Columbia flagged out campaign in FIFA U-20 Women’s world Cup on high thanks to a lone goal victory over Germany Wednesday night. Mariana munoz Ramirez sealed victory for Colombia with her 87th minute goal which incidentally turned out to be the only goal of the match.
German striker Ria Clara Fröhlich, however, had a vital chance to cut Colombia’s lead in the extra time but she failed to dodge the latter’s goalkeeper, who did well to deflect the ball away from the goal post.
Following this victory, Colombia secured the top position in Group B, while the opening match defeat resulted in Germany dropping to the bottom. In the second match of the day Mexico and New Zealand settled for a 1-1 draw to earn a point each.
Tomorrow will see Brazil take on Spain in what promises to be a super cracker while hosts Costa Rica will square up against Australia. Germany and USA have recorded most wins in the championship which made its debut in 2002 in Canada.
Japan are defending champions after beating Spain 3-1 at the last edition held 2018 in France. Recall that the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the ravaging effect of Covid-19 across the globe. Falconets of Nigeria begin their campaign on Friday against France.