FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

USA coach confident heading into the quarterfinals

The three time champions and France qualified for the quarter-finals levelled on five points apiece on the Group C point’s ladders. But according to FIFA.COM,  the pair level at the top on points and goals only for USA to finish as group-winners on Fair Play criteria, having picked up one fewer yellow card.

From their group outings, USA recorded two draw and a win to qualify for the next stage.    

“We did not have an easy game, each team were different from one another. We still have our best soccer to come,” French said. 

Ghana coach confident against USA

Today will be the final matches of the Port Moresby hosted games and the final two positions in Group C are open for grabs.

But for the Ghanaians, they must cause an upset over group leaders, USA, and the other group match between New Zealand and France to end in a drew, to sneak into the quarterfinals.        

Dramani said matches are won in 90 minutes and his team will be prepared mentality and physically to cause an upset.

 Meanwhile, US Coach Michelle French said they have a plan on how to stop the Ghana side.  

PNG captain: Team learnt a lot at World Cup

PNG made their last appearance at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup taking on top team Korea DPR in the last round of the Group A matches in Port Moresby.

Despite going down 7-1 to Korea DPR, the home side focused on making history as a host nation by scoring its first ever goal in the tournament.

Gabong said hosting the World Cup is a history for PNG and for the players were privileged to have been part of the team. 

She said it was a bonus for the players to enter the tournament as the host nation.

Brazil and Korea DPR in top-of-the-table FIFA clash at SJG

In the first pool matches, Brazil humiliated host, Papua New Guinea, with 9 unanswered goals and Korea DPR defeated Sweden 2-0 with speed and aggression.

In the Pool A match at the same venue, winless PNG and Sweden will play under the stadium lights at 7pm.            

From three previous encounters, Korea DPR has the upper hand over the Brazilians, winning two of the matches.

Brazil coach Dorival Bueno knows the Brazilians must step up another gear to defeat the Koreans, who are one of the successful Under 20 women’s team in the world.