African U-20 Cup of Nations for Women

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African U-20 Cup of Nations for Women
Founded 2002
Region Africa (CAF)
Number of teams 14
Soccerball current event.svg 2018 edition

The African U-20 Cup of Nations for Women is association football tournament for the under 20 teams, that is held every two years, and serves as a qualifying tournament for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

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The FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup is an international association football tournament, organized by FIFA, 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.

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In the first two editions in 2002 and 2004 only one team qualified for the World Cup, thus a final was played. From 2006 onwards the confederation was granted a second spot, so all following tournaments were played in a knock-out format only to the semi finals. All matches are played on a home and away system, there is no host country for the single years.

Results

African U-19 Women's Championship

Only the winner qualified for the World Cup in the first two editions.

YearHost nationFinal matchSemi-finalists
ChampionScoreRunner-up
2002
Details [1] [2]
home & awayFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 6 – 0
3 – 2
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
2004
Details [3]
home & awayFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1 – 0
0 – 0
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg (2003-2006).svg  DR Congo Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea

African U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament

Two teams qualify for the World Cup. No final match is played.

YearHost nationQualification 1Qualification 2
To World Cup ScoreNot to World CupTo World Cup ScoreNot to World Cup
2006
Details [4] [5]
home & awayFlag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo not played 1 Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria not played 2 n/a
2008
Details [6]
home & awayFlag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo 1 – 3
2 – 0
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 3 – 2
2 – 0
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
2010
Details [7] [8]
home & awayFlag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 2 – 0
3 – 0
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 5 – 3
7 – 0
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
2012
Details
home & awayFlag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 3 – 1
4 – 1
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 4 – 0
3 – 0
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo
2014
Details
home & awayFlag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 0 – 1
1 – 0 (4–3 pen.)
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 6 – 0
1 – 0
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
2015
Details
home & awayFlag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 2 – 2
4 – 0
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2 – 1
1 – 0
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
2018
Details
home & awayFlag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 1 – 1
3 – 0
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2 – 0
6 – 0
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
  1. ^ Equatorial Guinea withdrew.
  2. ^ Both possible opponents disqualified.

FIFA World Cup qualification and results

Three different teams have qualified for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. Nigeria has been the only team to reach the quarter-finals at the World Cup, placing 2nd twice in 2010 and 2014 and 4th in 2012. All other CAF teams have been eliminated in the group stages.

World Cup Flag of Canada.svg
2002
Flag of Thailand.svg
2004
Flag of Russia.svg
2006
Flag of Chile.svg
2008
Flag of Germany.svg
2010
Flag of Japan.svg
2012
Flag of Canada.svg
2014
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg
2016
Flag of France.svg
2018
Total
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria GSQFQFQF2nd4th2ndGSQ9
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana GSGSGSGSQ5
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo GSGS2
Total112222222

Teams participating

Legend
Team 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2015 2018 Total
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria R1R1R13
Flag of Benin.svg  Benin PR1
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana R1R1R1R1R1PR6
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso R21
Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi R21
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon R2R1R1R1R35
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic SFR12
Flag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros 0
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo R11
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo SFQQR3R3R26
Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti PRPR2
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt R2R1R1R14
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia R3R12
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea R1SFR3R1R3R26
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea R11
Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon PR1
Flag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia 0
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana R2R2QQQQQ7
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea PRR12
Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau R11
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast R11
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya R1R2R23
Flag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho PRPR2
Flag of Liberia.svg  Liberia R2R12
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 0
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar PR1
Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi 0
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali QFR1R2R14
Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius R11
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco SFR1R1R1R1R26
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique R1PRR1R14
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia R2R1R1R1R15
Flag of Niger.svg  Niger QF1
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1st1stQQQQQQQ9
Proposed flag of Reunion (VAR).svg  Réunion R11
Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda PR1
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  São Tomé and Príncipe 0
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal R1R1R13
Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone R1R1R23
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 2nd2ndR2R2R3R2R3R3R39
Flag of South Sudan.svg  South Sudan PR1
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania R2R1R13
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo 0
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia R2R3R24
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda R1R22
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia QFPRPRR2R1R2R27
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe QFR1R2R24
Total13722161819171916

See also

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The African U-17 Cup of Nations for Women is association football tournament for the under 17 teams, that is held every two years, and serves as a qualifying competition for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

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