2018 South American U-17 Women's Championship

The 2018 South American Under-17 Women's Football Championship was the 6th edition of the South American Under-17 Women's Football Championship (Spanish: CONMEBOL Sudamericano Femenino Sub-17), the biennial international youth football championship organised by the CONMEBOL for the women's under-17 national teams of South America. The tournament was held in Argentina between 7–25 March 2018.[1]

2018 South American Under-17 Women's Football Championship
CONMEBOL Sudamericano Femenino Sub-17
Argentina 2018
Tournament details
Host countryArgentina
CitySan Juan
Dates7–25 March 2018
Teams10 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (3rd title)
Runners-up Colombia
Third place Uruguay
Fourth place Venezuela
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored65 (2.5 per match)
Top scorer(s)Colombia Mairéth Pérez (7 goals)
Fair play award Venezuela
2016
2020

The top two teams of the tournament qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay as the CONMEBOL representatives, besides Uruguay who qualified automatically as hosts.[2]

Brazil were crowned champions for the third time. Venezuela were the defending champions, but could only finish fourth.

TeamsEdit

All ten CONMEBOL member national teams are eligible to enter the tournament.

Team Appearance Previous best top-4 performance
  Argentina (hosts) 6th Fourth place (2008, 2012)
  Bolivia 6th None
  Brazil 6th Champions (2010, 2012)
  Chile 6th Runners-up (2010)
  Colombia 6th Champions (2008)
  Ecuador 6th None
  Paraguay 6th Third place (2008, 2013, 2016)
  Peru 6th None
  Uruguay 6th Runners-up (2012)
  Venezuela (holders) 6th Champions (2013, 2016)

VenuesEdit

All matches were played in Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, San Juan.[3]

DrawEdit

The draw of the tournament was held on 28 February 2018, 12:00 ART (UTC−3), at the Estadio Aldo Cantoni in San Juan.[4] The ten teams were drawn into two groups of five teams. The hosts Argentina and the defending champions Venezuela were seeded into Groups A and B respectively, while the remaining teams were placed into four "pairing pots" according to their results in the 2016 South American Under-17 Women's Football Championship: Brazil–Paraguay, Colombia–Uruguay, Chile–Ecuador, Peru–Bolivia.[5]

SquadsEdit

Players born on or after 1 January 2001 are eligible to compete in the tournament. Each team could register a maximum of 22 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers).[6]

First stageEdit

In the first stage, the teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order (Regulations Article 18.1):[6]

  1. Goal difference;
  2. Goals scored;
  3. Head-to-head result in games between tied teams;
  4. Drawing of lots.

The top two teams of each group advance to the final stage.

On 11 March 2018, the scheduled Group A match between Argentina and Ecuador was not played as players from several teams showed symptoms for food poisoning. The scheduled Group B matches on 12 March 2018 were also postponed as a result.[7] The matches were rescheduled by CONMEBOL with the first stage ending on 18 March instead of 16 March, and the final stage starting on 21 March instead of 19 March.[8][9]

All times are local, ART (UTC−3).[10]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Colombia 4 4 0 0 12 1 +11 12 Final stage
2   Brazil 4 3 0 1 6 1 +5 9
3   Argentina (H) 4 1 1 2 4 8 −4 4
4   Peru 4 1 0 3 2 10 −8 3
5   Ecuador 4 0 1 3 4 8 −4 1
Source: CONMEBOL
(H) Host.
Brazil  1–0  Ecuador
Report
Argentina  0–4  Colombia
Report

Colombia  4–0  Peru
Report
Argentina  0–2  Brazil
Report

Brazil  3–0  Peru
Report

Ecuador  1–2  Peru
Report
Brazil  0–1  Colombia
Report

Colombia  3–1  Ecuador
Report
Peru  0–2  Argentina
Report

Argentina  2–2  Ecuador
Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Uruguay 4 3 1 0 5 1 +4 10 Final stage
2   Venezuela 4 2 2 0 7 1 +6 8
3   Chile 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5
4   Paraguay 4 1 1 2 7 5 +2 4
5   Bolivia 4 0 0 4 1 13 −12 0
Source: CONMEBOL
Paraguay  2–2  Chile
Report
Venezuela  0–0  Uruguay
Report

Uruguay  3–1  Bolivia
Report
Venezuela  2–0  Paraguay
Report

Paraguay  5–0  Bolivia
Report
Venezuela  1–1  Chile
Report

Chile  1–0  Bolivia
Report
Paraguay  0–1  Uruguay
Report

Uruguay  1–0  Chile
Report
Bolivia  0–4  Venezuela
Report

Final stageEdit

In the final stage, the teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order, taking into account only matches in the final stage (Regulations Article 18.2):[6]

  1. Goal difference;
  2. Goals scored;
  3. Head-to-head result in games between tied teams;
  4. Fair play points (first yellow card: minus 1 point; second yellow card / red card: minus 3 points; direct red card: minus 4 points; yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points);
  5. Drawing of lots.
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
2   Colombia 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
3   Uruguay 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4   Venezuela 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
Source: CONMEBOL
Colombia  2–0  Venezuela
Report
Uruguay  2–1  Brazil
Report

Uruguay  0–2  Venezuela
Report
Colombia  0–1  Brazil
Report

Brazil  3–0  Venezuela
Report
Colombia  1–1  Uruguay
Report

WinnersEdit

 2018 South American Under-17 Women's Football Championship 
 
Brazil
Third title

Qualified teams for FIFA U-17 Women's World CupEdit

The following three teams from CONMEBOL qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, including Uruguay which qualified as hosts.[11]

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup1
  Uruguay 10 May 2016[12] 1 (2012)
  Brazil 25 March 2018 4 (2008, 2010, 2012, 2016)
  Colombia 25 March 2018 3 (2008, 2012, 2014)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

GoalscorersEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Paraguay, Chile, Ecuador y Argentina realizarán torneos sudamericanos femeninos". CONMEBOL.com. 25 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Circular #1565 - FIFA women's tournaments 2018-2019" (PDF). FIFA.com. 11 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Sudamericano Femenino Sub-17 del 7 al 25 de marzo". CONMEBOL.com. 21 February 2018.
  4. ^ "El 28 de febrero se sortea el Sudamericano Femenino Sub 17 - Argentina 2018". CONMEBOL.com. 23 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Definidos los grupos del Sudamericano Femenino Sub-17". CONMEBOL.com. 28 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Reglamento – Sudamericano Sub-17 Femenino Argentina 2018" (PDF). CONMEBOL.com.
  7. ^ "Se suspendió el partido de la Mini Tri Femenina por un cuadro de gastroenteritis". lared.com.ec. 11 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Reprogramación de partidos del CONMEBOL Sudamericano Femenino Sub 17". CONMEBOL.com. 12 March 2018.
  9. ^ "CALENDARIO - SUDAMERICANO FEMENINO SUB 17" (PDF). CONMEBOL.com.
  10. ^ "FIXTURE.- SUB-17 FEMENINO" (PDF). CONMEBOL.com.
  11. ^ "Brazil, Colombia book tickets to Uruguay". FIFA.com. 26 March 2018.
  12. ^ "FIFA Council agrees on four-phase bidding process for 2026 FIFA World Cup". FIFA.com. 10 May 2016.

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