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.
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.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
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.
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.
|Year||Host||Final||Third Place Match|
|Champion||Score||Second Place||Third Place||Score||Fourth Place|
|2 – 2 aet |
|7 – 3 aet|
Trinidad and Tobago
|1–1 aet |
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.
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.
|Team||Titles||Runners-up||Third Place||Fourth Place|
|5 (2006, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015)||3 (2004, 2008, 2018)|
|2 (2004, 2008)||3 (2006, 2012, 2015)||2 (2010, 2018)|
|1 (2018)||2 (2010, 2014)||4 (2006, 2008, 2012, 2015)||1 (2004)|
|3 (2004, 2010, 2014)||1 (2008)|
The topscorers of the final tournaments were:
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