2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

The 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup was the fifth edition of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, the biennial international women's youth football championship contested by the under-17 national teams of the member associations of FIFA. The tournament was held in Jordan from 30 September to 21 October 2016.[1]

2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
كأس العالم للسيدات تحت 17 سنة 2016
2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryJordan
Dates30 September – 21 October
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions North Korea (2nd title)
Runners-up Japan
Third place Spain
Fourth place Venezuela
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored104 (3.25 per match)
Attendance104,095 (3,253 per match)
Top scorer(s)Spain Lorena Navarro
(8 goals)
Best player(s)Japan Fuka Nagano
Best goalkeeperSpain Noelia Ramos
Fair play award Japan
2014
2018

While the role of women in sport was regarded as controversial due to cultural and religious conservatism in some countries of the Middle East, this tournament was the first female FIFA tournament held in the region.[2]

Host selectionEdit

The following countries submitted a bid to host the tournament by the May 2013 deadline:[3]

On 5 December 2013, the FIFA Executive Committee announced that the tournament would be held in Jordan.[4]

Qualified teamsEdit

A total of 16 teams qualified for the final tournament. In addition to Jordan who qualified automatically as hosts, the other 15 teams qualified from six separate continental competitions. The slot allocation was published in June 2014.[5]

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) Host nation   Jordan1
2015 AFC U-16 Women's Championship   Japan
  North Korea
CAF (Africa) 2016 African U-17 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament   Cameroon1
  Ghana
  Nigeria
CONCACAF (North, Central America & Caribbean) 2016 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship   Canada
  Mexico
  United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 2016 South American Under-17 Women's Championship   Brazil
  Paraguay
  Venezuela
OFC (Oceania) 2016 OFC U-17 Women's Championship   New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2016 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship   England
  Germany
  Spain
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

VenuesEdit

The three host cities were Amman, Irbid, and Zarqa. The infrastructure of the stadiums and surrounding areas in the host cities was developed. Greater Amman Municipality and the Higher Council for Youth were responsible for developing the infrastructure, with 30% under the responsibility of the municipality and 70% under the responsibility of the council.[6]

Amman Amman
Amman International Stadium King Abdullah II Stadium
 
Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 18,000
Zarqa Irbid
Prince Mohammed Stadium Al-Hassan Stadium
   
Capacity: 17,000 Capacity: 15,000

EmblemEdit

The official emblem was unveiled on 3 May 2015, which was designed to showcase Jordan's most iconic symbols. Visual aspects of the Jordanian culture can be seen on the emblem that has the traditional shape of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Trophy, which include; the distinctive pattern of the Jordanian Keffieh, the Jordanian national flower Black Iris, Pan Arab colors and a star from the Jordanian flag.[7]

MascotEdit

In a FIFA press conference on 28 May 2016, the tournament mascot Aseela was introduced. Aseela is an Arabian oryx, which is a rare animal that happens to be the national animal of Jordan. The Arabian Oryx was chosen for being a symbol of " strength, gentleness, and athleticism", resembling female football players. The mascot is expected to inspire young women across Jordan and the region to participate in watching the tournament.[8]

SquadsEdit

Each team named a squad of 21 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline. All players must be born on or after 1 January 1999, and on or before 31 December 2001.[9] The official squads were announced on 23 September 2016.[10]

Match officialsEdit

A total of 16 referees, 1 reserve referee, and 28 assistant referees were appointed by FIFA for the tournament.[11]

Confederation Referees Assistant referees
AFC

  Kate Jacewicz
  Park Ji-Yeong
  Yoshimi Yamashita
  Oh Hyeon-Jeong (reserve)

  Renae Coghill
  Uvena Fernandes
  Maiko Hagio
  Lee Seul-Gi
  Liang Jianping
  Truong Thi Le Trinh

CAF

  Aissata Ameyo Amegee
  Ledya Tafesse

  Josiane Mbakop
  Fanta Idrissa Kone

CONCACAF

  Marie-Soleil Beaudoin
  Ekaterina Koroleva
  Miriam Patricia León Serpas

  Thelma Beltran
  Yudilia Briones
  Princess Brown
  Kathryn Nesbitt
  Deleana Quan
  Stephanie-Dale Yee Sing

CONMEBOL

  Laura Fortunato
  Regildenia de Holanda Moura
  Viviana Muñoz
  Yeimy Martinez

  Liliana Bejarano
  Nilda Gamarra
  Luzmila Gonzalez
  Daiana Milone
  Tatiane Sacilotti
  Leslie Vasquez

OFC

  Finau Vulivuli

UEFA

  Esther Azzopardi
  Sandra Braz Bastos
  Anastasia Pustovoitova
  Olga Zadinová

  Lucia Abruzzese
  Oleksandra Ardasheva
  Christina Biehl
  Susanne Kueng
  Ekaterina Kurochkina
  Kylie McMullan
  Slavomira Majkuthová
  Katarzyna Wojs

DrawEdit

The official draw was held on 30 May 2016, 18:00 EEST (UTC+3), at the Al Hussein Cultural Centre in Amman.[12][13] The teams were seeded based on their performances in previous U-17 Women's World Cups and confederation tournaments, with the hosts Jordan automatically seeded and assigned to position A1. Teams of the same confederation could not meet in the group stage.[8]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Group stageEdit

The match schedule was approved by the FIFA Executive Committee on 25 May 2015,[14] and officially announced on 10 August 2015.[15]

The top two teams 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. fair play points
    • first yellow card: minus 1 point;
    • indirect red card (second yellow card): minus 3 points;
    • direct red card: minus 4 points;
    • yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points;
  5. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

All times are local, EEST (UTC+3).[16]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Mexico 3 2 1 0 10 2 +8 7 Knockout stage
2   Spain 3 2 1 0 9 1 +8 7
3   New Zealand 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2 3
4   Jordan (H) 3 0 0 3 1 15 −14 0
Source: FIFA
(H) Host.
Mexico  5–0  New Zealand
Espinosa   18'
Ovalle   36'
Lopez   68'
Avalos   81'
Torres   87'
Report
Attendance: 7,635
Referee: Yeimy Martinez (Colombia)
Jordan  0–6  Spain
Report Lorena   6'27'42'47' (pen.)79'
Pina   89'

Spain  2–0  New Zealand
Aleixandri   80'
Pina   85'
Report
Attendance: 698
Referee: Park Ji-Yeong (South Korea)
Jordan  1–4  Mexico
Abu-Sabbah   6' Report Enrigue   13'
Cázares   17'
Ovalle   54'
Juárez   85'
Attendance: 8,250
Referee: Finau Vulivuli (Fiji)

New Zealand  5–0  Jordan
Tawharu   5'90'
Blake   28'76'90+2'
Report
Attendance: 4,493
Referee: Aissata Amegee (Togo)
Spain  1–1  Mexico
E. Navarro   58' Report Espinosa   56'
Attendance: 1,900
Referee: Ledya Tafesse (Ethiopia)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Knockout stage
2   Venezuela 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
3   Canada 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
4   Cameroon 3 0 0 3 3 7 −4 0
Source: FIFA
Venezuela  1–2  Germany
Cazorla   61' Report Gwinn   7'
Bühl   74'
Attendance: 3,731
Cameroon  2–3  Canada
Djoubi   17'
Dabda   42'
Report Huitema   3'
Stratigakis   78' (pen.)
Taylor   83'
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Sandra Braz (Portugal)

Venezuela  2–1  Cameroon
Castellanos   20'90+4' Report Takounda   90+3'
Attendance: 1,275
Referee: Yoshimi Yamashita (Japan)
Germany  1–1  Canada
Gwinn   45+2' Report Rose   20'
Attendance: 3,384
Referee: Regildenia Moura (Brazil)

Canada  0–2  Venezuela
Report Castellanos   30'
Moreno   74'
Attendance: 2,704
Referee: Olga Zadinová (Czech Republic)
Germany  2–0  Cameroon
Gwinn   15'
Oberdorf   72'
Report
Attendance: 1,130
Referee: Park Ji-Yeong (South Korea)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   North Korea 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7 Knockout stage
2   England 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
3   Brazil 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
4   Nigeria 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1
Source: FIFA
Nigeria  0–1  Brazil
Report Micaelly   42'
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Olga Zadinová (Czech Republic)
England  3–3  North Korea
Brazil   20'
Stanway   33'
Russo   90+4'
Report Sung Hyang-sim   29'
Kim Pom-ui   67'
Ko Kyong-hui   84'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Ledya Tafesse (Ethiopia)

Nigeria  0–0  England
Report
Attendance: 664
Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva (United States)
Brazil  0–1  North Korea
Report Ri Hae-yon   71'
Attendance: 2,463
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)

North Korea  3–0  Nigeria
Ri Hae-yon   30'45'83' Report
Brazil  1–2  England
Kerolin   36' Report Stanway   45+3' (pen.)60' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,400

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Japan 3 3 0 0 13 2 +11 9 Knockout stage
2   Ghana 3 2 0 1 3 6 −3 6
3   United States 3 1 0 2 9 6 +3 3
4   Paraguay 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
Source: FIFA
Ghana  0–5  Japan
Report Ueki   7'
Endo   18'21'
Takarada   26'
Chiba   83'
Attendance: 1,083
Referee: Miriam Patricia Leon Serpas (El Salvador)
United States  6–1  Paraguay
Tagliaferri   11'
Kuhlmann   14'49'87'
Pickett   69'
Sanchez   82'
Report Fretes   53'
Attendance: 2,078
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)

United States  1–2  Ghana
Tagliaferri   5' Report Gi. Acheampong   63'
Owusu-Ansah   84' (pen.)
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Laura Fortunato (Argentina)
Paraguay  0–5  Japan
Report Takahashi   4'
Nojima   29'39' (pen.)44'
Takarada   89'
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Esther Azzopardi (Malta)

Japan  3–2  United States
Ueki   53'
Kanno   75'
Miyazawa   77'
Report Sanchez   33'90+1' (pen.)
Attendance: 2,580
Referee: Yeimy Martinez (Colombia)
Paraguay  0–1  Ghana
Report Owusu-Ansah   68'
Attendance: 1,703
Referee: Finau Vulivuli (Fiji)

Knockout stageEdit

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

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
12 October — Amman (AIS)
 
 
  Mexico1
 
17 October — Amman (KAS)
 
  Venezuela2
 
  Venezuela0
 
13 October — Irbid
 
  North Korea3
 
  North Korea2
 
21 October — Amman (AIS)
 
  Ghana1
 
  North Korea (p)0 (5)
 
12 October — Amman (AIS)
 
  Japan0 (4)
 
  Germany1
 
17 October — Amman (KAS)
 
  Spain2
 
  Spain0
 
13 October — Irbid
 
  Japan3 Third place
 
  Japan3
 
21 October — Amman (AIS)
 
  England0
 
  Venezuela0
 
 
  Spain4
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Mexico  1–2  Venezuela
Enrigue   34' Report Castellanos   35'39'
Attendance: 856
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)

Germany  1–2  Spain
Oberdorf   90+4' Report Natalia   9'
E. Navarro   36'
Attendance: 2,225
Referee: Sandra Braz (Portugal)

North Korea  2–1  Ghana
Kim Pom-ui   33' (pen.)
Ja Un-yong   90+4'
Report Gi. Acheampong   81'
Attendance: 493
Referee: Laura Fortunato (Argentina)

Japan  3–0  England
Endo   3'
Ueki   45+1'80'
Report
Attendance: 1,806
Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva (United States)

Semi-finalsEdit

Venezuela  0–3  North Korea
Report Kim Pom-ui   15'
Ja Un-yong   71'
Ri Hae-yon   89'
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Olga Zadinová (Czech Republic)

Spain  0–3  Japan
Report Takahashi   14'76' (pen.)
Lucía   48' (o.g.)

Third place matchEdit

Venezuela  0–4  Spain
Report E. Navarro   17'
Lorena   53'78'87'
Attendance: 3,200
Referee: Ledya Tafesse (Ethiopia)

FinalEdit

North Korea  0–0  Japan
Report
Penalties
Ja Un-yong  
Kim Pom-ui  
Sung Hyang-sim  
Ri Hae-yon  
Ri Kum-hyang  
5–4   Ueki
  Wakisaka
  Takahashi
  Kanekatsu
  Nagano

GoalscorersEdit

8 goals
  •   Lorena Navarro
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal
  •   Lucía Rodríguez (against Japan)

AwardsEdit

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

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Fuka Nagano   Sung Hyang-sim   Deyna Castellanos


Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
  Lorena Navarro   Ri Hae Yon   Deyna Castellanos


FIFA Fair Play Award Golden Glove
  Japan   Noelia Ramos

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Circular #1510 – FIFA U-20 and U-17 Women's World Cups in 2016" (PDF). FIFA. 11 November 2015.
  2. ^ Collett, Mike (8 May 2015). "Jordan World Cup a significant milestone for women". Reuters.com. Reuters. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  3. ^ "FIFA Executive Committee fully backs resolution on the fight against racism and discrimination". FIFA.com. 28 May 2013.
  4. ^ "FIFA launches 2014 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust". FIFA.com. 5 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Decisions taken by the FIFA Executive Committee concerning women's competitions 2016" (PDF). FIFA.com. 23 June 2014.
  6. ^ "U-17 Women World Cup organisers to intensify marketing push". The Jordan News. The Jordan Times. 9 March 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Jordan 2016 official emblem unveiled". FIFA.com. 3 May 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Official mascot, draw procedure announced for Jordan 2016". FIFA.com. 28 May 2016.
  9. ^ a b c "Regulations – FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  10. ^ "Squads announced for Jordan 2016". FIFA.com. 23 September 2016.
  11. ^ "FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 Appointments of Match Officials" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  12. ^ "Relive the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 draw". FIFA.com. 29 May 2016.
  13. ^ "Draw sets the scene for Jordan 2016". FIFA.com. 30 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Executive Committee meets ahead of 65th FIFA Congress". FIFA.com. 25 May 2015.
  15. ^ "Jordan 2016 official match schedule announced". FIFA.com. 10 August 2015.
  16. ^ "Match Schedule FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  17. ^ Awards 2016

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