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Young Matildas well beaten but World Cup hopes still alive

Football West News

The Westfield Young Matildas were defeated 7-0 by Japan in the AFC U-19 Championship 2019 Semi Final on Thursday.

The five-time tournament winners now face DPR Korea in the final, with both sides booking their ticket to the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Nigeria.

Australia, with West Aussies Morgan Aquino and Abbey Green in the squad, get another chance to claim a FIFA U-20 World Cup berth when they take on Korea Republic in the match for third place, which kicks off at 5pm WST on Saturday.