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2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Tournament details
Host country  Papua New Guinea
Dates TBA
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 4 (proposed) (in 1 host city)

The 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup will be the 8th edition of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, the biennial international women's youth football championship contested by the under-20 national teams of the member associations of FIFA. The tournament will be held in Papua New Guinea.

Host selection

Original round of bidding

The following countries submitted a bid to host the tournament by the May 2013 deadline:[1]

South Africa were awarded the hosting rights by FIFA Executive Committee at their meeting on 5 December 2013.[2] However, they later withdrew, giving its notice at FIFA's Executive committee meeting prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[3][4]

Second round of bidding

After South Africa's withdrawal, the following countries announced they would be interested in hosting:

Papua New Guinea were awarded the hosting rights of the tournament by the FIFA Executive Committee on 20 March 2015.[7]

Qualified teams

A total of 16 teams qualify for the final tournament. In addition to Papua New Guinea who qualified automatically as hosts, the other 15 teams qualify from six separate continental competitions. The slot allocation was published in June 2014.[8]

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 2015 AFC U-19 Women's Championship  Japan
 North Korea
 South Korea
CAF (Africa) 2015 CAF U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament TBD
CONCACAF (North, Central America & Caribbean) 2015 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship TBD
CONMEBOL (South America) 2015 South American Under-20 Women's Championship TBD
OFC (Oceania) Host nation  Papua New Guinea
2015 OFC U-20 Women's Championship  New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2015 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship  France
1.^ Teams that will make their debut.


A FIFA delegation visited the following four stadiums in April 2015: Sir Hubert Murray Stadium, Sir John Guise Stadium, Lloyd Robson Oval (National Football Stadium), and Bisini Sports Complex, all located in Port Moresby.[9] The same four stadiums were submitted to FIFA for approval in October 2015.[10]


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External links

  • Official website
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