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USWNT paired with Mexico among others for Concacaf Women’s Championship


The U.S. women’s national team learned its fate ahead of the 2022 Concacaf Women’s Championship with a federation rivalry set on Mexican soil.

Vlatko Andonovski’s squad will face Mexico, Jamaica, and Haiti in Group A of the World Cup Qualifying tournament, which is set to take place from July 4-18 in Monterrey, Mexico. The top two finishers in Groups A and B will automatically qualify for the World Cup, while the third-place finishers will advance to the inter-confederation playoffs.

The tournament winner will also qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

The USWNT will face Haiti on June 4 at Estadio Universitario before taking on Jamaica at Estadio BBVA on June 7, and Mexico on June 11 at Estadio Universitario. The tournament semifinals are scheduled for June 14 and the final and third-place match are scheduled for June 18.

The USWNT and Canada earned automatic berths into the Concacaf World Cup Qualifying tournament while the other six teams advanced to the final competition by winning their qualifying groups over the February and April FIFA windows.

Group B will feature Canada, Costa Rica, Panama, and Trinidad & Tobago. Canada is a two-time winner of the World Cup Qualifying tourmament, while Costa Rica, Panama, and Trinidad & Tobago have never won it before.

The USWNT currently holds a 32-1-0 all-time record in World Cup Qualifying. A 2010 semifinal loss to Mexico remains the Americans only defeat in qualifying, as the USWNT has won each of the last two qualifying tournaments.

Andonovski’s squad has captured the SheBelieves Cup earlier this year and recently defeated Uzbekistan twice in a pair of April friendlies by an 18-1 scoreline.

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