After yesterday’s win, it was clear that Hungary and Denmark will qualify to the U19 WFC Final round. Italy won first match of the tournament and took 3rd place. Denmark kept their unbeaten status and qualified from 1st place.
Estonia – Italy
In the first match of the day Estonia met Italy and the outcome of this match was not clear until the final minutes. Both teams were tired and made a lot of mistakes in the opening minutes but Estonia were the better side early in the match as they made few succesful passes and scored at the halfway through first period. An unfortunate own-goal scored by Estonia in 16th minute and it was 1-1 at the end of first period. Marta Pelliccioni didn’t slow down during entire tournament, she put Italy in their first lead at the U19 WFCQ. At the beginning of third period it took Pelliccioni only 22 seconds to extend Italy’s lead to 3-1. Hanna-Liisa Oispuu scored another one to give some hopes for the fans in the arena. There were no more goals in this game and with this result Estonia finished 4th in the final standing and Italy climbed the table into 3rd position. MVP awards went to Marta Pelliccioni (ITA) and Saskia Ormak (EST).
Denmark – Hungary
Two strongest teams after the group stage were meeting in the second and the final match of the day. Hungary took a fast lead when Laura Koponyas scored in 4th minute of the match. Denmark equalised before first intermission thanks to Cecilie Wendell Crolly who scored her third goal in the tournament. We didn’t have to wait long for another one, when Sille Larsen scored only 1.11 minute after second period started and Denmark were closer to remain unbeaten in the tournament. Anna Kajsa Habersatter took a proper care of the ball and it was 3-1 in 28th minute. Third goal for Denmark worked as a wake up call for Hungary when their best scorer Nora Lelovics netted first one today. Five more goal were scored before the second intermission, and the scoreboard showed 6-4 for Danish girls. The last period brought a few more goals for each side but Denmark were confident and kept their advantage until the end. Final result 8-5 for Denmark. MVP awards went to Nora Lelovics (HUN) and Sille Larsen (DEN).
The Women’s U19 WFC 2022 will be played with 16 teams divided into four groups. They will play group matches followed by play-off and placement games. More info can be found here.