CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship

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The CONCACAF Women's Under-20 tournament is a soccer competition for women's national teams under 20 years in North America, Central America and Caribbean region, and is the qualification tournament for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

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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.

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Originally contested as an under-19 event in conjunction with FIFA's standards in 2002 and 2004, the CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship is staged every two years with three teams qualifying for the biennial World Cup, except in 2002 where only the group stage was played and the two first-place finishers qualified directly to the youth world cup.

CONCACAF's championship is an eight-team event with the three nations from North America, joined by three from the Caribbean and two from Central America.

Results

CONCACAF Women's U-20 Final rounds

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
ChampionScoreSecond PlaceThird PlaceScoreFourth Place
2002 [1]
Details
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico and Flag of the United States.svg  United States were group winners. [A]
2004 [2]
Details
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
2–1 aet Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Costa Rica.svg
Costa Rica
4–3Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
2006 [3]
Details
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Flag of the United States.svg
United States
3–2Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
4–1Flag of Jamaica.svg
Jamaica
2008 [4]
Details
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
1–0Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
2 – 2 aet
(3–2 pen)
Flag of Costa Rica.svg
Costa Rica
2010 [5]
Details
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Flag of the United States.svg
United States
1–0Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
Flag of Costa Rica.svg
Costa Rica
1–0Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
2012 [6]
Details
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Flag of the United States.svg
United States
2–1Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
5–0Flag of Panama.svg
Panama
2014
Details
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands Flag of the United States.svg
United States
4–0Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
Flag of Costa Rica.svg
Costa Rica
7 – 3 aet Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
Trinidad and Tobago
2015
Details
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Flag of the United States.svg
United States
1–0Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
2–0Flag of Honduras.svg
Honduras
2018
Details
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
1–1 aet
(4–2 pen)
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Haiti.svg
Haiti
1–0Flag of Canada.svg
Canada

A :There was no championship final in 2002; both the USA and Mexico qualified for the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship as group winners.

2002 FIFA U-19 Womens World Championship

The 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship was held from 17 August to 1 September. It was the first sanctioned youth tournament for women put together by FIFA. The tournament was hosted by Canada. FIFA granted the tournament to Canada in March 2001. Three cities hosted the tournament, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria. Canada's Christine Sinclair was the Adidas Golden Ball recipient, as tournament MVP, and the Golden Shoe winner.

Winners by country

TeamTitlesRunners-upThird PlaceFourth Place
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 5 (2006, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015)3 (2004, 2008, 2018)
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 2 (2004, 2008)3 (2006, 2012, 2015)2 (2010, 2018)
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 1 (2018)2 (2010, 2014)4 (2006, 2008, 2012, 2015)1 (2004)
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 3 (2004, 2010, 2014)1 (2008)
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti 1 (2018)
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 1 (2006)
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 1 (2008)
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 1 (2014)
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras 1 (2015)

Golden Boot

The topscorers of the final tournaments were: [7]

YearPlayerGoals
2002 Flag of the United States.svg Kelly Wilson 9
2004 Flag of the United States.svg Kerri Hanks 10
2006 Flag of Mexico.svg Verónica Charlyn Corral 8
2008 Flag of the United States.svg Kelley O'Hara
Flag of the United States.svg Michelle Enyeart
Flag of Jamaica.svg Shakira Duncan
6
2010 Flag of the United States.svg Sydney Leroux 6
2012 Flag of Mexico.svg Natalia Gómez-Junco 6
2014 Flag of the United States.svg McKenzie Meehan
Flag of Mexico.svg Tanya Samarzich
6
2015 Flag of the United States.svg Mallory Pugh 7
2018 Flag of Canada.svg Jordyn Huitema 5

See also

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.

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.

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