U-17 Women’s World Cup
- Under-17 Women’s World Cup Youth National Team of the United States vs. Nigeria
- Quarterfinals of the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in 2022
- Navi Mumbai, India; DY Patil Stadium
- Oct. 21 – 7 a.m. ET
- Universo, FS2
- U-17 WYNT TRAVELS TO NAVI MUMBAI FOR THE QUARTERFINAL AGAINST NIGERIA:
The United States won Group A after scoring 13 goals to finish first. The Under-17 Women’s National Youth Team will face Group B runner-up Nigeria in a quarterfinal encounter on Friday, Oct. 21, at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai (7 a.m. ET; FS2, Universo) at U-17 Women’s World Cup.
The 13 goals were the most scored by any team in the competition during group play, and the red, white, and blue won the group for the first time in five appearances to the U-17 Women’s World Cup. It was also the first time the United States moved out of their group in this competition since 2008, when it reached the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Final before losing 2-1 in overtime to Korea DPR.
For the quarterfinal encounter, the United States will travel to Navi Mumbai, India’s third and biggest metropolis. It will play in the DY Patil Stadium, which has a capacity of 37,700 for this competition.
Germany won Group B after defeating New Zealand 3-1 despite resting key players, and will face Group A runner-up Brazil in the quarterfinals at the U-17 Women’s World Cup. All four quarterfinals are now set, after some thrilling endings in Groups C and D on the last matchdays of respective groups. Every quarterfinal match will be shown live on FS2.
FIFA U17 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2022
MATCHES IN THE QUARTERFINALS
- FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
- Nigeria vs. the United States (7 a.m. ET)
- Brazil vs. Germany (10:30 a.m. ET)
- SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22
- Tanzania vs. Colombia (7 a.m. ET)
- Spain vs. Japan (10:30 a.m. ET)
GROUPS C & D
Colombia defeated Mexico 2-1 in Group C, while Spain, although completely dominating China PR, could only score once. Colombia had not only gone to the knockout round of the U-17 Women’s World Cup, but had also won the group. If Spain had scored two more goals (and out-shot China PR, 26-4), it would have won the group with more goals than Colombia. According to the results, 2018 winner Spain will meet tournament favorite Japan in the quarterfinals, while Colombia will face tournament underdog Tanzania.
While Japan had won progress and, for all intents and purposes, the group championship after two games, the three other teams were still in contention for a quarterfinal place coming into this group’s final matchday. Tanzania finished second after drawing 1-1 with Canada, knocking the Canadians out of the U-17 Women’s World Cup and securing progress for the Serengeti Girls in their maiden U-17 Women’s World Cup participation. France needed to overcome Japan in the other Group D match to continue, but they were defeated 2-0 by a quality Japanese team. Tanzania’s historic 2-1 victory against France earlier in the group round proved crucial to the Women’s World Cup debutante’s progress. Japan scored ten goals in group play while surrendering just one.
Throughout the competition, fans may follow the U-17 WYNT on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and ussoccer.com.
SPUR U-17 WYNT: DEPTH AND TALENT
So far, the USA has used all 18 field players and two goalkeepers in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2022. From the second group game to the third, US head coach Natalia Astrain made seven changes to the starting lineup, providing some players important rest before the elimination phase began. Only four field players have played less than 100 minutes out of the 270 in group play, but they are forward Nicollette Kiorpes (who scored against Brazil), forward Samantha Smith (who came on in the second half against Morocco to earn her first U-17 cap and scored twice), forward Amalia Villarreal (who assisted on two goals vs. Morocco), and midfielder Ella Sanchez (who also played a part in setting up two goals vs. Morocco) at U-17 Women’s World Cup Betting.
2022 U.S. TEAM ROSTER FOR THE UNDER-17 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP BY POSITION (CLUB; HOMETOWN; CAPS/GOALS):
GOALKEEPERS (3): Abigail Gundry (NC Courage; Wake Forest, N.C.; 5), Victoria Safradin (Internationals SC; Eastlake, Ohio; 9), Valentina Amaral (Internationals SC; Eastlake, Ohio) (Florida Kraze Crush; Oviedo, Fla.; 3)
DEFENSIVE PLAYERS (6): Ella Emri (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.; 6/1), Nicola Fraser (Real Colorado National; Highlands Ranch, Colo.; 11/1), Jorydn Bugg (San Diego Surf; El Cajon, Calif.; 3/0), Savannah King (Slammers FC HB Koge; West Hills, Calif.; 11/0), Cameron Roller (Solar SC; Sherman, Texas; 11/1), Gis
MIA BHUTA (Internationals SC; Pittsburgh, Pa.; 13/3), Riley Jackson (Concorde Fire; Roswell, Ga.; 11/2), Charlotte Kohler (MVLA; Woodside, Calif.; 11/9), Lauren Martinho (NC Courage; Cary, N.C.; 13/5), Ella Sanchez (Racing Louisville; Louisville, Ky.; 5/0).
FORWARDS (7): Emeri Adames (Solar SC; Red Oak, Texas; 6/2), Onyeka Gamero (Beach FC; Cerritos, Calif.; 11/6), Nicollette Kiorpes (NEFC; Worcester, Mass.; 9/6), Melina Rebimbas (PDA; Warren, N.J.; 13/10), Samantha Smith (Boise Thorns FC; Boise, Idaho; 1/2), Taylor Suarez (Char
NOTES ON THE ROSTER:
- With 225 minutes played in this competition, defender Cameron Roller leads the United States. Charlotte Kohler has played 199 minutes, while Lauren Martinho has played 197. Roller is the only player who has played more than 200 minutes at the U-17 Women’s World Cup.
- The United States has scored the most goals in the competition thus far, with 13. Germany has 11 points.
- Over the three matches, the USA has had nine different players score and six different players assist.
- Forward Melina Rebimbas scored her team-leading ninth and tenth international goals against India. With nine international goals, Kohler is directly behind her for the team lead.
- Kohler is tied for the tournament lead with Germany’s Loreen Bender, Colombia’s Linda Caicedo, and Japan’s Momoko Tanikawa, each with three goals.
- Riley Jackson and Amalia Amaral are tied for second in the competition in terms of assists with two apiece.
- Rebimbas’ brace was the sixth individual multi-goal game in USA U-17 Women’s World Cup history, with Kohler and Smith scoring the seventh and eighth goals, respectively, against Morocco.
- The victory against India in the opening game was the biggest for the United States in a U-17 Women’s World Cup. The team’s previous largest margin of victory was 6-0 against Gambia in Azerbaijan in 2012. The eight goals scored by the United States are the most ever scored in a young Women’s World Cup match.
- Natalia Astrain, the head coach of the United States, utilized all five permissible subs in all three matches.
- Jordyn Bugg received her maiden U-17 WYNT cap as she came in as a halftime substitution in the India match. She also started and played 63 minutes against Brazil, as well as the last 12 minutes against Morocco.
- This spring, 15 of the 21 players on the U-17 Women’s World Cup roster helped the United States win the Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship.
- Goalkeeper Valentina Amaral, defenders Ella Emri and Bugg, midfielder Ella Sanchez, and forwards Emeri Adames and Smith are the six players on the World Cup squad that did not play for the United States in World Cup qualification.
- Players from 17 different youth clubs and 13 different states make up the roster. Gisele Thompson, a defender, plays for the U-17 boys’ squad at Total Futbol Academy in Los Angeles in MLS Next.
- Six of the players are from California, four from North Carolina, and two from Texas. Colorado, Idaho, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania are also represented at the U-17 Women’s World Cup.
- NC Courage (3), San Diego Surf (2), Solar FC (2), and Internationals SC were the youth clubs with multiple players on the roster (2).
- Eight of the 21 players on the roster are high school seniors, ten are juniors, and two are sophomores. Bhuta just graduated from high school and will begin classes at Stanford University in January.