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16/11/2009
5:5 a.e.t. 2:3 PSO (1:0, 3:3, 0:1, 1:1)
  • Hirofumi ODA (6'14" OG)
  • JUANMA (17'43")
  • JAVIER TORRES (21'16")
  • NICO (23'25")
  • WAYO (38'14")
  • Masahito TOMA (13'43")
  • Teruki TABATA (14'06" 25'50")
  • Rikarudo HIGA (15'58")
  • Hirofumi ODA (37'07")

Summary

Japan escape Spain's grasp

Japan had to dig deep to overcome Spain via penalties in a high-energy contest and begin their Dubai 2009 campaign on the right foot.

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Line-up

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Substitute(s)

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Coaches

JOAQUIN (ESP)
(JPN) Ruy RAMOS

Officials

Referee: BENTANCOR Javier (URU)Second referee: DE MORAES Ivo (BRA)Third referee: GENG Zhiwei (CHN)Timekeeper: ALMEIDA Joao Carlos (POR)

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Latest Comments:
Danielonoda
16/11/2009 at 19:35
WOOO GO SAMURAI!!
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Statistics

40Shots27
6Corner kicks5
5Overheads0
1Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
47%Possession (%)53%
  • The Spain team lines up
  • Spain coach Joaquin looks on
  • Rikarudo Higa of Japan celebrates scoring
  • The Spain team lines up
  • The Japan team lines up
  • Wayo of Spain celebrates scoring

“Spain are a very strong team but we showed great initiative and played our own style out there. We all went into the game hoping to avenge our defeat of last year, and I think this was apparent in the way we played.” Teruki Tabata, Japan player