U-20 World Cup XVI
8 April 2011 - 30 October 2011
|← U20 XV
||U20 XVII →|
The Sixteenth U-20 World Cup tournament took place from 2 September to 30 October 2011 and was held in Poland.
With the 4 new entrants (Palestine, Cuba, Cameroon, O'zbekiston), the tournament introduced the format of 128 national teams divided into 16 groups of 8 each. This will become the unchanged standard of World Cup to come for several years.
Starting 8 April 2011, all team represented in Hattrick Word at the time played a total of 896 qualification matches in order to define the 32 participants to the next stage.
Round I (Qualification)
(All teams - Double round-robin format)
|Teams are placed in groups based on their rank. Teams play each other once at home and once away. This round started on 08/04/2011 (last leg started on 27/05/2011).
|This round started on 17/10/2011 20:00 and was played in Poland.
This round started on 28/10/2011 20:00 and was played in Poland.
This round started on 30/10/2011 20:00 and was played in Poland.
|Who will host the XVI U20 World Cup?
- Dominican Republic 7.5 pts
- Hungary with 8.5 pts
- Estonia 10.5 pts
- Panama 14.5 pts
And finally, our winner is : Poland with 19 pts!
Congratulations to the Polish community but also to the other contestants who made it very difficult for all to pick a winner!
This time the community vote was really evenly spread across all candidates. Which is quite logical since all the contenders really set the bar quite high! A total of 201 560 votes were cast.
The participating countries stepped up to the challenge once again. And we can't wait to see what you all will be able to achieve for the XVII WC hosting competition!
|Italy brings home U20 World Cup
|In a closely fought final, Italy managed to beat Norway 2-0 in the final of Hattrick U20 World Cup XVI, which took place in Poland. It is the second time Italy have won the trophy, following up their triumph in U20 WC XII. Our congratulations to Italian coach regia5! regia5 is well known to the Norwegian community - he has been elected their senior NT coach four times in a row, and won the World Cup XV for them as well. The stuff of legends.