2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

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2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
FİFA U-17 Qadınlararası Dünya Çempionatı Azərbaycan 2012
Tournament details
Host countryAzerbaijan
Dates22 September – 13 October
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions France (1st title)
Runners-up North Korea
Third place Ghana
Fourth place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored119 (3.72 per match)
Attendance257,666 (8,052 per match)
Top scorer(s)North Korea Ri Un-Sim (8 goals)
Best playerFrance Griedge Mbock Bathy
Best goalkeeperFrance Romane Bruneau
Fair play award Japan
2010
2014

The 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup women's football tournament is the third such tournament. It will be held in Azerbaijan from 22 September to 13 October,[1] following a decision by the Executive Committee on 19 March 2010.[2]

France won the title after defeating Korea DPR 1–1 (7–6 after pen.).[3]

Mascot[change | change source]

The official mascot of this World Cup is The Top Top Girl. This means ball in Azerbaijani. It is a young girl with the national flag painted on her cheeks. The body is blue, red, green and white like the host's national team. Her brown hair in a ponytail is meant to look like a buta. This is a curving decorative motif widely used in Azerbaijani art.[4][5]

Qualified teams[change | change source]

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifiers[6]
AFC (Asia) 2011 AFC U-16 Women's Championship  China PR1
 Japan
 North Korea
CAF (Africa) 2012 African U-17 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament  Gambia1
 Ghana
 Nigeria
CONCACAF
(North, Central America and Caribbean)
2012 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship  Canada
 Mexico
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 2012 South American Under 17 Women's Championship  Brazil
 Colombia
 Uruguay1
OFC (Oceania) 2012 OFC Women's Under 17 Qualifying Tournament  New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2012 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship  France
 Germany
Host nation  Azerbaijan1
1.^ Teams that made their debut.
Teams which will play in final round
Teams which did not qualify
Countries which didn't take part in qualifications
Countries which are not in FIFA

Venues[change | change source]

All four venues were first to be only in Baku.[7][8] There will also be matches in Lankaran.[9] Tofik Bakhramov Stadium is the stadium where the final stages will be held.

Awards[change | change source]

The following awards were given for the tournament:[10]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
France Griedge Mbock Bathy North Korea Ri Hyang-Sim Japan Yui Hasegawa


Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
North Korea Ri Un-Sim Nigeria Chinwendu Ihezuo Nigeria Halimatu Ayinde


FIFA Fair Play Award Golden Glove
 Japan France Romane Bruneau

References[change | change source]

  1. "Match Schedule FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012" (PDF). FIFA.com. 1 October 2012.
  2. "FIFA Executive Committee approves special funding for Chile and Haiti". FIFA. 19 March 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  3. "France secure title after shoot-out". FIFA. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  4. "Mascot's name is revealed". fifa.com. FIFA. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  5. "Azerbaijan 2012 mascot steps out". fifa.com. FIFA. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  6. "Qualifying tournaments". FIFA. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  7. FIFA World Cup in Azerbaijan
  8. All U17 World Cup matches to be held in Baku
  9. "'Eleven Hearts, One Goal': official slogan unveiled in Lankaran". FIFA. 16 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  10. "Azerbaijan bows to Mbock Bathy". FIFA.com. 13 October 2012.

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