2022 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

international football competition

2022 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup will be the seventh edition of the youth tournament for women under the age of 17. It was held in India from 11 to 30 October.

2022 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryIndia
Dates11–30 October
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Spain (2nd title)
Runners-up Colombia
Third place Nigeria
Fourth place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored95 (2.97 per match)
Attendance185,781 (5,806 per match)
Top scorer(s)Colombia Linda Caicedo
Germany Loreen Bender
Japan Momoko Tanikawa
(4 goals each)
Best player(s)Spain Vicky López
Best goalkeeperSpain Sofía Fuente
Fair play award Japan
2018
2024

Qualified teams change

A total of 16 teams qualify for the final tournament. In addition to the hosts, 15 teams qualify from six continental competitions.

Confederation Qualifying tournament Team Appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
AFC (Asia)
(Hosts + 2 teams)
Host nation   India 1st None Debut
Teams were nominated by AFC based on results of 2019 AFC U-16 Women's Championship (qualification cancelled)[1][2][3]   China PR[^] 3rd 2014 Group stage (2012, 2014)
  Japan 7th 2018 Champions (2014)
CAF (Africa)
(3 teams)
2022 African U-17 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament   Morocco 1st None Debut
  Nigeria 6th 2016 Quarter-finals (2010, 2012, 2014)
  Tanzania 1st None Debut
CONCACAF (Central, North America and Caribbean)
(3 teams)
2022 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship   Canada 7th 2018 Fourth place (2018)
  Mexico 6th 2018 Runners-up (2018)
  United States 5th 2018 Runners-up (2008)
CONMEBOL (South America)
(3 teams)
2022 South American U-17 Women's Championship   Brazil 6th 2018 Quarter-finals (2010, 2012)
  Chile 2nd 2010 Group stage (2010)
  Colombia 5th 2018 Group stage (2008, 2012, 2014, 2018)
OFC (Oceania)
(1 team)
Team was nominated by OFC
(qualification cancelled)[4]
  New Zealand 7th 2018 Third place (2018)
UEFA (Europe)
(3 teams)
2022 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship   France 3rd 2012 Champions (2012)
  Germany 7th 2018 Third place (2008)
  Spain 5th 2018 Champions (2018)
Notes
  1. ^ On 16 March 2022, the AFC announced that China PR would replace North Korea as the AFC’s representatives at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup due to the withdrawal of the DPR Korea Football Association.[3]

Venues change

On 13 April 2022, FIFA confirmed 3 host cities in 3 Indian states:[5]

  1. Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  2. Margao, Goa
  3. Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
Bhubaneswar Margao Navi Mumbai
Kalinga Stadium Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium DY Patil Stadium
Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 19,000 Capacity: 55,000
     

Draw change

The official draw took place on 24 June 2022, 12:00 local time CEST (UTC+2) at the FIFA headquarters in Zürich, Switzerland.[6] The teams were allocated based on their performances in the 5 previous U-17 Women's World Cups, five bonus points are added to each of the confederation's current champions that won the respective qualifying tournament (for this cycle). The original hosts India were automatically assigned to position A1. Teams of the same confederation could not meet in the group stage.[7]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

  India H
  Japan
  Spain
  Germany

  Mexico
  Canada
  Brazil
  New Zealand

  United States
  Nigeria
  France
  China PR

  Colombia
  Chile
  Morocco
  Tanzania

Squads change

Players born between 1 January 2005 and 31 December 2007 are eligible to compete in the tournament.

Group stage change

The draw for the group stage took place on 24 June 2022.[8]

Tiebreakers change

The top two teams of each group advance to the quarter-finals. The format for tiebreakers are determined as follows:[9]

  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. 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, IST (UTC+5:30).[10]

Group A change

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 3 2 1 0 13 1 +12 7 Knockout stage
2   Brazil 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7
3   Morocco 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
4   India (H) 3 0 0 3 0 16 −16 0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Morocco  0–1  Brazil
Report
India  0–8  United States
Report

Brazil  1–1  United States
Report
India  0–3  Morocco
Report
Attendance: 8,749

Brazil  5–0  India
Report
United States  4–0  Morocco
Report

Group B change

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 3 3 0 0 11 2 +9 9 Knockout stage
2   Nigeria 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
3   Chile 3 1 0 2 4 9 −5 3
4   New Zealand 3 0 0 3 2 10 −8 0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Chile  3–1  New Zealand
Report
Germany  2–1  Nigeria
Report

New Zealand  0–4  Nigeria
Report
Germany  6–0  Chile
Report

New Zealand  1–3  Germany
Report
Nigeria  2–1  Chile
Report

Group C change

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Colombia 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6 Knockout stage
2   Spain 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
3   Mexico 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
4   China PR 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Mexico  1–2  China PR
Report
Spain  1–0  Colombia
Report

China PR  0–2  Colombia
Report
Spain  1–2  Mexico
Report

China PR  0–1  Spain
Report
Colombia  2–1  Mexico
Report

Group D change

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Japan 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10 9 Knockout stage
2   Tanzania 3 1 1 1 3 6 −3 4
3   Canada 3 0 2 1 2 6 −4 2
4   France 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Canada  1–1  France
Report
Japan  4–0  Tanzania
Report

France  1–2  Tanzania
Report
Japan  4–0  Canada
Report

France  0–2  Japan
Report
Tanzania  1–1  Canada
Report

Knockout stage change

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).[9]

Bracket change

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
21 October – Navi Mumbai
 
 
  United States1 (3)
 
26 October – Margao
 
  Nigeria (p)1 (4)
 
  Nigeria0 (5)
 
22 October – Margao
 
  Colombia (p)0 (6)
 
  Colombia3
 
30 October – Navi Mumbai
 
  Tanzania0
 
  Colombia0
 
21 October – Navi Mumbai
 
  Spain1
 
  Germany2
 
26 October – Margao
 
  Brazil0
 
  Germany0
 
22 October – Margao
 
  Spain1 Third place
 
  Japan1
 
30 October – Navi Mumbai
 
  Spain2
 
  Nigeria (p)3 (3)
 
 
  Germany3 (2)
 

Quarter-finals change

United States  1–1  Nigeria
Report
Penalties
3–4

Germany  2–0  Brazil
Report

Colombia  3–0  Tanzania
Report

Japan  1–2  Spain
Report

Semi-finals change

Nigeria  0–0  Colombia
Report
Penalties
5–6

Germany  0–1  Spain
Report Corrales   90'

Third place match change

Nigeria  3–3  Germany
Report
Penalties
3–2

Final change

Colombia  0–1  Spain
Report Guzmán   82' (o.g.)
Attendance: 24,824

References change

  1. "Latest update on the AFC National Team Competitions in 2021 and 2022". the-afc.com. Asian Football Confederation. 5 July 2021.
  2. "AFC Women's Football Committee hails the successful restart of the Asian women's game". the-afc.com. Asian Football Confederation. 14 October 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Asia's representatives at FIFA women's competitions confirmed". the-afc.com. Asian Football Confederation. 16 March 2022.
  4. "OFC competitions schedule update for 2022". oceaniafootball.com. Oceania Football Confederation. 8 October 2021.
  5. "Bhubaneswar, Margao in Goa and Navi Mumbai confirmed as Host Cities for tournament". FIFA.com. Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  6. "Draw for FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup India 2022™ to take place on 24 June". FIFA.com. 13 April 2022.
  7. "Draw Procedures-FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup India 2022™" (PDF). FIFA.com. 22 June 2022.
  8. "Groups revealed in FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2022 Draw". FIFA. 24 June 2022.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Regulations-FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup India 2022™" (PDF). FIFA. 18 March 2022.
  10. "Match Schedule – FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup India 2022" (PDF). FIFA.com.