6 Nov 2008

Last eight completed at Under 17 women's World Cup

6:43 am on 6 November 2008

England, the USA and South Korea have completed the quarter-final line-up at the FIFA Under-17 women's World Cup while Nigeria, Brazil and France were eliminated.

So Denmark will play North Korea in Wellington on Saturday afternoon followed by Germany and Canada and on Sunday in Hamilton Japan will play England and the USA will take on South Korea.

The Americans sneaked through on goal difference after drawing with France who needed a win to advance victory to advance, while South Korea beat England 3-0.

England only just got through after Brazil and Nigeria drew as a win would have seen the African side into the last eight.

A 7-2 win over Paraguay saw Japan advance unbeaten after scoring 17 goals in pool play -- almost double the next most prolific team.