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2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

The 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup is the first ever women's football U-17 World Cup in FIFA history. It was held in New Zealand from 28 October to 16 November 2008. It is the officially recognized world championship for women's under-17 national football teams. This was the first women's world youth championship organized by FIFA with the age limit of 17.

2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
2008 FIFA I Raro I Te 17 Kapu Wahine O Te Ao
2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.jpg
FIFA U-17 WWC official logo
Tournament details
Host country New Zealand
Dates 28 October – 16 November
Teams 16
Venue(s) 4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  North Korea (1st title)
Runners-up  United States
Third place  Germany
Fourth place  England
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 113 (3.53 per match)
Attendance 212,504 (6,641 per match)
Top scorer(s) Germany Dzsenifer Marozsán
(6 goals)
Best player Japan Mana Iwabuchi
Best goalkeeper United States Taylor Vancil
Fair play award  Germany
2010

Contents

Host citiesEdit

Matches were played in four New Zealand cities:

  • The Auckland conurbation, New Zealand's largest metropolitan area, hosted the final and 3rd place playoff. The designated host stadium is located in North Shore City.
  • Hamilton hosted two of the quarter-finals.
  • Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, hosted two of the quarter-finals.
  • Christchurch, the only host city in the South Island, hosted the semi-finals.

Pool matches were spread evenly among these cities. The host nation, New Zealand, was based mostly in Auckland but played one pool match in Wellington.

       
North Harbour Stadium

Location: Auckland (North Shore City)
Capacity: 25,000

Waikato Stadium

Location: Hamilton
Capacity: 26,500

Wellington Stadium
(Westpac Stadium)

Location: Wellington
Capacity: 36,500

Queen Elizabeth II Park

Location: Christchurch
Capacity: 20,000

Qualified teamsEdit

SquadsEdit

TournamentEdit

Group stageEdit

All times local (UTC+13)

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Denmark 5 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1
  Canada 5 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1
  New Zealand 3 3 1 0 2 4 4 0
  Colombia 2 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2
New Zealand   0–1   Canada
(Report)   53' Lamarre
Attendance: 13,123

Denmark   1–1   Colombia
Boye   51' (Report)   20' Ariza
Attendance: 6,759
Referee:   Cha Sung-Mi

Colombia   1–1   Canada
Vidal   10' (Report)   9' Ezurike

New Zealand   1–2   Denmark
Longo   13' (Report)   29' Andreasen
  56' Olsen
Attendance: 11,170
Referee:   Silvia Reyes

Colombia   1–3   New Zealand
Ariza   82' (Report)   44'81'87' White
Attendance: 3,546
Referee:   Etsuko Fukano

Canada   0–0   Denmark
(Report)
Attendance: 3,283

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Germany 7 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6
  North Korea 5 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1
  Ghana 4 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
  Costa Rica 0 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7
Costa Rica   0–5   Germany
(Report)   17' Mester
  34'43' Marozsán
  51' Knaak
  66' Kemme

North Korea   1–1   Ghana
Ho   69' (Report)   73' Dadson

Ghana   2–3   Germany
Dadson   65'
Fordjour   86'
(Report)   5' (pen)35' Marozsán
  69' Maier

Costa Rica   1–2   North Korea
Rodríguez   20' (Report)   16'65' Yun

Ghana   1–0   Costa Rica
Afriyie   19' (Report)

Germany   1–1   North Korea
Popp   3' (Report)   58' Jon

Group CEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Japan 9 3 3 0 0 17 5 12
  United States 4 3 1 1 1 6 5 1
  France 4 3 1 1 1 8 10 −2
  Paraguay 0 3 0 0 3 5 16 −11
Japan   3–2   United States
Iwabuchi   31'
Kameoka   68'
Yoshioka   74'
(Report)   3' DiMartino
  51' Mewis
Attendance: 4,816
Referee:   Thalia Mitsi

France   6–2   Paraguay
Crammer   5'12'61' (pen)
Poulain   17'
Augis   58'
Catala   86'
(Report)   45+3' Gonzalez
  90+2' Genes
Attendance: 5,016

Paraguay   1–3   United States
Fernandez   32' (Report)   48' (o.g.) Flores
  77' DiMartino
  83' Verloo

Japan   7–1   France
Inoue   11'
Kishikawa   21' (pen)57'
Kira   26'27'34'
Shimada   38'
(Report)   16' Augis
Attendance: 4,115

Paraguay   2–7   Japan
Gonzalez   20' (pen)
Villamayor   55'
(Report)   36'73' Kishikawa
  40' Ohshima
  43'52' Hamada
  83'89' Takahashi

United States   1–1   France
DiMartino   57' (Report)   72' Rubio

Group DEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  South Korea 6 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3
  England 6 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1
  Nigeria 4 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
  Brazil 1 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4
Brazil   0–3   England
(Report)   71'89' Carter
  75' Bruton
Attendance: 10,795
Referee:   Michelle Pye

South Korea   1–2   Nigeria
Ji   85' (Report)   1' Adekwagh
  60' Aighewi
Attendance: 11,500

Nigeria   0–1   England
(Report)   79' Holbrook

Brazil   1–2   South Korea
Raquel   66' (Report)   47' Lee M.S.
  57' Lee H.Y.
Attendance: 6,471

Brazil   2–2   Nigeria
Ketlen   35'
Rafaelle   71'
(Report)   43' Orji
  75' Okoronkwo

England   0–3   South Korea
(Report)   8' Ji
  16' Go
  71' Song
Attendance: 3,920

Knockout stageEdit

All times local (UTC+13)

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
November 8 – Wellington
 
 
  Denmark 0
 
November 13 – Christchurch
 
  North Korea 4
 
  North Korea 2
 
November 9 – Hamilton
 
  England 1
 
  Japan2 (4)
 
November 16 – Auckland
 
  England (pen.)2 (5)
 
  North Korea (aet) 2
 
November 8 – Wellington
 
  United States 1
 
  Germany 3
 
November 13 – Christchurch
 
  Canada 1
 
  Germany 1
 
November 9 – Hamilton
 
  United States 2 Third place
 
  South Korea2
 
November 16 – Auckland
 
  United States 4
 
  England 0
 
 
  Germany 3
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

Denmark   0–4   North Korea
(Report)   21'73' Jon
  86' Ri
  89' Kim U.J.

Germany   3–1   Canada
Marozsán   4'78'
Mester   34'
(Report)   44' Ezurike
Attendance: 4,182
Referee:   Silvia Reyes

Japan   2 – 2 (a.e.t.)   England
Kira   8'
Iwabuchi   82'
(Report)   45+1' Staniforth
  90+1' Christiansen
Penalties
Kira  
Takeyama  
Kameoka  
Kishikawa  
Saitō  
4–5   Nobbs
  Bruton
  Carter
  Pitman
  Bonner

South Korea   2–4   United States
Lee Hyun-Young   65'85' (Report)   27'78' Verloo
  54' Mewis
  84' DiMartino
Attendance: 7,247

SemifinalsEdit

North Korea   2–1   England
Ho   19'
Jon   44'
(Report)   75' Jane

Germany   1–2   United States
Popp   6' (Report)   63' DiMartino
  81' Verloo

3rd Place PlayoffEdit

England   0–3   Germany
(Report)   11' Wesely
  74' Knaak
  88' Mester

FinalEdit

North Korea   2 – 1 (a.e.t.)   United States
Kim U.H.   77'
Jang   113'
(Report)   2' (o.g.) Hong
Attendance: 16,162
Referee:   Silvia Reyes

WinnerEdit

 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Winners 
 
North Korea
First title

AwardsEdit

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Mana Iwabuchi   Dzsenifer Marozsán   Kristie Mewis


Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
  Dzsenifer Marozsán   Vicki DiMartino   Jon Myong-hwa


FIFA Fair Play Award Golden Glove
  Germany   Taylor Vancil

GoalscorersEdit

Dzsenifer Marozsán of Germany won the Golden Shoe award for scoring six goals. In total, 113 goals were scored by 69 different players, with two of them credited as own goals.

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

ReferencesEdit