FRANCE 2018

Can France break the hex of the U-20 Women's World Cup hosts?



After an impressive 4-1 thumping of Ghana in the opening match, buoyant French fans have lifting another trophy on their minds.

But if Les Bleuettes are to match their older brothers, they will have to overcome some history…

Only 1 team in the 8 previous editions of the U-20 Women’s World Cup has won the event as hosts...

That would be ... Germany, who in 2010 stormed through the field with 6 wins out of 6 and a remarkable +15 goal difference, lifting the trophy in Bielefeld

In fact only 1 other time has a host country even reached the Final (Canada in 2002 when the event was U-19)

HISTORY OF U-20 WINNERS


GERMANY – 3 titles

(2004, 2010, 2014)


USA – 3 titles

(2002, 2008, 2012)


KOREA DPR – 2 titles

(2006, 2016)

France were beaten finalists by the Koreans 2 years ago. Can they go one better on home soil?

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