2022 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Qualifiers (CWU17C)

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"The 2022 FIFA Women’s Under-17 World Cup from the Concacaf region begins this Wednesday with the start of the Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship Qualifying.

 

Ten teams spread across three groups will be in action until November 1 at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida with the goal of reaching next year’s 2022 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship.

Advancing to the 2022 CWU17 will be the three group winners and the best ranked second place team, which will be determined using a weighted points system of the total number of points divided by the number of matches played.

 

Group A will feature Saint Kitts and Nevis, U.S. Virgin Islands and Suriname. Ironically, Saint Kitts and Nevis and U.S. Virgin Islands are familiar foes when it comes to CWU17 Qualifying, with Saint Kitts and Nevis having defeated USVI 10-0 in 2019 when they met in 2020 CWU17Q.

 

Barbados, Curacao and Belize make up what should be a very competitive Group B.

Belize and Barbados engaged a fierce battle for top spot in 2020 CWU17Q, with both sides finishing on seven points in their four-team group and Belize advancing thanks to a superior goal difference. The two sides played to a 1-1 draw in that 2019 qualifier and it should be another tight one in Bradenton.

Not to be overlooked is an improving Curacao side that earned a point in a draw with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in 2020 CWU17Q and will be looking to take another step forward in the development of their women’s football.

 

Rounding out 2022 CWU17Q will be Honduras, Anguilla, Guyana and Turks and Caicos Islands in Group C.

Las Catrachas were hugely impressive in the 2020 CWU17Q, winning all three games while outscoring opponents 17-0, however they were unable to appear in their first CWU17 due to the suspension of the tournament.

Honduras will be out to make sure this opportunity does not pass them by, but they will face stiff competition from Guyana, who also won their three matches in 2020 CWU17Q.

 

Anguilla also won a match in 2020 CWU17Q, while Turks and Caicos Islands will surely be up for a fight to make it a hard-fought Group C."