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Match 16 Marseille - Stade du Prado
Clear
20 July
1:8 (0:1, 1:5, 0:2)
  • Shinji MAKINO (23'30")
  • JUNIOR NEGAO (4'03", 17'36")
  • BURU (12'05")
  • BETINHO (15'29")
  • BENJAMIN (16'03")
  • BRUNO (23'28")
  • DANIEL (31'51")
  • Katsuhiro YOSHII (34'48" OG)

Referee Erick CHAVARRIA (CRC)

Summary

Brazil excite in victory

Brazil excite in victory

Brazil enthralled Marseille and overwhelmed Japan to move to the brink of a place in the quarter-finals. The Seleção's 8-1 win also left their opponents with a mountain to climb if they are progress beyond the group stage. Junior Negao opened the scoring following a delightful move, and the crowd was incessantly thrilled thereafter by the Brazilians, in particular Benjamin. He, along ...

Highlights

Line-up

JPN
BRA
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Takeshi KAWAHARAZUKA (JPN)
(BRA) Alexandre SOARES
Officials
  • Referee: CHAVARRIA Erick (CRC)
  • Second referee: ALMEIDA Joao Carlos (POR)
  • Third referee: WALDER Roman (SUI)
  • Timekeeper: BEREZKIN Alexander (RUS)
  • Misses next match if booked

Photos

  • Brazil's Buru competes against Japan's Kunihiro Wakabayashi during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Japan's fans cheer during the first-phase match between their team and Brazil at Marseille 2008
  • Brazil's Bruno celebrates with his team-mate Sidney after scoring against Japan in their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Brazil's fans cheer during the first-phase match between their team and Japan at Marseille 2008
  • Brazils coach Alexandre Soares watches his players against Japan in their first-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Japan's team pose before their first-phase match against Brazil at Marseille 2008
  • Brazil's team pose before their first-phase match against Japan at Marseille 2008
  • Brazil's Junior Negao tries a bicycle kick against Japan during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Brazil's Benjamin controls the ball in front of Japan's Shinji Makino and Katsuhiro Yoshii during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008

Quotes

"I'm delighted with the result and even more so with the way we played. My team is gradually improving and put in a great performance today, which is a good omen since our main aim is obviously to win the final," Alexandre Soares, Brazil coach 

"We'd said that we would have to keep our shape, if only in the first few minutes, but we should have been more aggressive. We still have a slight chance, though, and we'll keep the faith right until the end," Shinji Makino, Japan defender

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    STATISTICS
    JapanStatisticsBrazil
    22Shots31
    5Corner kicks4
    1Yellow cards1
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    46%Possession (%)54%