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The FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup is an international association football tournament, organized by FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), for national teams of women under the age of 20. The tournament is held in even-numbered years. It was first conducted in 2002 as the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship with an upper age limit of 19. In 2006, the age limit was raised to the current 20. The event was renamed as a World Cup effective with the 2008 competition, making its name consistent with FIFA's other worldwide competitions for national teams.

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Founded2002; 17 years ago (2002)
RegionInternational (FIFA)
Number of teams16 (Finals)
Current champions Japan
(1st title)
Most successful team(s) Germany
 United States
(3 titles each)
2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

Starting with the 2010 edition, tournaments held in years immediately preceding the FIFA Women's World Cup are awarded as part of the bidding process for the Women's World Cup. In those years, the U-20 Women's World Cup serves as a dry run for the host nation of the Women's World Cup, a role similar to that of the FIFA Confederations Cup in the men's game.

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QualificationEdit

HistoryEdit

2002Edit

The first women's world championship at the youth level, held as the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship, with an age limit of 19, was hosted by Canada. The final, held at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, drew a surprisingly large crowd of 47,000 to watch the hosts play the United States. The US defeated Canada 1–0 on a golden goal by Lindsay Tarpley. Canada's Christine Sinclair was the adidas Golden Ball recipient, as tournament MVP, and the Golden Shoe (10 goals) winner.

2004Edit

The 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship was held in Thailand. For the second time in a row, the current holders of the adult World Cup, Germany, won the youth competition. The Golden Ball went to Brazilian star, Marta, while for the second time the Golden Boot went to a Canadian, Brittany Timko.

2006Edit

FIFA raised the women's youth championship age limit to 20 to match the men's, beginning with the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship, held in Russia from 17 August through 3 September.

The competition was held in four Moscow stadiums (Dinamo, Lokomotiv, Podmoskovie Stadium and Torpedo Stadion) and one in St. Petersburg (Petrovskiy Stadion).

Korea DPR won the final 5–0 over China PR.

2008Edit

The 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship was held in Chile, from 20 November to 7 December 2008.[1]

Six years after winning their first championship at the youth level in 2002, the United States reclaimed the trophy with a 2–1 win over defending champions Korea DPR. The Golden Ball and the Golden Shoe went to Sydney Leroux of the United States.

2010Edit

The 2010 edition of the tournament was held in Germany from 13 July to 1 August 2010. The host nation defeated Nigeria in the final to claim its second championship. It was the first time that an African nation had advanced as far as the semifinals. It was also the first tournament in which four different confederations were represented in the semifinals. The Golden Ball and Golden Shoe awards both went to Alexandra Popp of Germany.

2012Edit

The 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was played in Japan from 19 August to 8 September,[2] after initially having a hosting bid from Vietnam withdrawn and a bid from Uzbekistan rejected. The Golden Ball award went to Dzsenifer Marozsán of Germany and Golden Shoe award went to Kim Un-hwa of North Korea.

2014Edit

The 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was held in Canada from 5–25 August 2014, who reprised its role as host after a Zimbabwean bid withdrew leaving the Canadian bid unopposed. The Golden Ball and Golden Shoe awards both went to Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria.

2016Edit

The 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was expected to be held in South Africa, but due to the country's withdrawal, a new host was chosen on 19 March 2015, and it was Papua New Guinea.[3]

2018Edit

The 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was held in France from 5–24 August 2018, a year later France will host the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup The Golden Ball and Golden Shoe awards both went to Patricia Guijarro of Spain.

ResultsEdit

Edition Year Host Final Third place match Number of teams
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
1 2002
Details
  Canada  
United States
1–0
asdet
 
Canada
 
Germany
1–1
(4–3 PSO)
 
Brazil
12
2 2004
Details
  Thailand  
Germany
2–0  
China PR
 
United States
3–0  
Brazil
12
3 2006
Details
  Russia  
North Korea
5–0  
China PR
 
Brazil
0–0 a.e.t.
(6–5 PSO)
 
United States
16
4 2008
Details
  Chile  
United States
2–1  
North Korea
 
Germany
5–3  
France
16
5 2010
Details
  Germany  
Germany
2–0  
Nigeria
 
South Korea
1–0  
Colombia
16
6 2012
Details
  Japan  
United States
1–0  
Germany
 
Japan
2–1  
Nigeria
16
7 2014
Details
  Canada  
Germany
1–0 a.e.t.  
Nigeria
 
France
3–2  
North Korea
16
8 2016
Details
  Papua New Guinea  
North Korea
3–1  
France
 
Japan
1–0  
United States
16
9 2018
Details
  France  
Japan
3–1  
Spain
 
England
1–1
(4–2 PSO)
 
France
16
10 2020
Details[4]
  Nigeria 16

WinnersEdit

Country Winners Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place
  Germany 3 (2004, 2010, 2014) 1 (2012) 2 (2002, 2008)
  United States 3 (2002, 2008, 2012) 1 (2004) 2 (2006, 2016)
  North Korea 2 (2006, 2016) 1 (2008) 1 (2014)
  Japan 1 (2018) 2 (2012, 2016)
  Nigeria 2 (2010, 2014) 1 (2012)
  China PR 2 (2004, 2006)
  France 1 (2016) 1 (2014) 2 (2008, 2018)
  Canada 1 (2002)
  Spain 1 (2018)
  Brazil 1 (2006) 2 (2002, 2004)
  South Korea 1 (2010)
  England 1 (2018)
  Colombia 1 (2010)

AwardsEdit

Golden Shoe

The topscorer award.

Tournament Winner Goals
2002 Canada   Christine Sinclair 10
2004 Thailand   Brittany Timko 7
2006 Russia   Ma Xiaoxu 5
2008 Chile   Sydney Leroux 5
2010 Germany   Alexandra Popp 10
2012 Japan   Kim Un-Hwa 7
2014 Canada   Asisat Oshoala 7
2016 Papua New Guinea   Mami Ueno 5
2018 France   Patricia Guijarro 6
Golden Ball

Awarded to the best player of the tournament.

Tournament Winner
2002 Canada   Christine Sinclair
2004 Thailand   Marta
2006 Russia   Ma Xiaoxu
2008 Chile   Sydney Leroux
2010 Germany   Alexandra Popp
2012 Japan   Dzsenifer Marozsán
2014 Canada   Asisat Oshoala
2016 Papua New Guinea   Hina Sugita
2018 France   Patricia Guijarro
Adidas Golden Glove

Awarded to the best goalkeeper.

Tournament Winner
2008 Chile   Alyssa Naeher
2010 Germany   Bianca Henninger
2012 Japan   Laura Benkarth
2014 Canada   Meike Kämper
2016 Papua New Guinea   Mylène Chavas
2018 France   Sandy MacIver
Fair Play Award
Tournament Winner
2002 Canada   Japan
2004 Thailand   United States
2006 Russia   Russia
2008 Chile   United States
2010 Germany   South Korea
2012 Japan   Japan
2014 Canada   Canada
2016 Papua New Guinea   Japan
2018 France   Japan

Comprehensive team results in each World CupEdit

Legend
  • 1st — Champions
  • 2nd — Runners-up
  • 3rd — Third place
  • 4th — Fourth place
  • QF — Quarterfinals
  • R1 — Round 1, Group stage
  •  •  — Did not qualify
  •     — Did not enter / Withdrew
  • 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 2002
 
(12)
2004
 
(12)
2006
 
(16)
2008
 
(16)
2010
 
(16)
2012
 
(16)
2014
 
(16)
2016
 
(16)
2018
 
(16)
2020

(16)
Total
  Argentina R1 R1 R1 3
  Australia QF QF R1 3
  Brazil 4th 4th 3rd QF R1 R1 R1 QF R1 9
  Canada 2nd QF R1 R1 R1 QF R1 7
  Chile R1 1
  China PR 2nd 2nd R1 R1 R1 R1 6
  Chinese Taipei R1 1
  Colombia 4th 1
  Costa Rica R1 R1 2
  Denmark QF 1
  DR Congo R1 R1 2
  England QF QF R1 R1 3rd 5
  Finland R1 R1 2
  France R1 QF 4th R1 3rd 2nd 4th 7
  Germany 3rd 1st QF 3rd 1st 2nd 1st QF QF q 10
  Ghana R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 5
  Haiti R1 1
  Italy R1 R1 2
  Japan QF QF R1 3rd 3rd 1st 6
  Mexico R1 R1 R1 QF QF R1 QF R1 8
  Netherlands QF 1
  New Zealand R1 R1 R1 R1 QF R1 R1 7
  Nigeria R1 QF QF QF 2nd 4th 2nd R1 QF 9
  North Korea 1st 2nd QF QF 4th 1st QF 7
  Norway R1 QF 2
  Papua New Guinea R1 1
  Paraguay R1 R1 2
  Russia QF QF 2
  South Korea R1 3rd QF QF R1 5
  Spain R1 QF 2nd q 4
  Sweden QF R1 2
   Switzerland R1 R1 R1 3
  Thailand R1 1
  United States 1st 3rd 4th 1st QF 1st QF 4th R1 9
  Venezuela R1 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Chile 2008". FIFA. Retrieved 26 November 2007.
  2. ^ "Match Schedule FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Japan 2012" (PDF). FIFA.com. 30 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Sport: PNG Football wants to host U20 Women's World Cup". Radio New Zealand International. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Nigeria Named Favourite To Host 2020 U-20 Women's World Cup, Fifa's Four-day Inspection Tour Pencilled In For August".
  5. ^ "Statistical Kit" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. p. 34. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.

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