• Monday Aug 27, 2012

    Canada eliminated from U-20 Women's WC

    SAITAMA, Japan - Canada was eliminated from the Under-20 Women's World Cup on Monday, falling 2-1 to North Korea.

    Yun Hyon Hi converted a 78th-minute penalty for the winner, which finished the Koreans atop Group C with nine points and sent it to a Friday quarterfinal against the United States.

    Canada finished in third place with three points, three behind second-place Norway, which defeated Argentina 4-1 in a match played simultaneously in Miyagi.

    Christine Exeter gave Canada the lead in the 12th minute, running diagonally onto a rolling ball from Vanessa Legault Cordisco, pivoting right 360 degrees to elude defender Pong Son Hwa and finishing from the middle of the area.

    Kim Un Hwa equalized in the 33rd minute, running unchallenged down the center of the field, touching to the right at the 18 an shooting into the opposite side of the net for her seventh goal in three matches.

    Yun scored the winner after Canadian defender Rachel Melhado was called for tripping Yun as she cut inside on the left side of the penalty area.

    Outshot 17-4 in the match, Canada will return to the 2014 U-20 Women's World Cup when it hosts the tournament as a prelude to staging the 2015 Women's World Cup.

  • Champions League

    Related News



RELATED NEWS YOU'LL LIKE

Costa Rica’s Valverde targets U-20 Women’s World Cup berth

After missing out on the CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship two years ago, Costa Rica is eager to make up for lost time in the 2018 edition scheduled to be played in Trinidad & Tobago from January 18-28.

U.S. U20 women’s roster named for Nike tournament

United States U-20 women's national coach Jitka Klimkova named a 24-player preliminary roster for the Women's Nike International Friendlies.

Under-20 Women’s Championship: the 2018 field

With Jamaica and Haiti claiming the last pair of available berths in the 2018 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship this past weekend, all eight teams have been confirmed.

Jamaica proud to preserve U-20 Women’s qualifying streak

Jamaica secured a berth in the 2018 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship...

Jamaica, Haiti qualify for CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship

Final round play in Caribbean qualifying for the 2018 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship concluded Sunday.