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Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's qualification

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Twelve teams competed in the women's football tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics. In addition to the United Kingdom, the host nation, 11 women's national teams qualified from six separate continental confederations.

Table

Means of qualification Date of completion Venue1 Berths Qualified
Host nation 2005 none 1  Great Britain
AFC Preliminary Competition 11 September 2011  China[1] 2  Japan
 North Korea
CAF Preliminary Competition 22 October 2011[2] multiple 2  South Africa
 Cameroon
CONCACAF Preliminary Competition 29 January 2012  Canada[3] 2  United States
 Canada
CONMEBOL Preliminary Competition 21 November 2010  Ecuador 2  Brazil
 Colombia
OFC Preliminary Competition 4 April 2012 multiple 1  New Zealand
Best UEFA teams in 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup 17 July 2011  Germany 2  Sweden
 France
Total 12
  • ^1 Locations are those of final tournaments, various qualification stages may precede matches at these specific venues.

AFC

Japan and North Korea earned Olympic qualification places by finishing in the top two of the final round.

First round

Group A Group B Group C
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Vietnam 4 10
2  Thailand 4 9
3  Chinese Taipei (H) 4 5
4  Myanmar 4 4
5  Hong Kong 4 0
Source: AFC
(H) Host
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Uzbekistan 2 4
2  India 2 4
3  Bangladesh (H) 2 0
Source: AFC
(H) Host
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Iran 3 7
2  Jordan (H) 3 5
3  Bahrain 3 2
4  Palestine 3 1
Source: AFC
(H) Host

Second round

Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Thailand 4 10
2  Uzbekistan 4 9
3  Vietnam 4 7
4  Jordan (H) 4 3
5  Iran 4 0
Source: AFC
(H) Host

Final round

Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Japan 5 13
2  North Korea 5 11
3  Australia 5 9
4  China PR (H) 5 5
5  South Korea 5 4
6  Thailand 5 0
Source: AFC
(H) Host

CAF

Cameroon and South Africa earned Olympic qualification places by winning their final round ties.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Botswana  2–6  Zambia 1–4 1–2

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Gabon  w/o  Equatorial Guinea
Angola  2–2 (a)  Namibia 2–2 0–0
Congo  w/o  Nigeria
Cameroon  6–0  Mali 5–0 1–0
Guinea  1–7  Ghana 1–2 0–5
DR Congo  0–3  Ethiopia 0–0 0–3
Morocco  1–3  Tunisia 0–3 1–0
Zambia  1–5  South Africa 1–2 0–3

Third round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ethiopia  2–2 (a)  Ghana 1–0 1–2
Cameroon  0–21  Equatorial Guinea 0–0 0–2
Nigeria  9–0  Namibia 7–0 2–0
South Africa  1–1 (6–5 p)  Tunisia 1–0 0–1
Cameroon 0–0 Equatorial Guinea
Report
Attendance: 5,000
Equatorial Guinea 2–0 Cameroon
Añonma Goal 12'
Jade Goal 58'

1 Equatorial Guinea were ejected from the competition for fielding an ineligible player,[6] Jade Boho; Cameroon were advanced to the final round.[7]

Final round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nigeria  3–3 (3–4 p)  Cameroon 2–1 1–2
South Africa  4–1  Ethiopia 3–0 1–1

CONCACAF

The United States and Canada earned Olympic qualification places by winning their semi-final matches.

Preliminary round

Caribbean Zone

Group A Group B
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Haiti 3 7
2  Cuba 3 7
3  Suriname 3 3
4  Aruba (H) 3 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Dominican Republic (H) 3 9
2  Trinidad and Tobago 3 6
3  Bermuda 3 3
4  Dominica 3 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host

Ranking of second-placed teams

Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Cuba 3 7
2  Trinidad and Tobago 3 6
Source: CONCACAF

Central American Zone

Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Costa Rica 4 12
2  Guatemala (H) 4 9
3  El Salvador 4 6
4  Honduras 4 3
5  Nicaragua 4 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host

Group stage

Group A Group B
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Canada (H) 3 9
2  Costa Rica 3 6
3  Haiti 3 3
4  Cuba 3 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  United States 3 9
2  Mexico 3 6
3  Guatemala 3 3
4  Dominican Republic 3 0
Source: CONCACAF

Knockout stage

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
January 27 – Vancouver
 
 
 Canada3
 
January 29 – Vancouver
 
 Mexico1
 
 Canada0
 
January 27 – Vancouver
 
 United States4
 
 United States3
 
 
 Costa Rica0
 

CONMEBOL

Brazil and Colombia earned Olympic qualification places by finishing in the top two of the second round of the South American Women's Football Championship.

First stage

Group A Group B
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Chile 4 9
2  Argentina 4 9
3  Ecuador (H) 4 9
4  Bolivia 4 3
5  Peru 4 0
Source: CONMEBOL
(H) Host
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Brazil 4 12
2  Colombia 4 9
3  Paraguay 4 6
4  Venezuela 4 3
5  Uruguay 4 0
Source: CONMEBOL

Second stage

Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Brazil 3 9
2  Colombia 3 4
3  Chile 3 2
4  Argentina 3 1
Source: CONMEBOL

OFC

New Zealand earned an Olympic qualification place by winning their final round tie.

First stage

Round-robin

Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Papua New Guinea 3 9
2  Tonga (H) 3 6
3  Samoa 3 3
4  Vanuatu 3 0
Source: OFC
(H) Host

Knockout round

 
Final
 
  
 
7 March 2012 – Nukuʻalofa
 
 
 Papua New Guinea2
 
 
 Tonga0
 
 
 
 
 
Third place play-off
 
 
7 March 2012 – Nukuʻalofa
 
 
 Samoa0
 
 
 Vanuatu2
 

Final stage

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
New Zealand  15–0  Papua New Guinea 8–0 7–0

UEFA

France and Sweden earned Olympic qualification places by finishing as the best UEFA teams in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

References

  1. ^ "China to host women's Olympic qualifiers". Asian Football Confederation. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Fixture change in Africa". FIFA. 19 August 2011. Archived from the original on October 18, 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Canada granted 2012 Olympic Qualifiers". CanadaSoccer.com. Canadian Soccer Association. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Iran protests Fifa ban on women's football team". The New Age (South Africa). 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2011-06-06.
  5. ^ "Đội tuyển nữ Iran bỏ cuộc tại Vòng loại thứ 2 Giải bóng đá nữ Olympic London 2012". Vietnam Football Federation. 4 June 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Eq Guinea thrown out of women's Olympic qualifiers". BBC. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Equatorial Guinea's Jade Boho to be replaced". FIFA. 28 June 2011. Archived from the original on 12 July 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
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