Germany 2010 statistical preview
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With the start of FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Germany 2010 just three days away, takes a look at some of the records established since the first tournament in 2002 which may be broken over the next three weeks.


was the average attendance for the games at Canada 2002, the best-supported of the four tournaments. A total of 295,133 fans watched the 26 matches, while two years ago the Chile edition attracted 351,309 fans, with an average of 10,978 for the 32 games.


seconds had elapsed when Loredana Riverso scored to put Canada ahead against Congo DR in a group stage game in Santiago at Chile 2008. This is the quickest goal recorded at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.


goals were scored by USA in the 2002 edition – the most by any country in a single tournament. Germany were the top scorers in 2004 (19) and 2008 (16), while Korea DPR led the way in 2006 with 18.


wins make USA the most successful team at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. In a total of 24 games, the US have only suffered two defeats – 3-1 to Germany in the Thailand 2004 semi-final and 2-0 to China in the group stage at Chile 2008. The two other games in which they failed to win, both at Russia 2006, ended in 0-0 draws – against China PR in the semi-final and Brazil in the Match for third place. The US were then defeated in the subsequent penalty shoot-outs, with China edging through 5-4 and Brazil 6-5.


is the most appearances by a player at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, a record established by Brazil’s Renata Costa. The midfielder took part in the 2002 edition and the two tournaments after that.


years and six months was Sydney Leroux's age when she came off the bench for Canada against Australia on 10 November 2004 in Thailand, making her the youngest player to have taken part in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Charlyn Corral was just five months older when she scored in Mexico's opening fixture against Switzerland in Moscow at Russia 2006 to become the competition’s youngest goalscorer.


goals in Germany's 9-1 win over Mexico at Russia 2006 is the most seen in a single match at a FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. That same tournament also saw Nigeria defeat Finland 8-0, the most emphatic victory at any edition.


teams are appearing at a FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup for the first time: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana and Sweden. It brings the number of teams who have participated in the competition to 30 – 11 of which are European. The continental breakdown for the rest of those teams is: AFC (7), CONCACAF (4), CONMEBOL (4), CAF (3) and OFC (1).


players – all from Germany – have won both the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The quartet - Melanie Behringer, Annie Krahn, Simone Lauder and Anja Mittag - lifted the trophies in 2004 and 2007 respectively.