FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

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FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Founded 2002;16 years ago (2002)
Region International (FIFA)
Number of teams 16 (Finals)
Current champions  Japan
(1st title)
Most successful team(s)  Germany
  United States
(3 titles each)
2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

The FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup is an international association football tournament, organized by FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), 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.

Contents

Starting with the 2010 edition, tournaments held in years immediately preceding the FIFA Women's World Cup are awarded as part of the bidding process for the Women's World Cup. In those years, the U-20 Women's World Cup serves as a dry run for the host nation of the Women's World Cup, a role similar to that of the FIFA Confederations Cup in the men's game.

Qualification

Every continental governing body has its own qualifying tournament. Usually their continental championship is used as a qualifier.

ConfederationChampionship
AFC (Asia) AFC U-19 Women's Championship
CAF (Africa) African U-20 Cup of Nations for Women
CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean) CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship
CONMEBOL (South America) South American Under-20 Women's Football Championship
OFC (Oceania) OFC U-20 Women's Championship
UEFA (Europe) UEFA Women's U-19 Championship

History

2002

The first women's world championship at the youth level, held as the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship, with an age limit of 19, was hosted by Canada. The final, held at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, drew a surprisingly large crowd of 47,000 to watch the hosts play the United States. The US defeated Canada 1–0 on a golden goal by Lindsay Tarpley. Canada's Christine Sinclair was the adidas Golden Ball recipient, as tournament MVP, and the Golden Shoe (10 goals) winner.

2004

The 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship was held in Thailand. For the second time in a row, the current holders of the adult World Cup, Germany, won the youth competition. The Golden Ball went to Brazilian star, Marta, while for the second time the Golden Boot went to a Canadian, Brittany Timko.

2006

FIFA raised the women's youth championship age limit to 20 to match the men's, beginning with the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship, held in Russia from 17 August through 3 September.

The competition was held in four Moscow stadiums (Dinamo, Lokomotiv, Podmoskovie Stadium and Torpedo Stadion) and one in St. Petersburg (Petrovskiy Stadion).

Korea DPR won the final 5–0 over China PR.

2008

The 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship was held in Chile, from 20 November to 7 December 2008. [1]

Six years after winning their first championship at the youth level in 2002, the United States reclaimed the trophy with a 2–1 win over defending champions Korea DPR. The Golden Ball and the Golden Shoe went to Sydney Leroux of the United States.

2010

The 2010 edition of the tournament was held in Germany from 13 July to 1 August 2010. The host nation defeated Nigeria in the final to claim its second championship. It was the first time that an African nation had advanced as far as the semifinals. It was also the first tournament in which four different confederations were represented in the semifinals. The Golden Ball and Golden Shoe awards both went to Alexandra Popp of Germany.

2012

The 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was played in Japan from 19 August to 8 September, [2] after initially having a hosting bid from Vietnam withdrawn and a bid from Uzbekistan rejected. The Golden Ball award went to Dzsenifer Marozsán of Germany and Golden Shoe award went to Kim Un-hwa of North Korea.

2014

The 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was held in Canada from 5–25 August 2014, who reprised its role as host after a Zimbabwean bid withdrew leaving the Canadian bid unopposed. The Golden Ball and Golden Shoe awards both went to Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria.

2016

The 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was expected to be held in South Africa, but due to the country's withdrawal, a new host was chosen on 19 March 2015, and it was Papua New Guinea. [3]

2018

The 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was held in France from 5–24 August 2018, a year later France will host the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup The Golden Ball and Golden Shoe awards both went to Patricia Guijarro of Spain.

Results

#YearHostFinalThird place matchNumber of teams
ChampionsScoreRunners-upThird placeScoreFourth place
12002
Details
  Canada
United States
1–0
asdet

Canada

Germany
1–1
(4–3 PSO)

Brazil
12
22004
Details
  Thailand
Germany
2–0
China PR

United States
3–0
Brazil
12
32006
Details
  Russia
North Korea
5–0
China PR

Brazil
0–0 a.e.t.
(6–5 PSO)

United States
16
42008
Details
  Chile
United States
2–1
North Korea

Germany
5–3
France
16
52010
Details
  Germany
Germany
2–0
Nigeria

South Korea
1–0
Colombia
16
62012
Details
  Japan
United States
1–0
Germany

Japan
2–1
Nigeria
16
72014
Details
  Canada
Germany
1–0 a.e.t.
Nigeria

France
3–2
North Korea
16
82016
Details
  Papua New Guinea
North Korea
3–1
France

Japan
1–0
United States
16
92018
Details
  France
Japan
3–1
Spain

England
1–1
(4–2 PSO)

France
16

Winners

CountryWinnersRunners-upThird PlaceFourth Place
  Germany 3 (2004, 2010, 2014)1 (2012)2 (2002, 2008)
  United States 3 (2002, 2008, 2012)1 (2004)2 (2006, 2016)
  North Korea 2 (2006, 2016)1 (2008)1 (2014)
  Japan 1 (2018)2 (2012, 2016)
  Nigeria 2 (2010, 2014)1 (2012)
China PR 2 (2004, 2006)
  France 1 (2016)1 (2014)2 (2008, 2018)
  Canada 1 (2002)
  Spain 1 (2018)
  Brazil 1 (2006)2 (2002, 2004)
  South Korea 1 (2010)
  England 1 (2018)
  Colombia 1 (2010)

Awards

Golden Shoe

The topscorer award.

TournamentWinnerGoals
2002 Canada Canada Christine Sinclair 10
2004 Thailand Canada Brittany Timko 7
2006 Russia China Ma Xiaoxu 5
2008 Chile United States Sydney Leroux 5
2010 Germany Germany Alexandra Popp 10
2012 Japan North Korea Kim Un-Hwa 7
2014 Canada Nigeria Asisat Oshoala 7
2016 Papua New Guinea Japan Mami Ueno 5
2018 France Spain Patricia Guijarro 6
Golden Ball

Awarded to the best player of the tournament.

TournamentWinner
2002 Canada Canada Christine Sinclair
2004 Thailand Brazil Marta
2006 Russia China Ma Xiaoxu
2008 Chile United States Sydney Leroux
2010 Germany Germany Alexandra Popp
2012 Japan Germany Dzsenifer Marozsán
2014 Canada Nigeria Asisat Oshoala
2016 Papua New Guinea Japan Hina Sugita
2018 France Spain Patricia Guijarro
Adidas Golden Glove

Awarded to the best goalkeeper.

TournamentWinner
2008 Chile United States Alyssa Naeher
2010 Germany United States Bianca Henninger
2012 Japan Germany Laura Benkarth
2014 Canada Germany Meike Kämper
2016 Papua New Guinea France Mylène Chavas
2018 France England Sandy MacIver
Fair Play Award
TournamentWinner
2002 Canada  Japan
2004 Thailand United States
2006 Russia  Russia
2008 Chile United States
2010 Germany  South Korea
2012 Japan  Japan
2014 Canada  Canada
2016 Papua New Guinea  Japan
2018 France  Japan

Comprehensive team results in each World Cup

Legend

For each tournament, the flag of the host country and the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team 2002
Canada
(12)
2004
Thailand
(12)
2006
Russia
(16)
2008
Chile
(16)
2010
Germany
(16)
2012
Japan
(16)
2014
Canada
(16)
2016
Papua New Guinea
(16)
2018
France
(16)
2020

(16)
Total
  Argentina R1R1R13
  Australia QFQFR13
  Brazil 4th4th3rdQFR1R1R1QFR19
  Canada 2ndQFR1R1R1QFR17
  Chile R11
  China PR 2nd2ndR1R1R1R16
  Chinese Taipei R11
  Colombia 4th1
  Costa Rica R1R12
  Denmark QF1
  DR Congo R1R12
  England QFQFR1R13rd5
  Finland R1R12
  France R1QF4thR13rd2nd4th7
  Germany 3rd1stQF3rd1st2nd1stQFQF9
  Ghana R1R1R1R1R15
  Haiti R11
  Italy R1R12
  Japan QFQFR13rd3rd1st6
  Mexico R1R1R1QFQFR1QFR18
  Netherlands QF1
  New Zealand R1R1R1R1QFR1R17
  Nigeria R1QFQFQF2nd4th2ndR1QF9
  North Korea 1st2ndQFQF4th1stQF7
  Norway R1QF2
  Papua New Guinea R11
  Paraguay R1R12
  Russia QFQF2
  South Korea R13rdQFQFR15
  Spain R1QF2nd3
  Sweden QFR12
   Switzerland R1R1R13
  Thailand R11
  United States 1st3rd4th1stQF1stQF4thR19
  Venezuela R11

See also

References

  1. "FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Chile 2008". FIFA. Retrieved 26 November 2007.
  2. "Match Schedule FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Japan 2012" (PDF). FIFA.com. 30 July 2012.
  3. "Sport: PNG Football wants to host U20 Women's World Cup". Radio New Zealand International. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  4. "Statistical Kit" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. p. 34. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.