2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

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2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Coupe du Monde de Football Féminin des Moins de 20 ans 2014
Tournament details
Host country Canada
Dates August 5–24[1]
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
2012
2016

The 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup will be the 7th edition of the tournament. It will be held in Canada, which was named the host nation for the tournament in conjunction with its successful bid for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[2][3][4] Canada will become the first country to stage this tournament twice, after hosting the inaugural edition in 2002.

Host selection[edit]

As in 2010, the rights to host the 2014 U-20 Women's World Cup were automatically awarded to the host of the following year's Women's World Cup. Two countries, Canada and Zimbabwe, initially bid to stage the events. However, on March 1, 2011, two days before the official voting was to take place, Zimbabwe withdrew, leaving Canada as the only bidder.[2] FIFA officially awarded the tournaments to Canada on March 3, 2011.[5]

Qualified teams[edit]

The slot allocation was approved by the FIFA Executive Committee in May 2012.[6][7]

Confederation (Continent) Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)[8]
AFC (Asia) 2013 AFC U-19 Women's Championship  China PR
 North Korea
 South Korea
CAF (Africa) 2014 African U-20 Cup of Nations for Women  Ghana
 Nigeria
CONCACAF (North, Central America & Caribbean) 2014 CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship  Costa Rica
 Mexico
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 2014 South American U-20 Women's Championship  Brazil
 Paraguay
OFC (Oceania) 2014 OFC U-20 Women's Championship  New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2013 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship  England
 Finland
 France
 Germany
Host nation  Canada

In July, all Nigeria teams became subject of a FIFA ban due to government interference with the national football association. If the ban is not lifted, they face exclusion from this tournament.[9] The ban was lifted about ten days later.[10]

Venues[edit]

On June 2, 2013, FIFA announced that Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal and Toronto would be the host cities for the tournament.[11] The first three cities had been previously announced as host cities for the 2015 Women's World Cup, along with Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Ottawa. Toronto did not apply to host the 2015 tournament due to conflicts with the 2015 Pan American Games,[12] but does not face any such conflicts in 2014. Meanwhile, Ottawa indicated in late 2012 that it would not be able to participate in hosting the U-20 tournament due to construction delays on the Lansdowne Park redevelopment.[13]

As was the case during the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, BMO Field in Toronto will be known as the National Soccer Stadium during the tournament, due to FIFA policies regarding corporate sponsorship of stadiums.

Edmonton Moncton Montreal Toronto
Commonwealth Stadium Moncton Stadium Olympic Stadium National Soccer Stadium (BMO Field)
Capacity: 60,081 Capacity: 10,000
(expandable to 20,000)
Capacity: 66,308 Capacity: 21,859
Commonwealth.jpg New moncton stadium.JPG Le Stade Olympique 3.jpg Toronto FC Anthems BMO.jpg

Match officials[edit]

A total of 13 referees, 5 reserve referees, and 26 assistant referees were appointed by FIFA for the tournament.[14]

Confederation Referees Assistant referees
AFC

China Qin Liang
Japan Sachiko Yamagishi
North Korea Ri Hyang Ok (reserve)

China Fang Yan
Australia Allyson Flynn
Australia Sarah May Yee Ho
China Liang Jianping

CAF

Guinea Therese Sango
Cameroon Therese Neguel (reserve)

Benin Tempa Justine Fouti N'Da
Ethiopia Trhas Gebreyohanis

CONCACAF

Mexico Quetzalli Alvarado Godinez
Canada Carol Anne Chenard
United States Margaret Domka
Canada Michelle Pye (reserve)

Canada Marie-Josée Charbonneau
Mexico Mayte Ivonne Chavez Garcia
United States Marlene Duffy
Canada Suzanne Morisset
Honduras Shirley Susana Perello Lopez
United States Veronica Perez

CONMEBOL

Argentina Jesica Salome Di Iorio
Uruguay Claudia Ines Umpierrez Rodriguez (reserve)

Uruguay Mariana Betina Corbo Odone
Argentina Maria Eugenia Rocco

OFC

Fiji Finau Vulivuli

New Zealand Jacqueline Stephenson
New Zealand Sarah Walker

UEFA

Finland Kirsi Heikkinen
Ukraine Kateryna Monzul
Switzerland Esther Staubli
Germany Bibiana Steinhaus
Italy Carina Susana Vitulano
Hungary Katalin Anna Kulcsár (reserve)

Belgium Ella De Vries
Finland Anu Jokela
Greece Chrysoula Kourompylia
England Sian Massey
Sweden Anna Nystrom
Finland Tonja Paavola
Spain Yolando Pargo Rodriguez
Czech Republic Lucie Ratajova
Germany Katrin Rafalski
Germany Marina Wozniak

Squads[edit]

Each team must name a squad of 21 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline.[7] The squads were announced by FIFA on 25 July 2014.[15]

Final draw[edit]

The final draw was held on 1 March 2014 in Montreal.[16] Confederation champions France, South Korea and United States were put in Pot 1 alongside the hosts Canada, who were automatically assigned to Position A1. The draw then made sure no teams of the same confederation could meet in the group stage.[17][18][19]

Pot 1
(Seeded teams)
Pot 2
(Asia-North, Central America and Caribbean)
Pot 3
(Africa-South America)
Pot 4
(Oceania-Europe)

Group stage[edit]

The schedule of the tournament was announced on 6 August 2013.[20]

The winners and runners-up of each group will advance to the quarter-finals.[7] The ranking of each team in each group will be determined as follows:

  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 will be 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. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.
Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the Quarter-finals

All times are local:[21]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Ghana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 August 2014
17:00 EDT
Finland  Match 2  North Korea

5 August 2014
20:00 EDT
Canada  Match 1  Ghana

8 August 2014
17:00 EDT
Ghana  Match 10  North Korea

8 August 2014
20:00 EDT
Canada  Match 9  Finland

12 August 2014
19:00 EDT
North Korea  Match 17  Canada

12 August 2014
20:00 ADT
Ghana  Match 18  Finland

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 China PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 August 2014
17:00 MDT
Germany  Match 3  United States

5 August 2014
20:00 MDT
China PR  Match 4  Brazil

8 August 2014
17:00 MDT
Germany  Match 11  China PR

8 August 2014
20:00 MDT
United States  Match 12  Brazil

12 August 2014
16:00 EDT
Brazil  Match 19  Germany

12 August 2014
17:00 ADT
United States  Match 20  China PR

Group C[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 August 2014
17:00 ADT
England  Match 5  South Korea

6 August 2014
20:00 ADT
Mexico  Match 6  Nigeria

9 August 2014
14:00 ADT
England  Match 13  Mexico

9 August 2014
17:00 ADT
South Korea  Match 14  Nigeria

13 August 2014
18:00 MDT
Nigeria  Match 21  England

13 August 2014
20:00 EDT
South Korea  Match 22  Mexico

Group D[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Paraguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 August 2014
17:00 EDT
France  Match 8  Costa Rica

6 August 2014
20:00 EDT
New Zealand  Match 7  Paraguay

9 August 2014
17:00 EDT
New Zealand  Match 15  France

9 August 2014
20:00 EDT
Paraguay  Match 16  Costa Rica

13 August 2014
17:00 EDT
Costa Rica  Match 23  New Zealand

13 August 2014
15:00 MDT
Paraguay  Match 24  France

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.[7]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
16 August — Toronto        
 Winner Group A   
20 August — Moncton
 Runner-up Group B     
 Winner Match 25   
17 August — Moncton
   Winner Match 27     
 Winner Group C   
24 August — Montreal
 Runner-up Group D     
 Winner Match 29   
16 August — Edmonton
   Winner Match 30   
 Winner Group B   
20 August — Montreal
 Runner-up Group A     
 Winner Match 26    Third place
17 August — Montreal
   Winner Match 28     
 Winner Group D     Loser Match 29   
 Runner-up Group C       Loser Match 30   
24 August — Montreal

Quarter-finals[edit]

16 August 2014
17:00 EDT
Winner Group A Match 25 Runner-up Group B

16 August 2014
18:00 MDT
Winner Group B Match 26 Runner-up Group A

17 August 2014
17:00 ADT
Winner Group C Match 27 Runner-up Group D

17 August 2014
19:00 EDT
Winner Group D Match 28 Runner-up Group C

Semi-finals[edit]

20 August 2014
17:00 ADT
Winner Match 25 Match 29 Winner Match 27

20 August 2014
19:00 EDT
Winner Match 26 Match 30 Winner Match 28

Third place match[edit]

24 August 2014
16:00 EDT
Loser Match 29 Match 31 Loser Match 30

Final[edit]

24 August 2014
19:00 EDT
Winner Match 29 Match 32 Winner Match 30

References[edit]

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  4. ^ http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/affederation/administration/01/31/40/64/circularno.1238-fifaworldcupsopenforbidding.pdf
  5. ^ cbc.ca; Canada gets 2015 Women's World Cup of soccer ; March 3, 2011
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  10. ^ "Nigeria’s ban from Fifa lifted after reinstatement of officials". theguardian.com. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Host Cities announced for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014". FIFA.com. 2 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Canadian host cities for 2015 Women's World Cup unveiled". CBC.ca. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Ottawa won't host 2014 FIFA U-20 women's soccer tourney". CBC Sports. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "List of FIFA women referees and assistant referees, FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014". FIFA.com. 
  15. ^ "Squads announced as kick-off draws nearer". FIFA.com. 25 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "Finalists reunited in Canada 2014 draw". FIFA.com. 1 March 2014. 
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  21. ^ "Match Schedule – FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014". FIFA.com. 

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