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 countryUruguay
Dates13 November – 1 December
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Spain (1st title)
Runners-up Mexico
Third place New Zealand
Fourth place Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored86 (2.69 per match)
Attendance38,272 (1,196 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ghana Mukarama Abdulai
Spain Clàudia Pina (7 goals each)
Best player(s)Spain Clàudia Pina
Best goalkeeperSpain Catalina Coll
Fair play award Japan
2016
2020

The 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup was 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 was held in Uruguay from 13 November to 1 December 2018.[1][2] North Korea were the defending champions but were eliminated by Spain in the quarter-finals.

The final took place at the Estadio Charrúa, Montevideo between Spain and Mexico a rematch from the group stage in 2016. Spain won their first title, beating Mexico 2–1 in the Final.

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 Uruguay 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 U-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 Group stage (2008, 2010, 2012, 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]

Slogan[edit]

The slogan "Same Game, Same Emotion" was unveiled on 29 September 2018.[11]

Draw[edit]

The official draw was held on 30 May 2018, 15:00 CEST (UTC+2), at the FIFA Headquarters in Zürich.[12][13][14][15][16] 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).[17][18]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Match officials[edit]

A total of 15 referees and 28 assistant referees were appointed by FIFA for the tournament.[19][20]

Confederation Referees Assistant referees
AFC

Australia Casey Reibelt
Japan Yoshimi Yamashita

Japan Makoto Bozono
South Korea Lee Seul-Gi
Japan Naomi Teshirogi
Vietnam Truong Thi Le Trinh

CAF

Rwanda Salima Mukansanga

Burkina Faso Bielignin Some
Mali Fanta Idrissa Kone

CONCACAF

Canada Marie-Soleil Beaudoin
United States Ekaterina Koroleva
Mexico Lucila Venegas

Mexico Mayte Chavez
Mexico Enedina Caudillo
Jamaica Princess Brown
United States Felisha Mariscal
United States Deleana Quan
Jamaica Stephanie-Dale Yee Sing

CONMEBOL

Argentina Laura Fortunato
Chile Maria Carvajal
Paraguay Olga Miranda

Colombia Mary Cristina Blanco Bolivar
Argentina Mariana De Almeida
Paraguay Nilda Gamarra
Argentina Maria Rocco
Chile Loreto Toloza Sacilotti
Chile Leslie Vasquez

OFC

Fiji Finau Vulivuli

New Zealand Sarah Jones

UEFA

Germany Riem Hussein
Hungary Katalin Kulcsár
Poland Monika Mularczyk
Sweden Sara Persson
Russia Anastasia Pustovoytova

Netherlands Nicolet Bakker
Ukraine Oleksandra Ardasheva
Sweden Julia Magnusson
Spain Rocio Puento Pino
Russia Ekaterina Kurochkina
Scotland Kylie McMullan
England Lisa Rashid
Czech Republic Lucie Ratajova
Slovakia Maria Sukenikova
Romania Mihaela Tepusa
Hungary Katalin Török

Squads[edit]

Players born between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2003 are eligible to compete in the tournament. 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.[21]

Group stage[edit]

Inaugural match of the World Cup, played between Uruguay and Ghana.

The official schedule was unveiled on 8 February 2018.[12]

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):[21]

  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).[22]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Ghana 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 9 Knockout stage
2  New Zealand 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 6
3  Finland 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
4  Uruguay (H) 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
New Zealand 1–0 Finland
Report
Attendance: 1,385
Referee: Yoshimi Yamashita (Japan)
Uruguay 0–5 Ghana
Report
Attendance: 9,657
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)

Finland 1–3 Ghana
Report
Attendance: 858
Referee: Laura Fortunato (Argentina)
Uruguay 1–2 New Zealand
Report
Attendance: 4,619
Referee: Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda)

Finland 1–1 Uruguay
Report
Attendance: 2,093
Referee: Casey Reibelt (Australia)
Ghana 2–0 New Zealand
Report
Attendance: 359
Referee: Sara Persson (Sweden)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Japan 3 1 2 0 7 1 +6 5 Knockout stage
2  Mexico 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
3  Brazil 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
4  South Africa 3 0 1 2 1 10 −9 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Brazil 0–0 Japan
Report
Mexico 0–0 South Africa
Report
Attendance: 592
Referee: Maria Carvajal (Chile)

Japan 6–0 South Africa
Report
Mexico 1–0 Brazil
Report
Attendance: 677
Referee: Sara Persson (Sweden)

Japan 1–1 Mexico
Report
Attendance: 572
Referee: Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda)
South Africa 1–4 Brazil
Report
Attendance: 188
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 3 2 0 1 8 2 +6 6 Knockout stage
2  North Korea 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6
3  Cameroon 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
4  United States 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 3
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
United States 3–0 Cameroon
Report
Attendance: 593
Referee: Casey Reibelt (Australia)
North Korea 1–4 Germany
Report
Attendance: 743
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoytova (Russia)

United States 0–3 North Korea
Report
Germany 0–1 Cameroon
Report
Attendance: 1,227
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)

Germany 4–0 United States
Report
Attendance: 518
Referee: Laura Fortunato (Argentina)
Cameroon 1–2 North Korea
Report

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 3 2 1 0 10 1 +9 7 Knockout stage
2  Canada 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 6
3  Colombia 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2
4  South Korea 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
South Korea 0–4 Spain
Report
Attendance: 259
Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva (United States)
Canada 3–0 Colombia
Report
Attendance: 249
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)

South Korea 0–2 Canada
Report
Attendance: 329
Referee: Maria Carvajal (Chile)
Colombia 1–1 Spain
Report
Attendance: 448
Referee: Yoshimi Yamashita (Japan)

Colombia 1–1 South Korea
Report
Spain 5–0 Canada
Report
Attendance: 369
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoytova (Russia)

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stages, if a match was level at the end of normal playing time, a penalty shoot-out was used to determine the winner (no extra time was played).[21]

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
24 November – Colonia
 
 
 Japan1 (3)
 
28 November – Montevideo
 
 New Zealand (p)1 (4)
 
 New Zealand0
 
24 November – Colonia
 
 Spain2
 
 Spain (p)1 (3)
 
1 December – Montevideo
 
 North Korea1 (1)
 
 Spain2
 
25 November – Montevideo
 
 Mexico1
 
 Ghana2 (2)
 
28 November – Montevideo
 
 Mexico (p)2 (4)
 
 Mexico1
 
25 November – Montevideo
 
 Canada0 Third place
 
 Germany0
 
1 December – Montevideo
 
 Canada1
 
 New Zealand2
 
 
 Canada1
 

Quarter-finals[edit]


Japan 1–1 New Zealand
Report
Penalties
3–4
Attendance: 477
Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva (United States)

Ghana 2–2 Mexico
Report
Penalties
2–4
Attendance: 477
Referee: Maria Carvajal (Chile)

Germany 0–1 Canada
Report
Attendance: 719
Referee: Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda)

Semi-finals[edit]

New Zealand 0–2 Spain
Report
Attendance: 369
Referee: Yoshimi Yamashita (Japan)

Mexico 1–0 Canada
Report
Attendance: 628
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoytova (Russia)

Third place match[edit]

New Zealand 2–1 Canada
Report
Attendance: 1,328
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)

Final[edit]

Spain 2–1 Mexico
Report

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 86 goals scored in 32 matches, for an average of 2.69 goals per match.

7 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Awards[edit]

The following awards were given for the tournament:[23]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Spain Clàudia Pina Mexico Nicole Pérez Ghana Mukarama Abdulai


Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
Ghana Mukarama Abdulai Spain Clàudia Pina Spain Irene López


FIFA Fair Play Award Golden Glove
 Japan Spain Catalina Coll

References[edit]

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  23. ^ Awards 2018

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