If a European association is selected to host the finals, only the two best runners-up will enter the elite round play-offs.
Argentina are the defending champions.
Since none of these countries have ever hosted the event before, the tournament will be heading to a new location, later shortlisted to four.
Italic indicates hosts for that year.
Although all matches were eventually played at a neutral venue, the would still be applied.
If more than one players are equal by same goals, the players will be selected based by the most assists during the tournament.