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2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012
Tournament details
Host country  Azerbaijan
Dates 22 September − 13 October[1]
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Trinidad and Tobago 2010
Costa Rica 2014

The 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup women's football tournament is the third such tournament. It will be held in Azerbaijan from 22 September to 13 October.[2]


The official mascot of this World Cup is The Top Top Girl. This means ball in Azerbaijani. It is a young girl with the national flag painted on her cheeks. The body is blue, red, green and white like the host's national team. Her brown hair in a ponytail is meant to look like a buta. This is a curving decorative motif widely used in Azerbaijani art.[3][4]

Qualified teams

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifiers[5]
AFC (Asia) 2011 AFC U-16 Women's Championship Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China PR1
Flag of Japan.svg Japan
Flag of North Korea.svg Korea DPR
CAF (Africa) 2012 African U-17 Cup of Nations for Women Flag of The Gambia.svg Gambia1
Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana
Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
2012 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship TBD
CONMEBOL (South America) 2012 South American Under 17 Women Championship Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay1
OFC (Oceania) 2012 OFC Women's Under 17 Qualifying Tournament Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2012 UEFA U-17 Women's Championship TBD
Host nation Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan1
Teams which will play in final round
Teams which can still qualify
Teams which did not qualify
Countries which didn't take part in qualifications
Countries which are not in FIFA
1.^ Teams that will make their debut.


All four venues were first to be only in Baku.[6][7] There will also be matches in Lankaran.[8] Tofik Bakhramov Stadium is the stadium where the final stages will be held.


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