The 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup brings together 16 teams around the World to compete for the title.
Here are five things you need to know the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
1. Duration and host country
The 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup is an international football event which would be hosted across several cities in Uruguay, it is scheduled to hold from Tuesday, November 13 till Saturday, 1 December
2. Host stadiums
The three hosts cities are located in Uruguay.
The city of Colonia del Sacramento at the Estadio Profesor Alberto Suppici which has a capacity of 6,500.
The city of Maldonado at the Estadio Domingo Burgueño which has a capacity of 22,000
The city of Montevideo at the Estadio Charrúa which has a capacity of 14,000.
3. The competing 16 teams
Just like the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, 15 teams and host nation Uruguay qualified to take part at the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
Asian teams – Japan, North Korea, South Korea
African teams – Ghana, Cameroon, South Africa (The Flamingoes of Nigeria failed to qualify )
Oceania teams – New Zealand
European teams – Finland, Germany, Spain
North American teams – Mexico, United States of America and Canada
South American teams – Hosts Uruguay, Brazil, and Colombia
4. Group stage and structure
Group A – Finland, Ghana, New Zealand Uruguay
Group B – Mexico, Brazil, Japan, South Africa
Group C – United States of America, Germany, North Korea and Cameroon
Group D – Canada, Spain, South Korea and Colombia
The 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will have a total of 32 matches played from start to the conclusion.
There are 16 teams in the tournament and are divided into four groups and four countries in each group.
The top two from the four groups will advance to the quarter-finals after the conclusion of the group phase fixtures.
Winners of each group will be pair against the runners-up up in to produce the semi-finalists.
Winners in the semi-final will progress to the final, will losers will contest for third place.
5. Past winners
Like the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will have the same official match ball.
Since the start of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2008, there have been just four winners.
South Korea in 2010, France in 2012, Japan in 2014 while North Korea are twice winners in 2008 and 2016.