FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2016 Quarter-finals
We have reached the knockout stage of the 2016 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan, and we have some very exciting contests to look forward to!
Two of the quarter-final fixtures will take place on Wednesday 12 October, with the remaining two being played on Thursday 13 October.
Mexico v Venezuela (Wed 12 Oct – 16:00, local)
Mexico have advanced as Group A winners and they now face Venezuela in the quarter-finals. The two sides met in two pre-tournament friendly matches, with Mexico winning on both occasions. However, Venezuela now have a fully fit and on form Deyna Castellanos who is arguably one of the most stand-out players of the competition so far, they also head into the quarter-finals having beaten a tough Canadian side with ten players.
Germany v Spain (Wed 12 Oct – 19:00, local)
Two European giants of the footballing world go head to head in a battle to advance to the semi-finals of the U-17 Women’s World Cup. They have some recent history with Germany beating Spain on penalties in the final of the UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship hosted in Belarus in May. Both Spain and Germany have looked impressive in the group stage of this tournament, Spain have the tournament’s current top goal scorer, Lorena Navarro and the Spanish side has only conceded one goal so far.
Korea DPR v Ghana (Thurs 13 Oct – 16:00, local)
Korea DPR finished top of Group C having drawn with England and beaten Brazil and Nigeria. Ghana have proven that they are a team that are determined and never give up, during the group stage, the African team came from 1-0 down against USA, to win 2-1. Ghana do need to capitalise on the many chances they create, out of 20 shots on target so far, they have scored just 3 times.
Japan v England (Thurs 13 Oct – 16:00, local)
The defending champions Japan are the only team to have won all their games so far… However, at New Zealand 2008 (quarter-final stage) Little Nadeshiko played England and were beaten on penalties after playing to a 2-2 draw. Japan and England most recently met at the Under-17 Women’s NTC Invitational 2016, which also ended in a tie (1-1).
Here’s a reminder of the full FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup match schedule.
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