Last time out: 2012 – finished first in group, took second place overall with a semifinal win over Japan and a final loss to the US
Best finish: 2010 – finished first in group, took first place overall with a final win over Nigeria; 2004 – finished first in group, took first place overall with a final win over China
Advanced from group: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012
Finished first in Group D ahead of the United States. Defeated Norway 4-0 in the quarterfinals and host Japan 3-0 in the semifinals. Took second place overall with a 0-1 loss to the United States in the final.
Finished first in Group A over Colombia. Defeated Korea DPR 2-0 in the quarterfinal round and Korea Republic 5-1 in the semifinal round. Took first place overall with a 2-0 win over Nigeria.
Finished second in Group C behind Japan. Defeated Brazil 3-2 in the quarterfinals and fell 0-1 to the United States in the semifinals. Took third place overall with a 5-3 win over France in the final round.
Finished second in Group C behind Korea DPR. Knocked out in the quarterfinal round with a 1-4 loss to the United States.
Finished first in Group A ahead of Canada on goal differential. Drew Nigeria 1-1 in the quarterfinals and advanced with a 5-4 penalty kick shootout. Defeated the United States 3-1 in the semifinal round and took first place overall with a 2-0 win over China in the final.
Finished second in Group B behind Brazil. Defeated Japan 2-1 in the quarterfinals and fell 1-4 to the United States in the semifinals. Drew Brazil 1-1 in the final round and took third place overall with a 4-3 penalty kick shootout victory.
2014 U-20 Women’s World Cup Roster
12 – Merle Frohms (VfL Wolfsburg)
1 – Meike Kämper (MSV Duisburg)
21 – Anna Klink (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
14 – Marie Christin Becker (Harvard University)
4 – Margarita Gidion (SGS Essen)
5 – Franziska Jaser (NC State University)
8 – Rebecca Knaak (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
15 – Wibke Meister (1. FFC Turbine Potsdam)
3 – Felicitas Rauch (1. FFC Turbine Potsdam)
2 – Manjou Wilde (SC Freiburg)
19 – Rieke Dieckmann (SV Meppen)
13 – Sara Däbritz (SC Freiburg)
17 – Jenny Gaugigl (FC Bayern München)
16 – Maria-Joelle Wedemeyer (VfL Wolfsburg)
6 – Lina Magull (VfL Wolfsburg)
11 – Theresa Panfil (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
7 – Kathrin Schermuly (Eintracht Wetzlar)
9 – Pauline-Marie Bremer (1. FFC Turbine Potsdam)
10 – Linda Dallmann (SGS Essen)
20 – Madeline Gier (SGS Essen)
18 – Lena Petermann (University of South Florida)
Friederike Abt (Herforder SV)
Sharon Beck (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Annabel Jäger (BV Cloppenburg)
Manon Klett (VfL Wolfsburg)
Louisa Lagaris (FF USV Jena)
Lena Ostermeier (SGS Essen)
Carina Schlüter (VfL Bochum)
Liesa Seifert (1. FFC Turbine Potsdam)
Daria Streng (SC Frieburg)
Aug. 5 2-0 W vs. United States (Edmonton)
Aug. 8 5-5 D vs. China PR (Edmonton)
Aug. 12 5-1 W vs. Brazil (Montreal)
Aug. 16 2-0 W vs. Canada (Edmonton)
Aug. 20 2-1 W vs. France (Montreal)
Aug. 24 1-0 W vs. Nigeria (Montreal)