First Goal Of U-17 Women's World Cup Was A Casual 40-Yard Chip Golazo
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The U-17 Women's World Cup kicked off on Tuesday in Uruguay, featuring 16 of the best youth national teams in the world.
It didn’t take long for the tournament to show just how good these young women are.
While the opening match of the tournament finished 0-0 between Brazil and Japan, the second — between New Zealand and Finland — provided an incredible first goal of the tournament.
Late in the first half with the teams knotted at 0-0, New Zealand’s Kelli Brown had the audacity to attempt a floating shot from long range, lobbing the Finnish goalkeeper with a 40-yard golazo.
— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) November 13, 2018
What a way to open the U-17 Women's World Cup!
New Zealand went on to win 1-0 to take an early lead in Group A.
Mexico was also in action on Tuesday, opening play against South Africa in Group B, which also includes Brazil and Japan. The U.S. begins its run to the title on Wednesday against Cameroon, with Germany and North Korea also in Group C.
Group D features South Korea, Spain, Canada and Colombia while Group A has New Zealand and Finland joined by Ghana and host Uruguay.
— FIFA Women's World Cup (@FIFAWWC) November 12, 2018
The U-17 Women's World Cup final is slated for Dec. 1 in Montevideo.