JINJIANG, China, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Canada's University of Ottawa beat Paulista University of Brazil 1-0 to win the women's team title of the first FISU University Football World Cup in Jinjiang, southeast China on Saturday.
China's Beijing Normal University (BSU) lost to the College of Asian Scholars (CAS) of Thailand 5-4 in the penalty shootout in the third-place match.
The Canadian side had an early lead thanks to a header from Mikayla Morton in the 2nd minute while Paulista University hit the post three times throughout but couldn't score a goal. The University of Ottawa held out the challenges to seal the victory 1-0.
Earlier on Saturday, the BSU took the reins in the first half as Lyu Yueyun helped the home favorite take the lead 1-0 in the 39th minute. However, Tipkritta Onasamai scored a long-range free kick in the 71st minute to tie the match 1-1, forcing a penalty shootout.
The University from the Chinese capital, which lost to the University of Ottawa in the semifinal in penalty shootout 5-4 on Wednesday, missed two shots and lost their second consecutive matches on penalty kicks.
In February 2018, FISU announced Jinjiang will be the host of the first four University Football World Cups from the year of 2019 to 2025. The first edition has eight women's teams to compete in 12 matches.