FIFA U-17 World Cup: Colombia, Spain Enters Semifinals After Beating Tanzania, Japan

Colombia defeated a nine-member Tanzania 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday. With the win, the South Americans entered the semifinals of the showpiece following four successive group stage exits, including in 2018. Colombia made the first breakthrough within three minutes , with captain Linda Caicedo finding the back of the net.

The second goal came 13 minutes later, as Cristina Motta’s cross from the left was headed into the goal by Yesica Munoz.Colombia added to Tanzania’s misery with a spot-kick in the 32nd minute.

In the day’s other half Spain lost a key chance to have its nose in front when Carla Camacho missed the penalty in the 37th minute after a foul by Toko Koga gifted it the spot kick. In the second half, Japan exploited the chance when Momoko Tanikawa hit a stunner from long range to take the early lead.

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