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Vibrant opening ceremony kicks off Buenos Aires 2018

  • The opening ceremony used the Obelisk as a backdrop and a stage
  • Round 2,000 folks took half
  • Futsal competitions start on Sunday

The Youth Olympic Video games Buenos Aires 2018 obtained below means on Saturday with a gap ceremony that captivated each the 1000’s of spectators who gathered across the Argentinian capital’s well-known Obelisk and the big viewing viewers around the globe.

Round 2,000 folks took half within the ceremony, which lasted almost two hours, amongst them Argentinian sports activities stars corresponding to basketball participant Luis Scola and former tennis participant Gabriela Sabatini. Additionally enjoying a number one function had been the judoka Paula Pareto and yachtsman Santiago Lange, who collectively lit the Olympic cauldron.

The lads’s and ladies’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournaments Buenos Aires 2018 will start on Sunday with eight matches, 4 in every competitors.

Match schedule: Males’s | Ladies’s

The present itself was staged by the well-known Argentinian theatre firm Fuerza Bruta, whose inventive shows of the Youth Olympic sports activities on the Obelisk could possibly be seen by the group from any vantage level.

Really spectacular in nature, the present featured vibrant projection mapping on the faces of the Obelisk, one of many metropolis’s most iconic landmarks, from the highest of which had been suspended performing acrobats.

Historical past made and targets scored on opening day


FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018

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  • Korea DPR begin title defence with defeat to England
  • Hosts France show title credentials against Ghana
  • Mexico claim maiden victory over Brazil

THE DAY REPLAYED – The opening round of matches at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 brought some historic results, including Mexico beating Brazil for the first time ever, newcomers the Netherlands taking all three points and reigning champions Korea DPR slipping to defeat. Meanwhile, hosts France, who finished as runners-up at the last tournament in 2016, served notice of their title credentials.

Group A: New Zealand 1-2 Netherlands | France 4-1 Ghana
Group B: Mexico 3-2 Brazil | Korea DPR 1-3 England

Memorable moments

Early goals
This year’s U-20 Women’s World Cup began in frenetic fashion. The opening game between Mexico and Brazil stood at 1-1 after just six minutes following goals from Katty Martinez and Kerolin Nicoli. France started equally brightly, with Emelyne Laurent breaking the deadlock in the sixth minute of their triumph over Ghana.

Korea DPR’s run comes to an end
Korea DPR had not lost a game at this tournament since 24 August 2014 when they succumbed to France in the play-off for third place. Indeed, they won every match en route to glory at the 2016 edition. However, on Sunday, they were stunned by England in Dinan-Lehon. The North Koreans will have to bounce back quickly, if they are to defend their title.

Perfect debut
The Netherlands became the 34th nation to participate at this competition and they could not have wished for a better introduction. Fenna Kalma and Eva van Deursen wrote their names into the record books as the country’s first scorers, as the Oranje beat New Zealand 2-1.

The words
“We are a family, on and off the pitch. You can tell that by the way we performed today. What more can you ask for than playing with your best friends?”
Alessia Russo, who scored a brace in England’s victory over Korea DPR

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Up next

Group A
Netherlands vs Ghana, Vannes, 16:30 local time
France vs New Zealand, Vannes, 19:30 local time

Group B
Brazil vs England, Dinan-Lehon, 13:30 local time
Korea DPR vs Mexico, Dinan-Lehon, 16:30 local time