Copa America Women 2022

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August 12, 2022

The 2022 Copa América Feminina was the ninth edition of the main championship for women's soccer teams in South America, which took place between July 8 and 30 in Colombia. The edition was also a qualifier for the 2023 Women's World Cup, the 2023 Pan American Games and the 2024 Summer Olympics. The current champion was Brazil, which won the last three editions. After this edition, the competition will be held every two years. The Brazilians maintained their hegemony in the competition by beating hosts Colombia in the final by 1–0, accumulating their eighth continental title.

Dispute Formula

In the first phase, the ten participating teams were divided into two groups of five teams each. Each team faces the four opponents within the group. The top two teams from each group advance to the semifinals. The teams that finished in third place in each of the groups played the match for the fifth place. From the final stage, in addition to defining the title, the final position of each team is worth qualifying for the following international competitions: Women's World Cup Australia/New Zealand 2023: the top three teams qualify directly, the fourth and fifth placed for the intercontinental play-off.Paris 2024 Olympic Games: the two finalist teams qualify directly.Santiago Pan American Games 2023: teams that finish third, fourth and fifth in the finals advance directly, in addition to Chile, which automatically qualifies as host.

Headquarters

In December 2021, the South American Football Confederation announced that the tournament would be held in three cities: Cali, Bucaramanga and Armenia. The final phase was played in Bucaramanga.

Participating Selections

All ten national teams that are members of CONMEBOL entered the tournament. 1Before the competition.

Raffle

On April 7, 2022, the groups were drawn in Asunción, Paraguay. The teams were distributed through the pots in pairs established according to the final placement in the previous edition. It was previously decided that Colombia would be the seed of Group A (host country) and Brazil of Group B (current champion).

Arbitrage

The referees and assistants for the tournament were set on June 8.