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The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup is an international association football tournament for female players under the age of 17. It is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The tournament is held in even-numbered years, starting in 2008.

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Founded2008; 11 years ago (2008)
RegionInternational (FIFA)
Number of teams16 (finals)
Current champions Spain
(1st title)
Most successful team(s) North Korea
(2 titles)
WebsiteFIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
2020 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

Contents

HistoryEdit

In 2003 after the inaugural success of the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship, held in Canada, FIFA proposed adding a second youth tournament for girls. Continental confederations told FIFA it would be difficult to create a second championship, with the age limits in place at the time. Therefore, FIFA created the U-17 Women's World Cup and the U-20 Women's World Championship (renamed the "U-20 Women's World Cup" in 2007), the same age groups as its men's youth tournaments. Accordingly, the age limit for the U-19 championship was increased to 20, effective with the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship in Russia. FIFA committed to creating a U-17 women's championship, stated to begin in 2008.

The first tournament was held in 2008 in New Zealand from 28 October to 16 November. Four cities hosted matches during the inaugural tournament – North Shore City (North Harbour Stadium), Hamilton (Waikato Stadium), Wellington (Wellington Stadium) and Christchurch (QEII Park). New Zealand won hosting rights at the same time that Chile received hosting honours for the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup; Ecuador also bid for the event.

QualificationEdit

ResultsEdit

[1]

# Year Host Final Third place match Number of Teams
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
1 2008
Details
  New Zealand  
North Korea
2–1 (a.e.t.)  
United States
 
Germany
3–0  
England
16
2 2010
Details
  Trinidad and Tobago  
South Korea
3–3 (a.e.t.)
5–4 pen.
 
Japan
 
Spain
1–0  
North Korea
16
3 2012
Details
  Azerbaijan  
France
1–1
7–6 pen.
 
North Korea
 
Ghana
1–0  
Germany
16
4 2014
Details
  Costa Rica  
Japan
2–0  
Spain
 
Italy
4–4
2–0 pen.
 
Venezuela
16
5 2016
Details
  Jordan  
North Korea
0–0
5–4 pen.
 
Japan
 
Spain
4–0  
Venezuela
16
6 2018
Details
  Uruguay  
Spain
2–1  
Mexico
 
New Zealand
2–1  
Canada
16
7 2020
Details
  India 16

Total winsEdit

Team Titles Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place
  North Korea 2 (2008, 2016) 1 (2012) 1 (2010)
  Japan 1 (2014) 2 (2010, 2016)
  Spain 1 (2018) 1 (2014) 2 (2010, 2016)
  South Korea 1 (2010)
  France 1 (2012)
  United States 1 (2008)
  Mexico 1 (2018)
  Germany 1 (2008) 1 (2012)
  Ghana 1 (2012)
  Italy 1 (2014)
  New Zealand 1 (2018)
  Venezuela 2 (2014, 2016)
  England 1 (2008)
  Canada 1 (2018)

AwardsEdit

Comprehensive team results in each World CupEdit

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • GS – Group stage
  • R1 – Round 1, Group stage
  •  •  – Did not qualify
  •  ×  – Did not enter / Withdrew / Banned
  • XX – Country did not exist or national team was inactive
  •    – Hosts
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament

For each tournament, the flag of the host country and the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team 2008
(16)
2010
(16)
2012
(16)
2014
(16)
2016
(16)
2018
(16)
2020
(16)
Total
  Azerbaijan R1 1
  Brazil R1 QF QF GS GS 5
  Cameroon × × GS GS 2
  Canada QF R1 QF QF GS 4th 6
  Chile R1 1
  China PR R1 GS 2
  Colombia R1 R1 GS GS 4
  Costa Rica R1 GS 2
  Denmark QF 1
  England 4th QF 2
  Finland GS 1
  France R1 1st 2
  Gambia × × R1 × × 1
  Germany 3rd QF 4th GS QF QF 6
  Ghana R1 R1 3rd QF QF QF 6
  India Q 1
  Italy 3rd 1
  Japan QF 2nd QF 1st 2nd QF 6
  Jordan GS 1
  Mexico R1 R1 QF QF 2nd 5
  New Zealand R1 R1 R1 GS GS 3rd 6
  Nigeria R1 QF QF QF GS 5
  North Korea 1st 4th 2nd GS 1st QF 6
  Paraguay R1 GS GS 3
  Republic of Ireland QF 1
  South Africa R1 GS 2
  South Korea QF 1st GS 3
  Spain 3rd 2nd 3rd 1st 4
  Trinidad and Tobago R1 1
  United States 2nd R1 GS GS 4
  Uruguay R1 GS 2
  Venezuela R1 4th 4th 3
  Zambia × GS × 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women U-17 World Cup". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 March 2013.

External linksEdit