10 Nov 2008

FIFA U-17 semi-finalists

6:07 am on 10 November 2008

The United States, Germany, England and North Korea are into the semi-finals at the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup.

The United States beat South Korea 4-2 in Hamilton on Sunday to complete the semi-final lineup.

The USA led 1-0 at half-time and will play Germany in the semi-finals in Christchurch on Thursday.

Germany defeated Canada 3-1 to get into the semi-finals.

In an earlier game England upset the favourites Japan, equalising with a spectacular goal from 40 metres to send the match into extra time at 2-all.

They then won the penalty shoot 5-4 and will play North Korea which beat Denmark 4-0 in Wellington on Saturday.