North Korea won the World Under 17 female, with Spain third
Between September 30 and October 21 was held in Jordan on World Cup sub 17 female of 2016. A tournament that has been held biannually since 2008 and which is dominated by Asian teams, which have been imposed to now in four of five editions.
At the end of this year came just two Asian countries, which also already knew what was to win this tournament. On the one hand, North Korea, winners of the first edition and runners – up in the only edition in which he won a non – Asian, France team. On the other hand, Japan, which had been finalists in the 2010 edition, losing to South Korea, and champions of the last tournament in 2014 in Costa Rica, winning the final 2-0 to Spain.
Japan started as a favorite for the win, not only to defend the title but as it had come this far, unbeaten since the previous tournament and a balance in this one of 19 goals in five games. However, in the end the Japanese just created chances against a team of North Korea knew well how to stop his opponent.
The match ended with goalless draw so the world title was to be decided in a penalty shootout. The tension and nerves that were in the game have also been felt on penalties, with several goals came miracle. Still, there was only one failure, the Japanese Rio Kanekatsu, which sent the fourth of his team over the bar leaving the title on a plate to North Korea.
Spain reaches third place
The Spanish team, third in 2010 and second in 2014, Jordan was seeking to repeat a great performance how are you already mentioned. And you certainly can get got to finish third, after selecting the beat Japan in the semifinals leaving out the girls run by Tona Is out of the fight for the title.
Spain completed the first phase and second group, after beating Jordan and New Zealand and drawing with Mexico, the first place would remain for most goals in favor. In the cross-quarter, Spain surpassed by 1-2 to Germany and, as we say, lost in the semifinals 3-0 to Japan, but at least he could win the consolation final, defeating Venezuela 4-0.
At the individual level, two Spanish players stood out above the rest. One, Lorena Navarro, who was the top scorer of the tournament with 8 goals, and the other Noelia Ramos, the Gold Glove was the best goalkeeper of the tournament. The award for the best player was going to bring a Japanese, Fuka Nagano, ahead of North Korea ‘s Sung Hyang Sim and Venezuelan goalscorer Deyna Castellanos.