CONCACAF posts draw results for Olympic qualifiers

The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today details for the upcoming Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament that will take place in Mexico in early April. Canada has been drawn into a preliminary group with Costa Rica and Trinidad & Tobago for the opening round of the tournament which runs 2-12 April at the Estadio Olímpico Benito Juarez in Ciudad Juarez. In the opening round, Canada will play Trinidad & Tobago on 2 April (17.00) and then Costa Rica on 6 April (11.00). Should Canada finish first or second in its group, it will play a cross-over semi-final on 9 April (17.00 or 19.30)against an opponent from the other group (United States, México or Jamaica). Should they win their semi-final, they will advance to the championship final on 12 April (19.30) and win a berth in this summer’s Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (6-23 August in Beijing).

The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today details for the upcoming Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament that will take place in Mexico in early April. Canada has been drawn into a preliminary group with Costa Rica and Trinidad & Tobago for the opening round of the tournament which runs 2-12 April at the Estadio Olímpico Benito Juarez in Ciudad Juarez.
In the opening round, Canada will play Trinidad & Tobago on 2 April (17.00) and then Costa Rica on 6 April (11.00). Should Canada finish first or second in its group, it will play a cross-over semi-final on 9 April (17.00 or 19.30)against an opponent from the other group (United States, México or Jamaica). Should they win their semi-final, they will advance to the championship final on 12 April (19.30) and win a berth in this summer’s Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (6-23 August in Beijing).
Canada’s senior women’s team, whose title sponsor is Winners, is currently training full time in Vancouver, BC. In 2007, the Canadian women’s program reached an all-time high in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings – ninth best in the world. The team is the second-highest ranked CONCACAF team behind the United States. Canada is looking to qualify for the Olympic Women’s Football Tournament for the first time in association history.
In the lead up to the tournament, Canadian fans and clubs (from all walks of sport and life) are encouraged to send their support to the team via mail (Women’s national team, 580-375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5C6), fax (778.330.1396) or email believe@soccercan.ca). Clubs are especially encouraged to mail signed team photos or short video messages.

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