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FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
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FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup's title
Founded 2002
Region International (FIFA)
Number of teams 16 (Finals)
Current champions 23x15px Germany (3rd title)
Most successful team(s) 23x15px Germany
23x15px United States (3 titles each)
33px 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

The FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup is an international association football tournament, organized by FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), for national teams of women under the age of 20. The tournament is held in even-numbered years. It was first conducted in 2002 as the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship with an upper age limit of 19. In 2006, the age limit was raised to the current 20. The event was renamed as a World Cup effective with the 2008 competition, making its name consistent with FIFA's other worldwide competitions for national teams.

Starting with the 2010 edition, tournaments held in years immediately preceding the FIFA Women's World Cup are awarded as part of the bidding process for the Women's World Cup. In those years, the U-20 Women's World Cup serves as a dry run for the host nation of the Women's World Cup, a role similar to that of the FIFA Confederations Cup in the men's game.

Qualification

Every continental governing body has its own qualifying tournament. Usually their continental championship is used as a qualifier.

Confederation Championship
AFC (Asia) AFC U-19 Women's Championship
CAF (Africa) African U-20 Cup of Nations for Women
CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean) CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship
CONMEBOL (South America) South American Under-20 Women's Football Championship
OFC (Oceania) OFC U-20 Women's Championship
UEFA (Europe) UEFA Women's U-19 Championship

History

2002

The first women's world championship at the youth level, held as the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship, with an age limit of 19, was hosted by Canada. The final, held at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, drew a surprisingly large crowd of 47,000 to watch the hosts play the United States. The US defeated Canada 1–0 on a golden goal by Lindsay Tarpley. Canada's Christine Sinclair was the adidas Golden Ball recipient, as tournament MVP, and the Golden Shoe (10 goals) winner.

2004

The 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship was held in Thailand. For the second time in a row, the current holders of the adult World Cup, Germany, won the youth competition. The Golden Ball went to Brazilian star, Marta, while for the second time the Golden Boot went to a Canadian, Brittany Timko.

2006

FIFA raised the women's youth championship age limit to 20 to match the men's, beginning with the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship, held in Russia from 17 August through 3 September.

The competition was held in four Moscow stadiums (Dinamo, Lokomotiv, Podmoskovie Stadium and Torpedo Stadion) and one in St. Petersburg (Petrovskiy Stadion).

Korea DPR won the final 5–0 over China PR.

2008

The 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship was held in Chile, from 20 November to 7 December 2008.[1]

Six years after winning their first championship at the youth level in 2002, the United States reclaimed the trophy with a 2–1 win over defending champions Korea DPR. The Golden Ball and the Golden Shoe went to Sydney Leroux of the United States.

2010

The 2010 edition of the tournament was held in Germany from 13 July to 1 August 2010. The host nation defeated Nigeria in the final to claim its second championship. It was the first time that an African nation had advanced as far as the semifinals. It was also the first tournament in which four different confederations were represented in the semifinals. The Golden Ball and Golden Shoe awards both went to Alexandra Popp of Germany.

2012

The 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was played in Japan from 19 August to 8 September,[2] after initially having a hosting bid from Vietnam withdrawn and a bid from Uzbekistan rejected.

2014

The 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was held in Canada from 5–25 August 2014, who reprised its role as host after a Zimbabwean bid withdrew leaving the Canadian bid unopposed.

2016

The 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was expected to be held in South Africa, but due to the country's withdrawal, a new host was chosen on 19 March 2015, and it was Papua New Guinea.[3]

Results

Year Host Final Third Place Match Number of Teams
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
2002
Details
23x15px Canada 30x27px
United States
1–0
asdet
30x27px
Canada
30x27px
Germany
1–1
(4–3) PSO
30x27px
Brazil
12
2004
Details
23x15px Thailand 30x27px
Germany
2–0 30x27px
China PR
30x27px
United States
3–0 30x27px
Brazil
12
2006
Details
23x15px Russia Template:Country data PRK 5–0 30x27px
China PR
30x27px
Brazil
0–0 a.e.t.
(6–5) PSO
30x27px
United States
16
2008
Details
23x15px Chile 30x27px
United States
2–1 Template:Country data PRK 30x27px
Germany
5–3 30x27px
France
16
2010
Details
23x15px Germany 30x27px
Germany
2–0 30x27px
Nigeria
Template:Country data KOR 1–0 30x27px
Colombia
16
2012
Details
Template:Country data Japan 30x27px
United States
1–0 30x27px
Germany
Template:Country data JPN 2–1 30x27px
Nigeria
16
2014
Details
23x15px Canada 30x27px
Germany
1–0 a.e.t. 30x27px
Nigeria
30x27px
France
3–2 Template:Country data PRK 16
2016
Details
23x15px Papua New Guinea
2018
Details
23x15px France

Awards

Adidas Golden Ball

Tournament Winner
2002 Canada 23x15px Christine Sinclair
2004 Thailand 23x15px Marta
2006 Russia 23x15px Ma Xiaoxu
2008 Chile 23x15px Sydney Leroux
2010 Germany 23x15px Alexandra Popp
2012 Japan 23x15px Dzsenifer Marozsán
2014 Canada 23x15px Asisat Oshoala
2016 Papua New Guinea
2018 France

Adidas Golden Shoe

Tournament Winner Goals
2002 Canada 23x15px Christine Sinclair 10
2004 Thailand 23x15px Brittany Timko 7
2006 Russia 23x15px Ma Xiaoxu 5
2008 Chile 23x15px Sydney Leroux 5
2010 Germany 23x15px Alexandra Popp 10
2012 Japan Template:Country data PRK Kim Un-Hwa 7
2014 Canada 23x15px Asisat Oshoala 7
2016 Papua New Guinea
2018 France

Adidas Golden Glove

Tournament Winner
2008 Chile 23x15px Alyssa Naeher
2010 Germany 23x15px Bianca Henninger
2012 Japan 23x15px Laura Benkarth
2014 Canada 23x15px Meike Kämper
2016 Papua New Guinea
2018 France

FIFA Fair Play Award

Tournament Winner
2002 Canada Template:Country data JPN
2004 Thailand 23x15px United States
2006 Russia Template:Country data PRK
2008 Chile 23x15px United States
2010 Germany Template:Country data KOR
2012 Japan Template:Country data JPN
2014 Canada 23x15px Canada
2016 Papua New Guinea
2018 France

Total wins

Team Champion Second Place Third Place Fourth Place
23x15px Germany 3 (2004, 2010, 2014) 1 (2012) 2 (2002, 2008)
23x15px United States 3 (2002, 2008, 2012) 1 (2004) 1 (2006)
Template:Country data PRK 1 (2006) 1 (2008) 1 (2014)
23x15px Nigeria 2 (2010, 2014) 1 (2012)
23x15px China PR 2 (2004, 2006)
23x15px Canada 1 (2002)
23x15px Brazil 1 (2006) 2 (2002, 2004)
23x15px France 1 (2014) 1 (2008)
Template:Country data KOR 1 (2010)
Template:Country data JPN 1 (2012)
23x15px Colombia 1 (2010)

Comprehensive team results in each World Cup

Legend
  • 1st — Champions
  • 2nd — Runners-up
  • 3rd — Third place
  • 4th — Fourth place
  • QF — Quarterfinals
  • R1 — Round 1, Group stage
  •  •  — Did not qualify
  •     — Did not enter / Withdrew
  • XX — Country did not exist or national team was inactive
  •    — Hosts
  • q — Qualified for upcoming tournament

For each tournament, the flag of the host country and the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team 2002
23x15px
(12)
2004
23x15px
(12)
2006
23x15px
(16)
2008
23x15px
(16)
2010
23x15px
(16)
2012
Template:Country data JPN
(16)
2014
23x15px
(16)
2016
23x15px
(16)
2018
23x15px
(16)
Total
23x15px Argentina R1 R1 R1 3
23x15px Australia QF QF R1 3
23x15px Brazil 4th 4th 3rd QF R1 R1 R1 7
23x15px Canada 2nd QF R1 R1 R1 QF 6
23x15px Chile R1 1
23x15px China PR 2nd 2nd R1 R1 R1 5
23x15px Chinese Taipei R1 1
23x15px Colombia 4th 1
23x15px Costa Rica R1 R1 2
23x15px Denmark QF 1
23x15px DR Congo R1 R1 2
23x15px England QF QF R1 R1 4
23x15px Finland R1 R1 2
23x15px France R1 QF 4th R1 3rd q 5
23x15px Germany 3rd 1st QF 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 7
23x15px Ghana R1 R1 R1 3
23x15px Italy R1 R1 2
Template:Country data JPN QF QF R1 3rd 4
23x15px Mexico R1 R1 R1 QF QF R1 6
23x15px New Zealand R1 R1 R1 R1 QF 5
23x15px Nigeria R1 QF QF QF 2nd 4th 2nd 7
Template:Country data PRK 1st 2nd QF QF 4th 5
23x15px Norway R1 QF 2
23x15px Papua New Guinea q 1
23x15px Paraguay R1 1
23x15px Russia QF QF 2
Template:Country data KOR R1 3rd QF QF 4
23x15px Spain R1 1
23x15px Sweden QF 1
23x16px  Switzerland R1 R1 R1 3
23x15px Thailand R1 1
23x15px United States 1st 3rd 4th 1st QF 1st QF 7

See also

References

  1. "FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Chile 2008". FIFA. Retrieved 26 November 2007. 
  2. "Match Schedule FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Japan 2012" (PDF). FIFA.com. 30 July 2012. 
  3. "Sport: PNG Football wants to host U20 Women's World Cup". Radio New Zealand International. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  4. "Statistical Kit" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. p. 34. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 

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