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FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

Germany

Germany's U-17 women's team pose for a team photo
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FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup record
Germany have featured at every previous edition of the competition, having qualified for the U-17 Women’s World Cup as European champions on four occasions. Coach Anouschka Bernhard’s team have reached the knockout stages in four of their last five appearances at the tournament, only failing to progress beyond the group stage in Costa Rica in 2014. Germany’s best finish to date was third place in New Zealand back in 2008.

The road to Uruguay
Germany’s youngsters navigated the group stages of the UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship in style, finishing ahead of Finland, the Netherlands and hosts Lithuania to reach the knockout stages. They continued this impressive form with a resounding 8-0 win over England in the semi-final. By reaching the final, where they lost 2-0 to Spain, the team booked their ticket to Uruguay 2018.

The coach
Anouschka Bernhard led the team to the final of the European Championship this summer, paving the way for their participation at Uruguay 2018. However due to an illness, Ulrike Ballweg will stand in for Bernhard at the tournament. The 53-year-old has worked as assistant coach to Silvia Neid for the senior national team and has been the head of the federation's talent and elite programme since 2016.

The stat
20 - Germany were the highest-scoring team at the UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship with 20 goals in five games. Nine of them were scored by Shekiera Martinez alone.