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FIFA U-17_Womens_World_Cup_2014The 17 December was held, in Pueblo Antiguo, the draw phase of the fourth edition of the Under 17 World Championship with Germany, Japan and Mexico seeded together with Costa Rica, organizing country. The draw was made so that the teams of the same Confederation could not meet in the group stage.
The competition will be played from the 15 in March to the 4 in April 2014 while the final date is still to be decided *.
This is the list of teams divided by Confederation:
A: China, Japan, North Korea
CAF: Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia
UEFA: Germany, Spain, Italy
CONCACAF: Canada, Mexico
OFC: New Zeland
CONMEBOL: Columbia, Paraguay, Venezuela
Organizing country: Costa Rica.
But let's get to the formation of the groups:
Pool A: Italy, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Zambia, with Italy inaugurating the group match the 16 March against Zambia. The azzurrine will play the 19 March against Costa Rica and the 23 March against Venezuela.

Pool B: Canada, Germany, Ghana, North Korea.
Pool C: Japan, Paraguay, New Zealand and Spain.
Pool D: China, Columbia, Mexico and Nigeria.
In the quarter-finals, the winner of group A will meet the second in group B; The winner of group C will see it with the second in group D; The winner of group B will meet the second in group A; The winner of group D will play against the second group C.
By passing the turn the azzurrine will find on their way the two best of the group B: Canada, Germany, Ghana, North Korea.
The 31 March will be held in Liberia the semifinals while the 5 April the finals in San José
The winners and the runners-up of each group will qualify for the quarter-finals.
The ranking of each National in each group will be determined as follows .:
1.Points obtained in all group matches;
2.Difference networks in all group matches;
3.Number of goals scored in all group matches;

If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, the rankings will be determined as follows:

1.Points obtained in the group of games between the teams concerned;
2.Difference networks in clashes between the teams involved;
3.Number of goals scored in group matches between the teams concerned;
4. Draw from the FIFA Organizing Committee

Costa Rica, an organizing country, has been preferred to the request of Ghana, Macedonia, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan. It will be the fourth edition of the Under 17 World Championship, which began in 2008 with the victory of North Korea on US training, while the third postop of the podium went to Germany that defeated England.
In 2010, Korea's victory over Japan was recorded with Spain in third place to the detriment of North Korea.
The 2012 edition was won by France that prevailed over North Korea while the bronze medal was the prerogative of Ghana who beat Germany.

The editorial staff of Calciodonne will follow the path of the azurine with articles - - and all the results and live matches on - - while for the highlights

The calendar of the Girone delle azzurrine:

16 March 2014 - 00: 00 - San José
Italy - Zambia

16 March 2014 - 03: 00 - San José
Costa Rica - Venezuela

19 March 2014 - 00: 00 - San José
Venezuela - Zambia

19 March 2014 - 03: 00 - San José
Costa Rica - Italy

23 March 2014 - 03: 00 - Tibas
Zambia - Costa Rica

23 March 2014 - 03: 00 - Alajuela
Venezuela - Italy

Walter Pettinati

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* Update from FIFA

Because of the possible second round of the elections in Costa Rica, the final of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup will be carried forward one day. The match for third place, as well as the final will now be played on Friday 4 April instead of Saturday 5 April 2014.
The Local Organizing Committee has informed FIFA about the possible turn of the elections and the requirements of the democratic electoral processes of the Government of Costa Rica, which forbid the organization of large public events in the 24 hours before the elections, including football matches.
Considering these circumstances and in order to ensure regular scheduling and execution of FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, the FIFA Executive Committee has decided to postpone the date of the final games of the tournament.

For more information about the FIFA U-17 World Cup Women's 2014 Costa Rica please visit the official page on

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