FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018™
August 05 - August 24

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018™

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018™

Final Tournament Standing

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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.

MATCHES

Tournament News

VANNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 24:  Players wait in the tunnel prior to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 Final match between Spain and Japan at Stade de la Rabine on August 24, 2018 in Vannes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
VANNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 24:  Players of Spain pose for a team photo prior to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 Final match between Spain and Japan at Stade de la Rabine on August 24, 2018 in Vannes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
VANNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 24: Players of Japan pose for a team photo prior to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 Final match between Spain and Japan at Stade de la Rabine on August 24, 2018 in Vannes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
VANNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 24: Head coaches Futoshi Ikeda of Japan and Pedro Lopez of Spain shake hands prior to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 Final match between Spain and Japan at Stade de la Rabine on August 24, 2018 in Vannes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
RENNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 23:  FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura addresses the Women's Football Conference during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 on August 4, 2018 at Mercure Hotel Centre Gare in Rennes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
RENNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 23:  FIFA Chief Woman's Football Officer Sarai Bareman attends the Women's Football Conference during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 on August 4, 2018 at Mercure Hotel Centre Gare in Rennes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
RENNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 23:  A general view during the Women's Football Conference during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 on August 4, 2018 at Mercure Hotel Centre Gare in Rennes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
RENNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 23:  Panel discussion with Sweden FA Secretary General Hakan Sjorstand, Kosovo FF General Secretary Eroll Salihu, The FA Participation and Development Director Kelly Simmons, UEFA Head of Women's Football Nadine Kessler and FIFA Chief Women's Football Officer Sarai Bareman during the Women's Football Conference during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 on August 4, 2018 at Mercure Hotel Centre Gare in Rennes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
RENNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 22:  Women's football leaders workshop during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 on August 4, 2018 at Mercure Hotel Centre Gare in Rennes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
RENNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 22:  Women's football leaders workshop during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 on August 4, 2018 at Mercure Hotel Centre Gare in Rennes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
RENNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 22:  Women's football leaders workshop during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 on August 4, 2018 at Mercure Hotel Centre Gare in Rennes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
RENNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 22:  Women's football leaders workshop during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 on August 4, 2018 at Mercure Hotel Centre Gare in Rennes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
VANNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 20: Fuka Nagano (front) of Japan and team mates prepare in the tunnel prior to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 Semi Final semi final match between England and Japan at Stade de la Rabine on August 20, 2018 in Vannes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
VANNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 20: Players of England huddle prior to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 Semi Final semi final match between England and Japan at Stade de la Rabine on August 20, 2018 in Vannes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
VANNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 20:  Riko Ueki of Japan is challenged by Megan Finnigan of England during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 Semi Final semi final match between England and Japan at Stade de la Rabine on August 20, 2018 in Vannes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
VANNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 20:  Riko Ueki of Japan celebrates her team's first goal during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 Semi Final semi final match between England and Japan at Stade de la Rabine on August 20, 2018 in Vannes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
VANNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 17: Victoria Pelova of Netherlands reacts as Georgia Stanway of England celebrates her team's second goal during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 Quarter Final quarter final match between England and Netherlands at Stade de la Rabine on August 17, 2018 in Vannes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
VANNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 17: Lize Kop of Netherlands saves from Lauren Hemp of England during the FIFA U-20 Women's  World Cup France 2018 Quarter Final quarter final match between England and Netherlands at Stade de la Rabine on August 17, 2018 in Vannes, France. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
VANNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 17: Georgia Stanway of England celebrates after scoring her sides second goal during the FIFA U-20 Women's  World Cup France 2018 Quarter Final quarter final match between England and Netherlands at Stade de la Rabine on August 17, 2018 in Vannes, France. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
VANNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 17: Georgia Stanway of England celebrates after scoring her sides first goal during the FIFA U-20 Women's  World Cup France 2018 Quarter Final quarter final match between England and Netherlands at Stade de la Rabine on August 17, 2018 in Vannes, France. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
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CONCARNEAU, FRANCE - AUGUST 16: Aitana Bonmati (C) of Spain celebrates her team's first goal with team mates during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 Quarter Final quarter final match between Spain and Nigeria at Stade Guy-Piriou on August 16, 2018 in Concarneau, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Tournaments

France 2018: Quarter-final Matchday One


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PLOERMEL, FRANCE - AUGUST 15:  Giulia Gwinn of Germany poses for a photo at the team hotel during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 on August 15, 2018 in Ploermel, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Tournaments

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DINAN, FRANCE - AUGUST 13: Qiaozhu Chen of China consoles Linlin Wang of China after the FIFA U-20 Women's  World Cup France 2018 group D match between China PR and Nigeria at Stade du Clos Gastel on August 13, 2018 in Dinan, France. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Tournaments

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SAINT-MALO, FRANCE - AUGUST 12: Lauren Hemp (R) of England breaks away from Miriam Garcia of Mexico during the group B match between England and Mexico at Stade de Marville on August 12, 2018 in Saint-Malo, France. (Photo by Steve Bardens - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Tournaments

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PONT-AVEN, FRANCE - AUGUST 07:  Players of Spain visit a local dance group during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 on August 7, 2018 in Pont-Aven, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Tournaments

France 2018: Spain visit a local dance group



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SAINT-MALO, FRANCE - AUGUST 09: Laura Freigang of Germany in action with Kun Jin and Qian Yang of China during the FIFA U-20 Women's  World Cup France 2018 group D match between Germany and China PR on August 9, 2018 in Saint-Malo, France. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Tournaments

France 2018: Matchday Four

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TOP 10 GOALS - FIFA U20'S WOMEN'S WORLD CUP 2018

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018

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VANNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 24:  Fuka Nagano of Japan scores her team's third goal during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 Final match between Spain and Japan at Stade de la Rabine on August 24, 2018 in Vannes, France.  (Photo by Steve Bardens-FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018

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VANNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 05: Hannah Blake of New Zealand (2nd R) celebrates scoring a goal with her team mates during the FIFA U-20 Women's  World Cup France 2018 group A match between New Zealand and Netherlands at Stade de la Rabine on August 5, 2018 in Vannes, France. (Photo by Steve Bardens - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018

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DINAN, FRANCE - AUGUST 13: Linyan Zhang of China celebrates after she scores her teams first goal during the FIFA U-20 Women's  World Cup France 2018 group D match between China PR and Nigeria at Stade du Clos Gastel on August 13, 2018 in Dinan, France. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018

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SAINT-MALO, FRANCE - AUGUST 12: Eva van Deursen of Netherlands during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 group A match between Netherlands and France at on August 12, 2018 in Saint-Malo, France. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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France 2018: NZL - NED, Eva VAN DEURSEN

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SAINT-MALO, FRANCE - AUGUST 12: Lauren Hemp of England celebrates scoring her teams fourth goal with Georgia Stanway of England during the FIFA U-20 Women's  World Cup France 2018 group B match between England and Mexico at  on August 12, 2018 in Saint-Malo, France. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018

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VANNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 05:  Emelyne Laurent of France celebrates her team's first goal during the FIFA U-20 Women's  World Cup France 2018 group A match between France and Ghana at Stade de la Rabine on August 5, 2018 in Vannes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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Spain v Japan - FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 - Match 32

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France v England - FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 - Match 31

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