Brazil and Spain have progressed to the quarterfinals of the U-20 Women’s World Cup, but tournament hopefuls, Germany and USA have been eliminated from the competition in the group phase.
Both the Germany and USA have won the competition three times, but failed to qualify this time around Colombia and Mexico defeated Germany making it the first time since inception Germany did not make it to the knockout stage while Netherlands and Japan outclassed the United States in their group.
In Group A, Spain finished top ahead of Brazil. The pair played out a goalless draw in their opening game before seeing off Australia and the hosts Costa Rica. Defending champions Japan and Nigeria have also made the quarterfinals and are the only two teams with a perfect record in the competition. The Japanese won the tournament in 2018 in France when they defeated Spain 3-1 in the final. They claimed bronze at the 2016 and 2012 finals.
On Sunday, 21st and Monday, 22nd, the quarterfinals will take place, with the final to be played on August 28. The games to be played are
Colombia VS Brazil
Spain VS Mexico
Nigeria VS Netherlands
Japan VS France