5 Issues To Know About The 2022 FIFA U-17 Girls’s World Cup

October 8, 2022

After a dominant run by the Concacaf qualifying match and a sequence of profitable preparation matches, the U.S. Beneath-17 Girls’s Youth Nationwide Workforce is about to kick off the 2022 FIFA U-17 Girls’s World Cup on Oct. 11 in India. Twenty-one of the nation’s most proficient younger gamers are able to characterize the USA in opposition to the world’s greatest this October and listed below are 5 issues to know concerning the match.



Contested each two years, the FIFA U-17 Girls’s World Cup determines a champion for girls’s soccer on the Beneath-17 degree. The 2022 competitors is the primary match since 2018 after the 2020 U-17 WWC was canceled as a result of international COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sixteen groups from across the globe have certified by regional competitors to earn their spots in India. The USA gained the 2022 Concacaf U-17 Girls’s Championship in emphatic vogue, whereas Canada and Mexico additionally certified from North America. Host India, in addition to China PR and Japan, will characterize Asia, Morocco, Nigeria and Tanzania come from Africa, whereas France, Germany and Spain earned their berths by Europe. New Zealand punched its ticket from Oceania, whereas Brazil, Chile and Colombia clinched World Cup spots from South America. The 16 nations had been drawn into 4 teams of 4 groups. This 12 months’s match marks the debut for India in addition to Morocco and Tanzania, and is the primary look for all three nations’ in a FIFA WWC at any degree.


The highest two finishers in every group will advance to the quarterfinals on Oct. 21-22. From there, it’s a knockout spherical bracket to the match remaining on Oct. 30. The competitors will probably be held at three venues throughout India.


The USA kicks off the World Cup on Tuesday, Oct. 11 in opposition to host India (10:30 a.m. ET on FS2) in Bhubaneswar. Kalinga Stadium will probably be crammed to its capability of 12,000. The USA continues the group on Oct. 14 vs. Brazil in Bhubaneswar (7 a.m. ET on FS2) and wraps up first pool play in opposition to Morocco on Oct. 17 in Goa (10:30 a.m. ET on FS2).




Kickoff (ET)

Venue; Metropolis


Oct. 11

USA vs. India

10:30 a.m.

Kalinga Stadium; Bhubaneswar

FS2, Universo

Oct. 14

USA vs. Brazil

7:00 a.m.

Kalinga Stadium; Bhubaneswar

FS2, Universo

Oct. 17

USA vs. Morocco

10:30 a.m.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa

FS2, Telemundo Deportes App/Web site/Streaming



All match matches will probably be broadcast on both FS2 or Fox Soccer Plus. Followers can comply with all the motion from India on U.S. Soccer’s official Fb, Twitter and Instagram accounts.



U-17 WYNT head coach Natalia Astrain has assembled a proficient, versatile 21-player roster for the World Cup in India. Gamers born on or after Jan. 1, 2005, are age-eligible for this World Cup. The USA roster consists of gamers born throughout two completely different delivery years with 16 born in 2005 and 5 born in 2006. Eleven gamers will probably be 17 years outdated at first of the World Cup and 10 will probably be 16.




GOALKEEPERS (3): Abigail Gundry (NC Braveness; Wake Forest, N.C.; 5), Victoria Safradin (Internationals SC; Eastlake, Ohio; 7), Valentina Amaral (Florida Kraze Crush; Oviedo, Fla.; 2)                     


DEFENDERS (6): Ella Emri (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.; 3/0), Nicola Fraser (Actual Colorado Nationwide; Highlands Ranch, Colo.; 8/1), Jorydn Bugg (San Diego Surf; El Cajon, Calif.; 0/0), Savannah King (Slammers FC HB Koge; West Hills, Calif.; 9/0), Cameron Curler (Photo voltaic SC; Sherman, Texas; 8/1), Gisele Thompson (Complete Futbol Academy; Studio Metropolis, Calif.; 9/0)            


MIDFIELDERS (5): Mia Bhuta (Internationals SC; Pittsburgh, Pa.; 10/2), Riley Jackson (Concorde Fireplace; Roswell, Ga.; 8/2), Charlotte Kohler (MVLA; Woodside, Calif.; 8/6), Lauren Martinho (NC Braveness; Cary, N.C.; 10/5), Ella Sanchez (Racing Louisville; Louisville, Ky.; 3/0)                                           


FORWARDS (7): Emeri Adames (Photo voltaic SC; Purple Oak, Texas; 3/2), Onyeka Gamero (Seashore FC; Cerritos, Calif.; 9/5), Nicollette Kiorpes (NEFC; Worcester, Mass.; 8/5), Melina Rebimbas (PDA; Warren, N.J.; 10/8), Samantha Smith (Boise Thorns FC; Boise, Idaho; 10/3), Taylor Suarez (Charlotte SA; Charlotte, N.C.; 9/2), Amalia Villarreal (Michigan Jaguars FC; Lansing, Mich.; 10/8)


After the 2020 FIFA U-17 WWC was canceled as a result of COVID-19, this would be the first World Cup for all gamers on the roster. Fifteen of the 21 helped the USA win the Concacaf U-17 Girls’s Championship this spring. Midfielder Riley Jackson gained the Golden Ball within the Dominican Republic because the match’s greatest participant and goalkeeper Victoria Safradin gained the Golden Glove as its greatest netminder.


The six gamers on the World Cup roster who weren’t part of the U.S. workforce at World Cup qualifying are goalkeeper Valentina Amaral, defenders Ella Emri and Jordyn Bugg, midfielder Ella Sanchez and forwards Emeri Adames and Samantha Smith.


With eight profession targets every at this degree, forwards Melina Rebimbas and Amalia Villareal enter this World Cup because the USA’s main scorers. Nineteen of the 21 gamers on the roster have been capped on the U-17 degree, led by midfielders Mia Bhuta and Lauren Martinho in addition to ahead Melina Rebimbas, who all have 10 caps. Bugg and Smith are uncapped.


After an extended delay of Youth Nationwide Workforce programming as a result of international COVID-19 pandemic, this U-17 Girls’s Youth Nationwide Workforce performed its first-ever worldwide matches on the Concacaf U-17 Girls’s Championship this spring. The USA ran roughshod by the match, rattling off seven straight victories and outscoring its opponents 58-1.


The USA’s opening 20-0 victory in opposition to Grenada marked probably the most targets scored and largest margin of victory ever for a U.S. workforce at a U-17 or U-20 Youth World Cup qualifying match, whereas ahead Amalia Villareal’s 5 targets vs. Puerto Rico within the second recreation tied a file for many targets in a recreation by any U.S. participant in Concacaf qualifying.


Within the semifinals, two targets from ahead Melina Rebimbas and one from ahead Onyeka Gamero clinched a 3-0 win in opposition to Canada and secured the USA’s World Cup ticket. Dealing with Mexico within the remaining, midfielder Lauren Martinho opened the scoring earlier than Mexico equalized, setting the stage for a dramatic game-winner from Rebimbas within the 77th.


The U.S. confronted elite competitors in August for its remaining pre-World Cup coaching camp, taking up reigning U-17 WWC champion Spain and European champion Germany. In two matches in opposition to Spain, the USA gained 2-0 on the power of two second-half targets, after which drew 1-1 after conceding a penalty within the final minute of play. The U-17s closed out the slate with a 1-0 victory vs. Germany on a objective from ahead Emeri Adames.



This 12 months marks a historic occasion for girls’s soccer as India hosts its first-ever FIFA ladies’s match. First staged in 2008 in New Zealand, this 12 months marks the seventh FIFA WWC at this age degree. It’s the second time that the match has been hosted in Asia, following the ground-breaking 2016 competitors in Jordan, the primary FIFA WWC held within the Center East.


Led by future senior USWNT stars Morgan Brian, Crystal Dunn, Kristie Mewis and Samantha Mewis, the USA completed runner-up on the inaugural 2008 match, its best-ever end. The U.S. was simply 14 minutes away from successful the World Cup 1-0 earlier than Korea DPR equalized to ship issues to extra time after which rating a 113th-minute game-winner to take residence the primary U-17 WWC title. The USA hasn’t made it out of the group stage since 2008. In 2012, regardless of drawing eventual finalists France and Korea DPR within the group stage, the USA grew to become the primary workforce to complete with 5 factors in pool play and never advance to the knockout spherical of a FIFA WWC.


Along with the quartet from 2008, a number of present full USWNT pool gamers have participated on this match. Midge Purce and Andi Sullivan represented the U.S. at Azerbaijan 2012, Naomi Girma, Jaelin Howell, Ashley Sanchez and Sophia Smith participated in Jordan 2016 and Trinity Rodman took the sphere at Uruguay 2018.