FOOTBALL: Semifinals set in women’s U-17 World Cup

Three of the four FIFA women’s U-17 World Cup quarterfinals in Uruguay went to penalty kicks, but the semifinalists have been decided. The results and schedule:

• 24 November:
Japan 1, New Zealand 1 (New Zealand advanced, 5-4, on penalties)
Spain 1, North Korea 1 (Spain advanced, 3-1, on penalties)

• 25 November:
Ghana 2, Mexico 2 (Mexico advanced, 4-2, on penalties)
Canada 1, Germany 0

So the semis will be played on 28 November, with New Zealand facing Spain and Mexico playing Canada. The final and third-place matches will be on 1 December, all in Montevideo.

Of the semifinalists, none have won the tournament before, although Spain reached the finals in 2014, and was third in 2010 and 2016.

Look for match results and standings here.