Final countdown to FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup kick-off

We are just hours away from the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup kick off at 4pm today in Port Moresby.

Four matches will be played today at two separate venues.

Pool A matches will be played at the Sir John Guise (SJG) stadium and Pool B matches will be played at Bava Park.

The first two matches will kick off at 4pm.

Sweden and Korea DPR will take the field after the opening ceremony at the SJG stadium in front of an expected sellout crowd.

Sweden will be banking on key players Stina Blackstenius, Nathalie Bjorn and Tove Almqvist. Korea DPR has key players Ri Un Sim and Ri Kyong Hyang to help them through to victory.

Home side Papua New Guinea will take on Brazil in the second match at SJG stadium which kicks off at 7pm.

Making their World Cup debut, PNG will be banking on key players Selina Unamba, Nicolette Ageva and Yvonne Gabong and also the crowd support to cheer them on.

Brazil will come in as favourites with the likes of key players Carla (goalkeeper), Yasmin (defender), Gabi (midfielder) and Kelen (forward).

At Bava Park, Canada will play Spain at 4pm and Japan will battle with Nigeria at 7pm.

Quintina Naime