Chile off to flying start in U-17 World Cup opener, defeat NZ 3-1

In Group A fixture, Brazil outclass Morocco 1-0
Chile dominated the match against New Zealand.
Chile dominated the match against New Zealand.

Chile lived up to its mark to outclass New Zealand 3-1 in the first Group B fixture of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup on Tuesday at Nehru Stadium in Fatorda.

The opening match of Group B saw complete domination from Chile as Ambar Figueroa capitalised on a brilliant assist from Constanza Oliver in the 12th minute to get her side on the scoreboard.

A gruelling collision between the Kiwi goalkeeper and Oliver in the 22nd minute earned Chile a penalty and Tali Sima Rovner Yudelevich made the most of it as she successfully struck for her side and enhanced their lead to 2-0.

Chile dominated the match against New Zealand.
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New Zealand also found a couple of chances to get the scoreboard moving in their favour but the side failed to utilise them and the scores remained intact at 2-0 in the first half.

However, the team had a change of fortune in the second half as Emily Clegg scored the goal just seven minutes into the second half, thanks to a corner assist from Helena Errington.

Chile then bounced back in the 64th minute and restored their lead after Anais San Juan netted after a long strike.

Meanwhile, in the Group A fixture, Brazil outclassed Morocco 1-0, courtesy of a brilliant strike from Ingrid Johnson in the fifth minute.

Chile and Brazil have attained the top spots in their respective groups following their victories.

Chile dominated the match against New Zealand.
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