The group stage ended with Japan finishing top of Group C and Nigeria beating Mexico to claim the Group D top spot.
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Colombia went ahead against China PR in their final group match, but China turned the game around and came back to win 3-1.
Group C: Japan 3-0 New Zealand
Japan finished the group stage in style beating the ‘young football ferns’ 3-0.
Yui Hasegawa got on the scoresheet for Japan in the 20th minute, further chances created by the Japanese were stopped by New Zealand goalkeeper Emma Fulbrook who was working hard to keep her team in the game.
Rikako Kobayashi doubled the lead from the penalty spot, before Shiho Matsubara scored a volley in injury time to end the game 3-0.
The result sees Japan finish as the Group C winners and through to the quarters, whilst New Zealand’s competition is over after finishing in third place.
Result: Japan 3-0 New Zealand
Goals: Yui Hasegawa 20′, Rikako Kobayashi 71′ (P), Shiho Matsubara 90+3′
Group C: Paraguay 1-7 Spain
Spain immediately made an impact in their final group match, scoring 3 passed Paraguay in the opening 20 minutes.
Beatriz Beltran was the first to find the net in the 4th minute before Andrea Falcon doubled the lead with a stunning long-range free-kick. Falcon scored her second of the game in the 11th minute.
Fanny Godoy headed home a goal for Paraguay in the 25th minute but there was no sign of a comeback as Spain increased the deficit in the second half.
Nahikari Garcia and Pilar Garrote both scored a second half brace to end the game Spain 7-1 Paraguay.
Result: Paraguay 1-7 Spain
Goals: Beatriz Beltran 4′, Andrea Falcon 11′, 17′, Fanny Godoy 25′, Nahikari Garcia 64′, 83′, Pilar Garrote 76′, 79′
Group D: Nigeria 3-0 Mexico
Another great performance by Nigeria saw them beat Mexico 3-0 to overtake them in the group and finish in the top spot.
Rasheedat Ajibade scored the opening goal in the 12th minute. The Mexicans looked like they would equalise immediately but Jacqueline Crowther’s effort hit the post.
Uchenna Kanu headed home Nigeria’s second goal in the 16th minute and Aminat Yakubu extended their lead to 3-0 in the 58th minute.
Nigeria’s win means they will play Spain in the quarter-finals and Mexico will face Japan.
Result: Nigeria 3-0 Mexico
Goals: Rasheedat Ajibade 12′, Uchenna Kanu 16′, Aminat Yakubu 58′
Group D: Colombia 1-3 China PR
China PR came from 1-0 down to defeat Colombia 3-1.
Few chances were created in the opening half for either team. It was not until the 60th minute that the deadlock was broken, as Andrea Rodriguez scored.
Colombia looked to double their lead but China PR found the equaliser in the 72nd minute thanks to Yuhan Cui.
Ying Wang put the Chinese ahead just three minutes later and Yuden Chen delivered the final blow to Colombia in injury time to end the game 3-1.
China end the tournament in third place of Group D and Colombia took the 4th spot.
Result: Colombia 1-3 China PR
Goals: Andrea Rodriguez 60′, CUI Yuhan 72′, WANG Ying 75′, CHEN Yudan 90+1′
Key points from Day six:
Day six action sees Japan finish as Group C winners and Nigeria finish as Group D winners. Check out the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2014 final group Standings.
From Group C and Group D: Japan, Nigeria, Mexico and Spain progress to the quarter-finals.
Japan ‘Little Nadeshikos’ have become the only team to reach the quarter-finals in all four editions of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup!
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