Showing an unrelenting desire to attack, England were impressive in finishing top of Group B at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018. The Young Lionesses were the only team to reach double digits in goals scored during the group stage.
They are joined in the quarter-finals by group runners-up Korea DPR, who showed the resilience as defending champions to overcome an opening defeat to England and earn crucial victories over Mexico and Brazil.
Group B: Final Standings
England - 7 pts
Korea DPR - 6 pts
Mexico - 3 pts
Brazil - 1 pt
Top Scorer: Group B
Though Mexico did not reach the last eight, Jacqueline Ovalle led the group with four goals, including superb strikes against Brazil and England.
PLAYER TO WATCH
With three goals and three assists, including a hat-trick against Mexico, England forward Lauren Hemp has been a key player in the Young Lionesses’ attack, alongside fellow goalscorers Alessia Russo and Georgia Stanway.
We will run and run and do our best to get the championship. I’m quite satisfied with the way we are playing right now. If we are able to go on like this, we will be able to win the title.