Brazil gives impression on Japanese team

The quarter-final match will no doubt be a tough and aggressive game between the two group finalists with Brazil in Group A  and Japan in Group B.

Brazil’s defender and Player of the Match in the game against Sweden on Sunday, Daiane Silve said they need to play in the same level against Japan and will do their best to win each match.

Coach Dorival Bueno said Japan is a very strong team and was one of the teams they met last year in the qualifying cup.

Brazil and Sweden tie 1-all at halftime

They wasted no time attacking the Sweden goal mouth but missed two goals in the first six minutes of the match in Group A of the 2016 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.

Both teams have won and lost one match each and they played a fast game tonight with a lot of aggression on both sides between the players.

A penalty to Sweden saw a corner kick forward Stina Blackstenius (9)  head the ball into Brazil's goal mouth in the 13th minute putting Swedes in front 1-0.

Brazil came back equalising the score at 1-all in the 30th minute with a goal from Gabi Nunes.

Sweden in a must-win situation against Brazil

The Group A match will kick off tonight at 7pm local time (Sunday, November 20) at the PNG Football Stadium which has a seating capacity of 5 000.

Both teams share three points however Brazil is running second to North Korea due to points for and against.

Both teams have each registered a loss and a win so far in the tournament.

Brazil defeated PNG 9-0 in their first match but lost to North Korea 4-2 in the second match.

Sweden lost to North Korea in their first game and defeated PNG 6-0 in the second game.

Korea DPR stuns Brazil with a 4-2 win

Korea DPR is the only team now undefeated in Group A after a defensive knock out of Brazil 4-2.

Brazil will be left guessing what happened after the drinks break in the first half, when Korea scored 3 goals in the space of 10 minutes to take a 4-1 lead into the half time break.

PRK defender Sol Gyong U scored in the 19 minute from a corner kick after the Brazilians failed to clear the ball in front of their goal mouth.

But the South Americans retaliated after 8 minutes as the DPR defenders made the same mistake to clear the ball from a corner kick.

Brazil coach: Win well deserved

The Brazilians defeated PNG 9-0 in the second match for Group A of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup at the Sir John Guise Stadium, Port Moresby, on Sunday, November 13.

Bueno said after the game that the team had been working very hard for the World Cup tournament so they deserved the victory.

“We took all the opportunities that we had and scored so that’s the most important thing.

“We played with all respect for PNG like how we would play against all other opponents in this tournament,” Bueno said.

Germany, Brazil, Japan and NZ lead groups

The tournament is underway from November 13-December 3 at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Germany is pooled in Group D with Mexico, Venezuela and South Korea.  

The Germans share three points with Mexico following their victories over Venezuela 3-1 and South Korea 2-0 respectively.

Germany however, is ahead on the ladder due to points for and against. Mexico is second on the ladder followed by Venezuela then South Korea.

In Group A, Brazil and North Korea share three points following their victories over home side PNG 9-0 and Sweden 2-0 respectively.

Cole: PNG to continue defensive game plan

PNG head coach Lisa Cole hopes that her side continues their defensive game to keep their opponents from scoring big margins.

Following the 9-0 loss against Brazil on Sunday night, Cole said they didn’t give Brazil goals, Brazil earned goals and that’s the most you can ask for a team.

“Our hope was always to keep the game as close as possible and we don’t want to give goals but make the teams earn goals.

“When we gave up those goals early then we shifted our game to keep the game contained as much as we possibly can in the second half.

PNG coach Cole pleased with PNG’s efforts

PNG lost to Brazil 9-0 last night in their first FIFA U20 Women's World Cup match at the Sir John Guise (SJG) stadium in Port Moresby.

Cole said she was very proud regardless of the result and effort that the girls displayed.

“It’s a big task playing your first world cup against a team such as Brazil.

“Obviously we wanted the score to be a little bit different but I’m happy with the effort.

“Our aim was to continue to fight from the beginning till the end and we really want to make sure that we improve from one half to the next half,” Cole explained.

Coach Cole: PNG to focus on improving standard

PNG head coach Lisa Cole said they aim to learn as much during the World Cup as playing at this pace is new for the team.

Cole said the pressure is not on winning but on what is important and that is continuing to improve from game to game.

PNG did not qualify on merit for the World Cup but are required to take part as a host nation.

Cole admitted that they have to build on their confidence and focus and this is the first step for PNG in women’s soccer. 

PNG coach Cole slams rowdy supporters

PNG lost to Brazil 9-0 last night in their first FIFA U20 Women's World Cup match at the Sir John Guise (SJG) stadium in Port Moresby.

PNG did not qualify on merit for the World Cup but are required to take part as a host nation.

Cole admitted that she was disappointed in some of the fans who displayed bitterness towards the PNG side.

She said two young players were put on the bench in the second half after been sworn at by the fans which is not acceptable.