|Coupe du monde de football féminin des moins de 20 ans 2018|
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|Teams||16 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
|Champions||Japan (1st title)|
|Goals scored||98 (3.06 per match)|
|Attendance||75,748 (2,367 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Georgia Stanway |
(6 goals each)
|Best player(s)||Patricia Guijarro|
|Best goalkeeper||Sandy MacIver|
|Fair play award||Japan|
The 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was the ninth edition of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, the biennial international women's youth football championship contested by the under-20 national teams of the member associations of FIFA, since its inception in 2002 as the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship (age limit was raised from 19 to 20 in 2006).
The tournament was held in Brittany, France between 5 and 24 August 2018,who would also host the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Haiti and the Netherlands made their U-20 Women's World Cup debuts. North Korea were the defending champions but were eliminated by host France in the quarter-finals.
The final took place at Stade de la Rabine, Vannes between Spain and Japan, a rematch from the group stage. Japan won their first title, beating Spain 3–1 in the Final.
On 6 March 2014, FIFA announced that bidding had begun for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. Member associations interested in hosting must submit a declaration of interest by 15 April 2014, and provide the complete set of bidding documents by 31 October 2014.The FIFA Executive Committee would select the hosts in 2015. In principle, FIFA preferred the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup to be hosted by the same member association, but if circumstances required, FIFA reserved the right to award the hosting of the events separately.
The following countries made official bids for hosting the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup by submitting their documents by 31 October 2014:
The following countries withdrew their bid for hosting the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup:
France were awarded the hosting rights of both tournaments by the FIFA Executive Committee on 19 March 2015.
A total of 16 teams qualified for the final tournament. In addition to France, which qualified automatically as hosts, the other 15 teams qualified from six separate continental competitions. The slot allocation was approved by the FIFA Council on 13–14 October 2016.
|Confederation||Qualifying tournament||Team||Appearance||Last appearance||Previous best performance|
|2017 AFC U-19 Women's Championship||China PR||6th||2014||Runners-up (2004, 2006)|
|Japan||6th||2016||Third place (2012, 2016)|
|North Korea||7th||2016||Champions (2006, 2016)|
|2018 African U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament||Ghana||5th||2016||Group stage (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)|
|Nigeria||9th||2016||Runners-up (2010, 2014)|
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
|2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship||Haiti||1st||None||Debut|
|Mexico||8th||2016||Quarter-finals (2010, 2012, 2016)|
|United States||9th||2016||Champions (2002, 2008, 2012)|
|2018 South American U-20 Women's Championship||Brazil||9th||2016||Third place (2006)|
|Paraguay||2nd||2014||Group stage (2014)|
|2017 OFC U-19 Women's Championship||New Zealand||7th||2016||Quarter-finals (2014)|
|Host nation||France||7th||2016||Runners-up (2016)|
|2017 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship||England||5th||2014||Quarter-finals (2002, 2008)|
|Germany||9th||2016||Champions (2004, 2010, 2014)|
The four host cities, all located in the region of Brittany, were announced on 7 September 2017.The opening match, semi-finals, third place match and final were played in Vannes.
|Stade Guy Piriou|| Stade de Marville ||Stade du Clos Gastel|
|Capacity: 6,500||Capacity: 2,500||Capacity: 2,000|
|Stade de la Rabine|
The official emblem was unveiled on 22 September 2017.
The official draw was held on 8 March 2018, 11:00 CET (UTC+1), at the Rennes Opera House in Rennes.The teams were seeded based on their performances in previous U-20 Women's World Cups and confederation tournaments, with the hosts France automatically seeded and assigned to position A1. Teams of the same confederation could not meet in the group stage, except for UEFA with five teams so one group would contain two UEFA teams.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
Players born between 1 January 1998 and 31 December 2002 were eligible to compete in the tournament. Each team had to name a preliminary squad of 35 players. From the preliminary squad, the team had to name a final squad of 21 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline. Players in the final squad could be replaced due to serious injury up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team's first match.
A total of 15 referees and 30 assistant referees were appointed by FIFA for the tournament.
Carol Anne Chenard
Edina Alves Batista
The official schedule was unveiled on 17 January 2018.
The top two teams of each group advanced to the quarter-finals. The rankings of teams in each group were determined as follows (regulations Article 17.7):
If two or more teams were equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings were determined as followed:
All times are local, CEST (UTC+2).
|1||France (H)||3||2||1||0||8||1||+7||7||Knockout stage|
In the knockout stages, if a match was level at the end of normal playing time, extra time would be played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner. However, for the third place match, no extra time was played and the winner was determined by a penalty shoot-out if necessary.
|16 August – Concarneau|
|20 August – Vannes|
|16 August – Concarneau|
|24 August – Vannes|
|17 August – Vannes|
|20 August – Vannes|
|17 August – Vannes|
|24 August – Vannes|
|England (p)||1 (4)|
|2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship Winners|
The following awards were given for the tournament:
|Golden Ball||Silver Ball||Bronze Ball|
|Patricia Guijarro||Saori Takarada||Moeka Minami|
|Golden Boot||Silver Boot||Bronze Boot|
|Patricia Guijarro||Georgia Stanway||Saori Takarada|
|6 goals, 3 assists||6 goals||5 goals, 3 assists|
|FIFA Fair Play Award|
There were 98 goals scored in 32 matches, for an average of 3.06 goals per match.
1 own goal
The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the eighth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by 24 women's national teams representing member associations of FIFA. It took place between 7 June and 7 July 2019, with 52 matches staged in nine cities in France, which was awarded the right to host the event in March 2015, the first time the country hosted the tournament. The tournament was the first Women's World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system. This was the second and last edition with 24 teams before expanding to 32 teams for the 2023 tournament in Australia and New Zealand.
The 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup was the 22nd edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the biennial international men's youth football championship contested by the under-20 national teams of the member associations of FIFA, since its inception in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Championship. The tournament was hosted by Poland between 23 May and 15 June 2019. This was the first FIFA tournament hosted by Poland; the country had hosted UEFA international football events in the past including the UEFA Euro 2012 with Ukraine and the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
Group A of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 7 to 17 June 2019. The group consisted of hosts France, Nigeria, Norway and South Korea. The top two teams, France and Norway, along with the third-placed team, Nigeria, advanced to the round of 16.
Group B of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 8 to 17 June 2019. The group consisted of China PR, Germany, South Africa and Spain. The top two teams, Germany and Spain, along with the third-placed team, China PR, advanced to the round of 16.
Group C of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 9 to 18 June 2019. The group consisted of Australia, Brazil, Italy and Jamaica. The top two teams, Italy and Australia, along with the third-placed team, Brazil, advanced to the round of 16.
Group D of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 9 to 19 June 2019. The group consisted of Argentina, England, Japan and Scotland. The top two teams, England and Japan, advanced to the round of 16.
Group E of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 10 to 20 June 2019. The group consisted of Cameroon, Canada, the Netherlands and New Zealand. The top two teams, the Netherlands and Canada, along with the third-placed team, Cameroon, advanced to the round of 16.
Group F of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 11 to 20 June 2019. The group consisted of Chile, Sweden, Thailand and the United States. The top two teams, the United States and Sweden, advanced to the round of 16.
The knockout stage of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the second and final stage of the competition, following the group stage. It began on 22 June with the round of 16 and ended on 7 July with the final match, held at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu. A total of 16 teams advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament.
Italy have participated three times at the FIFA Women's World Cup: in the inaugural edition of 1991, in 1999 and in 2019.
England have participated five times at the FIFA Women's World Cup: in 1995, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. They have reached the quarter-finals three times and the semi-finals twice.
The Cameroon women's national football team has represented Cameroon at the FIFA Women's World Cup on two occasions, in 2015 and 2019.
The South Africa women's national football team has represented South Africa at the FIFA Women's World Cup on one occasion, in 2019.
The Nigeria women's national football team has represented Nigeria at the FIFA Women's World Cup at all eight stagings of the tournament, one of seven teams to do so.
The Spain women's national football team has represented Spain at the FIFA Women's World Cup on two occasions, in 2015 and 2019.
The Jamaica women's national football team has represented Jamaica at the FIFA Women's World Cup at one staging of the tournament, in 2019.
The South Korea women's national football team has represented South Korea at the FIFA Women's World Cup on three occasions, in 2003, 2015, and 2019.
The Canada women's national soccer team has represented Canada at seven of the eight stagings of the FIFA Women's World Cup. The inaugural tournament in 1991 was the only edition for which they failed to qualify.
The Argentina women's national football team has represented Argentina at the FIFA Women's World Cup at three stagings of the tournament, in 2003, 2007, and 2019.
The France women's national football team has represented France at the FIFA Women's World Cup at four stagings of the tournament, in 2003, 2011, 2015, and 2019, the last of which they hosted.