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Summary

Brazil excite in victory
Brazil beat Japan 8-1 to move on to the brink of a place in the quarter-finals, while the result left the Asians with a mountain to climb.  More »

Line-up

1
1
4
7
5
8
9
10
10
11

Substitute(s)

12
12
2
2
3
3
6
4
7
5
8
6
11
9

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)

Statistics

22Shots31
5Corner kicks4
0Overheads1
1Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
46%Possession (%)54%
  • 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

"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