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Holder North Korea and Germany advance
December 2nd, 2008 7AM



[UNDER-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] Japan and Brazil, the only unbeaten and untied teams left in the Under-20 Women's World Cup, fell in Monday's quarterfinals.

Defending champion North Korea knocked off Japan, 2-1, while Germany recovered from conceding an own goal to open the scoring and defeated Brazil, 3-2, to set up a date with the USA in Thursday's semifinal (TV: live,, 5 pm ET/delay, Galavision 7 pm ET/PT).

Dec. 1 in Santiago
North Korea 2 Japan 1. Goals: Cha 22, Ra 60; Nagasato 39.
North Korea -- Kim Un Ju, Pak, Sin, Ri Un Hyang, Kim Chun Hoi, Ri Ye Gyong, Ri Jong Sim, Hwang, Ryom (Choe Un Ju, 46), Cha, Ra (Ri Hyon Suk, 89).
Japan -- Sugawara (S.Kobayashi, 77), Kumagai, Utsugi, M.Kobayashi, Tanaka, Hara (Ataeyama, 88), Yanai, Koyama, Kado (Kawamura, 40), Goto, Nagasato.
Referee: Tanja Schett (Australia). 
Att.: 8,614.

Dec. 1 in Temuco
Germany 3 Brazil 2. Goals: S.Banecki 44, Bock 68, N.Banecki 82; own goal 38, Adriane 88.
Germany -- Vetterlein, Baunach, Henning, Schiewe, Kulig, Faisst, Hegering (Bock, 62), N.Banecki (Kessler, 88), S.Banecki (Schwab, 66), Schmidt, Kerschowski.
Brazil -- Viviane, Joyce (Joseane, 76), Calandrini, Janaina (Daiane, 46), Leah, Adriane, Stephane, Francielle, Estergiane, Pamela (Karen, 87), Erika.
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada).
Att.: 12,854.


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