2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

international football competition

2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup was the fourth edition of the youth tournament for women under the age of 17. It was held in Costa Rica from 15 March to 4 April. Japan beat Spain 2-0 in the final.

2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Copa Mundial Femenina de Fútbol Sub-17 de 2014
Tournament details
Host countryCosta Rica
Dates15 March – 4 April
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Japan (1st title)
Runners-up Spain
Third place Italy
Fourth place Venezuela
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored113 (3.53 per match)
Attendance284,320 (8,885 per match)
Top scorer(s)Venezuela Deyna Castellanos
Venezuela Gabriela García
(6 goals each)
Best player(s)Japan Hina Sugita
Best goalkeeperJapan Mamiko Matsumoto
Fair play award Japan
2012
2016

Qualified teamsEdit

The slot allocation was approved by the FIFA Executive Committee in May 2012.[1][2] The Oceania Football Confederation qualifying tournament was scheduled for January 2014, FIFA however decided that it would be hosted too late then. Eventually FIFA and OFC in agreement with all member nations agreed to award the confederation spot to New Zealand. Just as New Zealand, Nigeria qualified without playing a match because two opponents withdrew their respective qualifying games. Defending champions France did not qualify.

In total 103 nations took part in the qualifying, three less than for the 2012 World Cup.[3]

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifiers[4]
AFC (Asia) 2013 AFC U-16 Women's Championship   Japan
  North Korea
  China PR
CAF (Africa) 2013 African U-17 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament   Nigeria
  Ghana
  Zambia1
CONCACAF
(North, Central America and Caribbean)
Host nation   Costa Rica
2013 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship   Mexico
  Canada
CONMEBOL (South America) 2013 South American Under-17 Women's Championship   Venezuela
  Colombia
  Paraguay
OFC (Oceania) Appointed by OFC (qualifying tournament cancelled)[5]   New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2014 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship   Germany
  Spain
  Italy1
1.^ Teams that made their debut.

VenuesEdit

Four stadiums are to be used across Costa Rica.[6]

Alajuela Liberia
Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto Estadio Edgardo Baltodano Briceño
Capacity: 16,625 Capacity: 4,300
   
San José Tibás
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá
Capacity: 34,453 Capacity: 21,704
   

ResultsEdit

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Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Venezuela 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 9
  Italy 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
  Zambia 3 1 0 2 2 7 -5 3
  Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 1 6 -5 0

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ghana 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
  Canada 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
  North Korea 3 1 1 1 5 6 -1 4
  Germany 3 0 1 2 5 7 -2 1

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Japan 3 3 0 0 15 0 +15 9
  Spain 3 2 0 1 10 3 +7 6
  New Zealand 3 0 1 2 1 7 -6 1
  Paraguay 3 0 1 2 2 18 -16 1

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Nigeria 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9
  Mexico 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6
  China PR 3 1 0 2 4 7 -3 3
  Colombia 3 0 0 3 2 9 -7 0

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
27 March — San José
 
 
  Venezuela3
 
31 March — Liberia
 
  Canada2
 
  Venezuela1
 
27 March — Liberia
 
  Japan4
 
  Japan2
 
4 April — San José
 
  Mexico0
 
  Japan2
 
27 March — San José
 
  Spain0
 
  Ghana2 (3)
 
31 March — Liberia
 
  Italy2 (4)
 
  Italy0
 
27 March — Liberia
 
  Spain2 Third place
 
  Nigeria0
 
4 April — San José
 
  Spain3
 
  Venezuela4 (0)
 
 
  Italy4 (2)
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Decisions taken by the FIFA Executive Committee concerning women's competitions in 2014 and 2015" (PDF). FIFA.com. 18 May 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 August 2012.
  2. "Regulations FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2014" (PDF). FIFA.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 October 2013.
  3. "103 nations in qualifiers" (in Spanish). nacion.com. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  4. "Qualifying tournaments". FIFA. Archived from the original on 11 July 2008. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  5. "Young Football Ferns land tough draw". Oceania Football Confederation. 19 December 2013. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013.
  6. Costa Developers - Jacó will host World Women’s Under-17 Soccer World Cup
  7. RSSSF