Spain, Germany, N.Korea win and advance to quarters of U17 Women’s World Cup
Spain beat Canada 5-0 in Group D, while in Group C Germany beat the United States 4-0 and North Korea won over Cameroon 2-1 on Wednesday. These results allowed the three winning teams to advance to the quarterfinals of the U-17 Women’s soccer World Cup in Uruguay.
The Spaniards went to half time with a three-goal lead thanks to shots by Salma Paralluelo in the 9th minute, Irene Lopez in the 22nd, and Claudia Pina in the 25th.
In the second half, Irene Lopez, chosen as player of the match, scored her second goal in the 50th minute and Eva Navarro scored in the 71st to leave the final figures on the scoreboard.
With this victory, Spain qualified for the quarterfinals as the first of their group, where they will face North Korea on Nov. 24 at the Alberto Suppici stadium in Colonia.
As for Canada, they finished in second place and will face Germany on Nov. 25 at the Charrua stadium in Montevideo.
In the other Group D match, Colombia and South Korea drew 1-1 thanks to the goals of Cho Mijin for the Asians and Gisela Robledo for the South Americans.
In Group C, Germany beat the United States 4-0, with a great performance of Shekiera Martinez, who scored a brace. The remaining goals of the Europeans were scored by Vanessa Fudalla and Laura Donhauser.
The reigning champion North Korea beat Cameroon 2-1.
Ko Kyong Hui and Ri Su Jong scored the goals for the Asians, who started being behind after Cameroon’s Alice Kameni opening goal.
In the remaining matches of the quarterfinals, Japan will play against New Zealand on Nov. 24 in Colonia, while Ghana will face Mexico a day later in Montevideo.