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Canada tops Korea DPR as both advance to final 8

A 65th minute goal from Janine Beckie was enough to lift U-20 Women’s World Cup host Canada past Korea DPR, 1-0, sending both teams through to the quarterfinals.

Canada needed a victory over the North Koreans and to maintain their goal difference advantage over Ghana, who beat Canada, 1-0 in the opening match on August 5. [HIGHLIGHTS: Canada-Korea DPR]

Ghana defeated Finland, 2-1 on Tuesday, but failed to make up the goal difference on Canada in a group where Canada, Ghana and Korea DPR all finished on 6 pts. [HIGHLIGHTS: Ghana-Finland]

Korea DPR wins the group on goal difference, and will now face the United States on Saturday in Toronto in the quarterfinals. Group B winner Germany will take on host Canada in Edmonton, also on Saturday. The U.S. beat China on Tuesday to advance, while Germany demolished Brazil in a second-half rout.


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