The Trinidad & Tobago women’s football team will come up against Caribbean counterparts Guyana, Dominica, Turks and Caicos as well as Nicaragua in Group F of the 2022 Concacaf Women’s Championship Qualifiers. The draw was held on Saturday at the CONCACAF headquarters in Miami, Florida.
The group matches are scheduled to be held in November 2021 and April 2022.The thirty participating countries were drawn into six groups of 5 teams, and each team will play two home and two away matches in a single round-robin format. The six group winners will advance to the final CONCACAF tournament; joining USA and Canada who have qualified already based on their World Rankings.
The CONCACAF tournament is the qualifier to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia/New Zealand also the 2024 France Summer Olympics.
The top two teams of each group will qualify for the World Cup, while the third-placed teams from each group will advance to the inter-confederation play-offs. In addition, the winners will qualify for the Olympics, while the second and third-placed teams will advance to the CONCACAF Olympic play-off.
The Soca Princesses have been in preparation mode for the qualifiers just over a month ago under head coach James Thomas. He is assisted by Charlie Mitchell (Assistant Coach and Performance Analyst), James Baird (Goalkeeper Coach), Atiba Downes (Strength and Conditioning Coach) and Aqilya Gomez (Rehab Specialist).
The CONCACAF Groups are as follows:
Group A: Mexico, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Antigua and Barbuda and Anguilla
Group B: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Saint Kitts and Nevis, US Virgin Islands, and Curacao
Group C: Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Grenada and Cayman Islands
Group D: Panama, El Salvador, Barbados, Belize and Aruba
Group E: Haiti, Cuba, Honduras, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and British Virgin Islands
Group F: Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Nicaragua, Dominica and Turks and Caicos