Cameroon, USA crash out … as Germany, Korea DPR, Spain advance to quarters

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The picture finally cleared in Group C as Germany and Korea DPR clinched places in the last eight at the expense of USA, who tumbled out of the group phase for the third time in a row (Azerbaijan 2012, Jordan 2016 and now Uruguay 2018), and Cameroon, who saw their hopes of continuing their Uruguayan adventure vanish in the second half.

In Group C tie, Germany crushed USA 4-0, while Cameroon slumped 1-2 to Korea DPR after taking the lead.

Meanwhile, Spain sent a message to their rivals with an emphatic 5-0 defeat of Canada to win Group D, while Colombia and Korea Republic rounded off their latest FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup experiences by playing to a subdued 1-1 draw.

Playing at a disadvantage, Canada went up against one of the best-drilled sides in the competition without their leading players, who were rested ahead of the quarter-finals. The Spanish subsequently ran through the gears to take top spot in Group D from the Canucks’ grasp.

“I’m frustrated by the result but I’m also very proud of my players. We’ve given 20 of the 21 squad members some playing time before our quarter-final. We learned a lot of lessons today against a magnificent Spain team that could go very far in the tournament, “Canada head coach Rhian Wilkinson, said in a post-match interview. – FIFA.com

 

Quarter-final matches:

Saturday, Nov. 24

Spain-Korea DPR

Japan-New Zealand

 

Sunday, Nov. 25

Ghana-Mexico

Germany-Canada

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