Bava Park to host two matches on Day One

Bava Park will come alive today when it plays host to two matches on Day One of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.

While the opening ceremony will be taking place at the Sir John Guise Stadium, Bava Park will host its first match at 4pm between Spain will take on Canada.

The Spaniards will be bidding to break down Canada's defensive fortress with key players Andrea Sierra, Nahikari Garcia and Sandra Hernandez.

The Canadians will be hoping to build on a positive showing with the help of key players Sarah Stratigakis and Bianca St. Georges after they reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup.

Japan takes the field to play Nigeria at 7pm.

Japan’s history at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup follows a curious pattern having reached at least the quarter-finals three times, yet failing to qualify on a further three occasions.

Japan will be hoping to bring their winning form headlined by key players Chika Hirao, Hina Sugita and Yui Hasegawa.

Nigeria is very experienced and is one of only four teams that have made it to the finals of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup every time the competition has been held.

Nigeria’s key players Chinwendu Ihezuo, Yetunde Adeboyejo, Aminat Yakubu and Rasheedat Ajibade will be out in full force to help their team to victory against the Japanese.

At the SJG, Sweden will play Korea DPR at 4pm and home team PNG will take on soccer giants Brazil at 7pm. 

Quintina Naime