- Four-way tie means tension galore in Group C
- Germany meet USA as Cameroon face Korea DPR
- Spain targeting last-eight spot as they take on Canada, Colombia in with a chance
Plenty of excitement awaits in Group C on the sixth matchday of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018. With three points each, any of Germany, USA, Cameroon and Korea DPR could still secure a quarter-final place. In Group D, Canada have already qualified – will it be Spain or Colombia who join them?
What you need to know
Four-horse race: Any team in Group C can still progress to the quarter-finals – and any of them could still be eliminated from the tournament after the group stage. The encounter between Germany and USA will rekindle happy memories for the Americans of the last time these two sides met at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. USA came from behind to win 2-1 when the teams contested the 2008 semi-final.
An African success story?: Cameroon could become the third African side to compete in the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. Ghana reached this point in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018, while Nigeria made it to the knockout stages in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
A goal-laden 45 minutes: The second half of the match between Spain and Canada could become interesting. The North Americans have scored all five of their tournament goals after half-time, while four of Spain’s five goals were netted between the 51st and 65th minute.
*An unhappy first*: Korea Republic are heading home after the group stage of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup for the first time in their history. The Asian side reached the quarter-finals in 2008 and lifted the trophy in 2010 on their two previous appearances in the competition.
Players to watch
Lara Kazandjian (CAN): The Canadian scored one of the most stunning goals of the tournament so far to secure her team’s passage to the last eight.
Emilie Bernhardt (GER): The defender stabilised Germany’s backline in both matches, playing a vital role for Ulrike Ballweg's side.
Chun Garam (KOR): The midfielder impressed in the opening two matches and showed plenty of potential on the left wing. Can she help Korea Republic end their World Cup campaign on a high note?
Choe Kum Ok (PRK): The 16-year-old caused a stir down the left wing against USA. Her ability to create space time and time again posed a serious threat in the opposition penalty area and was a key factor in getting Korea DPR back to their best.