MIAMI – Concacaf announced on Monday that the 2022 Concacaf W Championship will be held in Monterrey, Mexico from July 4-18.

The U.S. women’s national team will participate in  that tournament.

The competition will qualify the region’s top teams to the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand 2023. The winner also will qualify to the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Concacaf’s new women’s national teams competitions begin this week with the Concacaf W Qualifiers that will see 30 of the confederation’s member associations competing from Feb. 16-22 and again in April. The schedule for the February matches is available here.

The competing 30 teams were split into six groups of five in a draw held last year and at the end of their February and April matches, the six group winners will progress to the Concacaf W Championship, where they will join the region’s top two ranked women’s national teams Canada and USA, who received a bye directly to the tournament in Monterrey.

The eight teams competing in the Concacaf W Championship will be split into two groups of four. After round robin group stage play, the top two teams in each group will move on to the semifinals and in doing so, qualify directly to the 2023 FWWC. The third placed teams in each group will qualify for a 2023 FWWC Intercontinental Playoff.

The tournament’s 16 matches will be split across two stadiums in Monterrey at Estadio Universitario and Estadio BBVA.

The runner-up and third place teams will compete for the region’s second Olympic Women’s Football spot in a Concacaf Olympic playoff, scheduled for September 2023.