Japan beats Spain 3-1 to win Women’s Under-20 World Cup
VANNES, France (AP) — Japan upset Spain 3-1 in the final to win the Women’s Under-20 World Cup for the first time on Friday.
Hinata Miyazawa, Saori Takarada and Fuka Nagano put their side in a commanding position before Candela Andujar claimed a consolation goal for the Spaniards in the 71st minute.
Spain, who beat Japan 1-0 in the group stages on Aug. 9, was without suspended Barcelona midfielder Aitana Bonmati after she was sent off in the semifinal victory over host France.
Earlier on Friday, France lost 4-2 on penalties to England in the third-place decider after their game finished 1-1 following extra time.
France will also host the Women’s World Cup next June.