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Concacaf W Championship 2022: U.S. Women’s National Team Qualifies for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand

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Concacaf W Championship 2022 U.S. Womens National Team Qualifies for the 2023 FIFA Womens World Cup in Australia and New Zealand

The U.S. Women’s National Team has tied down a berth in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The USA defeated Jamaica, 5-0, in the first match on the second match day of Group A play at the Concacaf W Championship tonight yet is expected to wait for the result of the Haiti-Mexico game prior to punching its ticket to the Women’s World Cup the following summer. With Haiti’s 3-0 win over Mexico in the subsequent game, the USWNT secured a top-two completion in the group which ensured its spot in Australia/New Zealand.

The USA turns into the 12th nation to qualify for the 2023 World Cup, joining co-hosts Australia and New Zealand, Korea Republic, Japan, China PR, Philippines, and Vietnam from Asia and Sweden, France, Denmark, and Spain from Europe.

The result comes three years to the day after the USA won its record-setting fourth World Cup title in 2019, overcoming the Netherlands, 2-0, in the World Cup final in Lyon on July 7, 2019.

The USA presently sits with six points from two games while Jamaica and Haiti have three points each and will play for a World Cup berth on July 11 (9 p.m. nearby/10 p.m. ET on Paramount+ and ViX). Haiti, because of a superior goal distinction, needs a draw against Jamaica to get no less than second in the group while Jamaica would have to beat Haiti to get secure a guaranteed World Cup berth.

Jamaica made its World Cup debut in 2019, turning into the primary Caribbean nation to qualify for a Women’s World Cup. Haiti has never qualified for a world championship in women’s soccer at the senior level, however, played in the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup.

Mexico has been eliminated from qualifying automatically for the World Cup and would have to defeat the USA in the final match of Group A to get an opportunity to complete third and earn a berth in the 10-team inter-confederation playoff that will send the final three teams to the World Cup.

The U.S. Women will be taking part in its ninth World Cup and have won a record four competitions (1991, 1999, 2015, and 2019), completed second in one (2011) and third in three (1995, 2003, 2007).

FIFA will conduct the World Cup Final Draw on October 22 in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau for the very first 32-nation Women’s World Cup which will be staged at 10 stadiums – six in Australia and four in New Zealand – from July 20-Aug. 20, 2023.

The USA actually has business to attend to at the Concacaf W Championship as Mexico awaits in the Group A finale on July 11 to decide in front first place in the group, however, the Americans have booked a place in the semifinal round with that one match left to play.

The winner of the Concacaf W Championship acquires an automatic berth to the 2024 Paris Olympics while the second and third spot finishers will playoff next year for Concacaf’s second and final Olympic berth.

2022 CONCACAF W CHAMPIONSHIP – GROUP A STANDINGS

TEAMGPWLDGFGAGDPTS
USA*220080+86
HAI21103303
JAM211015-43
MEX202004-40

*Clinched berth in semifinal round and berth to 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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