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[1] 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.[2][3] Canada was the first country to stage this tournament twice, after hosting the inaugural edition in 2002.

2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Coupe du Monde de Football Féminin des Moins de 20 ans 2014
2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryCanada
Dates5–24 August
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Germany (3rd title)
Runners-up Nigeria
Third place France
Fourth place North Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored102 (3.19 per match)
Attendance288,558 (9,017 per match)
Top scorer(s)Nigeria Asisat Oshoala
(7 goals)
Best player(s)Nigeria Asisat Oshoala
Best goalkeeperGermany Meike Kämper
Fair play award Canada
2012
2016

Germany beat Nigeria 1–0 after extra time in the final. Germany won its third title while Nigeria lost their second final.

Host selectionEdit

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.[2] FIFA officially awarded the tournaments to Canada on 3 March 2011.[4]

Qualified teamsEdit

The slot allocation was approved by the FIFA Executive Committee in May 2012.[5][6]

Confederation (Continent) Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)[7]
AFC (Asia) 2013 AFC U-19 Women's Championship   China PR
  North Korea
  South Korea
CAF (Africa) 2014 African U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament   Ghana
  Nigeria
CONCACAF (North, Central America & Caribbean) Host nation   Canada
2014 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship   Costa Rica
  Mexico
  United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 2014 South American Under-20 Women's Championship   Brazil
  Paraguay1
OFC (Oceania) 2014 OFC U-20 Women's Championship   New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2013 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship   England
  Finland
  France
  Germany
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[8] until the ban was lifted nine days later.[9]

VenuesEdit

On 2 June 2013, FIFA announced that Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal and Toronto would be the host cities for the tournament.[10] 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,[11] 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.[12]

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.

Edmonton Moncton Montreal Toronto
Commonwealth Stadium Moncton Stadium Olympic Stadium National Soccer Stadium
(BMO Field)
Capacity: 56,302 Capacity: 10,000
(expandable to 20,000)
Capacity: 65,255 Capacity: 21,859
       

SponsorsEdit

FIFA partnersEdit

National supportersEdit

Match officialsEdit

A total of 13 referees, 5 reserve referees, and 26 assistant referees were appointed by FIFA for the tournament.[13]

Confederation Referees Assistant referees
AFC

  Qin Liang
  Sachiko Yamagishi
  Ri Hyang-ok (reserve)

  Fang Yan
  Allyson Flynn
  Sarah May Yee Ho
  Liang Jianping

CAF

  Therese Sango
  Therese Neguel (reserve)

  Tempa Justine Fouti N'Da
  Trhas Gebreyohanis

CONCACAF

  Quetzalli Alvarado Godinez
  Carol Anne Chenard
  Margaret Domka
  Michelle Pye (reserve)

  Marie-Josée Charbonneau
  Mayte Ivonne Chavez Garcia
  Marlene Duffy
  Suzanne Morisset
  Shirley Susana Perello Lopez
  Veronica Perez

CONMEBOL

  Jesica Salome Di Iorio
  Claudia Ines Umpierrez Rodriguez (reserve)

  Mariana Betina Corbo Odone
  Maria Eugenia Rocco

OFC

  Finau Vulivuli

  Jacqueline Stephenson
  Sarah Walker

UEFA

  Kirsi Heikkinen
  Kateryna Monzul
  Esther Staubli
  Bibiana Steinhaus
  Carina Vitulano
  Katalin Kulcsár (reserve)

  Ella De Vries
  Anu Jokela
  Chrysoula Kourompylia
  Sian Massey
  Anna Nyström
  Tonja Paavola
  Yolando Pargo Rodriguez
  Lucie Ratajova
  Katrin Rafalski
  Marina Wozniak

SquadsEdit

Each team named a squad of 21 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline.[6] The squads were announced by FIFA on 25 July 2014.[14]

Final drawEdit

The final draw was held on 1 March 2014 in Montreal.[15] 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.

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

Group stageEdit

The schedule of the tournament was announced on 6 August 2013.[16]

The winners and runners-up of each group advance to the quarter-finals.[6] The rankings of teams in each group are determined as follows:

  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:[17]

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  North Korea 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
  Canada 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
  Ghana 3 2 0 1 3 4 −1 6
  Finland 3 0 0 3 4 7 −3 0
Finland  1–2  North Korea
Laaksonen   28' Report Kim So-hyang   15'
Choe Yun-gyong   27'
Attendance: 14,834
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)
Canada  0–1  Ghana
Report Sumaila   22'

Ghana  0–3  North Korea
Report Ri Un-sim   6'78'
Jon So-yon   90+4' (pen.)
Attendance: 16,503
Referee: Carina Vitulano (Italy)
(replaced by Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary) in the 11th minute due to injury)
Canada  3–2  Finland
Beckie   48'
Sanderson   50'
Prince   80'
Report Kemppi   3'21'
Attendance: 16,503
Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi (Japan)

North Korea  0–1  Canada
Report Beckie   65'
Attendance: 13,031
Ghana  2–1  Finland
Sumaila   71'
Cudjoe   86'
Report Kemppi   50'

Group BEdit

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.[18]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Germany 3 2 1 0 12 6 +6 7
  United States 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
  China PR 3 0 2 1 6 9 −3 2
  Brazil 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
Germany  2–0  United States
Petermann   65'
Panfil   90'
Report
Attendance: 10,101
Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi (Japan)
China PR  1–1  Brazil
Zhang Zhu   89' Report Byanca   66'

Germany  5–5  China PR
Bremer   10'
Däbritz   45+1'68' (pen.)
Panfil   51'71'
Report Zhu Beiyan   40'62' (pen.)
Tang Jiali   48'
Lei Jiahui   52'
Zhang Chen   80'
Attendance: 10,025
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)
United States  1–0  Brazil
Horan   82' Report

Brazil  1–5  Germany
Carol   41' Report Däbritz   50'78'90+1'
Bremer   64'90+3'
Attendance: 13,031
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada)
United States  3–0  China PR
Horan   19'38'
Lavelle   49'
Report
Attendance: 4,708

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Nigeria 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7
  South Korea 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  England 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
  Mexico 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
England  1–1  South Korea
Harris   68' Report Lee So-dam   15' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,587
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada)
Mexico  1–1  Nigeria
Ibarra   23' Report Igbinovia   42'

England  1–1  Mexico
Mead   36' Report Samarzich   70'
Attendance: 4,636
Referee: Finau Vulivuli (Fiji)
South Korea  1–2  Nigeria
Kim So-yi   72' Report Dike   1'
Ihezuo   36'

Nigeria  2–1  England
Ayila   41'
Oshoala   59' (pen.)
Report Parris   5'
Attendance: 7,301
Referee: Qin Liang (China)
South Korea  2–1  Mexico
Lee Geum-min   43'
Lee So-dam   65' (pen.)
Report Samarzich   74'

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  France 3 3 0 0 12 1 +11 9
  New Zealand 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
  Paraguay 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
  Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 2 10 −8 0
France  5–1  Costa Rica
Lavogez   7' (pen.)38'
Robert   18'
Villalobos   22' (o.g.)
Sarr   53'
Report Herrera   90+1'
Attendance: 4,812
Referee: Qin Liang (China)
New Zealand  2–0  Paraguay
Rolston   40'
Skilton   43'
Report
Attendance: 4,812

New Zealand  0–4  France
Report Diani   22'
Lavogez   53'
Le Bihan   80'82'
Attendance: 6,844
Paraguay  2–1  Costa Rica
Romero   4'
Mora   88' (pen.)
Report Montero   29'

Costa Rica  0–3  New Zealand
Report Skilton   24'
Lee   69'
O'Brien   90+4'
Paraguay  0–3  France
Report Robert   5' (pen.)7'
Tarrieu   77'

Knockout stageEdit

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.[6]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
16 August — Toronto
 
 
  North Korea (pen.)1 (3)
 
20 August — Moncton
 
  United States1 (1)
 
  North Korea2
 
17 August — Moncton
 
  Nigeria6
 
  Nigeria4
 
24 August — Montreal
 
  New Zealand1
 
  Nigeria0
 
16 August — Edmonton
 
  Germany (a.e.t.)1
 
  Germany2
 
20 August — Montreal
 
  Canada0
 
  Germany2
 
17 August — Montreal
 
  France1 Third place
 
  France (pen.)0 (4)
 
24 August — Montreal
 
  South Korea0 (3)
 
  North Korea2
 
 
  France3
 

Quarter-finalsEdit


Germany  2–0  Canada
Bremer   24'
Knaak   82'
Report

Nigeria  4–1  New Zealand
Oshoala   1'12'
Sunday   84'90'
Report Rolston   89'
Attendance: 3,588
Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi (Japan)

France  0–0 (a.e.t.)  South Korea
Report
Penalties
Toletti  
Dafeur  
Mbock Bathy  
Perisset  
Lavogez  
4–3   Jang Sel-gi
  Oh Yeon-hee
  Kim Hye-yeong
  Namgung Ye-ji
  Lee Su-bin
Attendance: 4,954
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)

Semi-finalsEdit

North Korea  2–6  Nigeria
Ri Un-sim   31'
Jon So-yon   62' (pen.)
Report Dike   2'
Oshoala   24'60'68'85'
Sunday   55'

Germany  2–1  France
Bremer   12'
Petermann   81'
Report Mbock Bathy   45'
Attendance: 6,634

Third place matchEdit

North Korea  2–3  France
Ri Un-yong   48'
Choe Un-hwa   68'
Report Lavogez   53'
Diallo   66'
Tounkara   79'
Attendance: 15,822
Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi (Japan)

FinalEdit

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.

Nigeria  0–1 (a.e.t.)  Germany
Report Petermann   98'
Attendance: 15,822
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada)

AwardsEdit

The following awards were given for the tournament:[19]

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
Golden Glove
  Meike Kämper
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Canada

GoalscorersEdit

7 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own Goal

Source: FIFA[20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA Calendar". FIFA. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
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  3. ^ FIFA World Cups open for bidding
  4. ^ cbc.ca; Canada gets 2015 Women's World Cup of soccer ; 3 March 2011
  5. ^ "Decisions taken by the FIFA Executive Committee concerning women's competitions in 2014 and 2015" (PDF). FIFA.com. 18 May 2012.
  6. ^ a b c d "Regulations FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  7. ^ "Qualifying tournaments and qualifiers". FIFA. Archived from the original on 16 April 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  8. ^ "FIFA Emergency Committee suspends Nigeria Football Federation". FIFA. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Nigeria's ban from Fifa lifted after reinstatement of officials". The Guardian. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Host Cities announced for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014". FIFA.com. 2 June 2013.
  11. ^ "Canadian host cities for 2015 Women's World Cup unveiled". CBC.ca. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  12. ^ "Ottawa won't host 2014 FIFA U-20 women's soccer tourney". CBC Sports. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  13. ^ "List of FIFA women referees and assistant referees, FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  14. ^ "Squads announced as kick-off draws nearer". FIFA.com. 25 July 2014.
  15. ^ "Finalists reunited in Canada 2014 draw". FIFA.com. 1 March 2014.
  16. ^ "FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014 match schedule unveiled". FIFA.com. 6 August 2013. Archived from the original on 10 August 2013.
  17. ^ "Match Schedule – FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  18. ^ "Germany and China set goal-scoring record at U-20 Women's World Cup". edmontonsun.com. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  19. ^ Awards 2014
  20. ^ "Goal scorers". FIFA.

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