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2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

The '''2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup''' will be held in Chile between November 19 and December 7 2008. Sixteen teams, comprising representatives from all six confederations, will take part in the final competition, in which Chile has a guaranteed place as the host nation.


On September 15 2006 FIFA officially announced Chile as the host country. It will be the third time Chile organizes a football world cup, after the 1962 FIFA World Cup and the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship, but the first in the women's competition. The decision came as a surprise to Chile, as it had bid in August 2006 to host the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, which was finally granted to New Zealand (Ecuador was unsuccessful in both bids). Chile previously hosted the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's South American Cup and will host the first U-17 Women's South American Cup in January 2008.


Four different cities were selected as venues in an open bidding process. Changes to the stadiums to comply with FIFA standards will be carried out from December 2007 to September 2008. The selected venues are:

Francisco Sanchez Rumoroso Municipal Stadium, Coquimbo

La Florida Municipal Stadium, La Florida (Greater Santiago)

Nelson Oyarzun Arenas Municipal Stadium, Chillan

German Becker Municipal Stadium, Temuco

Qualified teams

The qualifying competition has already been completed in two confederations (AFC and UEFA); it will be played during the first half of 2008 in the other zones. The places have been allocated as follows to confederations: AFC (3), CAF (2), CONCACAF (3), CONMEBOL (2), OFC (1), UEFA (4), plus the host country.

AFC: , and .

CAF: To be determined.

CONCACAF: To be determined.

CONMEBOL: (host country) and another team to be determined.

OFC: To be determined.

UEFA: , , and .

External link

FIFA official site

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