• Kyodo News


Japan’s hopes of landing a first ever global soccer title ended in heartbreak Saturday after a 5-4 penalty shootout defeat to Asian rival South Korea in the Under-17 Women’s World Cup final in Trinidad and Tobago.

Defender Jang Selgi was South Korea’s hero on the night, scoring the decisive spot-kick to seal victory after the match had finished 3-3 after extra time.

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