Japan scored 10 goals against Paraguay to book their place in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup quarter-finals.
Mexico and Nigeria also secured a place in the next round after both winning their second group matches. The quarter-final line-up so far is Ghana, Italy, Venezuela, Japan, Mexico and Nigeria
Group C: Paraguay 0-10 Japan
Japan became the first team from Group C to book a place in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2014 quarter-finals after thrashing Paraguay 10-0.
Paraguay created an early chance in front of goal but Jessica Martinez sent her shot wide, after this Japan took control of the match and Paraguay were unable to get back into the game.
Seven Japanese players scored which included a Hina Sugita hat-trick!.
A win for Paraguay against Spain could still see them progress to the next round.
Result: Paraguay 0-10 Japan
Goals: Yui Hasegawa 15′, Yu Endo 22′, Asato Miyagawa 36′, Nana Ichise 47′, Maki Hiratsuka 56′, Mizuki Saihara 62′, Hina Sugita 75′, 85′, 86′, Fuka Kono 90+2′ (P)
Group C: New Zealand 0-3 Spain
A positive performance by Spain earned them a comfortable 3-0 win over New Zealand.
Sandra Hendandez opened the scoring early in the 3rd minute of the game after calmly finishing a Laura Dominguez cross.
Pilar Garrote made it 2-0 with a powerful long range strike that gave goalkeeper Emma Fulbrook no chance of saving. Nahikari Garcia scored Spain’s third and final goal after a great little individual run and finish.
New Zealand had an opportunity to get a goal in the final minutes after being awarded a penalty, but Isabella Coombes’ shot hit the post.
Result: New Zealand 0-3 Spain
Goals: Sandra Herndandez 3′, Pilar Garrote 34′, Nahikari Garcia 67′
Group D: Mexico 4-0 China PR
Mexico continue their perfect start to their FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup campaign earning their second successive victory with a 4-0 win over China PR.
The deadlock was broken on the half hour mark after Rebeca Bernal converted a penalty. Three minutes before half-time Janae Gonzalez doubled the Mexican’s lead.
Mexico continued to dominate in the second half with Gabriela Martinez increasing the lead to 3-0 in the 66th minute before Belen Cruz made it 4-0 just before full-time.
Result: Mexico 4-0 China PR
Goals: Rebeca Bernal 30′ (P), Janae Gonzalez 42′, Gabriela Martinez 66′, Belen Cruz 87′
Group D: Colombia 1-2 Nigeria
Colombia took the lead in the third minute of the match as Angie Rodriguez headed home.
Nigeria responded well and brought the game back level in the 26th minute as Joy Bokiri curled in a free-kick from the edge of the penalty area.
Uchenna Kanu scored just before the hour mark to give Nigeria the lead and scoring her second game of the tournament.
The comeback by Nigeria has booked their place into the quarter-finals whilst Colombia will be looking to earn their first points of the tournament when they play China PR in their final group match.
Result: Colombia 1-2 Nigeria
Goals: Angie Rodriguez 3′, Joy Bokiri 26′, Uchenna Kanu 59′
Key points from Day four:
Day four’s action sees Japan top Group C and Mexico top Group D. Check out the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2014 Group Standings after Day One.
Japan, Mexico and Nigeria book a place in the quarter-finals joining Ghana, Italy and Venezuela.
Japan’s 10-0 win over Paraguay was the third largest win in the history of the competition.
Video: Watch the Goal Highlights from Day 4 of the U-17 Women’s World Cup.
Don’t miss the action, check out the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2014 Fixtures.
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