World Cup glory for Spain's bud­ding fe­male foot­ball stars

Costa Blanca News (South Edition) - - Costa Blanca News -

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.

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