Spanish women open U-17 World Cup with 4-0 rout of South Korea


Spain pummeled South Korea 4-0 here Wednesday in the opening match for both teams at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2018 in Uruguay.

Claudia Pina got a brace as La Roja took the early lead in Group D pending Wednesday's late match between Colombia and Canada.

Eva Navarro opened the scoring for Spain in the 17th minute with a strike that left South Korea goalkeeper Jiyeon Kang with no chance.

The advantage doubled six minutes into the second half when Pina exploited a defensive error by the Koreans to get her first of the match at Montevideo's Charrua stadium.

Any hope South Korea had of a comeback disappeared in the 58th minute with a goal by Spain midfielder Paola Hernandez.

Pina completed her double 10 minutes later to make the final score 4-0.

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