2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship
The 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship was held in Russia from 17 August to 3 September 2006. It was the officially recognized world championship for women's under-20 national association football teams. Matches were held in four Moscow stadiums (Dynamo, Lokomotiv, Podmoskovie Stadium and Torpedo Stadium) and one in Saint Petersburg (Petrovsky Stadium).
|FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship Russia 2006 |
Чемпионат мира по футболу 2006 (девушки до 20 лет)
|Dates||17 August – 3 September|
|Teams||16 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||5 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||North Korea (1st title)|
|Fourth place||United States|
|Goals scored||106 (3.31 per match)|
|Attendance||52,630 (1,645 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Ma Xiaoxu|
|Best player(s)||Ma Xiaoxu|
|Fair play award||Russia|
This was the third women's world youth championship organized by FIFA, but the first with an age limit of 20. The first two events, held in Canada in 2002 and Thailand in 2004, had an age limit of 19. FIFA changed the age limit to prepare for the creation of an under-17 championship in 2008.
North Korea won the tournament. They became the first Asian team to win a FIFA women's tournament and the first Asian football team to win any FIFA tournaments since Saudi Arabia's triumph in the 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship.
|Saint Petersburg||Petrovsky Stadium||21,570|
The draw for the tournament was held in Moscow's City Hall on 22 March 2006. 14 of the 16 competing teams (the two CAF teams were then still undecided) learned their first-round groupings.
The 16 participating U-20 women's teams from the six FIFA confederations are:
- 1.^ Teams that made their debut.
All times local (UTC+4)
|(Report)||McCallum 39' 80'
|Brogan 85'||(Report)||Kozhnikova 75'|
|Ma 37' (pen)
|(Report)||Yuan 2' (o.g.)|
Uwak 82' 90+1'
|(Report)||Robinson 39' (pen) 70'|
Ma 31' 69'
|(Report)||Sabi 7' 42'
Eke 13' 65' 79'
Chikwelu 47' 73'
|Bürki 12' 65'||(Report)||Corral 15' 45+2'
|Cisneros 76'||(Report)||Okoyino Da Mbabi 24'
Blässe 37' 44' 84'
|(Report)||Jong P. 45+1'
Kim O. 50'
Kim S. 78' 80'
|Bajramaj 4' 62'
Okoyino Da Mbabi 45'
|(Report)||Kim Hyang-mi 33'
Kim K. 35'
|DR Congo||1–2||United States|
|Nzuzi 70'||(Report)||O'Hara 33'
Rodriguez 65' (pen)
Delie 28' 65'
|Manicler 13' 17' 45+2'
|Kim K. 46'
Adams 37' 70'
|(Report)||Ri Un-hyang 87'|
|China PR||0–0 (a.e.t.)||United States|
3rd Place PlayoffEdit
|Brazil||0–0 (a.e.t.)||United States|
|North Korea||5–0||China PR|
Kim S. 39', 45+2', 52'
|2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship Winners|
The following awards were given for the tournament:
|Golden Ball||Silver Ball||Bronze Ball|
|Ma Xiaoxu||Zhang Yanru||Danesha Adams|
|Golden Shoe||Silver Shoe||Bronze Shoe|
|Ma Xiaoxu||Kim Song-hui||Anna Blässe|
|5 goals||5 goals||4 goals|
|FIFA Fair Play Award|
All star teamEdit
- 5 goals
- 4 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Own goals
- Yuan Fan (for Finland)
- This was the first time an Australian football team has played in a worldwide competition as an Asian Football Confederation team. However, the country's senior men's team was the first to play as an AFC team, competing in its first 2007 Asian Cup qualifier in February 2006, two months before the AFC qualifiers for this competition. Before 1 January 2006, Australia was a member of the Oceania Football Confederation.
- This was the first U-20 Women's tournament in which a Canadian has not won the Golden Shoe award, given to the top goal scorer of the tournament. Canadians Christine Sinclair and Brittany Timko won the award in 2002 and 2004 respectively.
- FIFA.com. "FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship Russia 2006 - Awards". FIFA.com.