The #FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup was won by defending champions #Spain with a 1-0 victory over first-time finalists #Colombia, whose campaign was tragically cut short by an own goal in the championship game on Sunday.
In the 82nd minute of the championship game at the D Y Patil Sports Stadium, Colombian defender Ana Mara Guzman Zapata scored an own goal, giving Spain the victory.
Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, was present at the game as Spain eked out a solitary goal victory and retained the championship they also won in 2018. Also there were top representatives from the Asian Football Federation (AFC) and All India Football Federation (AIFF).
Cristina’s goal, which she scored off the rebound after the Colombian goalkeeper had initially stopped it, gave Spain the advantage. The goal, however, was overturned by a VAR review, thus the score remained 0-0. Cristina was found to have touched the ball with her hand.
Spain defeated England 1-0 in their group stage encounter between the two squads. Spain, a major force in Europe, won their second championship. Nigeria defeated Germany 3-2 on penalties in the contest for third place in the standings.
Nigeria won its first-ever medal in the competition thanks to two missed penalties by Germany’s Paulina Platner and Loreen Bender as well as a save by goalie Omilana Faith off a shot by Paulina Bartz.
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