2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Ghana, Nigeria lose 1st matches

Paris, France (PANA) - Ghana and Nigeria, Africa's representatives at the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France, lost their opening matches on Sunday and Monday respectively as the 9th edition of the FIFA event got underway.

The biennial international women's youth football championship is being held in France from
5-24 August, with North Korea as the defending champions.

In their opening matches, Ghana lost 4-1 to the hosts France on Sunday in Group A while Nigeria were pipped 1-0 by Germany on Monday in Group D.

Below are all the Day 1 , Group results -

Group A - Played on Sunday -
New Zealand 1–2 Netherlands
France 4–1 Ghana

Group B - Played on Sunday -
Mexico 3–2 Brazil
North Korea 1–3 England

Group C - Played on Monday -
Paraguay 1–4 Spain
United States 0–1 Japan

Group D - Played on Monday
Nigeria 0–1 Germany
Haiti 1–2 China

Group standings after all Day 1 matches -

Group A
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 France (H)              1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 3
2 Netherlands      1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
3 New Zealand      1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
4 Ghana              1 0 0 1 1 4 −3 0

Group B
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 England              1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 3
2 Mexico              1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 3
3 Brazil                      1 0 0 1 2 3 −1 0
4 North Korea      1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 0

Group C
Pos Team   Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Spain                      1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 3
2 Japan                      1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
3 United States      1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0
4 Paraguay              1 0 0 1 1 4 −3 0

Group D
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 China PR              1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
2 Germany              1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
3 Haiti                      1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
4 Nigeria              1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0

Haiti and Netherlands are making their Under-20 Women's World Cup debut.
-0- PANA VAO 7Aug2018

07 august 2018 13:36:56




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