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2008 CONCACAF Women's Pre-Olympic Tournament

2008 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship
Preolimpico Femenino CONCACAF
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates2–12 April 2008
Teams6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions United States (2nd title)
Runners-up Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored37 (3.7 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States Natasha Kai
Mexico Juana Lopez
Canada Melissa Tancredi
(4 goals each)
← 2004

The 2008 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament[1] was the 2nd edition of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the quadrennial international football tournament organised by CONCACAF to determine which two women's national teams from the North, Central American and Caribbean region qualify for the Olympic football tournament. [1] A total of six teams played in the tournament. The top two teams of the tournament - United States and Canada - qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics women's football tournament in Beijing, China as the CONCACAF representatives.[2]


The six berths were allocated to the three regional zones as follows:[1]

Regional qualification tournaments were held to determine the three teams joining Canada, Mexico, and the United States at the final tournament.[2]

Qualified teams

The following six teams qualified for the final tournament.[1]

Team Qualification Appearance Previous best performances Previous women's Olympic appearances
North American Zone (NAFU)
 Canada Automatic 2nd Third Place (2004) 0
 Mexico Automatic 2nd Runner-up (2004) 1
 United States Automatic 2nd Winner (2004) 3
Central American Zone (UNCAF)
 Costa Rica Group winner 2nd Fourth Place (2004) 0
Caribbean Zone (CFU)
 Trinidad and Tobago Final round winner 2nd Group stage (2004) 0
 Jamaica Final round 3rd place 1st N/A 0


The sole venue was the


The six teams were drawn into two groups of three teams. Defending CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship champion and 2004 Olympic gold medalist United States were seeded in Group A.[1]


Group stage

The top two teams of each group advance to the semi-finals.[2]

All times are local, CST (UTC−6).

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8 6 Knockout stage
2  Mexico (H) 2 1 0 1 9 4 +5 3
3  Jamaica 2 0 0 2 1 14 −13 0
Source: [1]
(H) Host.
Mexico 8–1 Jamaica
Lopez Goal 18'28'36'53'
Worbis Goal 23'
Morales Goal 25'66'
Ocampo Goal 80'
Report Davis Goal 58'
Attendance: 20185
Referee: Jennifer Bennett (United States)
Jamaica 0–6 United States
Report LloydGoal 16'
Cheney Goal 21'
Wambach Goal 53' (pen.)68'
O'Reilly Goal 88'
Heath Goal 90+5'
Attendance: 5,853
Referee: Diane Ferreira-James (Guyana)
United States 3–1 Mexico
Kai Goal 14'45'
WambachGoal 33'
Attendance: 22,280
Referee: Erika Vargas (Costa Rica)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Canada 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 6 Knockout stage
2  Costa Rica 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1
3  Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 1 1 2 8 −6 1
Source: [2]
Trinidad and Tobago 0–6 Canada
Report Tancredi Goal 10'
Filigno Goal 21'
Lang Goal 39'
Hermus Goal 61'
Robinson Goal 68'
Sinclair Goal 86'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Monique Ras (Aruba)
Costa Rica 2–2 Trinidad and Tobago
Wilson Goal 21'
Granados Goal 90+'
Report Cordner Goal 8'
Attin-Johnson Goal 35'
Attendance: 5,853
Referee: Carol Chennard (Canada)
Canada 1–0 Costa Rica
Tancredi Goal 15' Report
Attendance: 22,080
Referee: Kari Seitz (United States)

Knockout stage

In the knockout stage, if a match is level at the end of regular time (two periods of 45 minutes), extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes) and followed, if necessary, by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner. In the case of the third place match, as it is played just before the final, extra time is skipped and a penalty shoot-out takes place.


9 April – Ciudad Juarez
12 April – Ciudad Juarez
 Canada1 (5)
9 April – Ciudad Juarez
 United States(pen.)1 (6)
 United States3
 Costa Rica0
Third place
12 April — Ciudad Juarez
 Costa Rica0


Winners qualify for 2008 Summer Olympics.

Canada 1–0 Mexico
Tancredi Goal 25' Report
Attendance: 19,850
Referee: Kari Seitz (United States)
United States 3–0 Costa Rica
Kai Goal 57'89'
O'Reilly Goal 72'
Attendance: 19,850
Referee: Dianne Ferreira-James (Guyana)

Third Place Game

Costa Rica 0–1 Mexico
Report Gordillo Goal 69'
Attendance: 4,115
Referee: Carol Chennard (Canada)


Canada 1–1 United States
Tancredi Goal 116' Report Lloyd Goal 108'
Sinclair Penalty scored
Franko Penalty missed
Tancredi Penalty scored
Rustad Penalty scored
Lang Penalty scored
Wilkinson Penalty scored
Timko Penalty missed
5–6 Penalty scored Lloyd
Penalty scored Hucles
Penalty missed Chalupny
Penalty scored Rampone
Penalty scored Osborne
Penalty scored Wambach
Penalty scored O'Reilly
Attendance: 4,115
Referee: Erika Vargas (Mexico)


4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal


  1. ^ a b c d e f "2008 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualification set for Mexico".
  2. ^ a b c "Women's Olympic Qualifying 2008 Recap".

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