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22/07/2008500 - WeatherClear
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  • AMARELLE (14'03" 19'06" PEN 26'08")
  • CRISTIAN TORRES (15'04")
  • NICO (20'07")
  • JAVI ALVAREZ (33'09")
  • Tomoya UEHARA (16'05")

Summary

Amarelle fires Spain into quarters

Spain overcame a brave early challenge from Japan to win 6-1 and move into the last eight. The result ended the Asians' participation in the event.

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Line-up

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12
3
4
4
5
6
9
10
10

Substitute(s)

12
1
2
2
7
3
8
6
9
7
11
8
5
11

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)

Statistics

38Shots28
6Corner kicks5
2Overheads0
1Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
43%Possession (%)57%
  • 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

"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