The Official Slogan of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Japan 2012, “HOPE LEADS”, was presented today at the Official Draw in Tokyo. The Official Slogan was jointly developed by FIFA and the Local Organising Committee to help deliver a message of hope through football and the youth of Japan, a country that became united under one hope after being afflicted by last year’s disaster. “Hope Leads” reflects the Japanese nation’s steady progress towards restoration. It also embodies the wish to bring greater courage and hope of a better future for the Japanese people, by inviting them to participate in a fantastic and exciting football experience.
The slogan does not have a specific meaning. It all depends on each readers’ interpretation and background: “Hope Leads” could mean “Hope leads you to the future,” “Hope leads your team to victory,” “Hope leads the world to peace,” or in relation to Japan, “Hope leads Japan to restoration from the disaster.”
The FIFA Women’s World Cup is an international association of football association competition contested by the senior women’s national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1991. Japan won the 2011 tournament in a penalty shootout against United states.
The current format of the tournament involves 16 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nations over a period of about three weeks;– this phase is often called the World Cup Finals. A qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, is used to determine which teams qualify for the tournament together with the host nations.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup is recognized as the most important international competition in women’s football and is played amongst women’s national football teams of the member states of FIFA, the sport’s global governing body. The first Women’s World Cup tournament, named the Women’s World Championship, was held in 1991, sixty-one years after the men’s first FIFA World Cup tournament in 1930. The six World Cup tournaments have been won by four different national teams. The next world cup will be hosted by Canada in 2015. The countries that will participate in Japan U 20 FIFA world cup 2012 are. Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China PR, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Japan, Korea DPR, Korea Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Switzerland, USA.