FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup record
In their three previous appearances in the competition, Spain finished on the podium every time. After kicking off with a third place in 2010, they finished runners-up at Costa Rica 2014 and took third again two years later. Can they finally take that step to the top of the podium in Uruguay?
The road to Uruguay
La Rojita head to Uruguay 2018 as UEFA Women’s Under-17 champions and with a solid side featuring some of the veterans of their third-place finish at Jordan 2016, among them forwards Eva Navarro and Claudia Pina and goalkeeper Catalina Coll.
They began the European qualifiers with a 22-0 victory over Montenegro and went on to record a draw and four wins in the final phase, including a 2-0 defeat of Germany in the final.
Tona Is boasts lots of experience at this level, having become the first woman to take charge of a Spanish national team when she was appointed to the job two years ago. A staunch advocate of an attractive, possession-based style of play, she was in the hotseat when La Rojita finished third in Jordan two years ago.
2 - The number of goals Spain conceded in the 11 matches they played in qualifying for Uruguay 2018, where they will aim to win their first world title in the age group.