Japan beats Spain 3-1 to win Women's Under-20 World Cup

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 25, 2018 09:56 AM
Japan beats Spain 3-1 to win Women's Under-20 World Cup
Japan's Jun Endo, center, challenges for the ball with Spain's Damaris Egurrola, left, and Berta Pujadas during the final of the FIFA U20 Women's Soccer World Cup in Vannes, western France, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

VANNES, France (AP) — Japan upset Spain 3-1 in the final to win the Women's Under-20 World Cup for the first time on Friday.

Hinata Miyazawa, Saori Takarada and Fuka Nagano put their side in a commanding position before Candela Andujar claimed a consolation goal for the Spaniards in the 71st minute.

Spain, who beat Japan 1-0 in the group stages on Aug. 9, was without suspended Barcelona midfielder Aitana Bonmati after she was sent off in the semifinal victory over host France.

Earlier on Friday, France lost 4-2 on penalties to England in the third-place decider after their game finished 1-1 following extra time.

France will also host the Women's World Cup next June.

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