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Match 23 Marseille - Stade du Prado
Clear
22 July
6:1 (0:0, 4:1, 2:0)
  • AMARELLE (14'58", 19'02" PEN, 26'11")
  • CRISTIAN TORRES (15'44")
  • NICO (20'39")
  • JAVI ALVAREZ (33'31")
  • Tomoya UEHARA (16'46")

Referee Carlos AGUIRREGARAY (URU)

Summary

Amarelle fires Spain into quarters

Amarelle fires Spain into quarters

Amarelle produced a master-class performance to inspire Spain to a 6-1 defeat of Japan and a place in the quarter-finals. The eye-catching No10 scored three times to end the Asians' challenge. It was not all plain sailing for Joaquin's side, and only two excellent saves from Roberto Valeiro sent them in level at the first break. But with Spain struggling to break down their ...

Highlights

Line-up

ESP
JPN
Substitute(s)
Coaches
JOAQUIN (ESP)
(JPN) Takeshi KAWAHARAZUKA
Officials
  • Referee: AGUIRREGARAY Carlos (URU)
  • Second referee: RODRIGUEZ Juan (ARG)
  • Third referee: ALMEIDA Joao Carlos (POR)
  • Timekeeper: MORSI Mohamed (EGY)
  • Misses next match if booked
  • Injured

Photos

  • Japan's goalkeeper eyes the ball while Spain's Javier Torres tries a bicycle kick during their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Cheerleaders pose at Marseille 2008
  • Japan's Michio Oshiro looks dejected after loosing against Spain in their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Spain's Javier Torres competes against Japan's Michio Oshiro during their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Spain's Nico competes against Japan's Katsuhiro Yoshii during their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Spain's Javier Torres competes against Japan's Teruki Tabata during their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Spain's Cristian Torres competes against Japan's Kunihiro Wakabayashi during their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Spain's Amarelle competes against Japan's Takeshi Kawaharazuka during their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Spain's Amarelle celebrates with Nico after scoring against Japan during their group-phase match at Marseille 2008

Quotes

"Reaching the next round is reward for all the squad's hard work. We all get on well and that shows out on the pitch. Little by little we're getting stronger and we can win this tournament," Roberto, Spain goalkeeper

"We didn't have any luck today but we have learned a tremendous amount by taking part here and we showed we can stand up to the very best. Thank you Marseille, it has been a pleasure to compete here," Takeshi Kawaharazuka, Japan player-coach
 

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    STATISTICS
    SpainStatisticsJapan
    38Shots28
    6Corner kicks5
    1Yellow cards1
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    43%Possession (%)57%