August 05 - August 24
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018™
FIFA Fair Play award
adidas Golden Glove
adidas Golden Ball
adidas Golden Boot
Japan join a select club
Japan reign supreme at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018
They become the fourth country to win the competition
Spain’s Patricia Guijarro picks up the adidas Golden Ball and adidas Golden Boot
Prior to France 2018, only three nations had ever won the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which had been held eight times previously: USA, Germany and Korea DPR. By the end of the tournament, however, Japan had added their name to that select list, having lit up the competition with their sublime passing game, orchestrated by supremely gifted talents such as Saori Takarada, Moeka Minami, Fuka Nagano and Riko Ueki.
Spain were the only side to trouble the champions, beating them in the group phase – the one and only defeat the Young Nadeshiko suffered at France 2018 – and then fighting till the end in the final, despite being 3-0 down at one stage. Pedro Lopez’s side can take pride from their second place, La Rojita’s best ever performance in the competition, and from the adidas Golden Ball and adidas Golden Boot collected by their star act, Patricia Guijarro.
Led by Georgia Stanway and her six goals, England achieved a best ever finish of their own in taking third place. The Young Lionesses beat France to the bronze in a penalty shootout that saw a surprise miss from Bleuettes left-back Selma Bacha, who had an otherwise excellent tournament.
Tournament News 2018
France 2018: Final Matchday
24 Aug 2018
FIFA Women's Football Conference
23 Aug 2018
Leadership workshop for Women’s Football Managers
23 Aug 2018
France 2018: Semi-finals
20 Aug 2018
France 2018: Quarter-final Matchday Two
17 Aug 2018