FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup: Nigeria defeat France

U20-WOMEN. France 0-1 Nigeria
France’s Jade Le Guillly (R) and Nigeria’s Esther Onyenezide. (Photo by EZEQUIEL BECERRA/AFP via Getty Images)

The second day at the FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup in Costa Rica saw Nigeria beat France in the opening Group C game.

Flourish Sabastine got the only goal of the game five minutes from time, while in the same group South Korea were 2-0 winners over Canada.

Brooklyn Courtnall conceded an own-goal early in the second half, with Mun Ha-yeon doubling the lead after the hour mark.

USA started Group D with a 3-0 victory over Ghana, Michelle Cooper, Alyssa Thompson and Ally Sentnor on target.

Defending champions Japan edged Netherlands 1-0, with Yuzuki Yamamoto finding the net midway through the first half.

Japan defeat Netherlands at U20 World Cup
Aoba Fujino shoots during the match between Japan and Netherlands. (Daniela Porcelli / SPP)

It’s back to Groups A & B on Saturday 13 August, when Brazil go up against Australia and Costa Rica take on Spain in the former, Germany play New Zealand and Mexico meet Colombia in the latter.

All ties are being live-streamed for free on FIFA+.

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