What a final for a youth competition with real potential! Japan won tonight over Spain and lifted the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup trophy. The meeting took place at the Stade de la Rabine in Vannes, France, in front of an audience of illustrious spectators.
Japan still showed its full potential this Friday in the women’s U20 World Cup final where it was opposed to Spain. The first period does not bend for either team. The young Nadeshiko and the Rojita go for a shot under the watch of Fatma Samoura, FIFA Secretary General and Gianni Infantino, president of the football governing body among other spectators.
In the 38th minute, the Japanese still enjoy a moment of a slight drop in intensity on the side of the Spanish to open the scoring. Asato Miyagawa gives Japan a slight advantage and it is on this score of 1-1 that the two teams break up for the break.
Back from the locker room, the Japanese remain above their opponents and multiply the chances of goals. Their efforts were rewarded in the 57th minute with Saori Takarada, who increased the lead of the Nadeshiko youth selection.
In the 65th minute, Japan flew away thanks to Fuka Nagano, particularly aerial during this world, which scored the goal of 3-0.
The closing of the gap by Candela in the 71st minute will not be enough to put Spain on the road to victory. The Japanese are U20 world champions.