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Morocco constructive on internet hosting 2026 World Cup after FIFA inspection workforce evaluation

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Mexico attain first-ever semi-final after shootout win

 

Mexico superior to their first-ever FIFA U-17 Girls’s World Cup semi-final, defeating Ghana Four-2 on penalties because the match completed 2-2 on the finish of the 90 minutes.

Mexico had been capable of finding extra of a passing rhythm within the first half and their defence, led by Nicole Soto and Tanna Carreto, restricted present match high scorer Mukarama Abdulai to 1 half-chance. Neither facet was in a position to create a transparent goalscoring alternative within the first half.

That each one modified nearly instantly as soon as referee Maria Carvajal blew the second half whistle as Ghana winger Mavis Owusu created house on the appropriate wing earlier than sending in a cross for Abdulai, who guided in a shot along with her head to the far nook from about ten yards out, simply out of the grasp of a leaping Jaidy Gutierrez, for her tournament-leading seventh purpose.

Abdulai’s header represented a milestone for her nation. She grew to become Ghana’s all-time high scorer (7) on the U-17 Girls’s World Cup, surpassing Jane Ayieyam (6).

Mexico equalised 15 minutes later after Elizabeth Oppong was adjudged to have tripped Mexico substitute Nayeli Diaz within the penalty space. El Tri captain Nicole Perez transformed the ensuing spot-kick to deliver her facet degree.

Ghana then retook the lead when substitute Suzzy Teye obtained a protracted cross from Abdulai on the appropriate wing and beat her defender earlier than ending on the close to submit previous Gutierrez.

It was then a case of déjà vu as Perez equalised with one other spot-kick; this time in additional spectacular trend. From about 30 yards out, Perez drove a free-kick over the Ghana wall and past the attain of Ghana keeper Grace Buoadu.

There was to be no successful purpose throughout the 90 minutes and the third consecutive quarter-final at Uruguay 2018 went to penalties.

Mexico’s Gutierrez saved spot-kicks from Justice Tweneboaa and Elizabeth Oppong to steer El Tri to the historic victory.

Participant of the match: Nicole Perez (MEX)

Libertadores closing delicately poised after Superclásico thriller

 
  • Boca Juniors and River Plate draw 2-2 in Copa Libertadores closing first leg
  • Guests River battle again twice in an open and thrilling encounter
  • Second leg on 24 November, with winner qualifying for the FIFA Membership World Cup

River Plate twice got here from behind to say a 2-2 draw away to Boca Juniors in an exhilarating first leg of the CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores closing.

This was the primary time these fierce Argentinian rivals had met at this stage of South America’s premier membership competitors, and the high-stakes Superclásico lived as much as all of its pre-match hype.

The ambiance was predictably raucous and there was simply as a lot to marvel at on the sector, with end-to-end motion, excellent objectives and probabilities aplenty.

River created the higher of these alternatives and, in fact, might need left with a win however for wasteful ending and a few wonderful goalkeeping from Agustin Rossi. The Boca Juniors No1 got here to his facet’s rescue a number of occasions in a dramatic first half, with a flying 16th-minute save to tip away Rafael Santos Borre’s header amongst his greatest.

However whereas the early indicators seemed gloomy for Boca, with their assaults stuttering and star man Cristian Pavon pressured off with a hamstring damage, it was the under-pressure house facet who snatched a 34th-minute lead. Ramon Abila was the person to interrupt the impasse, drilling previous Franco Armani at his close to submit after the River keeper had parried the striker’s preliminary effort.

That lead lasted lower than a minute, as Lucas Pratto silenced the Bombonera by racing by in the proper channel and drilling an angled right-footed shot simply contained in the far submit. However the well-known Buenos Aires stadium exploded once more simply earlier than half-time when Dario Benedetto, on for Pavon, flicked an excellent opportunistic header previous the helpless Armani.

River remained spectacular, although, they usually once more restored parity simply after the hour-mark when Boca defender Carlos Izquierdoz glanced into his personal web below stress from Pratto.

That leaves all the things to play for within the return leg at River’s Estadio Monumental on Saturday 24 November, once we will uncover which of those Buenos Aires giants will symbolize South America at this 12 months’s FIFA Membership World Cup.

Do you know?
Izquierdoz’s personal aim was the primary in a Libertadores closing since Santos’ Durval scored for Penarol within the second leg of the 2011 decider. The Brazilians nonetheless went on to elevate the trophy that 12 months thanks to 2 objectives on the proper finish from Neymar and Danilo.