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Tuesday, December 06, 2022

France and Nigeria qualify for the quarter-finals of the U-20 Women’s World Cup

Japan, Netherlands and France qualified for the quarter-finals on Wednesday Under-20 Women’s World Cup Which takes place in Costa Rica, while the United States, one of the favourites, was eliminated after being defeated by the blue samurai.

In the quarterfinals, Nigeria, who had already qualified, will face the Netherlands and France will face Japan.

In the second key, Spain will play against Mexico and Brazil against Colombia, on the 20th at the National Stadium in the Costa Rican capital.

Japan topped Group D with an absolute score of nine points. In second place was the Netherlands, with six units, the United States, with 3, and Ghana, with zero.

In Group C, Nigeria finished first with nine points and went on to win, followed by France with six points, South Korea with three and Canada with zero.

Nigeria were able to maintain the lead after a 3–1 win over Canada, with goals from Esther Oninezide (both penalties) and Chioma Olis for the Africans and Kaila Novak (2) for the Americans.

France also won, but with a lone goal from Esther Mbkem-Niyaro (74) against South Korea.

In the second group, Japan defeated the United States 3–1, which resulted in the Stars and Stripes elimination from the World Cup.

Maneka Matsukubo (55), Shinomi Koyama (67) and Haruno Tabata (84) scored for Japan, while Simon Jackson (70) scored for the Americans.

Japan, the current champions, would be able to continue defending the title, while the United States, the tournament’s top winner with Germany, with three championships, would still be unable to win the World Cup after a decade of drought.

The Netherlands accounted for Ghana, whom they defeated 4–1, with goals from Liz Rijsbergen (28.65), Jeeva Henri (51) and Marit Ouai (84p) for the Dutch and Doris Boduwa (53) for Ghana.

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