2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

The 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was an international association football tournament and the world championship for women's national teams under the age of 20, presented by Grant Connell, organized by the sport's world governing body FIFA. It was the seventh edition of the tournament, took place from 5–24 August 2014[1] 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] Canada was the first country to stage this tournament twice, after hosting the inaugural edition in 2002.

2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Coupe du Monde de Football Féminin des Moins de 20 ans 2014
Tournament details
Host countryCanada
Dates5–24 August
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Germany (3rd title)
Runners-up Nigeria
Third place France
Fourth place North Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored102 (3.19 per match)
Attendance288,558 (9,017 per match)
Top scorer(s) Asisat Oshoala
(7 goals)
Best player(s) Asisat Oshoala
Best goalkeeper Meike Kämper
Fair play award Canada

Germany beat Nigeria 1–0 after extra time in the final. Germany won its third title while Nigeria lost their second final.

Host selection

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 1 March 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.[4]

Qualified teams

The slot allocation was approved by the FIFA Executive Committee in May 2012.[5][6]

Confederation (Continent) Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)[7]
AFC (Asia) 2013 AFC U-19 Women's Championship  China PR
 North Korea
 South Korea
CAF (Africa) 2014 African U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament  Ghana
 Nigeria
CONCACAF (North, Central America & Caribbean) Host nation  Canada
2014 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship  Costa Rica
 Mexico
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 2014 South American Under-20 Women's Championship  Brazil
 Paraguay1
OFC (Oceania) 2014 OFC U-20 Women's Championship  New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2013 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship  England
 Finland
 France
 Germany
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

In July, all Nigeria teams became subject of a FIFA ban due to government interference with the national football association. The team faced exclusion from the tournament[8] until the ban was lifted nine days later.[9]

Venues

On 2 June 2013, FIFA announced that Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal and Toronto would be the host cities for the tournament.[10] 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,[11] 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.[12]

As was the case during the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, BMO Field in Toronto was 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: 56,302 Capacity: 10,000
(expandable to 20,000)
Capacity: 65,255 Capacity: 21,859

Sponsors

FIFA partners

National supporters

Match officials

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

Confederation Referees Assistant referees
AFC

Qin Liang
Sachiko Yamagishi
Ri Hyang-ok (reserve)

Fang Yan
Allyson Flynn
Sarah May Yee Ho
Liang Jianping

CAF

Therese Sango
Therese Neguel (reserve)

Tempa Justine Fouti N'Da
Trhas Gebreyohanis

CONCACAF

Quetzalli Alvarado Godinez
Carol Anne Chenard
Margaret Domka
Michelle Pye (reserve)

Marie-Josée Charbonneau
Mayte Ivonne Chavez Garcia
Marlene Duffy
Suzanne Morisset
Shirley Susana Perello Lopez
Veronica Perez

CONMEBOL

Jesica Salome Di Iorio
Claudia Ines Umpierrez Rodriguez (reserve)

Mariana Betina Corbo Odone
Maria Eugenia Rocco

OFC

Finau Vulivuli

Jacqueline Stephenson
Sarah Walker

UEFA

Kirsi Heikkinen
Kateryna Monzul
Esther Staubli
Bibiana Steinhaus
Carina Vitulano
Katalin Kulcsár (reserve)

Ella De Vries
Anu Jokela
Chrysoula Kourompylia
Sian Massey
Anna Nyström
Tonja Paavola
Yolando Pargo Rodriguez
Lucie Ratajova
Katrin Rafalski
Marina Wozniak

Squads

Each team named a squad of 21 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline.[6] The squads were announced by FIFA on 25 July 2014.[14]

Final draw

The final draw was held on 1 March 2014 in Montreal.[15] 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.

Pot 1
(Seeded teams)
Pot 2
(AFC & CONCACAF)
Pot 3
(CAF & CONMEBOL)
Pot 4
(OFC & UEFA)

Group stage

The schedule of the tournament was announced on 6 August 2013.[16]

The winners and runners-up of each group advance to the quarter-finals.[6] The rankings of teams in each group are 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 are 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:[17]

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 North Korea 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Canada 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 Ghana 3 2 0 1 3 4 1 6
 Finland 3 0 0 3 4 7 3 0
Source:
Finland 1–2 North Korea
Laaksonen  28' Report Kim So-hyang  15'
Choe Yun-gyong  27'
Attendance: 14,834
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)
Canada 0–1 Ghana
Report Sumaila  22'

Ghana 0–3 North Korea
Report Ri Un-sim  6', 78'
Jon So-yon  90+4' (pen.)
Attendance: 16,503
Referee: Carina Vitulano (Italy)
(replaced by Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary) in the 11th minute due to injury)
Canada 3–2 Finland
Beckie  48'
Sanderson  50'
Prince  80'
Report Kemppi  3', 21'
Attendance: 16,503
Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi (Japan)

North Korea 0–1 Canada
Report Beckie  65'
Attendance: 13,031
Ghana 2–1 Finland
Sumaila  71'
Cudjoe  86'
Report Kemppi  50'

Group B

The 5–5 draw by Germany and China tied the tournament record for most goals in a match and set a new record for highest scoring draw.[18]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 2 1 0 12 6 +6 7
 United States 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 China PR 3 0 2 1 6 9 3 2
 Brazil 3 0 1 2 2 7 5 1
Source:
Germany 2–0 United States
Petermann  65'
Panfil  90'
Report
Attendance: 10,101
Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi (Japan)
China PR 1–1 Brazil
Zhang Zhu  89' Report Byanca  66'

Germany 5–5 China PR
Bremer  10'
Däbritz  45+1', 68' (pen.)
Panfil  51', 71'
Report Zhu Beiyan  40', 62' (pen.)
Tang Jiali  48'
Lei Jiahui  52'
Zhang Chen  80'
Attendance: 10,025
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)
United States 1–0 Brazil
Horan  82' Report

Brazil 1–5 Germany
Carol  41' Report Däbritz  50', 78', 90+1'
Bremer  64', 90+3'
Attendance: 13,031
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada)
United States 3–0 China PR
Horan  19', 38'
Lavelle  49'
Report
Attendance: 4,708

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7
 South Korea 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 England 3 0 2 1 3 4 1 2
 Mexico 3 0 2 1 3 4 1 2
Source:
England 1–1 South Korea
Harris  68' Report Lee So-dam  15' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,587
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada)
Mexico 1–1 Nigeria
Ibarra  23' Report Igbinovia  42'

England 1–1 Mexico
Mead  36' Report Samarzich  70'
Attendance: 4,636
Referee: Finau Vulivuli (Fiji)
South Korea 1–2 Nigeria
Kim So-yi  72' Report Dike  1'
Ihezuo  36'

Nigeria 2–1 England
Ayila  41'
Oshoala  59' (pen.)
Report Parris  5'
Attendance: 7,301
Referee: Qin Liang (China)
South Korea 2–1 Mexico
Lee Geum-min  43'
Lee So-dam  65' (pen.)
Report Samarzich  74'

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 3 0 0 12 1 +11 9
 New Zealand 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 Paraguay 3 1 0 2 2 6 4 3
 Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 2 10 8 0
Source:
France 5–1 Costa Rica
Lavogez  7' (pen.), 38'
Robert  18'
Villalobos  22' (o.g.)
Sarr  53'
Report Herrera  90+1'
Attendance: 4,812
Referee: Qin Liang (China)
New Zealand 2–0 Paraguay
Rolston  40'
Skilton  43'
Report
Attendance: 4,812

New Zealand 0–4 France
Report Diani  22'
Lavogez  53'
Le Bihan  80', 82'
Attendance: 6,844
Referee: Therese Sagno (Guinea)
Paraguay 2–1 Costa Rica
Romero  4'
Mora  88' (pen.)
Report Montero  29'

Costa Rica 0–3 New Zealand
Report Skilton  24'
Lee  69'
O'Brien  90+4'
Paraguay 0–3 France
Report Robert  5' (pen.), 7'
Tarrieu  77'

Knockout stage

In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner, except for the third place match where no extra time is played as the match is played directly before the final.[6]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
16 August — Toronto
 
 
 North Korea (pen.)1 (3)
 
20 August — Moncton
 
 United States1 (1)
 
 North Korea2
 
17 August — Moncton
 
 Nigeria6
 
 Nigeria4
 
24 August — Montreal
 
 New Zealand1
 
 Nigeria0
 
16 August — Edmonton
 
 Germany (a.e.t.)1
 
 Germany2
 
20 August — Montreal
 
 Canada0
 
 Germany2
 
17 August — Montreal
 
 France1 Third place
 
 France (pen.)0 (4)
 
24 August — Montreal
 
 South Korea0 (3)
 
 North Korea2
 
 
 France3
 

Quarter-finals

North Korea 1–1 (a.e.t.) United States
Jon So-yon  54' (pen.) Report Doniak  6'
Penalties
Jon So-yon
Choe Yun-gyong
Ri Kyong-hyang
Rim Se-ok
3–1 Jordan
Horan
Lavelle
Amack

Germany 2–0 Canada
Bremer  24'
Knaak  82'
Report

Nigeria 4–1 New Zealand
Oshoala  1', 12'
Sunday  84', 90'
Report Rolston  89'
Attendance: 3,588
Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi (Japan)

France 0–0 (a.e.t.) South Korea
Report
Penalties
Toletti
Dafeur
Mbock Bathy
Perisset
Lavogez
4–3 Jang Sel-gi
Oh Yeon-hee
Kim Hye-yeong
Namgung Ye-ji
Lee Su-bin
Attendance: 4,954
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)

Semi-finals

North Korea 2–6 Nigeria
Ri Un-sim  31'
Jon So-yon  62' (pen.)
Report Dike  2'
Oshoala  24', 60', 68', 85'
Sunday  55'

Germany 2–1 France
Bremer  12'
Petermann  81'
Report Mbock Bathy  45'
Attendance: 6,634

Third place match

North Korea 2–3 France
Ri Un-yong  48'
Choe Un-hwa  68'
Report Lavogez  53'
Diallo  66'
Tounkara  79'
Attendance: 15,822
Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi (Japan)

Final

The pairing Nigeria vs Germany is a repeat of the 2010 final which Germany won 2–0. Germany won their third title and joined USA in first place with three titles each.

Nigeria 0–1 (a.e.t.) Germany
Report Petermann  98'
Attendance: 15,822
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada)

Awards

The following awards were given for the tournament:[19]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Asisat Oshoala Griedge Mbock Bathy Claire Lavogez
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
Asisat Oshoala Pauline Bremer Sara Däbritz
7 goals 5 goals 5 goals
Golden Glove
Meike Kämper
FIFA Fair Play Award
 Canada

Goalscorers

7 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own Goal

Source: FIFA[20]

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