Brittany in northwestern part of France is standing by to embrace the ninth edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup with a total of 16 teams across the world.
The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup will commence with four games of Group A and B on Sunday.
The tournament was founded in 2002 as the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship, before the age limit has been increased to the current 20 since 2006. The event has been renamed as a World Cup since the 2008 contest.
Starting in 2010, the competition was held one year before the FIFA Women’s World Cup in the same hosting country, just like the role of the FIFA Confederations Cup in men’s counterpart.
The US and Germany have been the most successful teams with each winning three titles, and the other two champions went to DPR Korea.
However, no team has been successful in defending the title, and present holders DPR Korea are hoping to changing that luck.
China, who qualified through last year’s AFC U-19 Women’s Championship, are placed in Group D with Germany, Nigeria and Haiti, with the group opener against debutants Haiti next Monday.
China failed to survive group stage in latest three attempts, in 2008, 2012 and 2014. And in the 2010 and 2016 tournaments, China failed to make into the finals.
China’s previous best results were runners-up in 2004 and 2006.
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