Qualification seemed like a formality, but Canada scored a 1-0 victory over Panama on Friday night to officially secure their ticket to the FIFA Women's World Cup, scheduled for 2023, in Australia and New Zealand.
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Julia Grosso was Canada's lone scorer while goaltender Sabrina D'Angelo and her defense picked up the shutout.
This part of the 2022 Concacaf Women's Championship was played in Mexico. The result secured Canada's place in the knockout round of the competition and, in the process, an eighth consecutive qualification for the finals of the FIFA Women's World Cup.
At the Paris Olympics?
The results of the current championship will also determine Concacaf's representatives at the Paris Olympic Games tournament in 2024.
The winners of the 2022 Concacaf Women's Championship will indeed have their ticket for the next Olympics. The finalist team and the team that will take third place will qualify for the Concacaf Olympic play-off for the last Olympic place at stake, in September 2023. Remember that the Canadian team had been crowned Olympic champion, at the last Games summer in Tokyo.