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).

2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship
FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship Russia 2006
Чемпионат мира по футболу 2006 (девушки до 20 лет)
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Tournament details
Host countryRussia
Dates17 August – 3 September
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions North Korea (1st title)
Runners-up China PR
Third place Brazil
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored106 (3.31 per match)
Attendance52,630 (1,645 per match)
Top scorer(s)China Ma Xiaoxu
North Korea Kim Song-hui
(5 goals)
Best player(s)China Ma Xiaoxu
Fair play award Russia
2004
2008

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.

VenuesEdit

City Stadium Capacity
Saint Petersburg Petrovsky Stadium 21,570
Moscow Torpedo Stadium 13,400
Shchyolkovo Podmoskovie Stadium 5,000
Moscow Dynamo Stadium 36,540
Moscow Locomotiv Stadium 28,800

SquadsEdit

TournamentEdit

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:

Confederation (Continent) Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 2006 AFC U-19 Women's Championship   China PR
  North Korea1
  Australia
CAF (Africa) 2006 African U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament   Nigeria
  DR Congo1
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
2006 CONCACAF Under 19 Women's Qualifying Tournament   United States
  Canada
  Mexico
CONMEBOL (South America) 2006 South American Under-20 Women's Football Championship   Brazil
  Argentina1
OFC (Oceania) 2004 OFC Under-19 Women's Qualifying Tournament   New Zealand1
UEFA (Europe) Host nation   Russia
2005 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship   France
  Germany
  Finland1
   Switzerland1
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Brazil 5 3 1 2 0 2 0 +2
  Russia 5 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1
  Australia 4 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1
  New Zealand 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4

All times local (UTC+4)

New Zealand  0–3  Australia
(Report) McCallum   39'   80'
Shipard   93'

Russia  0–0  Brazil
(Report)
Petrovsky Stadium
Attendance: 10200

Brazil  2–0  Australia
Francielle   42'
Fabiana   69'
{Report}
Petrovsky Stadium
Attendance: 700
Referee: Jennifer Bennett  

Russia  3–2  New Zealand
Kozhnikova   5'
Terekhova   14'
Akimova   93'
(Report) Erceg   18'
Humphries   56'
Petrovsky Stadium
Attendance: 3400
Referee: Hong Eun-ah  

Brazil  0–0  New Zealand
(Report)
Attendance: 500
Referee: Shane De Silva  

Australia  1–1  Russia
Brogan   85' (Report) Kozhnikova   75'
Attendance: 1000

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  China PR 9 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5
  Nigeria 6 3 2 0 1 11 5 +6
  Canada 3 3 1 0 2 4 4 0
  Finland 0 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11
China PR  2–1  Finland
Ma   37' (pen)
Zi   72'
(Report) Yuan   2' (o.g.)
Attendance: 2000
Referee: Diane Ferreira-James  

Nigeria  3–2  Canada
Ishola   29'
Uwak   82'   90+1'
(Report) Kyle   25'
Cicchini   71'
Podmoskovie Stadium
Attendance: 800
Referee: Bentla de Coth  

Finland  0–2  Canada
(Report) Robinson   39' (pen)   70'
Podmoskovie Stadium
Attendance: 1200
Referee: Natalie Avdonchenko  

China PR  3–0  Nigeria
Lou   9'
Ma   31'   69'
(Report)
Podmoskovie Stadium
Attendance: 2000

Finland  0–8  Nigeria
(Report) Sabi   7'   42'
Eke   13'   65'   79'
Uwak   15'
Chikwelu   47'   73'
Podmoskovie Stadium
Attendance: 400
Referee: Jennifer Bennett  

Canada  0–1  China PR
(Report) Ma   48'
Torpedo Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 100
Referee: Claudine Brohet  

Group CEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  North Korea 9 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10
  Germany 6 2 2 0 1 15 3 +12
  Mexico 3 3 1 0 2 5 15 −10
   Switzerland 0 3 0 0 3 2 14 −12
Switzerland   2–4  Mexico
Bürki   12'   65' (Report) Corral   15'   45+2'
Gordillo   30'
Ocampo   90+2'
Attendance: 3500
Referee: Tammy Ogston  

North Korea  2–0  Germany
Jong P.   35'
Jo   70'
(Report)
Dynamo Stadium
Attendance: 700
Referee: Fatou Gaye  

Mexico  1–9  Germany
Cisneros   76' (Report) Okoyino Da Mbabi   24'
Bajramaj   29'
Keßler   31'
Blässe   37'   44'   84'
Laudehr   49'
Maier   58'
Oster   77'
Dynamo Stadium
Attendance: 500

Switzerland   0–4  North Korea
(Report) Jong P.   45+1'
Kim O.   50'
Kim S.   78'   80'
Dynamo Stadium
Attendance: 600
Referee: Shane De Silva  

Germany  6–0   Switzerland
Bajramaj   4'   62'
Laudehr   21'
Okoyino Da Mbabi   45'
Keßler   85'
Blässe   89'
(Report)
Petrovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 300
Referee: Dianne Ferreira-James  

Mexico  0–4  North Korea
(Report) Kim Hyang-mi   33'
Kim K.   35'
Kil   42'
O   59'
Dynamo Stadium
Attendance: 500
Referee: Natalia Avdonchenko  

Group DEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  United States 9 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5
  France 6 3 2 0 1 6 1 +5
  Argentina 3 3 1 0 2 5 9 −4
  DR Congo 0 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6
DR Congo  1–2  United States
Nzuzi   70' (Report) O'Hara   33'
Rodriguez   65' (pen)
Torpedo Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 300
Referee: Claudine Brohet  

France  5–0  Argentina
Boulleau   12'
Delie   28'   65'
Necib   51'
Houra   85'
(Report)
Torpedo Stadium
Attendance: 250
Referee: Shane de Silva  

United States  4–1  Argentina
Rostedt   13'
Adams   38'
Long   62'
Nogueira   90+1'
(Report) Pereyra   53'
Torpedo Stadium
Attendance: 200
Referee: Fatou Gaye  

DR Congo  0–1  France
(Report) Henry   45'
Torpedo Stadium
Attendance: 130
Referee: Tammy Ogston  

Argentina  4–0  DR Congo
Manicler   13'   17'   45+2'
Potassa   15'
(Report)
Petrovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 450
Referee: Bentla de Coth  

United States  1–0  France
Rostedt   61' (Report)
Dynamo Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 300
Referee: Hong Eun-ah  

Knockout stageEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

Brazil  2–1  Nigeria
Fabiana   45+2'
Adriane   90+5'
(Report) Uwak   65'
Torpedo Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 700
Referee: Natalia Avdonchenko  

China PR  4–0  Russia
Zi   8'
Ma   19'
Zhang   40'
You   60'
(Report)
Torpedo Stadium
Attendance: 2,000

North Korea  2–1  France
Kim K.   46'
Hong   90'
(Report) Thomis   62'
Petrovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 550
Referee: Jennifer Bennett  

United States  4–1  Germany
O'Hara   36'
Adams   37'   70'
Rodriguez   90'
(Report) Neumann   65'
Petrovsky Stadium
Attendance: 750

SemifinalsEdit

Brazil  0–1  North Korea
(Report) Ri Un-hyang   87'
Attendance: 1000

China PR  0–0 (a.e.t.)  United States
(Report)
Penalties
Zhuang  
Zhang  
Yuan  
Zi  
Ma  
Zhu  
5–4   Dew
  Adams
  Poach
  Lopez
  Bock
  Cheney
Locomotiv Stadium
Attendance: 1000
Referee: Tammy Ogston  

3rd Place PlayoffEdit

Brazil  0–0 (a.e.t.)  United States
(Report)
Penalties
Daiane  
Costa  
Aliane  
Francielle  
Monica  
Fabiana  
Erika  
Maurine  
6–5   Dew
  Long
  Angeli
  Heath
  Adams
  Lopez
  Rodriguez
  Poach
Locomotiv Stadium
Attendance: 7,000

FinalEdit

North Korea  5–0  China PR
Jo   29'
Kim S.   39'45+2'52'
Kil   56'
(report)
Locomotiv Stadium
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Jennifer Bennett  


 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship Winners 
 
North Korea
First title

AwardsEdit

The following awards were given for the tournament:[1]

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
  Russia

All star teamEdit

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

  Zhang Yanru
  Valerie Henderson

  Daiane
  Coralie Butcher
  Babett Peter
  Hong Myong-gum
  Ri Jin-ok
  Ri Un-hyang

  Collette McCallum
  Cynthia Uwak
  Celia Okoyino Da Mbabi
  Kim Kyong-hwa
  Kim Chun-hui
  Amanda Poach

  Fabiana
  Ma Xiaoxu
  Amandine Henry
  Rita Chikwelu
  Kil Son-hui
  Elena Danilova
  Danesha Adams

ScorersEdit

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

Further informationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship Russia 2006 - Awards". FIFA.com.

External linksEdit