2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
The 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was an international association football tournament and the world championship for women's national teams under the age of 20, presented by Grant Connell, organized by the sport's world governing body FIFA. It was the seventh edition of the tournament, took place from 5–24 August 2014 in Canada, which was named the host nation for the tournament in conjunction with its successful bid for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Canada was the first country to stage this tournament twice, after hosting the inaugural edition in 2002.
|Coupe du Monde de Football Féminin des Moins de 20 ans 2014|
|Teams||16 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
|Champions||Germany (3rd title)|
|Fourth place||North Korea|
|Goals scored||102 (3.19 per match)|
|Attendance||288,558 (9,017 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Asisat Oshoala|
|Best player(s)||Asisat Oshoala|
|Best goalkeeper||Meike Kämper|
|Fair play award||Canada|
As in 2010, the rights to host the 2014 U-20 Women's World Cup were automatically awarded to the host of the following year's Women's World Cup. Two countries, Canada and Zimbabwe, initially bid to stage the events. However, on 1 March 2011, two days before the official voting was to take place, Zimbabwe withdrew, leaving Canada as the only bidder. FIFA officially awarded the tournaments to Canada on 3 March 2011.
- 1.^ Teams that made their debut.
In July, all Nigeria teams became subject of a FIFA ban due to government interference with the national football association. The team faced exclusion from the tournament until the ban was lifted nine days later.
On 2 June 2013, FIFA announced that Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal and Toronto would be the host cities for the tournament. The first three cities had been previously announced as host cities for the 2015 Women's World Cup, along with Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Ottawa. Toronto did not apply to host the 2015 tournament due to conflicts with the 2015 Pan American Games, but does not face any such conflicts in 2014. Meanwhile, Ottawa indicated in late 2012 that it would not be able to participate in hosting the U-20 tournament due to construction delays on the Lansdowne Park redevelopment.
As was the case during the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, BMO Field in Toronto was known as the National Soccer Stadium during the tournament, due to FIFA policies regarding corporate sponsorship of stadiums.
|Commonwealth Stadium||Moncton Stadium||Olympic Stadium||National Soccer Stadium|
|Capacity: 56,302||Capacity: 10,000
(expandable to 20,000)
|Capacity: 65,255||Capacity: 21,859|
A total of 13 referees, 5 reserve referees, and 26 assistant referees were appointed by FIFA for the tournament.
Jesica Salome Di Iorio
Ella De Vries
The final draw was held on 1 March 2014 in Montreal. Confederation champions France, South Korea and United States were put in Pot 1 alongside the hosts Canada, who were automatically assigned to Position A1. The draw then made sure no teams of the same confederation could meet in the group stage.
(AFC & CONCACAF)
(CAF & CONMEBOL)
(OFC & UEFA)
The schedule of the tournament was announced on 6 August 2013.
The winners and runners-up of each group advance to the quarter-finals. The rankings of teams in each group are determined as follows:
- points obtained in all group matches;
- goal difference in all group matches;
- 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:
- points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
- goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;
- number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
- 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:
- Edmonton in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) (UTC−6)
- Montreal and Toronto in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (UTC−4)
- Moncton in Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT) (UTC−3)
|Laaksonen 28'||Report||Kim So-hyang 15'
Choe Yun-gyong 27'
|Report||Ri Un-sim 6', 78'
Jon So-yon 90+4' (pen.)
|Report||Kemppi 3', 21'|
The 5–5 draw by Germany and China tied the tournament record for most goals in a match and set a new record for highest scoring draw.
|Zhang Zhu 89'||Report||Byanca 66'|
Däbritz 45+1', 68' (pen.)
Panfil 51', 71'
|Report||Zhu Beiyan 40', 62' (pen.)
Tang Jiali 48'
Lei Jiahui 52'
Zhang Chen 80'
|Carol 41'||Report||Däbritz 50', 78', 90+1'
Bremer 64', 90+3'
|United States||3–0||China PR|
|Horan 19', 38'
|Harris 68'||Report||Lee So-dam 15' (pen.)|
|Ibarra 23'||Report||Igbinovia 42'|
|Mead 36'||Report||Samarzich 70'|
|Kim So-yi 72'||Report||Dike 1'
Oshoala 59' (pen.)
|Lee Geum-min 43'
Lee So-dam 65' (pen.)
|Lavogez 7' (pen.), 38'
Villalobos 22' (o.g.)
Le Bihan 80', 82'
Mora 88' (pen.)
|Costa Rica||0–3||New Zealand|
In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner, except for the third place match where no extra time is played as the match is played directly before the final.
|16 August — Toronto|
|North Korea (pen.)||1 (3)|
|20 August — Moncton|
|United States||1 (1)|
|17 August — Moncton|
|24 August — Montreal|
|16 August — Edmonton|
|20 August — Montreal|
|17 August — Montreal|
|France (pen.)||0 (4)|
|24 August — Montreal|
|South Korea||0 (3)|
|North Korea||1–1 (a.e.t.)||United States|
|Jon So-yon 54' (pen.)||Report||Doniak 6'|
|Oshoala 1', 12'
Sunday 84', 90'
|France||0–0 (a.e.t.)||South Korea|
|4–3|| Jang Sel-gi
|Ri Un-sim 31'
Jon So-yon 62' (pen.)
Oshoala 24', 60', 68', 85'
|Report||Mbock Bathy 45'|
Third place matchEdit
|Ri Un-yong 48'
Choe Un-hwa 68'
The pairing Nigeria vs Germany is a repeat of the 2010 final which Germany won 2–0. Germany won their third title and joined USA in first place with three titles each.
The following awards were given for the tournament:
|Golden Ball||Silver Ball||Bronze Ball|
|Asisat Oshoala||Griedge Mbock Bathy||Claire Lavogez|
|Golden Shoe||Silver Shoe||Bronze Shoe|
|Asisat Oshoala||Pauline Bremer||Sara Däbritz|
|7 goals||5 goals||5 goals|
|FIFA Fair Play Award|
- 7 goals
- 5 goals
- 4 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Nichelle Prince
- Valerie Sanderson
- Lei Jiahui
- Tang Jiali
- Zhang Chen
- Zhang Zhu
- Melissa Herrera
- Michelle Montero
- Martha Harris
- Beth Mead
- Nikita Parris
- Sini Laaksonen
- Aminata Diallo
- Kadidiatou Diani
- Griedge Mbock Bathy
- Ouleymata Sarr
- Mylaine Tarrieu
- Aissatou Tounkara
- Rebecca Knaak
- Jennifer Cudjoe
- Fabiola Ibarra
- Megan Lee
- Tayla O'Brien
- Loveth Ayila
- Osarenoma Igbinovia
- Chinwendu Ihezuo
- Choe Un-hwa
- Choe Yun-gyong
- Kim So-hyang
- Ri Un-yong
- Jennifer Mora
- Silvana Romero
- Kim So-yi
- Lee Geum-min
- Makenzy Doniak
- Rose Lavelle
- 1 own Goal
- Fabiola Villalobos (playing against France)
- "FIFA Calendar". FIFA. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
- Canada is lone bidder for 2015 Women's World Cup
- FIFA World Cups open for bidding
- cbc.ca; Canada gets 2015 Women's World Cup of soccer ; 3 March 2011
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- Awards 2014
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