U20 World Cup: England ladies endure semi-final defeat to superior Japan
England’s makes an attempt to win the Girls’s Underneath-20 World Cup have been ended as a superior Japan facet beat them 2-Zero within the semi-finals.
Mo Marley’s crew had impressed through the event with attacking shows, however have been second finest in Vannes, France.
Riko Ueki’s low end and Jun Endo’s header on the follow-up, after a shot had hit the bar, put Japan in management.
England hardly ever threatened within the second half though joint main scorer Georgia Stanway fired a late shot large.
Manchester Metropolis’s Stanway may nonetheless but win the event’s golden boot, though her five-goal tally is one behind Spain’s Patricia Guijarro.
Guijarro scored the winner within the different semi-final as Spain defeated France 1-Zero to arrange a gathering with Japan on Friday.
England will face the hosts within the third-place play-off earlier on the identical day.