Miami, Florida – Concacaf Women’s Championship Qualifying resumes this Saturday, as nine teams from Central America and the Caribbean look to punch their ticket to the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship.
The Concacaf Women´s Championship 2018 CWC will determine the three Concacaf teams ot the Confederation that automatically qualify for next summer’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, while the fourth-place team will play a playoff against Argentina, third place finisher from Conmebol in a World Cup playoff.
Things begin on Saturday with the Concacaf Caribbean Women’s qualifiers, as five teams – Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda and Bermuda – will be gunning for the top three spots and berths in the 2018 CWC.
If last May’s first round of Caribbean qualifying is any indication, fans can expect plenty of goalscoring fireworks from these teams.
Of note are the attacking forces of Cuba, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. The Cubans poured in 22 goals in the first round of qualifying, while the Reggae Girlz tallied 18, led by Khadija Shaw, who leads CWC Qualifying with eight goals.
Not to be outdone is Trinidad and Tobago, who scored a whopping 27 goals in qualifying, including 10-0 and 13-0 victories over the U.S. Virgin Islands and Grenada, respectively.
Costa Rica boasts the most CWC experience with six appearances and a runner-up finish at the 2014 CWC, which earned the Ticas a ticket to its first ever FIFA WWC at Canada 2015.
Panama will be looking to recapture the glory of 2002 and 2006 when it qualified for its only CWCs, including a quarterfinal appearance in the latter.
Meanwhile, El Salvador and Nicaragua are both keen to qualify for their first CWC and have been hard at work preparing for next week’s matches in hopes of making history.
Concacaf Caribbean Women’s qualifiers 2018
Jamaica National Stadium
8-25-18 15:00 Cuba vs Trinidad and Tobago
18:00 Jamaica vs Antigua & Barbuda
8-27-18 16:00 Antigua & Barbuda vs Cuba
19:00 Bermuda vs Jamaica
8-29-18 16:00 Trinidad and Tobago vs Antigua & Barbuda
19:00 Cuba vs Bermuda
8-31-18 16:00 Antigua & Barbuda vs Bermuda
19:00 Trinidad and Tobago vs Jamaica
9-02-18 15:00 Bermuda vs Trinidad and Tobago
18:00 Jamaica vs Cuba
Concacaf Central American Women’s qualifiers 2018
IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida
All the game are ET
8-27-18 10:00 am Panama vs Nicaragua
10:00 am Costa Rica vs El Salvador
8-29-18 10:00 am Costa Rica vs Nicaragua
10:00 am El Salvador vs Panama
8-31-18 10:00 am El Salvador vs Nicaragua
10:00 am Costa Rica vs Panama