FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Founded 2002; 18 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)

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.

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 former FIFA Confederations Cup in the men's game.

The current champion is Japan, which won its first title at the 2018 tournament in France.

Qualification

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

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 would host the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. The Golden Ball and Golden Shoe awards both went to Patricia Guijarro of Spain.

2020

The 2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup will be held in Costa Rica and Panama from August 2020.

Results

Edition Year Host Final Third place match Number of teams
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
1 2002
Details
 Canada
United States
1–0
asdet

Canada

Germany
1–1
(4–3 PSO)

Brazil
12
2 2004
Details
 Thailand
Germany
2–0
China PR

United States
3–0
Brazil
12
3 2006
Details
 Russia
North Korea
5–0
China PR

Brazil
0–0 a.e.t.
(6–5 PSO)

United States
16
4 2008
Details
 Chile
United States
2–1
North Korea

Germany
5–3
France
16
5 2010
Details
 Germany
Germany
2–0
Nigeria

South Korea
1–0
Colombia
16
6 2012
Details
 Japan
United States
1–0
Germany

Japan
2–1
Nigeria
16
7 2014
Details
 Canada
Germany
1–0 a.e.t.
Nigeria

France
3–2
North Korea
16
8 2016
Details
 Papua New Guinea
North Korea
3–1
France

Japan
1–0
United States
16
9 2018
Details
 France
Japan
3–1
Spain

England
1–1
(4–2 PSO)

France
16
10 2020
Details
 Costa Rica
 Panama
16

Winners

Country Winners Runners-up Third place Fourth 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

Comprehensive team results in each World Cup

Legend
  • 1st — Champions
  • 2nd — Runners-up
  • 3rd — Third place
  • 4th — Fourth place
  • QF — Quarter-finals
  • GS — Group stage
  •  •  — Did not qualify
  •     — Did not enter / Withdrew / To be determined
  • XX — Country did not exist or national team was inactive
  •    — Hosts
  • q — Qualified for upcoming tournament

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
Costa Rica
Panama
(16)
Total
 Argentina GS GS GS 3
 Australia QF QF GS 3
 Brazil 4th 4th 3rd QF GS GS GS QF GS 9
 Canada 2nd QF GS GS GS QF GS 7
 Chile GS 1
 China PR 2nd 2nd GS GS GS GS 6
 Chinese Taipei GS 1
 Colombia 4th 1
 Costa Rica GS GS q 3
 Denmark QF 1
 DR Congo GS GS 2
 England QF QF GS GS 3rd 5
 Finland GS GS 2
 France GS QF 4th GS 3rd 2nd 4th q 8
 Germany 3rd 1st QF 3rd 1st 2nd 1st QF QF q 10
 Ghana GS GS GS GS GS 5
 Haiti GS 1
 Italy GS GS 2
 Japan QF QF GS 3rd 3rd 1st q 7
 Mexico GS GS GS QF QF GS QF GS 8
 Netherlands QF q 2
 New Zealand GS GS GS GS QF GS GS q 8
 Nigeria GS QF QF QF 2nd 4th 2nd GS QF 9
 North Korea 1st 2nd QF QF 4th 1st QF q 8
 Norway GS QF 2
 Papua New Guinea GS 1
 Panama q 1
 Paraguay GS GS 2
 Russia QF QF 2
 South Korea GS 3rd QF QF GS q 6
 Spain GS QF 2nd q 4
 Sweden QF GS 2
  Switzerland GS GS GS 3
 Thailand GS 1
 United States 1st 3rd 4th 1st QF 1st QF 4th GS 9
 Venezuela GS 1

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.

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