ABOUT THE CONCACAF WOMEN’S UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP
The CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship is an official competition of the Confederation that serves as a qualifying event for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
It consists two phases: Preliminary (regional qualifying) and Championship (finals).
The CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship is held every two years and is open to all National Associations affiliated to the Confederation.
The Preliminary Phase is contested between countries of their respective regional zones (North, Central America and the Caribbean) in order to provide appropriate geographic representation in the Championship Phase.
In 2014, the Championship Phase will be played between eight teams with each zone being represented as determined by the Executive Committee (2 teams from the North, 3 teams from the Caribbean and 3 teams from Central America).
Since Canada will host the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, it will not participate in the Championship Phase. Mexico and the United States will occupy the allotted North places.
CONCACAF WOMEN’S UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP
Tournament Placement by Year
2002 – TRINIDAD & TOBAGO^
Women's World Cup in Canada
2004 – CANADA^
Third: Costa Rica
2006 – MEXICO
2008 – MEXICO
Fourth: Costa Rica
2010 – GUATEMALA
Third: Costa Rica*
2012 – PANAMA
^ conducted as an Under-19 Championship in 2002 & 2004
* qualified for the FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup