CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship

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CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship
Founded 2008
Region North America (CONCACAF)
Number of teams 8
Current championsFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Most successful team(s)Flag of the United States.svg  United States (4 titles)
Website CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship
Soccerball current event.svg 2018 tournament

The CONCACAF Women's Under-17 tournament is a football (soccer) competition for women's national teams under 17 years of age in North America, Central America and the Caribbean region, and is the qualification tournament for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. The tournament is an eight-nation event, with three teams qualifying for the World Cup.

CONCACAF International sport governing body

The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football is the continental governing body for association football in North America, which includes Central America and the Caribbean region. Three geographically South American entities — the independent nations of Guyana and Suriname and the French overseas department of French Guiana — are also members. CONCACAF's primary functions are to organize competitions for national teams and clubs, and to conduct World Cup and Women's World Cup qualifying tournaments.

North America Continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea.

Central America central geographic region of the Americas

Central America is located on the southern tip of North America, or is sometimes defined as a subcontinent of the Americas, bordered by Mexico to the north, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south. Central America consists of seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. The combined population of Central America has been estimated to be 41,739,000 and 42,688,190.

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History

2008

After sanctioning its first women's youth world championship in 2002, FIFA added the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup to its calendar of events in 2008. CONCACAF, likewise, began its U-17 Women's Championship the same year, staging the inaugural event in Trinidad & Tobago. The United States won the inaugural U-17 Women's Championship, defeating Costa Rica 4–1 in the final.

2002 FIFA U-19 Womens World Championship

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The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup is an international association football tournament for female players under the age of 17. It is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The tournament is held in even-numbered years, starting in 2008.

The United States U-17 women's national soccer team is a youth soccer team operated under the auspices of U.S. Soccer. Its primary role is the development of players in preparation for the senior national team. The team's most recent major tournament was the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, in which the United States team finished runners-up to tournament champions North Korea. The team competes in a variety of competitions, including the biennial FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, which is the top competition for this age group. The former head coach B. J. Snow was hired in January 2013; the first time a full-time coach is in charge of this team.

2012

The qualification process for the 2012 tournament started on 14 August 2011. [1]

Results

YearHostFinalThird place play-off
ChampionScoreSecond PlaceThird PlaceScoreFourth Place
2008 [2]
details
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago Flag of the United States.svg
United States
4–1Flag of Costa Rica.svg
Costa Rica
Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
1–0Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
2010 [3]
details
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
1–0Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
6–0Flag of Costa Rica.svg
Costa Rica
2012
details
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Flag of the United States.svg
United States
1–0Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
6–0Flag of Panama.svg
Panama
2013
details
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
0–0 (4–2 pen.)Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
8–0Flag of Jamaica.svg
Jamaica
2016
details
Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada Flag of the United States.svg
United States
2–1Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
4–2Flag of Haiti.svg
Haiti
2018
details
Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
3–2Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
2–1Flag of Haiti.svg
Haiti

Performance by team

TeamTitlesRunners-upThird placeFourth place
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 4 (2008, 2012, 2016, 2018)2 (2010, 2013)
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 1 (2013)3 (2010, 2016, 2018)1 (2012)1 (2008)
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 1 (2010)2 (2012, 2013)3 (2008, 2016, 2018)
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 1 (2008)1 (2010)
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 1 (2012)
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 1 (2013)
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti 2 (2016, 2018)

See also

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