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

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.

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VANNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 24:  Japan celebrates in the dressing room after 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 Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018

Japan win French hearts on road to glory


VANNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 24:  Captain Moeka Minami of Japan (4) lifts the trophy with team mates after victory during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 Final 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)

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018

Japan celebrate historic triumph as England seal bronze



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

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018

Japan cruise to maiden world title



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

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018

England claim third place on penalties



VANNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 24:  (L-R) Silver ball winner Saori Takarada of Japan, golden ball winner Patricia Guijarro of Spain and bronze ball winner Moeka Minami of Japan pose after the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 Final 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)

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018

Guijarro leads individual honours in France 



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)

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018

Rennes hosts Europe's leaders in women's football

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

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018

France 2018: Top 10 goals

11 Sep 2018

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

France 2018 : ESP - JPN, Fuka NAGANO

27 Aug 2018

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

France 2018: NZL - NED, Hannah BLAKE

27 Aug 2018

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

France 2018: CHN - NGR, Linyang ZHANG

27 Aug 2018

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)

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018

France 2018: NZL - NED, Eva VAN DEURSEN

27 Aug 2018