U.S. U-20 women eliminated on penalties by China

August 31, 2006
MOSCOW -- The United States lost to China 5-4 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 tie Thursday in the semifinals of the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Championship.

China will play North Korea in Sunday's final. The North Koreans defeated Brazil 1-0 in the first semifinal Thursday.

The United States, which outshot China 23-5, also was knocked out in the semifinals two years ago when the tournament was the Under-19 Women's World Championship.

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