Colombia showed it is a team to watch at the Under-20 Women's World Cup, beating three-time champion Germany, 1-0, in its opening day.
Five Colombian U-20s were on the senior national team that finished second at the 2022 Copa America Femenil. They include 17-year-old Linda Caicedo, who was named the Copa America's best player, and 18-year-old Ángela Baron, who hails from Keller, Texas, and will play for Arizona this fall.
Host Costa Rica fell in its opening game to Australia, 3-1.
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Wednesday, August 10
Brazil 0 Spain 0.
Costa Rica 1 Australia 3. (Goals: Pinell 19; Hunter pen. 37, Henry 38, Fenton 72.)
Colombia 1 Germany 0. (Goal: Munoz 87.)
New Zealand 1 Mexico 1. (Goals: own goal 31; Vazquez 45.)