T&T Women drawn with Canada, Guatemala and Guyana

This country’s Senior Women’s Team will face Guatemala in their opening match of the CONCACAF Final Round of Olympic qualification at the BBVA Compass Ground in Houston on February 11th, 2016.

T&T have been placed in Group B with Canada, Guyana and Guatemala following the  draw for the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, at the InterContinental Doral in greater Miami today.

The draw, which determined the groups and match schedule for the tournament that kicks off on February 10, 2016, in Frisco, TX, was opened with a welcoming address from FIFA and CONCACAF Executive Committee Member Sonia Bien-Aime. The event was conducted with the assistance of former US Women’s National Team players Cat Whitehill and Tiffany Roberts.

The draw sorted the eight qualified national teams into two groups of four. Defending Olympic and CONCACAF Champion United States was sorted into Group A along with Puerto Rico, Mexico and Costa Rica, while Group B will contain Canada, Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana.

The Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX will host all group matches for Group A, while the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX will host all of the Group B matches, the semifinals and final.

The two finalists at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship 2016 will qualify directly to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

T&T Senior team manager Sharon O’Brien attended the draw on behalf of the TTFA.

T&T will play the US in two international friendlies in December ahead of the tournament. The Women “Soca Warriors” topped the Caribbean leg of qualification with a 1-0 win over Puerto Rico on Friday in the CFU Final at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship 2016 Groups
Group A
Puerto Rico
Costa Rica

Group B
Trinidad & Tobago

CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship 2016 Schedule 
*ET (Local Time)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 – Toyota Stadium
6:00pm (5:00pm) Puerto Rico vs. Mexico
8:30pm (7:30pm) USA vs. Costa Rica

Thursday, February 11, 2016 – BBVA Compass Stadium
6:00pm (5:00pm)  Guatemala vs. Trinidad & Tobago
8:30pm (7:30pm) Canada vs. Guyana

Saturday, February 13, 2016 – Toyota Stadium
1:30pm (12:30pm) Costa Rica vs. Puerto Rico
4:00pm (3:00pm) Mexico vs. USA

Sunday, February 14, 2016 – BBVA Compass Stadium
1:30pm (12:30pm) Guyana vs. Guatemala
4:00pm (3:00pm) Trinidad & Tobago vs. Canada

Monday, February 15, 2016 – Toyota Stadium
6:00pm (5:00pm) Mexico vs. Costa Rica
8:30pm (7:30pm) USA vs. Puerto Rico

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – BBVA Compass Stadium
6:00pm (5:00pm) Trinidad & Tobago vs. Guyana
8:30pm (7:30pm) Canada vs. Guatemala

Friday, February 19, 2016 – BBVA Compass Stadium
5:30pm (4:30pm) 1B vs. 2A
8:30pm (7:30pm) 1A vs. 2B

Sunday, February 21, 2016 – BBVA Compass Stadium
5:00pm (4:00pm) Winner SF1 vs. Winner SF2