FIFA U20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
Host country: Papua New Guinea
Dates: 13 November – 3 December
Teams: 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s): 4 (in 1 host city)
The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea - 2016 was 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 was held in Papua New Guinea from 13 November to 3 December 2016.
After South Africa’s withdrawal, the following countries announced they would be interested in hosting:
• Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea was awarded the hosting rights of the tournament by the FIFA Executive Committee on 20 March 2015.
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.
Teams Qualified for the tournament are Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Ghana, Nigeria, Canada, Mexico, United States, Brazil, Venezuela1, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden.
The official emblem and slogan (“To Inspire, To Excel”) was unveiled on 8 March 2016.