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Japan Beat Spain To Win Maiden U20 WWC Title In France

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Japan have won this year’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup tournament in France following the 3-1 win over Spain in their final clash on Friday night.

Hinata Miyazawa opened the floodgate of goals for the Asians on 38 minutes before Saori Takarada and Jordan 2016 FIFA U17 WWC best player, Fuka Nagaro added two second half goals within eight minutes to edge Japan 3-0 ahead.

Candela Andujar pulled one back for Spain in the 71st minute but it proved to be mere consolation for the European champions.

With their title triumph in France, Japan become the first country to win all the three major FIFA tournaments in women’s football.

England had earlier emerged third after they defeated hosts France on penalties in their 3rd/4th playoff clash.

Georgia Stanway gave England the lead shortly after the halftime interval but the advantage lasted for 22 minutes with Emelyne Laurent getting the equaliser for the hosts from the spot.

With both sides level at full-time, penalties were needed to decide the winner.

England thereafter won 4-2 on penalties to claim the bronze medal on offer.

Awards: 

Golden Ball: Patricia Guijarro, Silver Ball: Saori Takarada and Bronze Ball: Moeka Minami

Golden Boot: Patricia Guijarro, Silver Ball: Georgia Stanway and Bronze Boot: Saori Takarada

Fair Play: Japan

Golden Glove: Sandy MacIver

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