USWNT set to compete in 2023 World Cup qualifiers in mexico
The United States Women’s National Team will begin qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup in Monterrey, Mexico starting July 4th. The qualifiers, also known as the CONCACAF W Championship, will double as a qualifying tournament for the 2024 Olympics as well.
In hopes of winning their 5th World Cup title in Australia and New Zealand, the USWNT must be one of the top four finishers in the W Championship. Two more CONCACAF teams will have a chance to qualify via an intercontinental playoff tournament against eight other teams from around the world if they do not place in the top four. If they women win the W Championship, they will directly qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics. As there are only two teams that will represent CONCACAF at the Olympics, the second-and-third-placed teams will compete in a playoff. The USWNT has never failed to qualify for both a World Cup or an Olympics and they plan to keep that streak alive.
The last time Mexico hosted the qualification tournament for the 2011 World Cup, the USWNT suffered a loss to Mexico. The team qualified via an international playoff against Italy. Since then, the World Cup qualification tournaments were held in the United States, we can only hope history doesn’t repeat itself this year. We’ll see some returning World Cup veterans such as Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Rose LaVelle, and a few others to create a star-studded National Team.
The official roster for the 2023 World Cup qualification tournament.
The tournament will take place July 4- 18 and will be played at two stadiums: Estadio Universitario and Estadio BBVA. You can watch the matches on ESPN and ABC.