2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

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2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
2012 FIFA U-20女子ワールドカップ
2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup logo.jpeg
Tournament details
Host country Japan
Dates 19 August – 8 September
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  United States (3rd title)
Runners-up  Germany
Third place  Japan
Fourth place  Nigeria
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 104 (3.25 per match)
Attendance 307,348 (9,605 per match)
Top scorer(s) North Korea Kim Un-Hwa (7 goals)
Best player Germany Dzsenifer Marozsán
Best goalkeeper Germany Laura Benkarth
2010
2014

The 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was the 6th edition of the tournament. The tournament was played in Japan from 19 August to 8 September,[1] with sixteen national football soccer teams and mark the first hosting of a FIFA women's football tournament in the country.[2]

The host nation were to be decided on 19 March 2010 but was postponed by FIFA to give bidders more time to prepare their bids.[3]

On 3 March 2011 FIFA initially awarded the World Cup to Uzbekistan.[4] However, on 18 December 2011 FIFA had the tournament stripped from this country for problems with the bid and named Japan as a possible host.[5] Japan was officially announced as host on 8 February 2012.[2]

Bids and hosting problems[edit]

Vietnam had originally won the right the host the tournament. However, Vietnam had to withdraw its bid because it couldn't guarantee government backing and found the FIFA bid process "taxing".[6]

New Zealand had initially been asked to be ready as a backup venue,[7] but were eventually awarded the 2015 FIFA U-20 Men's World Cup and FIFA then awarded the right to host the games to Uzbekistan. However, in its meeting in Tokyo on December 2011, FIFA's Executive Committee decided to cancel Uzbekistan's hosting of the tournament due to "a number of logistical and technical issues", and announced Japan had been proposed as its new organizer.[5]

The Uzbekistan Football Federation had recommended six cities to host games. They are Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Qarshi, Mubarek and Guzar.[8] The competition would have taken place in Tashkent's Pakhtakor and Bunyodkor Stadiums, Samarkand's Olympic Stadium, Bukhara's Markaziy Stadium, Qarshi's Stadium, Mubarek's Bahrom Vafoev Stadium and Guzar's Stadium.

Host cities and venues[edit]

On 31 March 2012, FIFA announced five stadiums for the tournament.[9]

Rifu Saitama Tokyo Kobe Hiroshima
Miyagi Stadium Urawa Komaba Stadium National Olympic Stadium Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium Hiroshima Big Arch
Capacity: 49,133 Capacity: 21,500 Capacity: 48,000 Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 50,000
MiyagiStadiumTrackField.jpg Komabastadium1.JPG KokuritshuKasumigaoka-5.JPG KOBE SPORTS PARK1.JPG Bigarch050423.jpg
38°20′07″N 140°57′02″E / 38.335378°N 140.950567°E / 38.335378; 140.950567 (Miyagi Stadium) 35°52′17″N 139°39′57″E / 35.871475°N 139.665947°E / 35.871475; 139.665947 (Urawa Komaba Stadium) 35°40′41″N 139°42′54″E / 35.678084°N 139.714937°E / 35.678084; 139.714937 (National Olympic Stadium) 34°40′57″N 135°04′49″E / 34.682375°N 135.080348°E / 34.682375; 135.080348 (Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium) 34°26′27″N 132°23′39″E / 34.440779°N 132.394281°E / 34.440779; 132.394281 (Hiroshima Big Arch)

Qualified teams[edit]

Confederation (Continent) Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)[10]
AFC (Asia) 2011 AFC U-19 Women's Championship  North Korea
 China PR
 South Korea*
CAF (Africa) 2012 African Under-20 Women's Championship  Ghana
 Nigeria
CONCACAF (North, Central America & Caribbean) 2012 CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship  United States
 Canada
 Mexico
CONMEBOL (South America) 2012 South American Under-20 Women's Football Championship  Brazil
 Argentina
OFC (Oceania) 2012 OFC Women's U-20 Championship  New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2011 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship  Germany
 Norway
 Switzerland
 Italy
Host nation  Japan

* South Korea qualifies, because Japan was renamed the host nation.[11]

Squads[edit]

Each team submitted a squad of 21 players, including three goalkeepers.[12] The squads were announced on 10 August 2012.[13]

Match officials[edit]

A total of 14 referees and 28 assistant referees were appointed by FIFA for the tournament.[14]

Confederation Referees Assistant referees
AFC

Singapore Abirami Apbai Naidu
China Qin Liang
Japan Nami Sato
Japan Fusako Kajiyama

Singapore Rohaidah Mohamed Nasir
Japan Emi Chiba
China Cui Yongmei
China Fang Yan
Vietnam Thi Thuy Kieu
South Korea Lee Seul-gi
Japan Saori Takahashi
Thailand Praphaiphit Tarik

CAF

Senegal Fadouma Dia

Togo Mana Ayawa Dzodope
Morocco Souad Oulhaj

CONCACAF

United States Margaret Domka
Guyana Dianne Ferreira-James
Mexico Lucila Venegas

El Salvador Emperatriz Ayala
Mexico Enedina Caudillo
Mexico Lixy Enriquez
Guatemala Flor Escobar
Costa Rica Kimberly Moreira
El Salvador Patricia Pacheco

CONMEBOL

Brazil Ana Marques

Argentina Mariana de Almeida
Venezuela Yoly Garcia

UEFA

Romania Teodora Albon
Germany Christine Baitinger (Beck)
Sweden Pernilla Larsson
Italy Silvia Spinelli
Switzerland Esther Staubli

England Natalie Aspinall (Walker)
Switzerland Eveline Bolli
Belgium Ella De Vries
Romania Petruta Iugulescu
Cyprus Angela Kyriakou
England Sian Massey
France Manuela Nicolosi
Croatia Sanja Rodak
Slovakia Maria Sukenikova (Lisicka)
France Karine Vives Solana

Final draw[edit]

The final draw was held on 4 June 2012 in Tokyo.[15][16]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
 Japan (A1)
 North Korea
 Brazil
 United States
 China PR
 South Korea
 Canada
 Mexico
 Germany
 Italy
 Norway
 Switzerland
 Ghana
 Nigeria
 Argentina
 New Zealand

Group stage[edit]

The ranking of each team in each group will be determined as follows:[17]

  1. greatest number of points obtained in all group matches
  2. goal difference in all group matches
  3. greatest 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 will be determined as follows:

  1. greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned
  2. goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned
  3. greatest number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned
  4. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee

The two teams finishing first and second in each group qualify for the quarter-finals.

All times are Japanese Standard Time (UTC+9).

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Japan 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 7
 Mexico 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
 New Zealand 3 1 1 1 4 7 −3 4
 Switzerland 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
19 August 2012
16:20
New Zealand  2–1  Switzerland
Millynn Goal 39'
White Goal 52'
Report Aigbogun Goal 90+1'
Miyagi Stadium, Rifu
Attendance: 9,542
Referee: Abirami Apbai (Singapore)

19 August 2012
19:20
Japan  4–1  Mexico
Shibata Goal 32'
Naomoto Goal 56'
Yokoyama Goal 77'
Y. Tanaka Goal 89' (pen.)
Report Huerta Goal 90+1'
Miyagi Stadium, Rifu
Attendance: 9,542
Referee: Christine Baitinger (Germany)

22 August 2012
16:20
Mexico  2–0  Switzerland
Huerta Goal 46'
Jiménez Goal 90+1'
Report
Miyagi Stadium, Rifu
Attendance: 9,061
Referee: Ana Marques (Brazil)

22 August 2012
19:20
Japan  2–2  New Zealand
Tanaka Goal 37'
Michigami Goal 71'
Report Nakada Goal 11' (o.g.)
White Goal 15'
Miyagi Stadium, Rifu
Attendance: 9,061
Referee: Silvia Spinelli (Italy)

26 August 2012
19:20
Mexico  4–0  New Zealand
Huerta Goal 47'
Gómez-Junco Goal 74'
Franco Goal 85'
Jiménez Goal 87'
Report
Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe
Attendance: 4,659
Referee: Teodora Albon (Romania)

26 August 2012
19:20
Switzerland  0–4  Japan
Report Y. Tanaka Goal 30' Goal 47'
Nishikawa Goal 52'
Naomoto Goal 84' (pen.)
National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 16,914
Referee: Margaret Domka (United States)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7
 South Korea 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 Brazil 3 0 2 1 2 4 –2 2
 Italy 3 0 1 2 1 7 –6 1
19 August 2012
15:00
Brazil  1–1  Italy
Amanda Goal 90+2' Report Linari Goal 38'
Urawa Komaba Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 2,511
Referee: Margaret Domka (United States)

19 August 2012
18:00
Nigeria  2–0  South Korea
Okobi Goal 15'
Oparanozie Goal 67'
Report
Urawa Komaba Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 2,511
Referee: Dianne Ferreira-James (Guyana)

22 August 2012
15:00
Brazil  1–1  Nigeria
Giovanna Oliveira Goal 87' Report Ordega Goal 44'
Urawa Komaba Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 2,539
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)

22 August 2012
18:00
Italy  0–2  South Korea
Report Lee Geum-Min Goal 54'
Jeoun Eun-Ha Goal 56'
Urawa Komaba Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 2,539
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)

26 August 2012
16:20
Italy  0–4  Nigeria
Report Ordega Goal 22'40'47'
Igbinovia Goal 86'
Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe
Attendance: 4,659
Referee: Qin Liang (China PR)

26 August 2012
16:20
South Korea  2–0  Brazil
Jeoun Eun-Ha Goal 74'82' Report
National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 16,914
Referee: Christine Baitinger (Germany)

Group C[edit]

North Korea's 9–0 win over Argentina set a new competition record as highest win.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 North Korea 3 3 0 0 15 3 +12 9
 Norway 3 2 0 1 8 6 +2 6
 Canada 3 1 0 2 8 4 +4 3
 Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 19 −18 0
20 August 2012
16:00
North Korea  4–2  Norway
Yun Hyon-Hi Goal 15'40' (pen.)
Kim Un-Hwa Goal 72'
Kim Su-Gyong Goal 77'
Report Hansen Goal 23'
Ad. Hegerberg Goal 54'
Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe
Attendance: 3,468
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)

20 August 2012
19:00
Argentina  0–6  Canada
Report Zadorsky Goal 7' (pen.)
Sawicki Goal 20'
Leon Goal 22'42'45+1'
Charron-Delage Goal 86'
Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe
Attendance: 3,468
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)

23 August 2012
16:00
North Korea  9–0  Argentina
Yun Hyon-Hi Goal 16'
Kim Un-Hwa Goal 26'30'41'45+2'56'
Kim Su-Gyong Goal 38'44'55'
Report
Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe
Attendance: 3,144
Referee: Fadouma Dia (Senegal)

23 August 2012
19:00
Norway  2–1  Canada
Ad. Hegerberg Goal 52'
An. Hegerberg Goal 79'
Report Richardson Goal 44'
Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe
Attendance: 3,144
Referee: Qin Liang (China PR)

27 August 2012
19:00
Norway  4-1  Argentina
Haavi Goal 25'
Hansen Goal 70'
An. Hegerberg Goal 85'
Skaug Goal 90+3'
Report Oviedo Goal 82'
Miyagi Stadium, Rifu
Attendance: 1,712
Referee: Nami Sato (Japan)

27 August 2012
19:00
Canada  1–2  North Korea
Exeter Goal 12' Report Kim Un-Hwa Goal 33'
Yun Hyon-Hi Goal 78' (pen.)
Urawa Komaba Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 4,182
Referee: Pernilla Larsson (Sweden)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 9
 United States 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
 China PR 3 1 1 1 2 5 −3 4
 Ghana 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
20 August 2012
16:00
Ghana  0–4  United States
Report Addai Goal 20' (o.g.)
Hayes Goal 50'74'90+2'
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 2,582
Referee: Teodora Albon (Romania)

20 August 2012
19:00
Germany  4–0  China PR
Lotzen Goal 3'
Hegenauer Goal 45'
Lin Yuping Goal 74' (o.g.)
Wensing Goal 90+1'
Report
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 2,582
Referee: Ana Marques (Brazil)

23 August 2012
16:00
Ghana  0–1  Germany
Report Magull Goal 90+1'
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 3,559
Referee: Nami Sato (Japan)

23 August 2012
19:00
United States  1–1  China PR
Hayes Goal 36' Report Shen Lili Goal 19'
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 3,559
Referee: Pernilla Larsson (Sweden)

27 August 2012
16:00
United States  0–3  Germany
Report Lotzen Goal 35'53'
Leupolz Goal 55'
Miyagi Stadium, Rifu
Attendance: 1,712
Referee: Abirami Apbai (Singapore)

27 August 2012
16:00
China PR  1–0  Ghana
Zhao Xindi Goal 35' Report
Urawa Komaba Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 4,182
Referee: Dianne Ferreira-James (Guyana)

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time shall be played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by kicks from the penalty mark to determine the winner, except for the play-off for third place where no extra time shall be played as the match is played directly before the final.[17]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
30 August — Tokyo        
  Nigeria (a.e.t.)  1
4 September — Tokyo
  Mexico  0  
  Nigeria  0
31 August — Saitama
    United States  2  
  North Korea  1
8 September — Tokyo
  United States (a.e.t.)  2  
  United States  1
30 August — Tokyo
    Germany  0
  Japan  3
4 September — Tokyo
  South Korea  1  
  Japan  0 Third place
31 August — Saitama
    Germany  3  
  Germany  4   Nigeria  1
  Norway  0     Japan  2
8 September — Tokyo

Quarter-finals[edit]

30 August 2012
16:00
Nigeria  1 – 0 (a.e.t.)  Mexico
Oparanozie Goal 109' Report
National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 24,097
Referee: Abirami Apbai (Singapore)

30 August 2012
19:30
Japan  3 – 1  South Korea
Shibata Goal 8'19'
Y. Tanaka Goal 37'
Report Jeoun Eun-Ha Goal 15'
National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 24,097
Referee: Teodora Albon (Romania)

31 August 2012
16:00
Germany  4 – 0  Norway
Lotzen Goal 5'20'
Leupolz Goal 7'
Wensing Goal 85'
Report
Urawa Komaba Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 6,284
Referee: Teodora Albon (Romania)

31 August 2012
19:30
North Korea  1 – 2 (a.e.t.)  United States
Kim Su-Gyong Goal 75' Report DiBernardo Goal 52'
Ubogagu Goal 98'
Urawa Komaba Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 6,284
Referee: Silvia Spinelli (Italy)

Semi-finals[edit]

4 September 2012
16:00
Nigeria  0 – 2  United States
Report Brian Goal 22'
Ohai Goal 70'
National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 28,306
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)

4 September 2012
19:30
Japan  0 – 3  Germany
Report Leupolz Goal 1'
Marozsán Goal 13'
Lotzen Goal 19'
National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 28,306
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)

Third place match[edit]

Nigeria vs. Japan
8 September 2012
15:30
Nigeria  1 – 2  Japan
Oparanozie Goal 73' Report Y. Tanaka Goal 24'
Nishikawa Goal 50'
National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 31,114
Referee: Margaret Domka (United States)

Final[edit]

8 September 2012
19:20
United States  1 – 0  Germany
Ohai Goal 44' Report
National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 31,114
Referee: Pernilla Larsson (Sweden)
 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Champions 

United States
Third title

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own Goal

Awards[edit]

L-R: Julie Johnston (Bronze Ball), Dzsenifer Marozsán (Golden Ball) and Hanae Shibata (Silver Ball).

The following awards were given for the tournament:[18]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Germany Dzsenifer Marozsán Japan Hanae Shibata United States Julie Johnston
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
North Korea Kim Un-Hwa Japan Yōko Tanaka Germany Lena Lotzen
7 goals 6 goals 6 goals
Golden Glove
Germany Laura Benkarth
FIFA Fair Play Award
 Japan

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