The day replayed - FIFA.com rounds up all the action from the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup on a day that saw two giants drawn together sooner than expected, two attack-minded debutants storm into the knockout stages at the first attempt and two highly-fancied sides bid farewell to Germany 2010.
There was pure joy for host nation Germany as they romped past France 4-1 to exact revenge for their semi-final defeat at the UEFA U-19 European Championship in Macedonia in June. The result came as a bitter blow for Les Bleuettes, as Colombia's 3-0 victory over Costa Rica meant they crashed out of the tournament at the first hurdle.
Also celebrating were Sweden, who like Colombia are participating in their first FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. Thanks to the bold attacking play and inspired solo runs of Sofia Jakobsson and Antonia Goransson, the Scandinavians ran out 3-2 winners against Korea DPR to qualify for the knockout stages in spite of Brazil's 4-1 success over New Zealand. Sweden thus avoid a tricky quarter-final clash with Germany and now meet the Colombians in the last eight in Bielefeld. The hosts will take on Korea DPR in Bochum on the same day.
Goal of the day
Alexandra Popp, Germany
Germany defender Marith Priessen's long balls into the box usually cause a stir in the opposition defence, and this Tuesday in Augsburg was no different. She picked out striker Popp with a searching 30m pass which the blonde No11 superbly lobbed over the onrushing French goalkeeper Laetitia Philippe to double her side's lead. It was Popp's second goal of the game, and she went on to register a hat-trick to put herself firmly in the running for the adidas Golden Boot award.
Moment of the day
A goalkeeper makes the difference
Just as it looked as though favourites Korea DPR were on their way to another three points as they led 1-0 against Sweden, Scandinavian shot-stopper Hilda Carlen became the hero. With 38 minutes gone, Kim Myong-Gum cut inside and curled a superb strike which was destined for the top corner, but somehow Carlen produced a world-class save to parry the ball away. It was to prove the turning point as the Swedish equalised before the break and went on to sensationally beat the 2006 champions 3-2.
1 - At their respective debuts at a FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, both Colombia and Sweden have managed to reach the quarter-finals, earning considerable respect from experts and fans alike. The Colombians' success comes as less of a surprise, as the majority of their players were part of the side that won the South American U-17 Championship two years ago. "We still believe that we can reach the final," said the mercurial Lady Andrade a few days ago in an exclusive interview with FIFA.com.
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The unassuming Colombians have put in some eye-catching displays so far and look hungry for even more success. How far do you think the South American 'underdogs' can go at Germany 2010?