FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: Japan 4,1 Mexico

Valeria Miranda fights for the ball against a Japanese player at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.(Photo Credit GETTY IMAGES)

Mexico’s U-20 women’s team debuted with a 4-1 at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup against the home team on Sunday.

Japan were the dominant force of the match scoring four goals throughout the match.

Mexico managed a consolation goal near the final whistle with a shot from Sofia Huerta.

Goals:
Hanae SHIBATA (32′)
Hikaru NAOMOTO (56′)
Kumi YOKOYAMA (77′)
Yoko TANAKA (89′ PEN)

Line ups:

Mexico XI: (GK) Cecilia SANTIAGO, Arianna ROMERO, Christina MURILLO, Bianca SIERRA, Valeria MIRANDA, Nayeli RANGEL, Ariana MARTINEZ, Natalia GOMEZ JUNCO, Kenia SANCHEZ, Tanya SAMARZICH, Daniela SOLIS.

Japan XI: IKEDA, HAMADA, NAKADA, FUJITA, NAOMOTO, TANAKA, MICHIGAMI, SHIBATA, NAKAMURA, TAKAGI, DOKO

The Mexican team is in Group A along with Japan, New Zealand, and Switzerland.

Mexico will face Switzerland on Wednesday, August 22 at 16:20 local time.

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