World Cup glory for Spain's budding female football stars
By James Parkes SPAIN'S womens' under-17 football team players have a bright future ahead of them after winning the category's World Cup title in Montevideo (Uruguay) on Saturday.
The young players were up against Mexico on Saturday and got off to a great start with Claudia Pina netting the ball in the 16th minute.
Striker Claudia made it 2-0 just 10 minutes later, but Mexico held its hopes right until the end of the match after Castro scored the 2-1 just before half-time.
The Spanish teenagers however prove they were far superior to the Mexicans throughout the match and achieved a well-deserved title with euphoria running wild on the pitch with the final whistle.
Over 11,000 supporters were in attendance at the Charrúa Stadium in Montevideo - and thousand more were glued to the TV broadcast back in Spain.
17-year-old Claudia Pina has become the star player of the squad and has proven why she has been the youngest player ever to have played for FC Barcelona's women's team.
Spanish female football squads have obtained numerous titles and the World Cup was the only one missing.
The men's teams have two other world cup titles: the big one, the 2010 World Cup won in South Africa and the under-20s World Cup won in Nigeria in 1999.
The women's side have now opened their world title lists with this achievement.