Summary

Ukraine beat Japan for first victory
Ukraine improved their chances of reaching the quarter-finals of the 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup with a deserved 4-2 victory over Japan. More »

Line-up

1
1
2
3
5
5
8
7
9
8

Substitute(s)

12
12
3
2
4
4
6
6
7
9
10
10
11
11

Coaches

Sergiy KUCHERENKO (UKR)
(JPN) Ruy RAMOS

Officials

Referee: ALMANSORY Ebrahim (UAE)Second referee: AKCER Serdar (TUR)Third referee: OGUNMUYIWA Jelili (NGA)Timekeeper: RODRIGUEZ Juan (ARG)

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Statistics

29Shots30
3Corner kicks7
6Overheads1
0Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
52%Possession (%)48%
  • Maksym Nazarenko, Andrii Borsuk and Igor Borsuk of Ukraine sing the national anthem
  • Goalkeeper, Vitalii Sydorenko of Ukraine and Takeshi Kawaharazuka of Japan battle for the ball
  • Japan coach Ruy Ramos speaks to the media
  • Igor Borsuk of Ukraine makes a overhead kick next to Takashi Arakaki of Japan
  • Oleg Zborovskyi of Ukraine celebrates scoring
  • Hirofumi Oda of Japan celebrates

“We made the most of the chances we created, and this is an absolutely vital win for us. It should steady our nerves a little for the Mexico game, which will decide whether we go through or not,” Amarelle, Ukraine assistant coach.

TeamMPGFGAPts
BRA31178
MEX3685
UKR3863
JPN36100

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