Spain scored three goals before 30 minutes had elapsed and held onto its commanding advantage for the rest of the match against Japan in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup final.
Manager Pedro Lopez’s team captured the world title with a 3-1 triumph in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Sunday, August 28. Winning the event for the first time, Spain also avenged its 3-1 loss to Japan in the 2018 tournament final in France.
Inma Gabarro put Spain ahead 1-0 in the 12th minute. Salma Paralluelo scored in the 22nd and 27th minutes, the latter of which was a penalty.
Midfielder Suzu Amano, who entered the match as a second-half substitute, notched Japan’s lone goal in the 47th minute.
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Author: Ed Odeven
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