With the latest edition set to kick off in just three days, FIFA.comtakes a look at some of the facts, figures and tournament records that help tell the story of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.
U-17 Women's World Cup goals have established Japan as the tournament's all-time leading scorers. The Little *Nadeshiko *have also won more games (16 out of 20) than any other team, with Korea DPR (11) and Germany (10) their nearest challengers. The Japanese are the only nation to have won both the U-17 and senior Women's World Cup titles.
was the aggregate score New Zealand racked up en route to qualifying for Jordan 2016 as they cruised through the OFC U-17 Women’s Championship, winning all five games.
goals have been conceded by Paraguay at the U-17 Women's World Cup - more than any other side. Worse still, the South Americans have achieved this unwanted record in just six matches and will arrive at Jordan 2016 aiming to improve on an average of 5.67 goals conceded per game.
seconds were on the clock at New Zealand 2008 when Nigeria's Soo Adekwagh scored not only the fastest goal in the history of the U-17 Women's World Cup, but in any FIFA women's competition.
U-17 Women's World Cup games have been contested by Korea DPR - a record tally. The Asian outfit are also one of only two sides, the other being Japan, to have reached the final twice.
goals is the highest haul achieved by an individual player at a U-17 Women's World Cup. This record is shared by Korea Republic's Yeo Minji, who set a new benchmark in 2010, and Korea DPR's Ri Un-Sim, who matched the achievement two years later.
teams are making their fifth appearance at a U-17 Women's World Cup having been ever-present since the tournament's inception: Canada, Germany, Ghana, Japan, Korea DPR, New Zealand and Nigeria.
straight wins, 23 goals scored were the record-breaking tallies Japan racked up en route to winning the U-17 Women's World Cup two years ago. No team had ever previously managed such an impressive goal haul or run of consecutive victories.
goals were scored by Nigeria's Chinwendu Ihezuo in a single match - an 11-0 demolition of hosts Azerbaijan in 2012 - to set a U-17 Women's World Cup record that stands to this day. Will anyone threaten it at Jordan 2016?
teams will be making their U-17 Women's World Cup debut at Jordan 2016: Cameroon and the hosts themselves. This will take to 29 the number of nations represented at this particular tournament.
player has experienced three editions of the U-17 Women's World Cup: Ghana's Ellen Coleman. The Black Maidens stalwart was just 12 when she was selected for the first of those at New Zealand 2008.
of the U-17 Women's World Cup hosts have managed to advance beyond the first round of the competition thus far. Worst still, Azerbaijan and Costa Rica lost all three of their matches in the last two editions respectively. Can Jordan buck this depressing trend?