U-20 World Cup XVIII

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U-20 World Cup XVIII
Tournament details
Host Finland
Season(s) Seasons 49-50
29 June 2012 - 20 Jan. 2013
Teams 128
Final positions
Champions Flag of Nederland.PNG
Nederland
Runner-up Belgium
Semi-finalists Finland
Poland 
Tournament statistics
Matches played 983 
Goals scored 3198
U20 XVII U20 XIX

The Eighteenth U-20 World Cup tournament took place from 23 November 2012 to 20 January 2013 and was held in Finland.

Group Stage

Round I (Qualification)

(All teams - Double round-robin format)
Group#1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8
Group 1 Slovenia Germany Uganda Lebanon Maldives Jordan Mozambique Ghana
Group 2 Poland India Austria Nicaragua Bahrain Suriname Tanzania Morocco
Group 3 Hong Kong Faroe Islands France Uzbekistan Albania Angola Venezuela Philippines
Group 4 Italy Netherlands Ecuador Bangladesh Thailand Egypt Honduras Nigeria
Group 5 Belgium Belarus Liechtenstein Scotland Greece Portugal Trinidad & Tobago Paraguay
Group 6 Finland Bulgaria China Kazakhstan Kenya Malta Colombia Luxembourg
Group 7 Switzerland Bosnia & Herzegovina Japan Slovakia Panama Croatia Qatar Cuba
Group 8 Ukraine Spain Norway Iceland Argentina Mongolia Singapore Cape Verde
Group 9 Estonia Taiwan Jamaica Wales Algeria South Korea Barbados United Arab Emirates
Group 10 Czech Republic Vietnam Latvia Yemen Andorra Brazil Cyprus Armenia
Group 11 Israel Hungary Mexico Moldova Malaysia Romania Chile Costa Rica
Group 12 Serbia USA England Montenegro Indonesia Palestine Dominican Republic Iraq
Group 13 Iran Uruguay Northern Ireland Pakistan Lithuania Tunisia Senegal Syria
Group 14 Turkey Canada Denmark Georgia Oceania Bolivia El Salvador Saudi Arabia
Group 15 Republic of Ireland Brunei Peru Guatemala Ivory Coast North Makedonija Oman Kyrgyzstan
Group 16 Sweden Russia Cameroon South Africa Benin Kampuchea Kuwait Azerbaijan
Teams are placed in groups based on their rank. Teams play each other once at home and once away. This round started on 29/06/2012 (last leg on 17/08/2012).


Round II

(32 teams)
Group 1
Team Pts GD
 Canada 7 +6
 Chinese Taipei 4 -1
 Slovenija 3 -4
 Ireland 2 -1
Group 2
Team Pts GD
 Česká republika 9 +7
 Belgium 2 -1
 Magyarország 2 -3
 Deutschland 2 -3
Group 3
Team Pts GD
 Nederland 9 +4
 Türkiye 6 +1
 Iran 3 -1
 India 0 -4
Group 4
Team Pts GD
 USA 6 +1
 Hong Kong 4 +3
 Israel 4 0
 España 3 -4
Group 5
Team Pts GD
 Bulgaria 7 +4
 Sverige 3 0
 Eesti 2 -2
 Bosna i Hercegovina 2 -2
Group 6
Team Pts GD
 Polska 6 +1
 Ukraina 6 -1
 Uruguay 4 +3
 Rossiya 1 -3
Group 7
Team Pts GD
 Schweiz 7 +2
 Føroyar 6 +1
 Srbija 4 0
 Việt Nam 0 -3
Group 8
Team Pts GD
 Belarus 9 +13
 Suomi 6 +3
 Italia 3 +3
 Brunei 0 -19
This round started on 23/11/2012 (2nd leg: 26/11; 3rd leg: 30/11) at 20:00 was played in Finland.


Round III

(16 teams)
Group 1
Team Pts GD
 Suomi 9 +6
 Belgium 6 +3
 USA 1 -4
 Belarus 1 -5
Group 2
Team Pts GD
 Česká republika 6 +4
 Polska 6 +1
 Türkiye 6 +1
 Sverige 0 -6
Group 3
Team Pts GD
 Nederland 9 +9
 Schweiz 4 +1
 Chinese Taipei 4 -4
 Føroyar 0 -6
Group 4
Team Pts GD
 Bulgaria 7 +2
 Canada 5 +2
 Ukraina 2 -1
 Hong Kong 1 -3
This round started on 28/11/2012 (2nd leg: 31/12/2012; 3rd leg: 04/01/2013) at 20:00 was played in Finland.


Round IV

(8 teams)
Group 1
Team Pts GD
 Belgium 9 +10
 Nederland 6 +5
 Česká republika 3 -1
 Schweiz 0 -14
Group 2
Team Pts GD
 Suomi 9 +9
 Polska 3 +1
 Canada 3 -4
 Bulgaria 3 -6
This round started on 07/01/2013 (2nd leg: 11/01; 3rd leg: 14/01) at 20:00 was played in Finland.


Knockout Stage

Semi-finals   Final
           
Paskavuori, Heinäpää      
  Belgium  3
Paskavuori, Heinäpää
  Polska  0  
  Belgium  1
Trafalgar Square Arena
      Nederland  3
  Nederland  5
 
  Suomi  1  


Semi-Finals

This round started on 18/01/2013 at 20:00 and was played in Finland. 18-01-2013

ID Match Result
(410425697)  Belgium 3 - 0  Polska
(410425698)  Nederland 5 - 1  Suomi


Final

This round started on 20/01/2013 at 20:00 and was played in Finland.

ID Match Result
(410887170)  Belgium 1 - 3  Nederland



HT Announcements

23.02.2012 Our World Cup XVIII host is...
Israel will host the XVIII World Cup, and the honour to host U20 XVIII World Cup goes to Finland! Congratulations to the winners!

The quality of the bids this time was simply amazing, so no wonder it was a really tight race. Here's the final score:

  • Israel 16p
  • Finland 14p
  • Bulgaria 13p
  • Uruguay 9.5p
  • Switzerland 7.5p

A big thanks to all 12 communities who have put forward fantastic bids. You've spoiled us with great work in earlier contests; but this time you really blew our mind.

On the World Cup topic we also would like to announce that we have improved the match fixtures for Round I of the World Cup. Thanks to all users in the NT community who have been part of the discussions around this, and a special thanks to Jestar (the manager who suggested the revised schedule).


World Cup

Japan & Korea 15 · Argentina 17 · Netherlands 19 · USA 21 · Spain 23 · Brazil 25 · China 27 · Germany 29 · Russia 31 · Portugal 33 · Belgium 35 · Colombia 37 · Greece 39 · Thailand 41 · South Africa 43 · India 45 · Trinidad and Tobago 47 · Israel 49 · Montenegro 51 · Tunisia 53 · Brazil 55 · Andorra 57 · Indonesia 59 · Estonia 61 · France 63 · Guatemala 65 · Oceania 67 · Latvia 69 · Croatia 71 · Benin 73 ·

U-20 World Cup

Germany 16 · Oceania 18 · Romania 20 · Egypt 22 · Chile 24 · Italy 26 · Mexico 28 · Israel 30 · Malaysia 32 · Peru 34 · Finland 36 · Kenya 38 · Canada 40 · Iran 42 · Bosnia Herzegovina 44 · Poland 46 · Panama 48 · Finland 50 · Norway 52 · Italy 54 · Belgium 56 · Romania 58 · Faroe Islands 60 · Ivory Coast 62 · Pakistan 64 · USA 66 · El Salvador 68 · Sweden 70 · Kazakhstan 72 · Bulgaria 74 ·