U-20 Women’s World Cup: Quarter-finals Recap

20 Aug

Well well well. Oui oui oui. Fortunate favoured France in a rematch of the 2016 final, with the hosts besting title holders North Korea to book their place in the semi-finals. France had to do it with a penalty but a goal is a goal is a goal, or so I’m repeatedly told.

France is going to hope their good fortunate holds when they take on Spain, a team in ascendance. Golden Boot leader Patricia Guijarro has five goals and three assists already, including a hat trick. If she’s on, France is gone.

England barn-burned their way through the group stage and showed no signs of letting up in their quarter-final vs Netherlands. Japan have had some bobbles settling their nerves and if they falter early they may find themselves unable to regain ground on the Lionesses later on.

Quarter-final: Spain (2) vs Nigeria (1)
Attendance: 1,829
Location: Stade Guy Piriou,
Concarneau

Freestyle
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Winning
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Still the best kit
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POTM: Damaris Egurrola SPN
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Quarter-final: France (1) vs North Korea (0)
Attendance: 2,462
Location: Stade Guy Piriou, Concarneau

There’s always one
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Orbit
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Misdirection
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POTM: Sana Daoudi FRA
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Quarter-final: England (2) vs Netherlands (1)
Attendance: 2,737
Location: Stade de la Rabine, Vannes

Crossbar, this time
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Fake out
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Dance off
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POTM: Georgia Stanway ENG
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Quarter-final: Germany (1) vs Japan (3)
Attendance: 3,21l
Location: Stade de la Rabine, Vannes

Legacy in the house
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Casual AF
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Lean into it
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Slayers
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POTM: Jun Endo JPN
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– hopechaser

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