Mexico’s national U17 women’s soccer team made history today, becoming the first Mexican team at any age level to get to the final of a women’s world cup.
The team beat Canada 1-0 in the semi-final match of the FIFA U17 world cup championship in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Team captain Nicole Pérez scored the lone goal in a penalty kick in the first half.
The team plays for the championship on Saturday against Spain, which beat New Zealand in the other semi-final game.
Mexico, Canada and New Zealand all made history in Uruguay by advancing to the last four for the first time in a U17 women’s world cup.
It was also the first time that an Asian team has not participated in a semi-final at the tournament.
Mexico News Daily