Japan crowned champions

Their arrival in the final marked their qualification for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Papua New Guinea next year.
Japan goalkeeper Chika Hira stole the spotlight, making several world class saves to secure their fourth continental title at the age level.
Korea Republic joined the duo as the third and final Asian side to reach next year’s competiton after beating China PR 4-0 in the match for third place.
Chinese backline resisted a persistent Korean Republic attacking threats throughout the first half. However, the flood gates opened after the break and Naming Yeti started the scoring from close range int he 50th minute, and Son Hwa Yeon’s brace came shortly after to put the game out of reach.
Jang Chang then made it 4-0, her third goal of the tournament.


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