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Chavas proud to be first goalie to receive award

Chavas received the award for her outstanding performance during the victory over Germany 1-0 in the knockouts of the tournament.

In the match, Germany kicked three shots on target out of 12 attempts.

Chavas did extremely well to help her team qualify for the semifinal by saving the three on target attempts.

Chavas was speechless after the match but said she was proud to receive the award.

“I didn’t expect to be awarded the Player of the Match, I just did my job and I’m very happy.”

USA coach attributes win to team’s determination

USA defeated Mexico on Friday in a close encounter 2-1 in the third quarter final of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup underway in Port Moresby.

French said the victory is a result of the hard determination of the team.

“The players played with the belief that they would give results end the end of the game.

“They felt 100 percent confident that they will get back into this game after the water break in the second half after trailing at halftime 1-0.”

French also admitted that it was a tough match and Mexico put up a good fight.

Ally Watt shines for USA

USA defeated Mexico 2-1 at the Sir John Guise Stadium in front of over 9,000 people in the third quarterfinal of the tournament.

Watt leveled the count, scoring in the second half after coming off the bench, and was awarded the Live Your Goals Player of the Match for her outstanding performance.

The 20-year-old from Colorado Springs said after the game that it was an intense match but her team came back fighting in the second half and got away with the win.

“I would do everything for my team and when I’m told to do something, I try my best to execute the game plan.

Top four confirmed for World Cup semis

The last teams standing are Japan, Korea DPR, the United States and France.

Korea DPR was first to qualify after defeating Spain 3-2 in the first quarterfinal match.

Japan was the next to qualify, grabbing an easy win against Brazil 3-1 in the second quarterfinal.

USA defeated Mexico 2-1 in the third quarterfinal to secure their spot in the semifinal while reigning champions, Germany, lost their campaign to retain the Cup after a shocking loss to France 1-0 in the last quarterfinal match.

Grandma who promised to feed stranger via wrong text keeps promise

On Thursday, that stranger showed up and ate turkey, potatoes, stuffing, some pie, you naaaaaaaaaaaaame it.

How the two met

Initially, Wanda Dench wanted to invite her actual grandson for dinner via text.

But she accidentally sent the message to 17-year-old Jamal Hinton instead.

Hinton was in class at Desert Vista High School.

USA secures semifinal spot

They defeated Mexico 2-1 today in the third quarterfinal at the Sir John Guise Stadium.

USA, in black and blue, scored through forward Ally Watt and midfielder Kelcie Hedge. Both players were not included in the starting lineup but came off the bench in the second half.

Mexico, in white and green colours, scored through midfielder Maria Sanchez.

The Mexicans showed technique and great footwork, clearly standing their ground against USA in the first half.

Both teams dominated the first half having equal ball possession.

Mexico and USA scoreless at half-time

Mexico and the United States remain scoreless at half-time of the third quarterfinal of the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup, underway in Port Moresby.

The Mexicans showed technique and great footwork, clearly standing their ground against the Americans.

Both teams dominated the first half having equal ball possession.

Mexico's midfielder Maria Sanchez made the first attempt in the eighth minute, making a clear direct shot outside the penalty box. Unfortunately, it was saved by USA goalkeeper Casey Murphy.

France in must-win match against New Zealand

The European team will take on New Zealand at 4pm local time at Bava Park in the last match of the Group C round.

France is behind New Zealand by one point on the group ladder sitting in third place with two points.

New Zealand is second on three points behind leaders the United States on four points.

France is yet to register a win in the tournament with two draw matches against USA nil all in the first match and 2-2 against Ghana in the second match.

New Zealand has one win, against Ghana 1-0 in the first match, and a loss to USA 3-1 in its second match.

United States fights back to top group

The tournament is underway in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, from November 13-December 3 with 16 participating countries pooled in four groups.

USA has taken the lead on the points ladder for Group C, gaining three more points after defeating New Zealand 3-1 on Thursday, 17 November.

The North American team leads Group C on four points followed by New Zealand in second place on three points.

After two draw games against USA (nil all) and Ghana (2-2), France holds third place with two points and Ghana is behind on one point.

USA and France draw nil in first Group C Match

Adding dismay to both teams was the hot temperature of Port Moresby testing the fitness level of both teams in the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup staged in Papua New Guinea. 

USA made the first attempt to score a goal but France goal keeper Mylene Chavas made a crucial move to deny USA talented striker and captain, Mallory Pugh who had only the keeper to beat 15 metres out of the goal mark.

The only chance for the France ladies came at the second half for a free penalty kick outside the 15 meter box.