The eagerly awaited FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 will get underway in just a few days time. FIFA.com presents some interesting facts, figures and records from the tournament’s history books.
was the attendance at the final of the 2002 competition between hosts Canada and USA in Edmonton. Despite playing in front of a record home crowd, the Canadians were ultimately beaten 1-0.
was the number of consecutive minutes that Germany goalkeeper Laura Benkarth played in Japan in 2012 without conceding a goal – an unparalleled achievement.
goals were scored at the 2008 tournament in Chile, the highest number in any edition of the competition.
penalties have been awarded in 212 matches at the U-20 Women’s World Cup, of which just eight were not converted.
different nations have qualified for a U-20 Women’s World Cup, including this year’s debutants Papua New Guinea and Venezuela.
is the number of U-20 Women’s World Cup games overseen by Germany coach Maren Meinert at five editions of the tournament. This is a record for the former international, who won the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2003™ during her playing career.
seconds was all it took for Canada’s Stacey van Boxmeer to receive her marching orders in a match against China PR in 2004 – the fastest sending-off in the history of the competition.
players from nine different countries have scored at least three goals in a single match. Brazil superstar Marta scored the tournament’s first hat-trick of all time against France in 2002.
is the record number of appearances made by Brazil’s Renata Costa, who featured at three separate finals in 2002, 2004 and 2006.
years and 11 months was the age of Mexico’s Charlyn Corral when she found the target against Switzerland in 2006 to become the youngest goalscorer in the history of the U-20 Women’s World Cup.
seconds into their 2014 match against Korea Republic, Nigeria’s Courtney Dike scored the tournament’s fastest-ever goal.
goals is the highest tally ever scored by a player in the history of the U-20 Women’s World Cup. Three players have reached this figure: USA’s Sydney Leroux, Germany’s Alexandra Popp and Canadian Christine Sinclair.
is the number of times Germany and USA have met at this competition – more than any other pairing.
teams have featured at every edition of the U-20 Women’s World Cup so far – Brazil, Germany, Nigeria and USA.
is the number of FIFA women’s competitions at which Papua New Guinea have appeared, after two previous outings at the Girls’ Youth Olympic Football Tournament in 2010 and 2014.