2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship

The 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship was held in Russia from 17 August to 3 September 2006. It was the officially recognized world championship for women's under-20 national association football teams. Matches were held in four Moscow stadiums (Dynamo, Lokomotiv, Podmoskovie Stadium and Torpedo Stadium) and one in Saint Petersburg (Petrovsky Stadium).

2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship
FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship Russia 2006
Чемпионат мира по футболу 2006 (девушки до 20 лет)
Tournament details
Host countryRussia
Dates17 August – 3 September
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions North Korea (1st title)
Runners-up China PR
Third place Brazil
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored106 (3.31 per match)
Attendance52,630 (1,645 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ma Xiaoxu
Kim Song-hui
(5 goals)
Best player(s) Ma Xiaoxu
Fair play award Russia

This was the third women's world youth championship organized by FIFA, but the first with an age limit of 20. The first two events, held in Canada in 2002 and Thailand in 2004, had an age limit of 19. FIFA changed the age limit to prepare for the creation of an under-17 championship in 2008.

North Korea won the tournament. They became the first Asian team to win a FIFA women's tournament and the first Asian football team to win any FIFA tournaments since Saudi Arabia's triumph in the 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship.

Venues

City Stadium Capacity
Saint Petersburg Petrovsky Stadium 21,570
Moscow Torpedo Stadium 13,400
Shchyolkovo Podmoskovie Stadium 5,000
Moscow Dynamo Stadium 36,540
Moscow Locomotiv Stadium 28,800

Squads

Tournament

The draw for the tournament was held in Moscow's City Hall on 22 March 2006. 14 of the 16 competing teams (the two CAF teams were then still undecided) learned their first-round groupings.

The 16 participating U-20 women's teams from the six FIFA confederations are:

Confederation (Continent) Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 2006 AFC U-19 Women's Championship  China PR
 North Korea1
 Australia
CAF (Africa) 2006 African U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament  Nigeria
 DR Congo1
CONCACAF
(North, Central America & Caribbean)
2006 CONCACAF Under 19 Women's Qualifying Tournament  United States
 Canada
 Mexico
CONMEBOL (South America) 2006 South American Under-20 Women's Football Championship  Brazil
 Argentina1
OFC (Oceania) 2004 OFC Under-19 Women's Qualifying Tournament  New Zealand1
UEFA (Europe) Host nation  Russia
2005 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship  France
 Germany
 Finland1
  Switzerland1
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

Group stage

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Brazil 5312020+2
 Russia 5312043+1
 Australia 4311143+1
 New Zealand 1301226−4

All times local (UTC+4)

New Zealand 0–3 Australia
(Report) McCallum  39'  80'
Shipard  93'

Russia 0–0 Brazil
(Report)
Petrovsky Stadium
Attendance: 10200
Referee: Jenny Palmqvist

Brazil 2–0 Australia
Francielle  42'
Fabiana  69'
{Report}
Petrovsky Stadium
Attendance: 700
Referee: Jennifer Bennett

Russia 3–2 New Zealand
Kozhnikova  5'
Terekhova  14'
Akimova  93'
(Report) Erceg  18'
Humphries  56'
Petrovsky Stadium
Attendance: 3400
Referee: Hong Eun-ah

Brazil 0–0 New Zealand
(Report)
Attendance: 500
Referee: Shane De Silva

Australia 1–1 Russia
Brogan  85' (Report) Kozhnikova  75'
Attendance: 1000
Referee: Christine Beck

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 China PR 9330061+5
 Nigeria 63201115+6
 Canada 33102440
 Finland 03003112−11
China PR 2–1 Finland
Ma  37' (pen)
Zi  72'
(Report) Yuan  2' (o.g.)
Attendance: 2000
Referee: Diane Ferreira-James

Nigeria 3–2 Canada
Ishola  29'
Uwak  82'  90+1'
(Report) Kyle  25'
Cicchini  71'
Podmoskovie Stadium
Attendance: 800
Referee: Bentla de Coth

Finland 0–2 Canada
(Report) Robinson  39' (pen)  70'
Podmoskovie Stadium
Attendance: 1200
Referee: Natalie Avdonchenko

China PR 3–0 Nigeria
Lou  9'
Ma  31'  69'
(Report)
Podmoskovie Stadium
Attendance: 2000
Referee: Christine Beck

Finland 0–8 Nigeria
(Report) Sabi  7'  42'
Eke  13'  65'  79'
Uwak  15'
Chikwelu  47'  73'
Podmoskovie Stadium
Attendance: 400
Referee: Jennifer Bennett

Canada 0–1 China PR
(Report) Ma  48'
Torpedo Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 100
Referee: Claudine Brohet

Group C

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 North Korea 93300100+10
 Germany 62201153+12
 Mexico 33102515−10
  Switzerland 03003214−12
Switzerland  2–4 Mexico
Bürki  12'  65' (Report) Corral  15'  45+2'
Gordillo  30'
Ocampo  90+2'
Attendance: 3500
Referee: Tammy Ogston

North Korea 2–0 Germany
Jong P.  35'
Jo  70'
(Report)
Dynamo Stadium
Attendance: 700
Referee: Fatou Gaye

Mexico 1–9 Germany
Cisneros  76' (Report) Okoyino Da Mbabi  24'
Bajramaj  29'
Keßler  31'
Blässe  37'  44'  84'
Laudehr  49'
Maier  58'
Oster  77'
Dynamo Stadium
Attendance: 500
Referee: Gyöngyi Gaál

Switzerland  0–4 North Korea
(Report) Jong P.  45+1'
Kim O.  50'
Kim S.  78'  80'
Dynamo Stadium
Attendance: 600
Referee: Shane De Silva

Germany 6–0  Switzerland
Bajramaj  4'  62'
Laudehr  21'
Okoyino Da Mbabi  45'
Keßler  85'
Blässe  89'
(Report)
Petrovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 300
Referee: Dianne Ferreira-James

Mexico 0–4 North Korea
(Report) Kim Hyang-mi  33'
Kim K.  35'
Kil  42'
O  59'
Dynamo Stadium
Attendance: 500
Referee: Natalia Avdonchenko

Group D

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 United States 9330072+5
 France 6320161+5
 Argentina 3310259−4
 DR Congo 0300317−6
DR Congo 1–2 United States
Nzuzi  70' (Report) O'Hara  33'
Rodriguez  65' (pen)
Torpedo Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 300
Referee: Claudine Brohet

France 5–0 Argentina
Boulleau  12'
Delie  28'  65'
Necib  51'
Houra  85'
(Report)
Torpedo Stadium
Attendance: 250
Referee: Shane de Silva

United States 4–1 Argentina
Rostedt  13'
Adams  38'
Long  62'
Nogueira  90+1'
(Report) Pereyra  53'
Torpedo Stadium
Attendance: 200
Referee: Fatou Gaye

DR Congo 0–1 France
(Report) Henry  45'
Torpedo Stadium
Attendance: 130
Referee: Tammy Ogston

Argentina 4–0 DR Congo
Manicler  13'  17'  45+2'
Potassa  15'
(Report)
Petrovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 450
Referee: Bentla de Coth

United States 1–0 France
Rostedt  61' (Report)
Dynamo Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 300
Referee: Hong Eun-ah

Knockout stage

Quarterfinals

Brazil 2–1 Nigeria
Fabiana  45+2'
Adriane  90+5'
(Report) Uwak  65'
Torpedo Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 700
Referee: Natalia Avdonchenko

China PR 4–0 Russia
Zi  8'
Ma  19'
Zhang  40'
You  60'
(Report)
Torpedo Stadium
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Gyöngyi Gaál

North Korea 2–1 France
Kim K.  46'
Hong  90'
(Report) Thomis  62'
Petrovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 550
Referee: Jennifer Bennett

United States 4–1 Germany
O'Hara  36'
Adams  37'  70'
Rodriguez  90'
(Report) Neumann  65'
Petrovsky Stadium
Attendance: 750
Referee: Jenny Palmqvist

Semifinals

Brazil 0–1 North Korea
(Report) Ri Un-hyang  87'
Attendance: 1000
Referee: Christine Beck

China PR 0–0 (a.e.t.) United States
(Report)
Penalties
Zhuang
Zhang
Yuan
Zi
Ma
Zhu
5–4 Dew
Adams
Poach
Lopez
Bock
Cheney
Locomotiv Stadium
Attendance: 1000
Referee: Tammy Ogston

3rd Place Playoff

Brazil 0–0 (a.e.t.) United States
(Report)
Penalties
Daiane
Costa
Aliane
Francielle
Monica
Fabiana
Erika
Maurine
6–5 Dew
Long
Angeli
Heath
Adams
Lopez
Rodriguez
Poach
Locomotiv Stadium
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Jenny Palmqvist

Final

North Korea 5–0 China PR
Jo  29'
Kim S.  39', 45+2', 52'
Kil  56'
(report)
Locomotiv Stadium
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Jennifer Bennett
 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship Winners 

North Korea
First title

Awards

The following awards were given for the tournament:[1]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Ma Xiaoxu Zhang Yanru Danesha Adams
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
Ma Xiaoxu Kim Song-hui Anna Blässe
5 goals 5 goals 4 goals
FIFA Fair Play Award
 Russia

All star team

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Zhang Yanru
Valerie Henderson

Daiane
Coralie Butcher
Babett Peter
Hong Myong-gum
Ri Jin-ok
Ri Un-hyang

Collette McCallum
Cynthia Uwak
Celia Okoyino Da Mbabi
Kim Kyong-hwa
Kim Chun-hui
Amanda Poach

Fabiana
Ma Xiaoxu
Amandine Henry
Rita Chikwelu
Kil Son-hui
Elena Danilova
Danesha Adams

Scorers

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

Further information

References

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