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Netherlands top the world at 3rd Junior Women's World Cup
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???? It took some time - 42 minutes - before team captain Jolein Abbas' successfully converted penalty corner put the Netherlands in front of Australia in the final of the 3rd Junior Women's World Cup in Seongnam, Korea. One goal would have been enough, but Abbas scored from a penalty corner again in the 45th minute to give the Dutch a 2-0 victory over Australia and the title of Junior World Champions.

In other play on the tourna-ment's final day, Argentina downed Germany, 3-1, to take third place, Spain defeated the Ukraine, 4-1, to claim ninth place, and Canada defeated neighbours, the United States, 3-0, for 11th place.

On the tournament's penul-timate day, Korea defeated South Africa 3-1 and England overcame China 4-2 on penalty strokes after playing to a 4-4 draw in regulation to end their Junior World Cup campaigns with victories. Korea finished in fifth place, South Africa in sixth, England in seventh and China in eighth.

The top goal scorer was Jiuyan Wang of China who collected 14 goals over the course of the event. Alejandra Gulla of Argentina was named Best Player of the tournament and Rachel Imison of Australia received Best Goal-keeper honours. The US, which finished last, had some consolation in receiving the tournament's Fair Play award.

The final rankings for the 3rd Junior Women's World Cup are as follows:

  1. Netherlands
  2. Australia
  3. Argentina
  4. Germany
  5. Korea
  6. South Africa
  7. England
  8. China
  9. Spain
  10. Ukraine
  11. Canada
  12. USA

Results

Tuesday 2 September

Pool A

England

6

Spain

0

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Pool A

Germany

3

China

3

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Pool B

South Africa

2

Korea

5

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Pool A

Canada

0

Australia

5

Wednesday 3 September

Pool B

Argentina

5

Ukraine

1

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Pool B

Netherlands

13

U.S.A.

0

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Pool A

China

2

Spain

2

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Pool A

Canada

0

England

4

Thursday 4 September

Pool A

Australia

3

Germany

2

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Pool B

Korea

10

Ukraine

0

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Pool B

U.S.A.

0

South Africa

6

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Pool B

Argentina

1

Netherlands

1

Friday 5 September

Pool A

China

2

Canada

0

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Pool A

Australia

5

England

2

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Pool A

Germany

3

Spain

2

Saturday 6 September

Pool B

Argentina

15

U.S.A.

0

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Pool B

Netherlands

1

Korea

0

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Pool B

Ukraine

1

South Africa

4

Sunday 7 September

Pool A

England

2

China

4

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Pool A

Germany

6

Canada

0

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Pool A

Spain

1

Australia

4

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Pool B

South Africa

1

Argentina

3

Monday 8 September

Pool B

Korea

6

U.S.A.

2

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Pool B

Ukraine

0

Netherlands

6

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Pool A

England

0

Germany

0

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Pool A

Australia

5

China

2

Tuesday 9 September

Pool A

Spain

2

Canada

1

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Pool B

Korea.

1

Argentina

1

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Pool B

Netherlands

3

South Africa

2

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Pool B

U.S.A.

0

Ukraine

11

Wednesday 10 September

Rest Day

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Classification Matches

Thursday 11 September

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China

1

South Africa

1

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(South Africa wins 4-1 on penalty strokes)

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England

3

Korea

6

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Australia

2

Argentina

1 (after extra time)

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Germany

1

Netherlands

3

Friday 12 September

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Spain

4

USA

2

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Canada

1

Ukraine

9

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5th/6th Places

South Africa

1

Korea

3

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7th/8th Places

China

4

England

4

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(England wins 4-2 on penalty strokes)

Saturday 13 September

11th/12th Places

USA

0

Canada

3

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9th/10th Places

Spain

4

Ukraine

1

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3rd/4th Places

Germany

1

Argentina

3

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1st/2nd Places

Australia

0

Netherlands

2