Though host Costa Rica was eliminated from contention in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, it created a lasting legacy for women’s football in the Central American nation.
As it turned out, Canada needed to defeat Ghana on Sunday in order to advance to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup quarterfinals.
Nigeria struck for two goals early in the first half and defeated Mexico 3-0 on Sunday in the Group D decider at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
Marie Levasseur scored a pair of first-half goals and Canada defeated Ghana 2-1 on Saturday at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma to seal a berth in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup quarterfinals for the third time.
Costa Rica ended its participation as host of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 loss to Zambia on Saturday the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma.
Mexico won by the score of 4-0 for the second consecutive game at the FIFA U-17 Women's Cup, defeating China on Wednesday at the Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto.