Follow live match commentary from the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup Semi-finals.
And then there were four… England v Japan and France v Spain make up our 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup semi-final line-up.
Join us live as England take on Japan (Monday 20 August, 16:00 local time) and the hosts France face Spain (Monday 20 August, 19:00 local time).
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England had to come from a goal down to beat the Netherlands 2-1, thanks to a Georgia Stanway brace. The Young Lionesses came close to increasing their tally but were denied a couple of times by the woodwork.
Japan faced European giants Germany in their quarter-final clash and took to the second half before netting three goals courtesy of Endo, Ueki and Takarada. Minge scored a consolation goal for Germany in the 82nd minute.
An Amelie Delabre penalty was all that separated France and Korea DPR in their quarter-final contest. Ri Pom-Hyang was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area and Delabre stepped up to beat Kim Yong-Sun from the penalty spot and secure the hosts’ place into the semi-finals.
Spain beat Nigeria 2-1 to claim their spot in the last four, Aitana Bonmati and Patri Guijarro netted first-half goals. The Super Falconets managed to pull one back as Efih capitalised on a rebound to keep the pressure on the Spanish side.
England created another historic moment as before Thursday’s quarter-final, the Young Lionesses’ best achievement at a Under-20 Women’s World Cup was the quarter-final stage (2002 and 2008). Beating Netherlands takes England into the semi-finals for the very first time!
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England’s Georgia Stanway scored a brace during the quarter-final against Netherlands putting her on an equal tally of 5 goals with Spain’s Patri Guijarro.
Still in contention is Amelie Delabre of France, Saori Takarada (Japan) and Riko Ueki (Japan) who are all on four goals each.
Watch England v Netherlands goal highlights and England fan celebrations:
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