16 teams from 16 countries contested in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016, but only one will lift the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Trophy.
Tonight’s championship play-off between France and Korea DPR will see the two top teams out of the 16 go head-to-head for the ultimate honour of being crowned champions.
From the disappointments and excitements of the early group matches; to the frustrations; bitter tears and; joyous moments of quarterfinal stages.
And to the adrenaline-rushing, heart-beating semi-finals, Korea DPR and France have undisputedly earned their place in tonight’s championship playoff.
Both teams have met before in their previous tournaments such at the U-17 WWC in Azerbaijan 2012 and the U-20 WWC third place play-off in Canada 2014.
But in the next hour everything boils down to the final play-off of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
With the teams having spare time to experience the diversity and richness of PNG culture, they were able lessen the finals tension.
The insights of Hwang Yong Bong in a pre-match conference hinted his side’s intention to exploit and capitalize on the Le’bluettes’ weaknesses; having carefully studied their tactics and physical qualities.
Taking that challenge into perspective an optimistic France Coach, Gilles Eyquem, says only one team can be champions and the Le Bluettes will serve up a good spectacle for the fans.
The next 90 miutes of football will see these 28 players (14 on each side) fight for the glory to be crowned Champions of one of FIFA’s most prestigious tournament THE FIFA U20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2016 Papua New Guinea.