2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

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2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Copa Mundial Femenina de Fútbol Sub-17 de 2018
2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host country Uruguay
Dates 13 November – 1 December
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 3 (in 3 host cities)
2016
2020

The 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup will be the 6th edition of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, the biennial international women's youth football championship contested by the under-17 national teams of the member associations of FIFA, since its inception in 2008.

The tournament will be held in Uruguay from 13 November to 1 December 2018.[1][2] North Korea are the defending champions.

Host selection[edit]

On 6 March 2014, FIFA announced that bidding had begun for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. Member associations interested in hosting must submit a declaration of interest by 15 April 2014, and provide the complete set of bidding documents by 31 October 2014.[3]

The following countries made official bids for hosting the tournament:[4]

The decision on the hosts was originally to be made at the FIFA Executive Committee meeting on 19–20 March 2015,[5] but no announcement was made after the meeting.

During FIFA President Gianni Infantino's visit to Uruguay in March 2016, Uruguay showed interest in organizing the event.[6] The FIFA Council appointed Uruguay as host on 10 May 2016.[1]

Qualified teams[edit]

A total of 16 teams qualify for the final tournament. In addition to the team who qualified automatically as hosts, the other 15 teams qualify from six separate continental competitions. The slot allocation was approved by the FIFA Council on 13–14 October 2016.[7]

Confederation Qualifying tournament Team Appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
AFC
(Asia)
2017 AFC U-16 Women's Championship  Japan 6th 2016 Champions (2014)
 North Korea 6th 2016 Champions (2008, 2016)
 South Korea 3rd 2010 Champions (2010)
CAF
(Africa)
2018 African U-17 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament  Cameroon 2nd 2016 Group stage (2016)
 Ghana 6th 2016 Third place (2012)
 South Africa 2nd 2010 Group stage (2010)
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
2018 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship  Canada 6th 2016 Quarter-Finals (2008, 2012, 2014)
 Mexico 5th 2016 Quarter-finals (2014, 2016)
 United States 4th 2016 Runners-up (2008)
CONMEBOL
(South America)
Host nation  Uruguay 2nd 2012 Group stage (2012)
2018 South American Under-17 Women's Championship  Brazil 5th 2016 Quarter-finals (2010, 2012)
 Colombia 4th 2014 Group stage (2008, 2012, 2014)
OFC
(Oceania)
2017 OFC U-16 Women's Championship  New Zealand 6th 2016 Quarter-finals (2014, 2016)
UEFA
(Europe)
2018 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship  Finland 1st None Debut
 Germany 6th 2016 Third place (2008)
 Spain 4th 2016 Runners-up (2014)

Venues[edit]

Colonia del Sacramento Maldonado Montevideo
Estadio Profesor Alberto Suppici Estadio Domingo Burgueño Estadio Charrúa
34°28′01″S 57°50′43″W / 34.46694°S 57.84528°W / -34.46694; -57.84528 (Estadio Profesor Alberto Suppici) 34°54′52″S 54°57′19″W / 34.91444°S 54.95528°W / -34.91444; -54.95528 (Estadio Domingo Burgueño) 34°52′42″S 56°05′22″W / 34.87833°S 56.08944°W / -34.87833; -56.08944 (Estadio Charrua)
Capacity: 6,500 Capacity: 22,000 Capacity: 14,000
Campus Municipal Profesor Alberto Suppici 2011.jpg Colombia 1 Venezuela 0 Sudamericano Sub-20 2015 Cropped.jpg 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-up matches - Uruguay vs Argentina XV - 28.JPG
2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup (Southern Uruguay)

Branding[edit]

The emblem was launched on 16 November 2017 at the Palacio Legislativo in Montevideo. The emblem is inspired by the famous beach coastline and its shape of the tournament's trophy. It features the Uruguayan flower ceibo, the Candombe drummer and the sun from the national flag.[8]

Mascot[edit]

The mascot named Capi was unveiled on 7 June 2018, she is inspired by a Uruguayan capybara.[9][10]

Draw[edit]

The official draw was held on 30 May 2018, 15:00 CEST (UTC+2), at the FIFA Headquarters in Zürich.[11][12][13][14][15] The teams were seeded based on their performances in previous U-17 Women's World Cups and confederation tournaments, with the hosts Uruguay automatically seeded and assigned to position A1. Teams of the same confederation could not meet in the group stage.

The identity of the three teams from CONCACAF were not known at the time of the draw, and were seeded based on the rankings of the three best-performing teams from the region in previous editions. They were assigned to the three places reserved for CONCACAF after the qualifying tournament was completed based on their rankings in the seeding formula (instead of their rankings in the qualifying tournament).[16][17]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Squads[edit]

Each team has to name a preliminary squad of 35 players. From the preliminary squad, the team has to name a final squad of 21 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline. Players in the final squad can be replaced due to serious injury up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team's first match.[18]

Group stage[edit]

The official schedule was unveiled on 8 February 2018.[11]

The top two teams of each group advance to the quarter-finals. The rankings of teams in each group are determined as follows (regulations Article 17.7):[18]

  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 are determined as followed:

  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. fair play points in all group matches:
    • first yellow card: minus 1 point;
    • indirect red card (second yellow card): minus 3 points;
    • direct red card: minus 4 points;
    • yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points;
  5. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

All times are local, UYT (UTC−3).[19]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Uruguay (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2  Ghana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 13 November 2018. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
New Zealand  Match 2  Finland
Uruguay  Match 1  Ghana

Finland  Match 10  Ghana
Uruguay  Match 9  New Zealand

Finland  Match 17  Uruguay
Ghana  Match 18  New Zealand

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2  South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 13 November 2018. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Brazil  Match 4  Japan
Mexico  Match 3  South Africa

Japan  Match 12  South Africa
Mexico  Match 11  Brazil

Japan  Match 19  Mexico
South Africa  Match 20  Brazil

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2  Cameroon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 14 November 2018. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
United States  Match 5  Cameroon
North Korea  Match 6  Germany

United States  Match 13  North Korea
Germany  Match 14  Cameroon

Germany  Match 21  United States
Cameroon  Match 22  North Korea

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2  Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Colombia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 6 August 2018. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
South Korea  Match 7  Spain
Canada  Match 8  Colombia

South Korea  Match 15  Canada
Colombia  Match 16  Spain

Colombia  Match 23  South Korea
Spain  Match 24  Canada

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, a penalty shoot-out is used to determine the winner (no extra time is played).[18]

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 
                   
 
25 November – Montevideo
 
 
Winner Group A
 
28 November – Montevideo
 
Runner-up Group B
 
Winner Match 27
 
25 November – Montevideo
 
Winner Match 28
 
Winner Group C
 
1 December – Montevideo
 
Runner-up Group D
 
Winner Match 30
 
24 November – Colonia
 
Winner Match 29
 
Winner Group B
 
28 November – Montevideo
 
Runner-up Group A
 
Winner Match 25
 
24 November – Colonia
 
Winner Match 26 Third place
 
Winner Group D
 
1 December – Montevideo
 
Runner-up Group C
 
Loser Match 30
 
 
Loser Match 29
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Winner Group D Match 26 Runner-up Group C

Winner Group B Match 25 Runner-up Group A

Winner Group A Match 27 Runner-up Group B

Winner Group C Match 28 Runner-up Group D

Semi-finals[edit]

Winner Match 25 Match 29 Winner Match 26

Winner Match 27 Match 30 Winner Match 28

Third place match[edit]

Loser Match 30 Match 31 Loser Match 29

Final[edit]

Winner Match 30 Match 32 Winner Match 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIFA Council agrees on four-phase bidding process for 2026 FIFA World Cup". FIFA.com. 10 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "OC for FIFA Competitions approves procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup". FIFA.com. 14 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Bidding process opened for eight FIFA competitions". FIFA.com. 19 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "High interest in hosting FIFA competitions". FIFA.com. 9 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "FIFA Executive committee meeting agenda now available". FIFA. 11 March 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Cafu and Hierro join FIFA and AUF Presidents in Montevideo". FIFA.com. 29 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Circular #1565 - FIFA women's tournaments 2018-2019" (PDF). FIFA.com. 11 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "Official Emblem and Look unveiled for Uruguay 2018". FIFA.com. 16 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "Capi, la Mascota Oficial #U17WWC". AUF. 7 June 2018. 
  10. ^ "Official Uruguay 2018 mascot Capi™ unveiled". FIFA.com. 7 June 2018. 
  11. ^ a b "Match schedule for Uruguay 2018 announced". FIFA.com. 8 February 2018. 
  12. ^ "Uruguay 2018: All you need to know about the Official Draw". FIFA.com. 29 May 2018. 
  13. ^ "Uruguay 2018: Follow the Official Draw Live". FIFA.com. 29 May 2018. 
  14. ^ "FIFA U17 WWC 2018 - Official Draw". YouTube. 30 May 2018. 
  15. ^ "Draw sets out path to Uruguay 2018 glory". FIFA.com. 30 May 2018. 
  16. ^ "Concacaf Teams In The Under-17 Women's World Cup". CONCACAF.com. 13 June 2018. 
  17. ^ "CONCACAF trio round out Uruguay 2018 line-up". FIFA.com. 13 June 2018. 
  18. ^ a b c "Regulations – FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018" (PDF). FIFA.com. 
  19. ^ "Match Schedule – FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2019" (PDF). FIFA.com. 

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