2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

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2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Coupe du monde de football féminin des moins de 20 ans 2018
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2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host country France
Dates 5–24 August
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Japan (1st title)
Runners-up  Spain
Third place  England
Fourth place  France
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 98 (3.06 per match)
Attendance 75,748 (2,367 per match)
Top scorer(s) England Georgia Stanway
Spain Patricia Guijarro
(6 goals)[1]
Best player Spain Patricia Guijarro
Best goalkeeper England Sandy MacIver
Fair play award  Japan
2016
2020

The 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was the ninth edition of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, the biennial international women's youth football championship contested by the under-20 national teams of the member associations of FIFA, since its inception in 2002 as the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship (age limit was raised from 19 to 20 in 2006).

The tournament was held in Brittany, France between 5 and 24 August 2018,[2] who would also host the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Haiti and the Netherlands made their U-20 Women's World Cup debuts. North Korea were the defending champions but were eliminated by host France in the quarter-finals.

The final took place at Stade de la Rabine, Vannes between Spain and Japan, a rematch from the group stage. Japan won their first title, beating Spain 3–1 in the Final.

Host selection[edit]

On 6 March 2014, FIFA announced that bidding had begun for the 2018 FIFA U-20 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 FIFA Executive Committee would select the hosts in 2015. In principle, FIFA preferred the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup to be hosted by the same member association, but if circumstances required, FIFA reserved the right to award the hosting of the events separately.

The following countries made official bids for hosting the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup by submitting their documents by 31 October 2014:[4][5]

The following countries withdrew their bid for hosting the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup:

  •  England - England registered an expression of interest by the April 2014 deadline,[8] but in June 2014 it was announced that they would no longer proceed.[9]
  •  New Zealand - New Zealand registered an expression of interest by the April 2014 deadline,[10] but in June 2014 it was announced that they would no longer proceed.[11]
  •  South Africa - South Africa registered an expression of interest by the April 2014 deadline, but in June 2014 it was announced that they would no longer proceed.[12][13][14]

France were awarded the hosting rights of both tournaments by the FIFA Executive Committee on 19 March 2015.[15]

Qualified teams[edit]

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

Confederation Qualifying tournament Team Appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
AFC
(Asia)
2017 AFC U-19 Women's Championship  China PR 6th 2014 Runners-up (2004, 2006)
 Japan 6th 2016 Third place (2012, 2016)
 North Korea 7th 2016 Champions (2006, 2016)
CAF
(Africa)
2018 African U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament  Ghana 5th 2016 Group stage (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
 Nigeria 9th 2016 Runners-up (2010, 2014)
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship  Haiti 1st None Debut
 Mexico 8th 2016 Quarter-finals (2010, 2012, 2016)
 United States 9th 2016 Champions (2002, 2008, 2012)
CONMEBOL
(South America)
2018 South American U-20 Women's Championship  Brazil 9th 2016 Third place (2006)
 Paraguay 2nd 2014 Group stage (2014)
OFC
(Oceania)
2017 OFC U-19 Women's Championship  New Zealand 7th 2016 Quarter-finals (2014)
UEFA
(Europe)
Host nation  France 7th 2016 Runners-up (2016)
2017 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship  England 5th 2014 Quarter-finals (2002, 2008)
 Germany 9th 2016 Champions (2004, 2010, 2014)
 Netherlands 1st None Debut
 Spain 3rd 2016 Quarter-finals (2016)

Venues[edit]

The four host cities, all located in the region of Brittany, were announced on 7 September 2017.[17] The opening match, semi-finals, third place match and final were played in Vannes.[18]

Concarneau Saint-Malo Dinan-Léhon
Stade Guy Piriou Stade Marville Stade du Clos Gastel
Capacity: 6,500 Capacity: 2,500 Capacity: 2,000
Vannes
Stade de la Rabine
Capacity: 9,500
Stade de la Rabine by M. Riegler.jpg

Branding[edit]

The official emblem was unveiled on 22 September 2017.[18]

Draw[edit]

The official draw was held on 8 March 2018, 11:00 CET (UTC+1), at the Rennes Opera House in Rennes.[19][20][21][22][23] The teams were seeded based on their performances in previous U-20 Women's World Cups and confederation tournaments, with the hosts France automatically seeded and assigned to position A1. Teams of the same confederation could not meet in the group stage, except for UEFA with five teams so one group would contain two UEFA teams.[24]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Squads[edit]

Players born between 1 January 1998 and 31 December 2002 were eligible to compete in the tournament. Each team had to name a preliminary squad of 35 players. From the preliminary squad, the team had to name a final squad of 21 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline. Players in the final squad could be replaced due to serious injury up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team's first match.[25]

Match officials[edit]

A total of 15 referees and 30 assistant referees were appointed by FIFA for the tournament.[26][27]

Confederation Referees Assistant referees
AFC

Australia Kate Jacewicz
China Qin Liang
North Korea Ri Hyang-ok

Australia Renae Coghill
China Fang Yan
China Cui Yongmei
India Uvena Fernandes
North Korea Kum-Nyo Hong
South Korea Kim Kyoung-min

CAF

Ethiopia Lidya Tafesse Abebe
Zambia Gladys Lengwe

Malawi Bernadettar Kwimbira
Kenya Mary Njoroge
Madagascar Lidwine Rakotozafinoro
Mauritius Queency Victoire

CONCACAF

Canada Carol Anne Chenard
Honduras Melissa Borjas

Canada Chantal Boudreau
Mexico Yudilia Briones
United States Kathryn Nesbitt
Honduras Shirley Perello

CONMEBOL

Brazil Edina Alves Batista
Uruguay Claudia Umpiérrez

Ecuador Mónica Amboya
Brazil Neuza Back
Uruguay Luciana Mascarana
Brazil Tatiane Sacilotti

OFC

New Zealand Anna-Marie Keighley

Tonga Lata Kaumatule
Samoa Maria Tamalelagi

UEFA

Czech Republic Jana Adámková
France Stéphanie Frappart
Ukraine Kateryna Monzul
Switzerland Esther Staubli
Germany Bibiana Steinhaus

Romania Petruta Iugulescu
Greece Chrysoula Kourompylia
Switzerland Susanne Küng
England Sian Massey
France Manuela Nicolosi
Republic of Ireland Michelle O'Neill
Switzerland Belinda Pierre
Germany Katrin Rafalski
Croatia Sanja Rodak
Ukraine Maryna Striletska

Group stage[edit]

The official schedule was unveiled on 17 January 2018.[28]

The top two teams of each group advanced to the quarter-finals. The rankings of teams in each group were determined as follows (regulations Article 17.7):[25]

  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 were equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings were 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 were local, CEST (UTC+2).[29]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France (H) 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 7 Knockout stage
2  Netherlands 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6
3  Ghana 3 1 0 2 2 8 −6 3
4  New Zealand 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
New Zealand 1–2 Netherlands
Report
Attendance: 2,042
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)
France 4–1 Ghana
Report
Attendance: 4,889

Netherlands 4–0 Ghana
Report
Attendance: 1,709
France 0–0 New Zealand
Report
Attendance: 5,031
Referee: Lidya Tafesse Abebe (Ethiopia)

Netherlands 0–4 France
Report
Ghana 1–0 New Zealand
Report
Attendance: 1,056
Referee: Edina Alves Batista (Brazil)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 7 Knockout stage
2  North Korea 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 6
3  Mexico 3 1 0 2 5 10 −5 3
4  Brazil 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Mexico 3–2 Brazil
Report
North Korea 1–3 England
Report

Brazil 1–1 England
Report
North Korea 2–1 Mexico
Report

Brazil 1–2 North Korea
Report
England 6–1 Mexico
Report
Attendance: 1,362

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7 Knockout stage
2  Japan 3 2 0 1 7 1 +6 6
3  United States 3 1 1 1 8 3 +5 4
4  Paraguay 3 0 0 3 1 16 −15 0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Paraguay 1–4 Spain
Report
United States 0–1 Japan
Report
Attendance: 2,332
Referee: Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)

Spain 1–0 Japan
Report
United States 6–0 Paraguay
Report
Attendance: 2,117
Referee: Qin Liang (China PR)

Spain 2–2 United States
Report
Attendance: 1,681
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)
Japan 6–0 Paraguay
Report
Attendance: 1,525
Referee: Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4 9 Knockout stage
2  Nigeria 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
3  China PR 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4  Haiti 3 0 0 3 3 6 −3 0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Nigeria 0–1 Germany
Report
Attendance: 823
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)
Haiti 1–2 China PR
Report
Attendance: 2,015
Referee: Edina Alves Batista (Brazil)

Germany 2–0 China PR
Report
Attendance: 1,194
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada)
Haiti 0–1 Nigeria
Report
Attendance: 1,801
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

Germany 3–2 Haiti
Report
Attendance: 2,752
Referee: Lidya Tafesse Abebe (Ethiopia)
China PR 1–1 Nigeria
Report

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stages, if a match was level at the end of normal playing time, extra time would be played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner. However, for the third place match, no extra time was played and the winner was determined by a penalty shoot-out if necessary.[25]

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
16 August – Concarneau
 
 
 France1
 
20 August – Vannes
 
 North Korea0
 
 France0
 
16 August – Concarneau
 
 Spain1
 
 Spain2
 
24 August – Vannes
 
 Nigeria1
 
 Spain1
 
17 August – Vannes
 
 Japan3
 
 England2
 
20 August – Vannes
 
 Netherlands1
 
 England0
 
17 August – Vannes
 
 Japan2 Third place
 
 Germany1
 
24 August – Vannes
 
 Japan3
 
 France1 (2)
 
 
 England (p)1 (4)
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Spain 2–1 Nigeria
Report
Attendance: 1,829
Referee: Qin Liang (China PR)

France 1–0 North Korea
Report
Attendance: 2,462
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada)

England 2–1 Netherlands
Report
Attendance: 2,737

Germany 1–3 Japan
Report
Attendance: 3,211
Referee: Edina Alves Batista (Brazil)

Semi-finals[edit]

England 0–2 Japan
Report

France 0–1 Spain
Report Guijarro Goal 51'
Attendance: 5,324

Third place match[edit]

France 1–1 England
Report
Penalties
2–4
Attendance: 4,706
Referee: Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)

Final[edit]

Spain 1–3 Japan
Report


 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship Winners 

Japan
First title

Awards[edit]

The following awards were given for the tournament:[30]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Spain Patricia Guijarro Japan Saori Takarada Japan Moeka Minami
Golden Boot Silver Boot Bronze Boot
Spain Patricia Guijarro England Georgia Stanway Japan Saori Takarada
6 goals, 3 assists 6 goals 5 goals, 3 assists
Golden Glove
England Sandy MacIver
FIFA Fair Play Award
 Japan

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 98 goals scored in 32 matches, for an average of 3.06 goals per match.

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

References[edit]

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