Friday, 24th September 2010
Japan to face South Korea in football final
Japan's under-17 women's football team have successfully made it through to the Fifa World Cup final.
The team defeated North Korea 2-1 to book their final place and are optimistic about their chances against the strong South Korea team this Saturday, reports the Trinidad and Tobago Express.
Japanese coach Hiroshi Yoshida said: "I thought so far in the tournament, the things we have been doing, if we can show the same, that we have a chance to win this match as well."
Japan showed impressive individual skill against the North Korea team, coming back from a goal down and scoring two goals in two minutes to earn their final spot. The match was watched by 3,428 spectators.
Whoever wins on Saturday will mean a new World Cup holder, as neither South Korea or Japan having won the title before.
North Korea will now face Spain in the third-place play-off on Saturday.
Written by Mark Smith.