Almost 30,000 see Spain win FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup

Spain win FIFA Women's U-20 World Cup
Daniela Porcelli / SPP

Spain defeated Japan 3-1 at the FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup Final in front of 29,891 at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica.

Inma Gabarro’s opener and Salma Paralluelo’s brace – which included a penalty – saw Spain in control at the break.

Suzu Amano did pull a goal back two minutes after the restart but that was Japan’s only goal.

Brazil beat the Netherlands 4-1 in the third place match, watched by 15,672. Rosa van Gool cancelled out Ana Clara’s effort but Tarciane restored the lead and extended it from the spot, before Gi Fernandes rounded off the victory.

Brazil win FIFA U20 Women's World Cup 3rd place match
Ana Clara (6 Brazil) celebrates after scoring her team’s first goal. (Daniela Porcelli / SPP)

Tournament awards

Japan’s Maika Hamano won the Golden Ball and also the Silver Boot with four goals, Spain’s Inma Gabarro got the Silver Ball as well as the Golden Boot with eight goals.

The Bronze Ball went to Brazil’s Tarciane, the Bronze Boot to Japan’s Yuzuki Yamamoto with three goals.

Spain’s Txell Font was given the Golden Glove, while the  FIFA Fair Play Award was awarded to Japan.

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