St. Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica and Haiti advance to 2020 Concacaf WOQC
Published on 12 October 2019
St. Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica and Haiti bested the competition in their respective zones to advance to the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship following the first round of qualifiers in the region from September 30 to October 8.
Arguably, the surprise of the campaign would see St. Kitts and Nevis advancing against hosts Trinidad and Tobago in Group A to make their debut in the Concacaf WOQC. St. Kitts and Nevis were held to a goalless draw on their first match by the Dominican Republic while the hosts would begin their campaign with a three-goal victory over Aruba. However, Trinidad and Tobago were defeated 4-1 by St. Kitts and Nevis in a game that would raise the temperature in Group A, with the final match day deciding who would advance. St. Kitts and Nevis went ahead after defeating Antigua and Barbuda 10-0 while Trinidad and Tobago were held to a draw by the Dominican Republic.
|1||Saint Kitts and Nevis||4||3||1||0||20||2||+18||10|
|3||Trinidad and Tobago (H)||4||2||1||1||9||4||+5||7|
|4||Antigua and Barbuda||4||1||0||3||2||18||−16||3|
Group B would see Jamaica’s women finish on top— and undefeated— with a maximum 12 points and scoring 36 goals in the process. Cuba were second with 9 points. The Reggae Girlz displayed their dominance in their group with Cuba being defeated 12-1 when both teams met in their opening match.
|5||U.S. Virgin Islands||4||0||0||4||1||21||−20||0|
Haiti topped Group C as they completed their campaign with 6 points in a group hosted by Puerto Rico. Haiti advanced on the strength of a 10-0 victory over Suriname followed by a narrow 2-1 win over the hosts on the final day of the group stage matches, ending the first phase of the road to Olympics campaign undefeated.
|2||Puerto Rico (H)||2||1||0||1||7||3||+4||3|