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Under 20s – Women — About

ABOUT THE CONCACAF UNDER-20 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

The CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship is an official competition of the Confederation that crowns a champion and qualifies three teams to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Trinidad & Tobago will host the tournament for a second time, when it is contested entirely at Couva’s Ato Boldon Stadium from January 18-28, 2018. 

Six of the eight teams have been confirmed: host Trinidad & Tobago; the North American trio of Canada, Mexico and the United States; plus Central America’s Costa Rica and Nicaragua.  The remaining two sides will be decided through the 2017 CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s Under-20 Qualifier finals to be disputed November 22-26 between host St. Kitts & Nevis, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Haiti. 

In eight previous editions, the U.S. has won the CONCACAF U-20 women’s title a record five times, while Canada has lifted the trophy twice.  The inaugural championship in 2002 (a U-19 event that year and in 2004), also played in Trinidad & Tobago, did not determine a champion, but sent Mexico and the U.S. -- the final round group winners -- to the first-ever U-19 Women’s World Cup, which was hosted by Canada. 

The U.S. is the four-time defending CONCACAF champion, defeating Canada, 1-0, in the 2015 final on Ashley Sanchez’s second-half goal. 

Additionally, the Americans share with Germany the record for the most FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup titles, three each. 

CONCACAF UNDER-20 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

Tournament Placement by Year 

2002 – TRINIDAD & TOBAGO^

  • no champion declared, winner of each final round group (Mexico & the USA) qualified for 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Cup in Canada  

2004 – CANADA^

Champion: Canada*

Runner-up: USA*

Third: Costa Rica

Fourth: Mexico 

FINAL: Canada 2, USA 1  

2006 – MEXICO

Champion: USA*

Runner-up: Canada*

Third: Mexico*

Fourth: Jamaica 

FINAL: Canada 2, USA 3  

2008 – MEXICO

Champion: Canada*

Runner-up: USA*

Third: Mexico*

Fourth: Costa Rica

FINAL: Canada 1, USA 0 

2010 – GUATEMALA

Champion: USA*

Runner-up: Mexico*

Third: Costa Rica*

Fourth: Canada 

FINAL: USA 1, Mexico 0  

2012 – PANAMA

Champion: USA*

Runner-up: Canada*

Third: Mexico*

Fourth: Panama 

FINAL: USA 2, Canada 1  

2014 – CAYMAN ISLANDS

Champion: USA*

Runner-up: Mexico*

Third: Costa Rica*

Fourth: Trinidad & Tobago 

FINAL: Mexico 0, USA 4 

2015 – HONDURAS
Champion: USA*
Runner-up: Canada*
Third: Mexico*
Fourth: Honduras 

FINAL: Canada 0, USA 1  

^ conducted as an Under-19 Championship in 2002 & 2004

* qualified for FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup