Nash: “We end our campaign here, but we aren’t done yet.”

The Young Matildas ended their FIFA U-20 World Cup journey in Costa Rica with a fighting performance against European champions, Spain.

MAT v CAN SYD Match Annoucement

After the game, Hana Lowry and Jessika Nash admitted that they were disappointed to lose the match 3-0, but were incredibly proud of themselves and their teammates.

“Our journey has come to an end tonight, but I’m so proud of the girls,” Lowry said. “We gave our all on the pitch and we left nothing out there. Each and every one of us are proud.”

The game was far from a foregone conclusion. The Young Matildas matched and even dominated Spain for parts of the first half before 19-year-old Inma Gabarro displayed the clinical finishing that has earned her over 60 appearances for Sevilla to put the Australians 2-0 down at half time.

Lowry said that displaying to the world the kind of football that the Young Matildas could play was one of the highlights of the tournament for her.

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