There is still one group match to be played but the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup is effectively over for Ghana’s Black Princesses after they were beaten 4-0 by The Netherlands in their second Group A game at the Stade de la
Rabines in Vannes yesterday .
Watch all the goals below;
Keen to make amends and recover from their heavy 1-4 loss to hosts France on
3 Goals in 11 minutes
The Dutch looked happy to sit back to allow the Princesses do all the running around and then took advantage of their tactical mistakes of space marking instead of close marking to score their goals in the 21st, 28th, 32nd minutes before topping up in the 80th minute, to claim all three points and a ticket to the quarter-finals in their debut World Cup campaign.
Having kept the Dutch at bay for close to 20 minutes, what looked like a harmless free-kick from the right found an unmarked Aniek Nouwen whose powerful header beat Ghana’s goalkeeper, Martha Annan.
Seven minutes later, Fenna
No subs’ effects
Coach Basigi tried to stabilise his wobbly midfield and also add some bite to his attack, bringing on Grace Acheampong for Ruth Anima and Rafia Alhassan Kulchire for Obeng, but those changes did not provide the solutions the Princesses desired as they had to just fight to keep the Dutch from increasing their tally.
Unfortunately, they could not completely prevent their opponents from going on the rampage as Pelova, who had been great with the assists on the day, finally got her name on the score sheet in the 80th minute after passing the ball to
With six points, the Dutch are through to the quarter-finals, while the Princesses will have to play the difficult final game for pride against New Zealand who
Ghana: Martha Annan, Cecilia Hagan, Justice Tweneboah, Philicity
France, New Zealand draw
Hosts, France were held to a pulsating goalless draw game by an improved New Zealand side in the other Group A game, a result that puts the
The French were hoping to pick early qualification too, but a well-drilled New Zealand side denied them as they held their nerve to split the points in a game that never lacked a dull moment from start to finish.