FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2016 – The Final and 3rd place play-off
The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2016 will reach its conclusion on Friday with just the Final and the third place play-off matches to be contested and as with previous editions of this competition, Asia has dominated.
Korea DPR lifted the first ever FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup during the inaugural competition hosted by New Zealand in 2008. In 2010, it was Korea Republic who were crowned the Under-17 Champions, whilst in 2014 it was Japan who took the honours.
Full-time: Korea DPR 0-0 (5-4 PSO) Japan – The Final!
Korea DPR are crowned 2016 Champions!
(Amman International Stadium – 21 Oct 2016 – 20:00 Local time)
Japan has put on a beautiful display of football during this U-17 Women’s World Cup and are so far unbeaten at the tournament. Japan are the defending champions but it is their opponents who hold the AFC U-16 title as Korea DPR defeated Japan in the final, the young Nadeshiko will be out for revenge.
Korea DPR have shown great resilience throughout the competition so far and certainly never give up against tough opposition. Korea DPR were able to stop Venezuela in the semi-finals, closing down on their opponents as soon as they received the ball and stopping them from playing.
Full-time: Venezuela 0-4 Spain – Match for third place
Goals: Eva 17′, Lorena 87′, 53′, 78′
(Amman International Stadium – 21 Oct 2016 – 17:00 Local time)
The first game of the day will see the losing semi-finalists, Venezuela (lost to Korea DPR) and Spain (defeated by Japan), battle it out to claim a third place finish at the 2016 edition of this tournament.
Spain were runners-up at the 2014 edition of this tournament as they were beaten by Japan, the same team that stopped them in this year’s semi-finals. Venezuela’s highest ever finish at a U-17 Women’s World Cup is fourth, a win against Spain could see them earn their best ever placing.
Here’s a reminder of the full FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup match schedule.