Posted on October 1, 2012
BAKU, Azerbaijan – Mexico joined the United States on the sidelines as it was eliminated from the FIFa Under-17 Women’s World Cup, losing to Japan, 9-0, on Sunday.
The Mexicans finished with three points in Group C, six behind group winner Japan and three behind of Brazil, which registered a 4-3 win over New Zealand in a match played at the same time.
The Japanese, which finished in second place to South Korea in the 2010 tournament, struck in the eighth minute on a goal by Riza Shimizu. They were far from finished as they added a penalty kick by Yui Narumiya, two goals by Akari Shiraki and another by Ayaka Inoue to take a 5-0 lead by the 29th minute.
Japan outshot Mexico, 27-1, including 17 on goal.
Inoue added her second gaol in the 56th minute. Japan also had goals from Hina Sugita, Yuka Momiki and Mizuki Nakamura.
Categories: Mexico, North America, Women, Youth
Tags: FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup