Could 9 – Reigning world champions Japan will face the Netherlands, Ghana and USA on the U-20 Ladies’s World Cup in Costa Rica later this 12 months.
The attract San Jose, which featured Shirley Cruz, Paulo Wanchope and FIFA president Gianni Infantino, left the hosts in a troublesome group with Australia, Spain and Brazil. Costa Rica will kick off the event in Group A towards Australia, co-hosts of subsequent 12 months’s Ladies’s World Cup.
“We wish to give Costa Rica the very best performances at this World Cup however now we have to take it step-by-step,” mentioned Costa Rica coach Jose Catoya. “We’ve by no means gained a Ladies’s World Cup match, so now we have to exit and get that first win and take it from there.”
The highest two from every of the 4 teams will advance to the knockout section. The event will kick off on August 10 and culminate with the ultimate on August 28.
Costa Rica and Panama had been on account of stage the competitors in 2020, however the championship was postponed due to the worldwide well being disaster. Panama then withdrew as co-hosts.
Japan are the defending champions. They gained the 2018 U-20 Ladies’s World Cup defeating Spain 3-1 within the last in France. “We gained the trophy 4 years in the past however we now have a totally totally different squad,” mentioned Japan coach Futoshi Ikeda. “It’s a complete new problem for me.”
Ladies’s Below-20 World Cup draw:
Group A: Costa Rica (hosts), Australia, Spain, Brazil.
Group B: Germany, Colombia, New Zealand, Mexico.
Group C: France, Nigeria, Canada, South Korea.
Group D: Japan (holders), Netherlands, Ghana, USA.
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