Qualified teams for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2016 (so far…)
The Road to Jordan has almost reached its conclusion with 13 nations (including the hosts) already booking their place at the main event later this year.
The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2016 will take place in Jordan between 30 September and 21 October.
We look at the qualified teams so far (below), there are only three berths left up for grabs which will be determined when the UEFA European Women’s Under-17 Championship Final Round is completed in May, this page will be updated with the qualified teams when confirmed.
As the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2016 host country, Jordan has automatically qualified.
CAF: Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon
History made as Cameroon progress to the U-17 Women’s World Cup for the first time.
Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon won Africa’s three available berths at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, Jordan 2016. These nations qualified as the top three sides at the CAF U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament. Ghana secured their ticket following a 10-0 aggregate win over Morocco. Nigeria earned a 7-0 aggregate win over South Africa to book their place. Cameroon’s battle for a ticket to the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup was a much closer contest with the first leg ending 2-1. However, Cameroon dominated the second leg to win 4-0 and make history as they earn a place at a FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup tournament for the first time.
CONMEBOL: Venezuela, Brazil and Paraguay
Record breaking crowd of 45,321 attended the South American U-17 Women’s Championship Final in which Venezuela beat Brazil.
Venezuela won the South American U-17 Women’s Championship, Brazil were runners-up and Paraguay took bronze to earn the three nations a place at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2016.
Venezuela did not disappoint the home crowd at the South American U-17 Women’s Championship as they ended the tournament as the only team to win all seven matches played! Venezuela’s captain Deyna Castellanos finished as top goalscorer, setting a new tournament record of 12. Brazil’s also put on an impressive performance to achieve their objective to qualify for the U-17 Women’s World Cup. Their only defeat at the South American U-17 Championship was in the Final against Venezuela. Paraguay beat Colombia 2-1 to earn third place and book themselves at this year’s major U-17 tournament.
CONCACAF: USA, Canada and Mexico
USA won the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship, earning their third consecutive win, after defeating Mexico in the Final. Canada won the third place play-off match against Haiti to secure the third and final ticket to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2016.
USA had tough opposition in the final of the CONCACAF U-17 Championship as Mexico put up an impressive fight. USA managed to earn a 2-1 win in the Final. Both Mexico and USA had already booked their place at the main tournament ahead of the final with USA beating Canada and Mexico defeating Haiti.
OFC: New Zealand
New Zealand booked their place at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2016 after beating Papua New Guinea 8-0 in the Oceania final.
Despite a strong start from Papua New Guinea, the young Football Ferns opened the scoring midway through the first half, the onslaught of goals followed with the majority being scored in the second half.
The win earned New Zealand their fifth successive appearance at a FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
AFC: Korea DPR, Japan
Korea DPR beat defending champions Japan 1-0 in the final of the 2015 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship.
Despite young Nadeshiko creating the early chances, it was Korea DPR who broke the deadlock and went on to dominate the second half of the final.
Korea DPR and Japan were both awarded on their 2015 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship campaigns, claiming the two only available berths to the U-17 Women’s World Cup. Korea DPR had to defeat China PR in the semi-final to earn their place and Japan beat Thailand.
UEFA: To be confirmed
The top three teams of the final round at the UEFA European Women’s Under-17 Championship will qualify for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, Jordan 2016.
The UEFA European Women’s Under-17 Championship is about to conclude its Elite round here. The final round will take place in Belarus on 4 to 16 May 2016.
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