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Japan oust England to progress to U-17 Women's World Cup last four

Japan oust England to progress to U-17 Women's World Cup last four

13/10/2016 at 20:03Updated 13/10/2016 at 21:24

Holders Japan defeated England 3-0 on Thursday to make it into the last four of the Women's U-17 World Cup.

Jun Endo opened the scoring early on with a tap-in after Fuka Nagano saw her initial effort saved and Japan could have had a couple more during the early stages of the match.

Japan's start had them in total control but as the half wore on they started to get pegged back by England, only to double their lead before the break when Riko Ueki calmly finished on the break after getting played through by Hinata Miyazawa.

Ueki's great long range goal against England

Ueki's great long range goal against EnglandEurosport

The holders saved their best for last as the third goal saw Ueki go on a run from the half-way line before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the top corner.

Japan will face Spain in the next round which is a rematch of the 2014 final.

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