2016 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship

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2016 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship
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Tournament details
Host country  Grenada
City St. George's
Dates 3–13 March 2016
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  United States (3rd title)
Runners-up  Mexico
Third place  Canada
Fourth place  Haiti
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 79 (4.94 per match)
Top scorer(s) Haiti Nérilia Mondésir
(7 goals)
Best player United States Ashley Sanchez
Best goalkeeper United States Laurel Ivory
Fair play award  Mexico
2013
2018

The 2016 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship was the 5th edition of the CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship, the biennial international youth football championship organised by CONCACAF for the women's under-17 national teams of the North, Central American and Caribbean region. The tournament was hosted by Grenada and take place between 3–13 March 2016, as announced by CONCACAF on 15 May 2015.[1] A total of eight teams will play in the tournament.

Same as previous editions, the tournament acted as the CONCACAF qualifiers for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. The top three teams of the tournament qualified for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan as the CONCACAF representatives.[2]

The United States won their third title overall with a 2–1 final victory over Mexico. Both finalists and third-placed Canada 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 Grenada 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-17 Women's World Cup appearances
North American Zone (NAFU)
 Canada Automatic 5th Winner (2010) 4
 Mexico Automatic 5th Winner (2013) 3
 United States Automatic 5th Winner (2008, 2012) 2
Central American Zone (UNCAF) qualified through Central American qualifying competition[4]
 Guatemala Group A winner 3rd Group stage (2012, 2013) 0
 Costa Rica Group B winner 3rd Runner-up (2008) 2
Caribbean Zone (CFU) qualified through Caribbean qualifying competition[5]
 Grenada Hosts 1st Debut 0
 Jamaica Final round winner 5th Fourth place (2013) 0
 Haiti Final round runner-up 3rd Group stage (2010, 2013) 0

Venues[edit]

The tournament was hosted in St. George's. The Grenada Athletic Stadium hosted the matches for Group A, as well as the semifinals, third place match and the final, while the Grenada National Stadium hosted the matches for Group B.[6]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the tournament took place on 21 January 2016 at 11:00 AST (UTC−4) at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort Hotel in St. George's.[6]

The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. Tournament host Grenada were seeded in Group A, while defending CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship champion Mexico were seeded in Group B.[7]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3

Squads[edit]

Players born on or after 1 January 1999 were eligible to compete in the tournament. Each team could register a maximum of 20 players (two of whom must be goalkeepers).[8]

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:[8]

  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, AST (UTC−4).

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Haiti 3 3 0 0 18 3 +15 9 Knockout stage
2  Canada 3 2 0 1 11 2 +9 6
3  Guatemala 3 1 0 2 9 6 +3 3
4  Grenada (H) 3 0 0 3 0 27 −27 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.

3 March 2016 (2016-03-03)
17:00
Guatemala  0–3  Canada
Report Riviere Goal 6'
Stratigakis Goal 34'
Kats Goal 64'
Grenada Athletic Stadium, St. George's
Referee: Francia González (Mexico)

3 March 2016 (2016-03-03)
19:30
Grenada  0–13  Haiti
Report Saint Felix Goal 4'14'
Mondésir Goal 8'37'40'41'
Dumonay Goal 13'
Olivier Goal 27'
Dacius Goal 33'54'
Eloissaint Goal 52'
Pierre Goal 70'83'

5 March 2016 (2016-03-05)
13:00
Haiti  3–2  Guatemala
Saint Felix Goal 6'11'
Mondésir Goal 88'
Report Herrarte Goal 53'
Mayen Goal 73'
Grenada Athletic Stadium, St. George's
Referee: Yanely Chavez (Cuba)

5 March 2016 (2016-03-05)
15:30
Canada  7–0  Grenada
Baalbaki Goal 3'
Akindoju Goal 11'12'26'
Huitema Goal 71'88'
Faulknor Goal 85'
Report

7 March 2016 (2016-03-07)
17:00
Canada  1–2  Haiti
Stratigakis Goal 78' Report Saint Felix Goal 81'
Dacius Goal 84' (pen.)

7 March 2016 (2016-03-07)
19:30
Grenada  0–7  Guatemala
Report Ordoñez Goal 13'
Oliva Goal 34'60'
Mayen Goal 45+2'
Herrarte Goal 49'
Charles Goal 72' (o.g.)
Martínez Goal 87'

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9 Knockout stage
2  Mexico 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
3  Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3 3
4  Jamaica 3 0 0 3 3 12 −9 0
Source: CONCACAF

4 March 2016 (2016-03-04)
13:00
Mexico  4–2  Costa Rica
Hernández Goal 2'
Cazares Goal 18'
Espinosa Goal 80'87'
Report G. Villalobos Goal 23'61'
Grenada National Stadium, St. George's
Referee: Joanne Monestime (Haiti)

4 March 2016 (2016-03-04)
15:30
Jamaica  1–8  United States
Smart Goal 32' Report Kuhlmann Goal 15'49'
Sanchez Goal 34'56'
Tagliaferri Goal 72'75'81'87'
Grenada National Stadium, St. George's
Referee: Tatiana Montes (Panama)

6 March 2016 (2016-03-06)
13:00
Costa Rica  3–2  Jamaica
Del Campo Goal 29' (pen.)
Alvarado Goal 76'
Salas Goal 90+1'
Report E. Clarke Goal 22'
T. Clarke Goal 34'

6 March 2016 (2016-03-06)
15:30
United States  1–0  Mexico
Sanchez Goal 73' Report
Grenada National Stadium, St. George's
Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (Canada)

8 March 2016 (2016-03-08)
13:00
United States  2–0  Costa Rica
Spaanstra Goal 7'
Sanchez Goal 38' (pen.)
Report
Grenada National Stadium, St. George's
Referee: Tatiana Montes (Panama)

8 March 2016 (2016-03-08)
15:30
Mexico  1–0  Jamaica
Ovalle Goal 42' Report

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, penalty shoot-out would be used to decide the winner if necessary (no extra time would be played).[8]

Bracket[edit]

 
Semi-finals Final
 
           
 
11 March – St. George's
 
 
 Haiti 0
 
13 March – St. George's
 
 Mexico 3
 
 Mexico 1
 
11 March – St. George's
 
 United States 2
 
 United States 5
 
 
 Canada 0
 
Third Place
 
 
13 March – St. George's
 
 
 Haiti 2
 
 
 Canada 4

Semi-finals[edit]

Winners qualified for 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

11 March 2016 (2016-03-11)
17:00
Haiti  0–3  Mexico
Report Cazares Goal 5'
Reyes Goal 13'
Hernández Goal 75'

11 March 2016 (2016-03-11)
20:00
United States  5–0  Canada
Spaanstra Goal 33'
Canniff Goal 45+1'
Kuhlmann Goal 54'
Smith Goal 90+1'
Tagliaferri Goal 90+3'
Report
Grenada Athletic Stadium, St. George's
Referee: Tatiana Montes (Panama)

Third place playoff[edit]

Winner qualified for 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

13 March 2016 (2016-03-13)
15:00
Haiti  2–4  Canada
Mondésir Goal 80'89' Report Raimondo Goal 55'75'
Kats Goal 60'
Flynn Goal 73'

Final[edit]

13 March 2016 (2016-03-13)
18:00
Mexico  1–2  United States
Ovalle Goal 70' Report Sanchez Goal 43'
Kuhlmann Goal 86'

Winners[edit]

 2016 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship 

United States
Third title

Qualified teams for FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup[edit]

The following three teams from CONCACAF qualified for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1
 United States 11 March 2016 2 (2008, 2012)
 Mexico 11 March 2016 3 (2010, 2012, 2014)
 Canada 13 March 2016 4 (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
Own goal

Awards[edit]

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[9]

Best XI
Golden Ball
Golden Boot
Golden Glove
Fair Play Award

References[edit]

External links[edit]