The 2022 Concacaf W Championship kicked off on Monday, with the USWNT beating Haiti 3-0. The tournament, which will be held in Mexico from July 4-18, will serve as a qualifier for both the 2023 Women’s World Cup and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Despite being a relatively small tournament, there is a lot at stake for the eight participating women’s soccer teams. Here’s an overview of the tournament format and schedule, World Cup and Olympic qualifying processes, results and scores, and details on how to watch each USWNT match.
How to watch the 2022 Concacaf W Championship
In the United States, Paramount+ will be home to the 2022 Concacaf W Championship. In addition, select games will be broadcast on linear TV.
Concacaf W Championship Schedule and Scores
See below for a full tournament schedule, including how to watch all USWNT games. All games are listed in Eastern Time (ET). USWNT games are in bold.
Monday, July 4, 2022:
Tuesday 5 July 2022:
Thursday 7 July 2022:
Friday July 8, 2022:
Monday 11 July 2022:
19:00 ET: Canada vs Costa Rica – Estadio BBVA (Streaming: Paramount+)
19:00 ET: Panama vs Trinidad and Tobago – Estadio Universitario (Streaming: Paramount+)
10pm ET: Jamaica vs Haiti – Estadio BBVA (streaming: Paramount+)
22:00 ET: USWNT vs Mexico – Estadio Universitario (Streaming: Paramount+; Spanish: ViX)
Concacaf W Championship Playoffs 2022
Thursday 14 July 2022:
7:00 PM ET: Semifinal #1 (1A vs 2B) – Estadio Universitario (TV: CBS Sports Network; Streaming: Paramount+)
10pm ET: Semifinals #2: (1B vs 2A) – Estadio Universitario (TV: CBS Sports Network; Streaming: Paramount+)
Monday 18 July 2022:
How does the Concacaf W Championship 2022 work?
Eight teams, divided into two groups, compete for the Concacaf W Championship. The tournament starts with a round-robin tournament within each group:
group A: United States, Mexico, Jamaica, Haiti
Group B: Canada, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago
How do teams qualify for the Women’s World Cup?
At the end of the round-robin game, the top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals of the knockout round and, most importantly, qualify for the Women’s World Cup in 2023.
The two third-ranked teams in each group will qualify for an inter-confederation World Cup play-off, to be held in February 2023.
What about Olympic Qualifying?
The winner of the 2022 Concacaf W Championship qualifies for the women’s soccer tournament at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. The runner-up and third-place teams will qualify for the Concacaf Olympic play-in, which will be held in September 2023.
To put it bluntly, if you don’t finish in the top three in Mexico in July, you’ll be out of the Paris Olympics in two years.
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