It looks a tough, busy year for women footballers in Trinidad and Tobago, reward for which could include qualification for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup finals to be staged in Canada.
The Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Football League is set to kick off this weekend and it is more than likely that several top-performing players will gain selection on the national squad for regional competition leading to World Cup qualification.
Yesterday the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced that the United States will host the CONCACAF Women’s Championship this year, that championship also serving as the finals of the Confederation’s qualifying tournament for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.
Trinidad and Tobago are counted among the record 31 nations from across the region who have indicated interest in participating in the preliminary qualifying process, from which eight teams will emerge to play in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship.
Venues and exact dates of that event will be announced in the near future, CONCACAF revealed.
CONCACAF’s qualifying tournament will award three direct tickets to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 while a fourth CONCACAF team will reach a playoff with a South American rival, with yet another World Cup ticket on the line.