2021 FANA Women's World Cup
|Dates||16 July 2021 -|
9 August 2021
|Teams||32 (from 7 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||10 (in 10 host cities)|
|Champions||Jarea (1st title)|
|Goals scored||166 (2.59 per match)|
The 2021 FANA Women's World Cup will be the first FANA Women's World Cup, the annual international women's football championship contested by the national football teams of the member associations of FANA.
The bidding for the 2021 FANA World Cup started in March 2021 with the national associations having until 18 April 2021 to register their interest in hosting the event. A total of 3 biddings were submitted to FANA for the hosting of the event. The 3 bids came from Jarea, Ulikana and Loutreniye.
The members of FANA started voting on the hosts of the event on 23 June 2021. The results were unveiled on 30 June 2021, with the Loutreni bid securing the hosting rights for the event, while the Ulikanian bid came in second. Loutreniye therefore became the first country to host the FANA Women's World Cup.
The voting results were:
The allocation of slots for each confederation was discussed by the FANA Executive Committee in September 2020 after the FANA Congress. The committee decided that the allocation used in 2020 would be slightly modified for this year's tournament. The slot allocation was the following:
- UWFA (South and Central Wulfor): 7 (later decreased to 4)
- FCS (South and Central Sakoda): 5 (later increased to 6)
- NFC (North Sakoda and Wulfor): 5 (later increased to 7)
- KFASS (North Serica): 4 (later increased to 5)
- COSSAF (South Serica): 4
- CLF (Latinica): 4
- LTFC (Lakadasia and Tritonia): 3 (later decreased to 2)
Unlike the men's world cup, no qualifications were hosted for the Women's World Cup, and instead, the FANA sent invitations to all of their 114 members for seeing interest for the World Cup, a total of 31 countries were therefore invited to participate into the World Cup.
The draw took place on 2 July 2021, in Mùcelidiyé, Loutreniye. All 32 participating teams were drawn into the 8 groups for the group stage based on the 4 pots that they were divided into. The host country Loutreniye were allocated in Group A. The FANA Women's Ranking of June 2021 was used to allocate every qualifiers into their respective pot.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Group E||Group F||Group G||Group H|
|Dýria||Sirenforest||Zylofonija||Ka'a and Kehbe|
The event will be hosted in 10 venues across 10 different cities of Loutreniye.
All times listed are local, TBA.
The ranking of teams in the group stage was determined as follows:
- Points obtained in all group matches;
- Goal difference in all group matches;
- Number of goals scored in all group matches;
- Points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question;
- Goal difference in the matches played between the teams in question;
- Number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question;
- Fair play points in all group matches (only one deduction could be applied to a player in a single match):
- Yellow card: –1 points;
- Indirect red card (second yellow card): –3 points;
- Direct red card: –4 points;
- Yellow card and direct red card: –5 points;
- Drawing of lots.
|1||Loutreniye (H)||3||3||0||0||7||2||+5||9||Advance to knockout stage|
|1||Pohunskia||3||2||1||0||5||2||+3||7||Advance to knockout stage|
|1||Llort||3||2||1||0||5||3||+2||7||Advance to knockout stage|
|1||Ninelie||3||2||0||1||8||3||+5||6||Advance to knockout stage|
|3||United States of Eldance||3||2||0||1||3||1||+2||6|
|1||Dýria||3||1||2||0||3||1||+2||5||Advance to knockout stage|
|1||Lakadamia||3||3||0||0||8||2||+6||9||Advance to knockout stage|
|1||Fordia||3||3||0||0||8||1||+7||9||Advance to knockout stage|
|1||Prunia||3||3||0||0||6||1||+5||9||Advance to knockout stage|
|3||Ka'a and Kehbe||3||1||0||2||3||6||−3||3|
The knockout stage consisted of four stages: the Round of 16, the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the final stages. 16 countries were part of the knockout stage: the winners and runner-ups of the 8 groups.
In the knockout stages, if a match was level at the end of normal playing time, extra time was played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winners. Below is the bracket for the knockout round of the tournament, teams in bold denote match winners.
|Round of 16||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Final|
|1 August – Iggharaçt|
|5 August – Kamenyecok|
|1 August – Gacéyiç|
|7 August – Suciyebat|
|3 August – Daricaespinniyet|
|6 August – Gacéyiç|
|3 August – Gallakùré|
|9 August – Mùcelidiyé|
|2 August – Kamenyecok|
|5 August – Gallakùré|
|2 August – Mùcelidiyé|
|7 August – Iggharaçt|
|4 August – Suciyebat|
|6 August – Daricaespinniyet||9 August – Lhùdriga|
|4 August – Lhùdriga|