France 2018

Group B: Free-scorers and champions lead the way 

Showing an unrelenting desire to attack, England were impressive in finishing top of Group B at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018. The Young Lionesses were the only team to reach double digits in goals scored during the group stage.  

They are joined in the quarter-finals by group runners-up Korea DPR, who showed the resilience as defending champions to overcome an opening defeat to England and earn crucial victories over Mexico and Brazil. 

Group B: Final Standings

  1. England - 7 pts
  2. Korea DPR - 6 pts
  3. Mexico - 3 pts
  4. Brazil - 1 pt

Top Scorer: Group B



Though Mexico did not reach the last eight, Jacqueline Ovalle led the group with four goals, including superb strikes against Brazil and England.  




With three goals and three assists, including a hat-trick against Mexico, England forward Lauren Hemp has been a key player in the Young Lionesses’ attack, alongside fellow goalscorers Alessia Russo and Georgia Stanway.   

We will run and run and do our best to get the championship. I’m quite satisfied with the way we are playing right now. If we are able to go on like this, we will be able to win the title.

Korea DPR midfielder Kim Pom-Ui


By a margin of 60 to 26, Brazil created more goal attempts than the opposition in their three group matches, despite not recording a win at France 2018.