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The 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup was the third edition of the women's football tournament, and was held in Azerbaijan from 22 September to 13 October,[1] following a decision by the Executive Committee on 19 March 2010.[2] Defending champions South Korea failed to qualify for the tournament. France won the title after defeating Korea DPR 1–1 (7–6 after pen.).[3]

2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
FİFA U-17 Qadınlararası Dünya Çempionatı Azərbaycan 2012
2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryAzerbaijan
Dates22 September – 13 October
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions France (1st title)
Runners-up North Korea
Third place Ghana
Fourth place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored119 (3.72 per match)
Attendance257,666 (8,052 per match)
Top scorer(s)North Korea Ri Un-Sim (8 goals)
Best player(s)France Griedge Mbock Bathy
Best goalkeeperFrance Romane Bruneau
Fair play award Japan
2010
2014

Contents

MascotEdit

 
Top Top Qız

The official mascot of this World Cup was The Top Top Girl (Top Top Qız), which means ball in Azerbaijani, a young girl with the national flag painted on her cheeks. Her body is blue, red, green and white kit like the host's national team and her brown hair in a ponytail designed to resemble what is known as a buta, a curving decorative motif widely used in Azerbaijani art.[4][5]

Qualified teamsEdit

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifiers[6]
AFC (Asia) 2011 AFC U-16 Women's Championship   China PR1
  Japan
  North Korea
CAF (Africa) 2012 African U-17 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament   Gambia1
  Ghana
  Nigeria
CONCACAF
(North, Central America and Caribbean)
2012 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship   Canada
  Mexico
  United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 2012 South American Under 17 Women's Championship   Brazil
  Colombia
  Uruguay1
OFC (Oceania) 2012 OFC Women's Under 17 Qualifying Tournament   New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2012 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship   France
  Germany
Host nation   Azerbaijan1
1.^ Teams that made their debut.
 
Teams which played in final round
Teams which did not qualify
Countries which didn't take part in qualifications
Countries which are not in FIFA

VenuesEdit

All four venues were initially to be staged only in Baku.[7][8] There were also matches in Lankaran.[9] Tofiq Bahramov Stadium was the stadium where the final was held.

Baku Baku Baku
Tofiq Bahramov Stadium Bakcell Arena Shafa Stadium
Capacity: 31,200 Capacity: 11,000 Capacity: 8,152
     
Baku Baku Lankaran
Dalga Arena Bayil Stadium Lankaran City Stadium
Capacity: 6,700 Capacity: 5,000 Capacity: 15,000
 

Match officialsEdit

A total of 14 referees and 28 assistant referees were appointed by FIFA for the tournament.[10]

Confederation Referees Assistant referees
AFC

  Etsuko Fukano
  Ri Hyang-Ok

  Hong Kum Nyo
  Liu Hsiu Mei
  Chie Ohata
  Zhang Lingling

CAF

  Aissata Amegee

  Emmanuella Aglago
  Diana Mukasa
  Khadidja Belkadi

CONCACAF

  Alondra Arellano
  Gillian Martindale
  Cardella Samuels

  Elizabeth Aguilar
  Milagros Leonardo
  Nykasie Liverpool
  Suzanne Morisset
  Shirley Perello
  Mady Santos

CONMEBOL

  Claudia Umpiérrez

  Luciana Mascaraña
  Nadia Weiler

OFC

  Finau Vulivuli

  Jacqueline Stephenson
  Wantin Yagum

UEFA

  Jana Adamkova
  Katalin Kulcsar
  Kateryna Monzul
  Morag Pirie
  Karolina Radzik-Johan
  Carina Vitulano

  Nicolet Bakker
  Ourania Foskolou
  Giuliana Guarino
  Panagiota Koutsoumpou
  Judit Kulcsar
  Monica Lokkeberg
  Ulviyya Mustafaeva
  Maya Nabiyeva
  Lucie Ratajova
  Judit Romano
  Romina Santuari
  Adriana Secova

Final drawEdit

The final draw was held on 6 July 2012 in Baku.[11]

SquadsEdit

Each team submitted a squad of 21 players, including three goalkeepers.[12] The squads were announced on 14 September 2012.[13]

Group stageEdit

The ranking of each team in each group will be determined as follows:[14]

  1. greatest number of points obtained in all group matches
  2. goal difference in all group matches
  3. greatest number of goals scored in all group matches

If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings will be determined as follows:

  1. greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned
  2. goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned
  3. greatest number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned
  4. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee

The two teams finishing first and second in each group qualify for the quarter-finals.

All times are Azerbaijan Summer Time (UTC+5).

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Nigeria 3 2 1 0 15 1 +14 7
  Canada 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
  Colombia 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
  Azerbaijan 3 0 0 3 0 16 −16 0
Nigeria  1–1  Canada
Ihezuo   81' Report Pierre-Louis   63'
Attendance: 30,250
Azerbaijan  0–4  Colombia
Report Castillo   17'20'
Maldonando   44'
Aguirre   73'
Attendance: 30,250
Referee: Etsuko Fukano (Japan)

Colombia  0–1  Canada
Report Clarke   51'
Attendance: 4,729
Azerbaijan  0–11  Nigeria
Report Ihezuo   5'32'37'56'70'
Ayinde   8'24'
Biahwo   20'74'
Yakubu   22'
Bokiri   68'
Attendance: 10,827
Referee: Alondra Arellano (Mexico)

Canada  1–0  Azerbaijan
Sanderson   48' Report
Attendance: 5,000
Colombia  0–3  Nigeria
Report Ayinde   32'75'
Duarte   80' (o.g.)
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Cardella Samuels (Jamaica)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  North Korea 3 1 2 0 13 2 +11 5
  France 3 1 2 0 11 3 +8 5
  United States 3 1 2 0 7 1 +6 5
  Gambia 3 0 0 3 2 27 −25 0
North Korea  11–0  Gambia
Choe Yun-Gyong   18'
Ri Un-Sim   19'31' (pen.)34'
Ri Kyong-Hyang   20'63'77'
Kim Phyong-Hwa   44'
Kim So-Hyang   68'
Ri Hyang-Sim   87'90+1'
Report
France  0–0  United States
Report

France  1–1  North Korea
Diani   60' Report Ri Un-Sim   59'
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Gillian Martindale (Barbados)
United States  6–0  Gambia
Green   25' (pen.)71'
Munerlyn   46'
Jarju   61' (o.g.)
Stanton   83'
Payne   86'
Report
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Etsuko Fukano (Japan)

Gambia  2–10  France
Bah   48'
Sissohore   69'
Report Cousin   11'81'
Sanneh   25' (o.g.)
Declercq   35'78'85'
Gherbi   53'
Diani   71'
Mbock Bathy   79'
Bojang   90' (o.g.)
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Finau Vulivuli (Fiji)
United States  1–1  North Korea
Jenkins   2' Report Ri Un-Sim   4'
Attendance: 2,500

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Japan 3 3 0 0 17 0 +17 9
  Brazil 3 2 0 1 5 8 −3 6
  Mexico 3 1 0 2 1 10 −9 3
  New Zealand 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 0
Mexico  1–0  New Zealand
Perez   36' Report
Attendance: 1,900
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)
Brazil  0–5  Japan
Report Masuya   2'17'
Narumiya   49'67'
Sugita   63'
Attendance: 1,900

Mexico  0–1  Brazil
Report Byanca   82'
New Zealand  0–3  Japan
Report Hasegawa   60'78'
Sumida   90+3' (pen.)
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Cardella Samuels (Jamaica)

Japan  9–0  Mexico
Shimizu   8'
Narumiya   18' (pen.)
Shiraki   22'29'
Inoue   28'56'
Sugita   69'
Momiki   79'
Nakamura   86'
Report
Attendance: 3,000
New Zealand  3–4  Brazil
Jensen   4'
Ana Clara   45+1' (o.g.)
Puketapu   77'
Report Byanca   10'
Brena   26'
Andressa   35' (pen.)
Camila   55'

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Germany 3 2 1 0 8 4 +4 7
  Ghana 3 2 0 1 8 2 +6 6
  China PR 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
  Uruguay 3 0 0 3 2 14 −12 0
Ghana  1–2  Germany
Ayieyam   80' Report Beil   13'
Bremer   19'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Alondra Arellano (Mexico)
Uruguay  0–4  China PR
Report Tang Jiali   23'
Zhang Chen   34'41'
Lu Yueyun   79'
Attendance: 3,000

Uruguay  0–5  Ghana
Report Ayieyam   8'
Okyere   24'79'
Ahialey   45'
Alhassan   78'
Attendance: 2,600
China PR  1–1  Germany
Miao Siwen   12' Report Kiessling   90+4'
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Aissata Amegee (Togo)

Germany  5–2  Uruguay
Däbritz   14'64'
Knaak   48'
Kiessling   65'
Beck   80' (pen.)
Report Badell   42'87'
Attendance: 8,610
Referee: Gillian Martindale (Barbados)
China PR  0–2  Ghana
Report Ayieyam   18'88'
Attendance: 8,857
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, no extra time will be played, with the match to be determined by a penalty shoot-out.[14]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
4 October — Baku (8KM)
 
 
  Nigeria0 (3)
 
9 October — Baku (8KM)
 
  France (p)0 (5)
 
  France2
 
5 October — Baku (8KM)
 
  Ghana0
 
  Japan0
 
13 October — Baku (Tofik)
 
  Ghana1
 
  France (p)1 (7)
 
4 October — Baku (8KM)
 
  North Korea1 (6)
 
  North Korea2
 
9 October — Baku (8KM)
 
  Canada1
 
  North Korea2
 
5 October — Baku (8KM)
 
  Germany1 Third place
 
  Germany2
 
13 October — Baku (Tofik)
 
  Brazil1
 
  Ghana1
 
 
  Germany0
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

North Korea  2–1  Canada
Ri Un-Sim   78'87' Report Prince   90'+1'

Nigeria  0–0  France
Report
Penalties
Emenayo  
Nnodim  
Ofoegbu  
Biahwo  
3–5   Toletti
  Declercq
  Mbock Bathy
  Cascarino
  Romanelli

Germany  2–1  Brazil
Däbritz   31'
Knaak   90+2'
Report Djenifer   13'
Attendance: 2,762
Referee: Alondra Arellano (Mexico)

Japan  0–1  Ghana
Report Sumaila   53'

SemifinalsEdit

France  2–0  Ghana
Diani   31'89' Report
Attendance: 4,651
Referee: Cardella Samuels (Jamaica)

North Korea  2–1  Germany
Kim So-Hyang   39'47' Report Knaak   59'

Third place matchEdit

Ghana  1–0  Germany
Okyere   38' Report
Attendance: 27,128
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

FinalEdit

France  1–1  North Korea
Declercq   33' Report Ri Un-Sim   79'
Penalties
Toletti  
Declercq  
Mbock Bathy  
Romanelli  
Cascarino  
Bruneau  
Carage  
Diani  
7–6   Kim Un-Hwa
  Choe Chung-Bok
  Choe Yun-Gyong
  Kim Hyang-Mi
  Ri Kyong-Hyang
  Ri Un-Sim
  Ri Kum-Suk
  Ri Un-Yong
Attendance: 27,128

AwardsEdit

The following awards were given for the tournament:[17]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Griedge Mbock Bathy   Ri Hyang-Sim   Yui Hasegawa


Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
  Ri Un-Sim   Chinwendu Ihezuo   Halimatu Ayinde


FIFA Fair Play Award Golden Glove
  Japan   Romane Bruneau

GoalscorersEdit

8 goals
  •   Ri Un-Sim
6 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 Own goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Match Schedule FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012" (PDF). FIFA.com. 1 October 2012.
  2. ^ "FIFA Executive Committee approves special funding for Chile and Haiti". FIFA. 19 March 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  3. ^ "France secure title after shoot-out". FIFA. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Mascot's name is revealed". fifa.com. FIFA. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Azerbaijan 2012 mascot steps out". fifa.com. FIFA. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Qualifying tournaments". FIFA. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  7. ^ "FIFA World Cup in Azerbaijan". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
  8. ^ All U17 World Cup matches to be held in Baku
  9. ^ "'Eleven Hearts, One Goal': official slogan unveiled in Lankaran". FIFA. 16 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  10. ^ "List of FIFA women referees and assistant referees, FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  11. ^ "Draw shows path to Azerbaijan glory". FIFA. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  12. ^ "FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012 – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  13. ^ "304 players under starter's orders". FIFA.com. 14 September 2012.
  14. ^ a b "Regulations FIFA U-20 and U-17 Women's World Cups 2012" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  15. ^ "Match 28 to be played in 8KM stadium". FIFA.com. 30 September 2012.
  16. ^ "Change of venue for Match 27". FIFA.com. 7 September 2012.
  17. ^ "Azerbaijan bows to Mbock Bathy". FIFA.com. 13 October 2012.

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