The 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup ended in the early hours of Monday, August 29, with Spain thrashing defending champions Japan 3-1 in the epic final played at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José to emerge the new champions.
With the victory, Spain has now become only the second European national team to win the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup within all the 10 editions of the tournament as an unbridled emotion was unleashed at the sound of the final whistle by the Spaniards.
The defeat ended Japan’s undefeated run in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup at nine games as the last time the Young Nadeshiko’s lost in the competition had been 1-0 to Spain in the group stage at France 2018.
The teenage attacking midfielder fell behind tournament top goalscorer Spain’s Inma Gabarro (7 goals) and Japan’s Maika Hamano (4 goals).Nigeria have never won the U-20 Women’s World Cup. The Falconets have finished as runners-up twice, though, in 2010 and 2014.