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USWNT clinch 2023 Women’s World Cup spot

Lizzy Becherano
Sophia Smith and Alex Morgan led the USWNT's attack to secure their place at the upcoming Women's World Cup.
Sophia Smith and Alex Morgan led the USWNT's attack to secure their place at the upcoming Women's World Cup. / Omar Vega/GettyImages
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The United States women’s national team secured its spot in the upcoming 2023 World Cup after dominating Group A of the Concacaf W Championship. 

The American side currently tops the table with six points and two victories, triumphing 3-0 over Haiti and 5-0 vs. Jamaica to clinch the lead. But it was actually Haiti’s 3-0 win against Mexico on Thursday that sealed the deal earlier than anticipated. 

Though the USWNT still has one match left to play against Mexico, the result can no longer stop Vlatko Andonovski’s side from qualifying. 

The Concacaf W Championship is currently being played in Monterrey, Mexico, as teams compete to earn a place in the 2023 Women's World Cup and 2024 Paris Olympics.

The feat sees the United States as the 12th national to earn a spot in the tournament, joining co-hosts Australia and New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Sweden, France, Denmark and Spain on the list of qualified teams.

This will be the ninth time the USWNT makes an appearance at the World Cup, in the hopes of adding to its record four tournament trophies. 

FIFA will hold the World Cup draw in October, with 32 nations set to compete in 10 stadiums across Australia and New Zealand.


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