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The 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup was the fourth edition of the youth association football tournament for women under the age of 17. The final tournament was hosted in Costa Rica.

2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Copa Mundial Femenina de Fútbol Sub-17 de 2014
2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryCosta Rica
Dates15 March – 4 April
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Japan (1st title)
Runners-up Spain
Third place Italy
Fourth place Venezuela
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored113 (3.53 per match)
Attendance284,320 (8,885 per match)
Top scorer(s)Venezuela Deyna Castellanos
Venezuela Gabriela García
(6 goals each)
Best player(s)Japan Hina Sugita
Best goalkeeperJapan Mamiko Matsumoto
Fair play award Japan
2012
2016

The competition was played from 15 March to 4 April 2014.[1] Japan beat Spain in the final 2–0, the same score the same match ended in the group stage. Japan emerged as the fourth different champion in four editions.

The opening match of the tournament set a new tournament record with 34,453 spectators. In total 284,320 supporters attended matches averaging 8,885 per match beating the 2012 record.[2]

Contents

Host selectionEdit

On 3 March 2011, FIFA announced that the tournament would be held in Costa Rica. There were six official bids.[3]

Hosting rights were then stripped on 28 February 2013 due to problems in stadium construction.[4] After receiving guarantees from both CONCACAF and the Costa Rican government, they were re-instated as hosts at an executive committee meeting in Zurich on March 21, 2013.[5] The final was originally scheduled on 5 April, but was brought forward one day due to government elections.[6]

MascotEdit

The official mascot of the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup was Juna, a blue morpho butterfly. The name Juna means "to fly" in the Cabécar language.[7]

Qualified teamsEdit

The slot allocation was approved by the FIFA Executive Committee in May 2012.[8][9] The Oceania Football Confederation qualifying tournament was scheduled for January 2014, FIFA however decided that it would be hosted too late then. Eventually FIFA and OFC in agreement with all member nations agreed to award the confederation spot to New Zealand. Just as New Zealand, Nigeria qualified without playing a match because two opponents withdrew their respective qualifying games. Defending champions France did not qualify.

In total 103 nations took part in the qualifying, three less than for the 2012 World Cup.[10]

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifiers[11]
AFC (Asia) 2013 AFC U-16 Women's Championship   Japan
  North Korea
  China PR
CAF (Africa) 2013 African U-17 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament   Nigeria
  Ghana
  Zambia1
CONCACAF
(North, Central America and Caribbean)
2013 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship   Mexico
  Canada
CONMEBOL (South America) 2013 South American Under-17 Women's Championship   Venezuela
  Colombia
  Paraguay
OFC (Oceania) Appointed by OFC (qualifying tournament cancelled)[12]   New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2014 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship   Germany
  Spain
  Italy1
Host nation   Costa Rica
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

VenuesEdit

Four stadiums are to be used across Costa Rica.[13]

Alajuela Liberia
Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto Estadio Edgardo Baltodano Briceño
Capacity: 16,625 Capacity: 4,300
 
San José Tibás
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá
Capacity: 34,453 Capacity: 21,704
   

Match officialsEdit

A total of 14 referees, 4 reserve referees, and 28 assistant referees were appointed by FIFA for the tournament.[14]

Confederation Referees Assistant referees
AFC

  Fusako Kajiyama
  Pannipar Kamnueng
  Abirami Apbai Naidu (reserve)

  Emi Chiba
  Kim Kyoung-Min
  Lee Seul-Gi
  Saori Takahashi

CAF

  Aissata Ameyo Amegee
  Gladys Lengwe (reserve)

  Ayawa Mana Dzodope
  Lidwine Pelagie Rakotozafinoro

CONCACAF

  Miriam Patricia Leon Serpas
  Cardella Samuels
  Lucila Venegas Montes
  Marianela Ayala Cruz (reserve)

  Emperatriz Ivonne Ayala Lopez
  Princess Brown
  Enedina Caudillo Gomez
  Lixy Esperanza Enriquez Guerrero
  Stacy-Ann Greyson
  Kimberly Moreira Rojas

CONMEBOL

  Ana Karina Marques Valentin Alves
  Silvia Elizabeth Reyes Juarez
  Maria Belen Carvajal Peña (reserve)

  Luciana Elizabeth Mascaraña
  Katiuscia Mayer Berger Mendonça
  Rossana Mabel Salinas Garcia
  Nadia Maria Macarena Weiler Figueredo

OFC

  Anna-Marie Keighley

  Nagarita Jimmy
  Lata I Sia Kaumatule

UEFA

  Jana Adámková
  Katalin Kulcsár
  Pernilla Larsson
  Kateryna Monzul
  Carina Vitulano

  Ourania Foskolou
  Helen Karo
  Panagiota Koutsoumpou
  Judit Kulcsár
  Angela Kyriakou
  Sian Massey
  Yolanda Parga Rodriguez
  Lucie Ratajova
  Sanja Rodak Karsic
  Maria Sukenikova

SquadsEdit

Each team must name a squad of 21 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline.[9] The squads were announced on 6 March 2014.[15]

Final drawEdit

The group stage draw was held on 17 December 2013 in Pueblo Antiguo.[16][17] Confederation champions Germany, Japan and Mexico were put in Pot 1 alongside the hosts Costa Rica, who were automatically assigned to Position A1. The draw then made sure no teams of the same confederation could meet in the group stage.[18]

Pot 1
(Seeded teams)
Pot 2
(CONCACAF & CONMEBOL)
Pot 3
(CAF & OFC)
Pot 4
(AFC & UEFA)

Group stageEdit

The winners and runners-up of each group advance to the quarter-finals. The rankings of teams in each group are determined as follows:[9]

  1. points obtained in all group matches;
  2. goal difference in all group matches;
  3. 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 are determined as follows:

  1. points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.
Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the Quarter-finals

All times are local, Central Standard Time (UTC−6).[19]

Group AEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Venezuela 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 9
  Italy 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
  Zambia 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 3
  Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0
Italy  2–0  Zambia
Serturini   41'53' Report
Attendance: 34,453
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)
Costa Rica  0–3  Venezuela
Report Castellanos   49'52'
Moreno   88'

Venezuela  4–0  Zambia
Castellanos   14'
G. García   47'59'86'
Report
Attendance: 25,624
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)
Costa Rica  0–1  Italy
Report Marinelli   19'
Attendance: 25,624
Referee: Silvia Reyes (Peru)

Zambia  2–1  Costa Rica
Chanda   8'
Araya   69' (o.g.)
Report Varela   3'
Attendance: 9,658
Referee: Anna–Marie Keighley (New Zealand)
Venezuela  1–0  Italy
Castellanos   46' Report
Attendance: 5,863
Referee: Cardella Samuels (Jamaica)

Group BEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Ghana 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
  Canada 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
  North Korea 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 4
  Germany 3 0 1 2 5 7 −2 1
Ghana  2–0  North Korea
Ayieyam   16'
Owusu-Ansah   50'
Report
Germany  2–2  Canada
Ehegötz   65'
Fellhauer   68'
Report Fleming   3'
Levasseur   44'
Attendance: 2,910
Referee: Ana Marques (Brazil)

Ghana  1–0  Germany
Amfobea   43' Report
North Korea  1–1  Canada
Sung Hyang-sim   54' Report Kim Jong-Sim   86' (o.g.)

Canada  2–1  Ghana
Levasseur   9'40' Report Owusu-Ansah   72'
North Korea  4–3  Germany
Ju Hyo-sim   30'
Sung Hyang-sim   34'
Wi Jong-Sim   41'
Ri Ji-Hyang   61' (pen.)
Report Ehegötz   5'
Sehan   12'
Walkling   24'
Attendance: 5,863
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)

Group CEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Japan 3 3 0 0 15 0 +15 9
  Spain 3 2 0 1 10 3 +7 6
  New Zealand 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
  Paraguay 3 0 1 2 2 18 −16 1
New Zealand  1–1  Paraguay
Cleverly   69' Report Barrios   84'
Spain  0–2  Japan
Report Miyagawa   43'
Matsubara   51'
Attendance: 2,250
Referee: Cardella Samuels (Jamaica)

New Zealand  0–3  Spain
Report Hernández   3'
P. Garrote   34'
N. García   67'
Attendance: 2,364
Referee: Aissata Amegee (Togo)
Paraguay  0–10  Japan
Report Hasegawa   15'
Endo   22'
Miyagawa   36'
Ichise   47'
Hiratsuka   56'
Saihara   62'
Sugita   75'85'86'
Kono   90+2' (pen.)

Japan  3–0  New Zealand
Hasegawa   20'
Kobayashi   71' (pen.)
Matsubara   90+3'
Report
Attendance: 5,100
Referee: Ana Marques (Brazil)
Paraguay  1–7  Spain
Godoy   25' Report Beltrán   4'
Falcon   11'17'
N. García   64'83'
P. Garrote   76'79'
Attendance: 3,199
Referee: Miriam Leon (El Salvador)

Group DEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Nigeria 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9
  Mexico 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6
  China PR 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 3
  Colombia 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0
Mexico  4–0  Colombia
Salazar   1'
Crowther   4'
González   14'
Huerta   71'
Report
Attendance: 4,300
Referee: Fusako Kajiyama (Japan)
China PR  1–2  Nigeria
Fan Yuqiu   64' Report Ajibade   21'
Kanu   63'

Mexico  4–0  China PR
Bernal   30' (pen.)
González   42'
Martínez   66'
Cruz   87'
Report
Attendance: 4,629
Referee: Anna–Marie Keighley (New Zealand)
Colombia  1–2  Nigeria
Ang. Rodríguez   3' Report Bokiri   26'
Kanu   59'
Attendance: 4,629
Referee: Miriam Leon (El Salvador)

Nigeria  3–0  Mexico
Ajibade   12'
Kanu   16'
Yakubu   58'
Report
Attendance: 5,100
Referee: Silvia Reyes (Peru)
Colombia  1–3  China PR
And. Rodríguez   60' Report Cui Yuhan   72'
Páez   75' (o.g.)
Chen Yudan   90+1'

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, the match is determined by a penalty shoot-out (no extra time is played).[9]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
27 March — San José
 
 
  Venezuela3
 
31 March — Liberia
 
  Canada2
 
  Venezuela1
 
27 March — Liberia
 
  Japan4
 
  Japan2
 
4 April — San José
 
  Mexico0
 
  Japan2
 
27 March — San José
 
  Spain0
 
  Ghana2 (3)
 
31 March — Liberia
 
  Italy (p)2 (4)
 
  Italy0
 
27 March — Liberia
 
  Spain2 Third place
 
  Nigeria0
 
4 April — San José
 
  Spain3
 
  Venezuela4 (0)
 
 
  Italy (p)4 (2)
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Venezuela  3–2  Canada
Castellanos   6'
Zambrano   43'
G. García   62'
Report Kinzner   19'
Levasseur   40'
Attendance: 1,812
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

Ghana  2–2  Italy
Ayieyam   4'
Abambila   90'
Report Marinelli   8'
Giugliano   17' (pen.)
Penalties
Ayieyam  
Kuzagbe  
Opoku  
Abambila  
Amfobea  
3–4   Boattin
  Giugliano
  Simonetti
  Serturini
  Vergani
Attendance: 1,812
Referee: Fusako Kajiyama (Japan)

Japan  2–0  Mexico
Hasegawa   12'
Sugita   43'
Report

Nigeria  0–3  Spain
Report Guijarro   14' (pen.)71'
N. García   58'
Attendance: 3,406
Referee: Anna–Marie Keighley (New Zealand)

Semi-finalsEdit

Venezuela  1–4  Japan
Castellanos   90+2' Report Nagano   13'
Ichise   33'
Kobayashi   52'
Sugita   63' (pen.)

Italy  0–2  Spain
Report Hernández   48' (pen.)
N. García   81' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,528
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

Third place matchEdit

Venezuela  4–4  Italy
Marcano   45+2'
G. García   60'68'
Luzardo   90+5'
Report Bergamaschi   16'
Giugliano   55'61'
Simonetti   79'
Penalties
Moreno  
Romero  
D. Rodriguez  
Goyo  
0–2   Boattin
  Giugliano
  Simonetti

FinalEdit

Japan  2–0  Spain
Nishida   5'
Kono   78'
Report
Attendance: 29,814
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)


 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Champions 
 
Japan
First title

AwardsEdit

The following awards were given for the tournament:[20]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Hina Sugita   Yui Hasegawa   Pilar Garrote


Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
  Deyna Castellanos
  Gabriela García
  Hina Sugita


FIFA Fair Play Award Golden Glove
  Japan   Mamiko Matsumoto

GoalscorersEdit

6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
  •   Marie Levasseur
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal
  •   Sara Páez (for China PR)
  •   Maria Araya (for Zambia)
  •   Kim Jong-Sim (for Canada)

ReferencesEdit

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  8. ^ "Decisions taken by the FIFA Executive Committee concerning women's competitions in 2014 and 2015" (PDF). FIFA.com. 18 May 2012.
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  11. ^ "Qualifying tournaments". FIFA. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  12. ^ "Young Football Ferns land tough draw". Oceania Football Confederation. 19 December 2013. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013.
  13. ^ Costa Developers - Jacó will host World Women’s Under-17 Soccer World Cup
  14. ^ "List of FIFA women referees and assistant referees, FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2014" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  15. ^ "Costa Rica 2014 squads unveiled". FIFA.com. 6 March 2014.
  16. ^ "WM line-up is complete" (in German). womensoccer.de. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
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  19. ^ "Match Schedule – FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2014" (PDF). FIFA.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 March 2014.
  20. ^ Awards 2014

External linksEdit