Action from the CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifier between Trinidad & Tobago (left) and Guyana on November 8, 2010, in Cancun, Mexico. (Photo: Mexsport)
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Qualifying in CONCACAF for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks-off next month with the inaugural Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Caribbean Women’s Cup, it was announced Thursday.
The first round, consists of 19 teams split into four groups of four teams each and one of three teams, opens on May 21. The five group winners, plus the two best second-place finishers from Groups 1, 2, 4 and 5, will join host Trinidad & Tobago in the eight-team final round, which will be played August 17-27.
“It is the vision of the CFU’s President Gordon Derrick to introduce this tournament, the CFU Women’s Football Committee enthusiasm to develop the idea, and Member Associations’ foresight and unrelenting pursuit of the development of Women’s Football in the Caribbean Region that have brought us to this historic moment,” said CFU General Secretary Damien Hughes.
2014 CFU CARIBBEN WOMEN’S FOOTBALL CUP
GROUP 1 (May 21-28, 2014)
Antigua & Barbuda (host)
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
U.S. Virgin Islands
GROUP 2 (May 21-28, 2014)
Puerto Rico (host)
GROUP 3 (May 21-28, 2014)
Turks & Caicos Islands (host)
St. Kitts & Nevis
GROUP 4 (May 28 – June 4, 2014)
GROUP 5 (June 16-23, 2014)
Dominican Republic (host)