#U17WWC : Opening game sees Ghana beat hosts Uruguay

Ghana’s starting XI in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup opener. (Photo: @ghanafaofficial)

Hosts Uruguay opened the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup finals in front of nearly 10,000 in Montevideo but were beaten 5-0 by Ghana, whose Mukarama Abdulai hit a hat-trick.

The other Group A game saw New Zealand edge Finland 1-0 thanks to a Kelli Brown goal approaching half time.

There were no goals in the opening Group B matches, as Brazil and Japan finished 0-0, as did Mexico versus South Africa.

Wednesday’s matches began with a 3-0 result for USA over Cameroon, aided by goals from Sunshine Fontes late in each half.

Germany defeated North Korea 4-1, aided by a brace from Gia Corley.

South Korea also conceded four times to Spain in Group D, Claudia Pina Medina scoring twice.

Canada were 3-0 winners over Colombia, with all their goals coming in the last quarter of an hour.

Group A and Group B fixtures are next up on Friday.

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