were seeded in Group B.[8]

Pot 1 Pot 2

Squads[edit]

Players born on or after 1 January 1996 were eligible to compete in the tournament. Each team could register a maximum of 20 players (two of whom must be goalkeepers).[9]

Group stage[edit]

The top two teams of each group advanced to the semi-finals. The teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers would be applied in the following order:[9]

  1. Goal difference in all group matches;
  2. Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches;
  3. Greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned;
  6. Drawing of lots.

All times were local, CST (UTC−6).[10]

The two matches originally scheduled on 5 December 2015 (Jamaica vs Canada and Trinidad and Tobago vs Honduras) were postponed due to heavy rain.[11] As a result, all subsequent group matches were delayed by a day and relocated to the Escuela Internacional Sampedrana in San Pedro Sula.[12]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Canada 3 3 0 0 11 0 +11 9 Knockout stage
2  Honduras (H) 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3  Jamaica 3 1 1 1 8 10 −2 4
4  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.
Canada 2–0 Trinidad and Tobago
Kinzner Goal 16'
Loncar Goal 81'
Report
Honduras 2–2 Jamaica
Bahr Goal 4'43' Report Shaw Goal 23' (pen.)73'

Jamaica 0–7 Canada
Report Yekka Goal 3'
Kinzner Goal 21'
Flynn Goal 27' (pen.)
Pryce Goal 50'68'80'
Kats Goal 70'
Trinidad and Tobago 0–2 Honduras
Report Romero Goal 4'
Bahr Goal 67'

Trinidad and Tobago 1–6 Jamaica
Leander Goal 30' Report Shaw Goal 8'
Nelson-Lawes Goal 21'34'46'86'
Hudson-Marks Goal 55'
Honduras 0–2 Canada
Report Stratigakis Goal 5'16'

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 2 1 0 14 3 +11 7 Knockout stage
2  Mexico 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 7
3  Haiti 3 1 0 2 3 13 −10 3
4  Panama 3 0 0 3 3 11 −8 0
Source: CONCACAF
Haiti 3–2 Panama
Louis Goal 19'
Mondésir Goal 31' (pen.)53'
Report Riley Goal 40'
Franco Goal 64'
Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (Canada)
United States 2–2 Mexico
Pugh Goal 20' (pen.)
Fox Goal 22'
Report (CONCACAF)
Report (US Soccer)
Solis Goal 32'
Palacios Goal 66'

Mexico 5–0 Haiti
Martínez Goal 12'88'
Sánchez Goal 31'77'
Bernal Goal 84' (pen.)
Report (CONCACAF)
Report (FEMEXFUT)
Panama 1–6 United States
Gutiérrez Goal 82' Report Hedge Goal 8'
Pugh Goal 11'78'
Scarpa Goal 42'47'90+3'

Panama 0–2 Mexico
Report (CONCACAF)
Report (FEMEXFUT)
Solis Goal 40'
Crowther Goal 41'
United States 6–0 Haiti
DeMelo Goal 16'
Pugh Goal 35'44'
Scarpa Goal 48'
Davidson Goal 50'
Stevens Goal 55'
Report

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out would be used to decide the winner if necessary.[9]

Bracket[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
11 December – San Pedro Sula
 
 
 Canada (p)0 (5)
 
13 December – San Pedro Sula
 
 Mexico0 (4)
 
 Canada0
 
11 December – San Pedro Sula
 
 United States1
 
 United States7
 
 
 Honduras0
 
Third place
 
 
13 December – San Pedro Sula
 
 
 Mexico2
 
 
 Honduras0

Semi-finals[edit]

Winners qualified for 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.


United States 7–0 Honduras
Sanchez Goal 33'38'
Pugh Goal 35'60'
Scarpa Goal 68'
Canales Goal 88'
Velásquez Goal 90+6' (o.g.)
Report

Third place playoff[edit]

Winner qualified for 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

Mexico 2–0 Honduras
Palacios Goal 40'
Crowther Goal 71'
Report (CONCACAF)
Report (FEMEXFUT)
Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (Canada)

Final[edit]

Canada 0–1 United States
Report Sanchez Goal 72'

Winners[edit]

 2015 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship 

United States
Fifth title

Qualified teams for FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup[edit]

The following three teams from CONCACAF qualified for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1
 United States 11 December 2015 7 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 Canada 11 December 2015 6 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014)
 Mexico 13 December 2015 6 (2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

Goalscorers[edit]

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

Awards[edit]

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

Best XI
Golden Ball
Golden Boot
Golden Glove
Fair Play Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Honduras to Host CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship 2015". CONCACAF. 7 May 2015. Archived from the original on 9 May 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Decisions taken by the FIFA Executive Committee concerning women's competitions in 2016" (PDF). FIFA. 23 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Mexico complete PNG line-up". FIFA.com. 13 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Eliminatoria Sub-20 Femenina de UNCAF se realizara en Panama del 31 de julio al 8 de agosto" (in Spanish). UNCAF. 3 June 2015. Archived from the original on 11 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  5. ^ "CFU 2015 Women's U 20 Qualifiers set to begin on June 19". Caribbean Football Union. June 13, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Draw Determines Groups and Schedule for the CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship Honduras 2015". CONACACAF.com. 4 November 2015. Archived from the original on 7 November 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  7. ^ "CONCACAF Announces Schedule for Final Stages at CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship Honduras 2015". CONCACAF.com. December 10, 2015. Archived from the original on December 14, 2015. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  8. ^ "Draw: CONCACAF Women's Under 20 Championship Honduras 2015". CONCACAF.com. 3 November 2015. Archived from the original on 7 November 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  9. ^ a b c "CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship Honduras 2015 Regulations" (PDF). CONCACAF.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2015-11-05.
  10. ^ "2015 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship Schedule" (PDF). CONCACAF.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2015-11-04.
  11. ^ "CU20W: Rain forces postponement of Saturday games". CONCACAF.com. 5 December 2015. Archived from the original on 3 February 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  12. ^ "Schedule Changes Announced for CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship Honduras 2015 after Postponements for Extreme Weather". CONCACAF.com. 5 December 2015. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  13. ^ "TSG announces CU20W Best XI, Awards". CONCACAF. 13 December 2015. Archived from the original on 16 December 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015.

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