- Group A: European pair advance to the quarters
- Group B: No pleasure for North and South People
- France to satisfy Korea DPR and England to face the Netherlands within the final eight
THE DAY REPLAYED – Teams A and B have been performed out to a conclusion on Sunday. Making up for a disappointing show towards New Zealand of their earlier match, France regained their composure towards the Netherlands. In easing to a Four-Zero win, the hosts took high spot in Group A forward of the Oranje, who be part of them within the final eight. Within the different match within the part, Ghana beat New Zealand 1-Zero to depart France on a excessive.
Over in Group B, England made positive of first place with a convincing 6-1 defeat of Mexico and can grace the quarter-finals of the competitors for the primary time in ten years. They have been joined there by defending champions Korea DPR, who superior on the expense of Brazil, because of a 2-1 win of their make-or-break assembly.
Group A: Netherlands Zero-Four France | Ghana 1-Zero New Zealand
Group B: Brazil 1-2 Korea DPR | England 6-1 Mexico
It’s raining targets
Brittany and Nice Britain share each related names and unlucky reputations for struggling rainfall regularly. As destiny would have it, a passing bathe coincided with an English purpose deluge in Saint-Malo. Making gentle of the raindrops, the Younger Lionesses walked on water in a wonderful 20-minute spell to seal their place within the quarter-finals.
Reshuffling his pack after the goalless draw towards New Zealand, Bleuettes coach Gilles Eyquem determined to go away his senior gamers on the bench for the match towards the Netherlands and provides the squad’s youthful members an opportunity. They took it with each fingers, with Amelie Delabre, the youngest participant at Eyquem’s disposal, setting the tone with a first-half hat-trick.
Historical past repeats itself
Two years in the past Ghana, New Zealand and France all crossed swords within the group part of the FIFA U-20 Ladies’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016. On that event, the Black Princesses and Junior Soccer Ferns missed out on locations within the final eight, not like Les Bleuettes, a state of affairs that has now performed out once more in France.
A story of late targets
Occasions in stoppage time in every of their three group matches determined Brazil’s destiny at France 2018. Of their opener towards Mexico, the South People missed a 97th-minute penalty that will have earned them a treasured level. Then of their subsequent outing, towards England, Ariadina scored their equaliser within the second minute of stoppage time. There was to be a merciless late twist for the Brazilians towards Korea DPR, nonetheless, because the holders struck three minutes into stoppage time to ship the South American champions out of the event.
“We by no means misplaced our composure, regardless of Mexico opening the rating. We pushed and pushed, and the targets finally got here.”
England’s hat-trick hero Lauren Hemp
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France-Korea DPR, Concarneau, 19:30 native time, 16 August
England-Netherlands, Vannes, 16:30 native time, 17 August