Under-17 Women's World Cup: North Korea lifts the crown

North Korea beat defending champion Japan, 5-4, in a penalty kick shootout to win the 2016 U-17 Women's World Cup final. Spain took third place thanks to a 4-0 win over Venezuela.

Japan outshot the North Koreans 24-7. The victory made North Korea the first two-time champion of the competition that was launched in 2008.

U-17 Women's World Cup Champs
2008 North Korea
2010 South Korea
2012 France
2014 Japan
2016 North Korea

2016 U-17 Women’s World Cup
(All times ET)
Friday, Sept. 30
Germany 2 Venezuela 1
Mexico 5 New Zealand 0
Canada 3 Cameroon 2
Jordan 0 Spain 6

Saturday, Oct. 1
Brazil 1 Nigeria 0
Japan 5 Ghana 0
USA 6 Paraguay 1
England 3 North Korea 3

Monday, Oct. 3
Spain 2 New Zealand 0
Venezuela 2 Cameroon 1
Germany 1 Canada 1
Mexico 4 Jordan 1

Tuesday, Oct. 4
Ghana 2 USA 1
Nigeria 0 England 0
North Korea 1 Brazil 0
Japan 5 Paraguay 0

Friday, Oct. 7
Spain 1 Mexico 1
New Zealand 5 Jordan 0
Germany 2 Cameroon 0
Venezuela 2 Canada 0

Saturday, Oct. 8
England 2 Brazil 1
North Korea 3 Nigeria 0
Japan 3 USA 2
Ghana 1 Paraguay 0

QUARTERFINALS
Wednesday, Oct. 12
Venezuela 2 Mexico 1
Spain 2 Germany 1

Thursday, Oct. 13
North Korea 2 Ghana 1
Japan 3 England 0

SEMIFINALS
Monday, Oct. 17
North Korea 3 Venezuela 0
Japan 3 Spain 0

THIRD-PLACE GAME
Friday, Oct. 21

Spain 4 Venezuela 0

FINAL
Friday, Oct. 21

North Korea 0 Japan 0
(North Korea wins penalty-kick shootout, 5-4)

 

2 comments about "Under-17 Women's World Cup: North Korea lifts the crown".
  1. uffe gustafsson, October 12, 2016 at 7:31 p.m.

    World is catching up with the past big women's soccer countries.
    Spain beating Germany.
    USA and Mexico (with many US based players) out. Japan and England are now the only ones still in the competition from notable domestic leagues. Think this will be good for next senior World Cup.

  2. Ryan Dold, October 15, 2016 at 5:33 p.m.

    Were these Usa born Mexico players ever called up to Usa National Team? They seem to have had a much better showing than Usa did at this wrold cup

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