Super Falconets chances of winning U-20 World Cup increases as USA crash out

Published on: 19 August 2022

Two-times FIFA U20 Women's World Cup runners-up, Falconets chance of lifting the title at the end of the ongoing 2022 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup brightens as three-time champions, USA followed Germany out of the competition.

Falconets had in 2010 and 2014 lost two consecutive final matches to Germany.

One of the tournament favourites and 3-time World Champions, the United States crashed out of the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup after suffering their second consecutive defeats on Thursday morning at the hand of the tournament's defending champions, Japan.

Japan dumped the US 3-1 in a highly contested match.

The US were earlier defeated by the Netherlands in their second group game 3-0, having won their opening group match against Ghana by the same scoreline.

The US has now joined Germany which earlier crashed out of the tournament.

This means the two most successful teams of the tournament as well as the favourites to lift this year's accolade have clashed out.

The result also means the US has now failed to qualify for the quarter-finals of the tournament for the second consecutive time after falling to do in 2018 in France.

Meanwhile, Ghana also crashed out of the tournament after falling 4-1 to the Netherlands, making them the second nation after Costa Rica to leave the tournament without a single point. Nigeria Falconets will face Netherlands in.the quarterfinal of the tournament.