FIFA Women's World Cup 2003 qualification


FIFA Women's World Cup 2003 qualification

The qualification process for the 2003 Women's World Cup saw 99 teams from the six FIFA confederations compete for the 16 places in the tournament's finals. The places were divided as follows:
*Africa - represented by the CAF: 2 berths
*Asia - AFC: 3.5
*Europe - UEFA: 5
*North, Central America & the Caribbean - CONCACAF: 2.5
*Oceania - OFC: 1
*South America - CONMEBOL: 2

Qualified teams

Qualification groups

Africa (CAF)

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The two African teams to qualify to the World Cup were the two finalists of the 1998 CAF Women's Championship, Nigeria and Ghana.

Asia (AFC)

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The first three places - China, Korea DPR and Korea Republic - were directly qualified. The fourth-placed Japan qualified in two playoff-matches against Mexico.

Europe (UEFA)

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The 16 teams belonging to Class A of European women's football were drawn into five groups, from which the group winners qualify for the World Cup. The four runners-up were playeh in playoff-matches for the 5th berth.

North, Central America & the Caribbean (CONCACAF)

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The 2002 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup second-placed Canada qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2003. The winner USA qualified as host. The third-placed Mexico played against Japan in two play-off matches for qualification.

Oceania (OFC)

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The 2003 OFC Women's Championship determined the OFC's one qualifier for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2003 — the winner Australia.

outh America (CONMEBOL)

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The fourth edition of the Sudamericano Femenino (Women's South American Championship) in 2003 determined the CONMEBOL's qualifiers Brazil and Argentina.

Play-offs

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External links

* [http://rsssf.com/tablesw/wwc03f.html Tables & results] at RSSSF.com


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