Stephen Dunmoye

The Spaniard has emerged the U-20 women’s world cup champion in Costa Rica after thrashing Japan 3-1 in the final of the 2022 edition.

A brace by Salma Paraluello and a goal from Gabarro gave the spaniard edge over the Japanese in the first half of the match while Japan pulled a goal back through Amano in the second half

Gabarro scored eighth goals which made her the first player in 12 years to score more than seven times in one edition of the tournament.

Reacting to being crowned as new champions at U-20 women’s World Cup, Gabarro said, “I’m in shock. I can’t believe what we achieved. We are an incredible team. I have no words to describe what we did. To win a World Cup, right now, I can’t believe it. I don’t understand what just happened.”

“I have the medal hanging around my neck and I’m still in shock. It’s going to take me a few days to believe that I’m a world champion.”

Also speaking, Paralluelo said, “This is unbelievable. It leaves you in shock because it’s something so big that it’s hard to get your head around. I’m happy for the goals, for how we played, for how we fought. I am proud of the whole team.”