Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica vies for redemption against Italy at 8 p.m. in second U-17 Women’s World Cup match Spain vs. Italy and Japan vs. Venezuela are your semifinal match-ups for the U-17 Women’s World Cup Japan and Spain will meet in the Under-17 Women’s World Cup championship on Friday in San José President Chinchilla gives public employees a half-day Friday to boost attendance at the Under-17 Women’s World Cup championship Japan completed a magnificent Under-17 Women’s World Cup run with a, 2-0, victory over Spain in the final at the National Stadium on Friday evening. The Japanese team dominated the tournament, scoring 23 goals and allowing only one in the World Cup, which began on March 15. Japan — also the defending Women’s World Cup champions — won every match by at least two goals in securing the country’s first Under-17 Women’s World Cup title.In the third place match, which took place in the National Stadium prior to the final, Italy edged Venezuela in a thriller. Italy took a one-goal lead four times, and each time Venezuela came back to tie the game. The Vino Tinto did it for the final time in the 95th minute of the game, equalizing the game at 4-4. The goal sent the game to penalties, and this time Venezuela couldn’t keep up. Italy outshot Venezuela in penalties, 2-0, to take third place.Costa Rica, meanwhile, hosted a successful World Cup. FIFA President Joseph Blatter visited the country for the championship match, and on Thursday praised Costa Rica’s job as host (the Costa Rica women’s under-17 team was less impressive — losing all three of its matches before being eliminated). Costa Rica hopes to use this year’s success as a springboard for hosting bigger World Cup events. FULL TIME: @jfa_en are #U17WWC champions after beating @SeFutbol 2-0 in San Jose. #U17WWC – http://t.co/R9YdD2rlhj pic.twitter.com/S3FPJ61zQm— #FIFAWWC (@FIFAWWC) April 5, 2014 Women’s football keeps on growing, great to see big atmosphere at the final of the U-17 World Cup in Costa Rica #U17WWC— Joseph S Blatter (@SeppBlatter) April 5, 2014 Asian countries have shined at the Under-17 Women’s World Cup. North Korea won the first edition in 2008 in New Zealand. Two years later, South Korea took the title in Trinidad and Tobago. In 2012 in Azerbaijan, France won the championship. The crown will return to Asia after Friday night, and Japan’s splendid journey to its first Under-17 Women’s World Cup title.