U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Black Princesses end World Cup campaign without a point after Netherlands defeat.


Black Princesses faced their six consecutive exit from the group stages of the FIFA Women’s World Cup since they first participated in 2010.

It was no difference as the Princesses recorded a 4-1 defeat to Netherlands in the final group game at the Estadio Nacional Costa Rica on Thursday.

Ghana had earlier lost to USA 3-0 and 2-0 to eventually group leaders Japan in their first two games but managed to grab a consolation from the Netherlands game ending the tournament with no single point but conceded 9 goals in three games.

Despite a bright start from Ghana in the early stages, it was the Netherlands who punished Ghana from a goalkeeping error to register the first goal, Liz Rijsbergen scored in the 28th minute to end the first half with the advantage.

Back from recess, the Netherlands doubled the lead in the 51st through Ziva Caroline Henry, but Ghana pulled one back with a wonderful strike from Hasaacas Ladies striker Doris Boaduwaa to make it 2-1.

After 65th minute, Liz Rijsbergen marked her brace and Netherlands third before Marit Auée made it four from a spot kick.

The victory sends Netherlands to the next stage together with Japan with 7 and 9 points respectively.