The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 is being hosted in India from October 11 to 30.
The seventh edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup was initially scheduled for 2020 but was then postponed due to COVID-19.
Three venues – the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar (Odisha), the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margao (Goa) and the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra) will host the 32 football matches of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022. The final will be played in Navi Mumbai.
A total of 16 teams from all across the globe will be competing for the honours. India, who qualified for the tournament courtesy of being hosts, will make their FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup debut at the tournament.
The teams have been divided into four groups of four teams each. The groups are as follows:
FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 groups
Group A: India, Brazil, USA, Morocco
Group B: Germany, Nigeria, Chile, New Zealand
Group C: Spain, Colombia, Mexico, China
Group D: Japan, Tanzania, Canada, France
Teams from each group will play each other in a round-robin format and after the group stage is over, the top two from each group will make the quarter-finals.
FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 football: Group stage results and scores
Match: Morocco 0-1 Brazil
Scorers: Morocco – N/A; Brazil – Jhonson (5′)
Match: India 0-8 USA
Scorers: India – N/A; USA -Melina Rebimbas (9’, 31’), Charlotte Kohler (14’), Onyeka Gamero (24’), Gisele Thompson (38’), Ella Emri (52’), Taylor Suarez (58’ P) and Mia Bhuta (60’)
Match: Chile 3-1 New Zealand
Scorers: Chile – Ambar Figueroa (12′), Tali Rovner (22′), Anais Cifuentes (64′); New Zealand – Emily Clegg (52′)
Match: Germany 2-1 Nigeria
Scorers: Germany – Svea Stoldt (49′), Mara Alber (61′); Nigeria – Miracle Usani (30′)