|FİFA U-17 Qadınlararası Dünya Çempionatı Azərbaycan 2012|
|Dates||22 September – 13 October|
|Teams||16 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||6 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||France (1st title)|
|Goals scored||119 (3.72 per match)|
|Attendance||257,666 (8,052 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Ri Un-sim (8 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Griedge Mbock Bathy|
|Best goalkeeper||Romane Bruneau|
|Fair play award||Japan|
The 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup was the third edition of the women's football tournament, and was held in Azerbaijan from 22 September to 13 October,  following a decision by the executive committee on 19 March 2010.  Defending champions South Korea failed to qualify for the tournament. France won the title after defeating Korea DPR 1–1 (7–6 after pen.). 
The official mascot of this World Cup was The Top Top Girl (Top Top Qız), which means ball in Azerbaijani, a young girl with the national flag painted on her cheeks. Her body is blue, red, green and white kit like the host's national team and her brown hair in a ponytail designed to resemble what is known as a buta, a curving decorative motif widely used in Azerbaijani art.  
|Confederation||Qualifying Tournament||Qualifiers |
|AFC (Asia)||2011 AFC U-16 Women's Championship|| China 1 |
|CAF (Africa)||2012 African U-17 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament|| Gambia 1 |
(North, Central America and Caribbean)
|2012 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship|| Canada |
|CONMEBOL (South America)||2012 South American Under 17 Women's Championship|| Brazil |
|OFC (Oceania)||2012 OFC Women's Under 17 Qualifying Tournament||New Zealand|
|UEFA (Europe)||Host nation||Azerbaijan 1|
|2012 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship|| France |
|Teams which played in final round|
|Teams which did not qualify|
|Countries which didn't take part in qualifications|
|Countries which are not in FIFA|
Originally, all 4 stadiums were to be located in Baku, but due to FIFA demands, 2 extra stadiums needed to be added. 1 more in the city and another in Lankaran who hosted 3 games.   There were also matches in Lankaran.  4 matches including the first round of the Group A,the 3rd place match and the final were held at Tofiq Bahramov Stadium.
|Tofiq Bahramov Stadium||Lankaran City Stadium|| Eighth Kilometer District Stadium |
|Capacity: 31,200||Capacity: 15,000||Capacity: 11,000|
|Shafa Stadium||Dalga Arena||Bayil Stadium|
|Capacity: 8,152||Capacity: 6,700||Capacity: 5,000|
A total of 14 referees and 28 assistant referees were appointed by FIFA for the tournament. 
The final draw was held on 6 July 2012 in Baku. 
Each team submitted a squad of 21 players, including three goalkeepers.  The squads were announced on 14 September 2012. 
The ranking of each team in each group will be determined as follows: 
If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings will be determined as follows:
The two teams finishing first and second in each group qualify for the quarter-finals.
All times are Azerbaijan Summer Time (UTC+5).
|Ihezuo 81'||Report||Pierre-Louis 63'|
|Report||Castillo 17', 20'|
|Report|| Ihezuo 5', 32', 37', 56', 70'|
Ayinde 8', 24'
Biahwo 20', 74'
|Choe Yun-gyong 18'|
Ri Un-sim 19', 31' (pen.), 34'
Ri Kyong-hyang 20', 63', 77'
Kim Phyong-hwa 44'
Kim So-hyang 68'
Ri Hyang-sim 87', 90+1'
|Diani 60'||Report||Ri Un-sim 59'|
| Green 25' (pen.), 71'|
Jarju 61' (o.g.)
| Bah 48'|
|Report||Cousin 11', 81'|
Sanneh 25' (o.g.)
Declercq 35', 78', 85'
Mbock Bathy 79'
Bojang 90' (o.g.)
|United States||1–1||North Korea|
|Jenkins 2'||Report||Ri Un-sim 4'|
|Report|| Masuya 2', 17'|
Narumiya 49', 67'
|Report|| Hasegawa 60', 78'|
Sumida 90+3' (pen.)
| Shimizu 8'|
Narumiya 18' (pen.)
Shiraki 22', 29'
A. Inoue 28', 56'
Ana Clara 45+1' (o.g.)
|Report|| Byanca 10'|
Andressa 35' (pen.)
|Ayieyam 80'||Report||Beil 13'|
|Report|| Tang Jiali 23'|
Zhang Chen 34', 41'
Lyu Yueyun 79'
|Report|| Ayieyam 8'|
Okyere 24', 79'
|Miao Siwen 12'||Report||Kießling 90+4'|
| Däbritz 14', 64'|
Beck 80' (pen.)
|Report||Badell 42', 87'|
|Report||Ayieyam 18', 88'|
In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, no extra time will be played, with the match to be determined by a penalty shoot-out. 
|4 October – Baku (8KM)|
|9 October – Baku (8KM)|
|France (p)||0 (5)|
|5 October – Baku (8KM)|
|13 October – Baku (Tofik)|
|France (p)||1 (7)|
|4 October – Baku (8KM)|
|North Korea||1 (6)|
|9 October – Baku (8KM)|
|5 October – Baku (8KM)|
|13 October – Baku (Tofik)|
|Ri Un-sim 78', 87'||Report||Prince 90'+1'|
| Emenayo |
|3–5|| Toletti |
| Däbritz 31'|
|Diani 31', 89'||Report|
|Kim So-hyang 39', 47'||Report||Knaak 59'|
|Declercq 33'||Report||Ri Un-sim 79'|
| Toletti |
|7–6|| Kim Un-hwa|
|2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup winners|
The following awards were given for the tournament: 
|Golden Ball||Silver Ball||Bronze Ball|
|Griedge Mbock Bathy||Ri Hyang-sim||Yui Hasegawa|
|Golden Shoe||Silver Shoe||Bronze Shoe|
|Ri Un-sim||Chinwendu Ihezuo||Halimatu Ayinde|
|FIFA Fair Play Award||Golden Glove|
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