Italy and Spain have adopted hosts France in securing their qualification berths for subsequent 12 months’s FIFA Girls’s World Cup.
Le Azzurre booked their ticket with a convincing Three-Zero victory over Portugal on the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence on Friday night. Cristiana Girelli scored the winner simply 4 minutes into the competition earlier than Cecilia Salvai doubled Italy’s benefit simply earlier than the quarter-hour mark. Barbara Bonansea sealed the win for the house aspect with a 3rd aim in second-half stoppage time.
With a 100 per cent report of seven victories from seven matches, Milena Bertolini’s prices will end prime of European zone Group 6, with one qualifier nonetheless to play away to Belgium on four September.
France 2019 shall be Italy’s third look at a Girls’s World Cup and their first in 20 years once they failed to succeed in the knockout stage at USA 1999. On the inaugural Girls’s World Cup in 1991, the Italians reached the quarter-finals in China PR.
Earlier on Friday, Spain secured their berth for France 2019 after a 2-Zero win by Austria in Finland, mixed with La Roja‘s 2-Zero victory over Israel in Murcia on Thursday, ensured their spot at subsequent 12 months’s world finals. With 18 factors from six matches performed, leaders Spain can’t be caught by their rivals in European zone Group 7.
This shall be Spain’s second look on the world finals, having made their debut on the final version of ladies’s soccer’s showpiece occasion, the place they have been unable to succeed in the knockout stage at Canada 2015.