Colombia and Spain advance to Semifinals after beating Tanzania and Japan –

Colombia defeated a nine-member Tanzania 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday. With the win, the South Americans entered the showpiece semi-finals after four straight exits from the group stage, including in 2018. Colombia made the first breakthrough in three minutes, with captain Linda Caicedo finding the back of the net.

The second goal came 13 minutes later, when Cristina Motta’s cross from the left was headed by Yesica Muñoz.

Colombia added to Tanzania’s misery with a penalty in the 32nd minute.


In the other quarterfinal of the day, Spain came from behind to beat Japan 2-1 and reach the semi-finals of the tournament.

Momoko Tanikawa put Japan ahead with her goal in the 66th minute, but Vicky López (87′ and 90 3) scored twice to seal the match in favor of her team.

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