2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Japan win maiden Cup, beat Spain 3-1 in finals

Paris, France (PANA) - Japan on Friday won their maiden Under-20 Women's World Cup after beating Spain 3-1 in the match played at the Stade de la Rabine, Vannes, in France.

The Japanese, in their 7th appearance, led by a lone goal in the first half through a goal scored by Hinata Miyazawa in the 38th minute. Saori Takarada made it 2-0 in the 57th minute and Fuka Nagano scored the third goal in the 65th minute.

Spain' solitary goal came in the 71st minute through Candela Andújar.

For the Japanese, their record improved to one title, two third-place placings in 2012 and 2016.

2018 runners up, Spain, finished fourth in 2016.

Earlier in the day, England grabbed their first bronze medal in the history of the competition, beating hosts France 4-2 on penalties after they tied 1-1 at full time.

Their third-place win improves on their fourth-place finishing in 2002 and 2008. The French fell from being runners up in 2016 to third-place finishing in 2018.
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