The FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2022™ final took place at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica on Sunday 28 August.
The final featured the same two countries who fought in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018™ final, as the defending champions U-20 Japan Women's National Team once again squared off against the U-20 Spain Women's National Team for the world title. The match was also a rematch between coach IKEDA Futoshi and coach Pedro LOPEZ, who both led their teams to the final in back-to-back World Cups.
Furthermore, the two countries also played each other in the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2014™ final, in which Japan won 2-0, at the very same venue. Japan went into the match against their arch-rivals, with whom they have competed since the development ages, seeking to become the first country in FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup™ history to win the tournament twice in a row. The match kicked-off at 8pm in front of a sell-out crowd of 29,891. .....
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