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Match 6 Ravenna - Stadio del Mare
weatherCode5
02 September
2:3 (1:0, 0:2, 1:1)
  • Shusei YAMAUCHI (11'01")
  • Shunta SUZUKI (30'29")
  • Angel RODRIGUEZ (21'02" PEN)
  • Jose CERVANTES (23'58")
  • Ricardo VILLALOBOS (29'26")

Referee Tomasz WINIARCZYK (POL)

Summary

Mexico edge Japan

Mexico edge Japan

The champions of Asia and CONCACAF went head to head in Ravenna in Group D’s opening match at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Predictably, the game was a close one with just one goal separating the sides by the time the final whistle sounded. With Brazil and Ukraine waiting in the wings, both teams were looking for the best possible start and following a nervous opening, Japan took the lead ...

Highlights

Line-up

JPN
MEX
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Ruy RAMOS (JPN)
(MEX) Ramon RAYA
Officials
  • Referee: WINIARCZYK Tomasz (POL)
  • Second referee: MEDINA Michael (NED)
  • Third referee: ZIMMERMANN Christian (SUI)
  • Timekeeper: HACHIM Said (MAD)

Photos

  • Japan and Mexico line up
  • Masahito Toma (#8) and Tomoya Uehara (#6) of Japan and Jose Luis Navarrete (#6) and Morgan Plata (#11) of Mexico battle for the ball
  • Ricardo Villalobos (#9) of Mexico celebrates
  • Masahito Toma (#8) of Japan and Benjamin Mosco (#5) of Mexico battle for the ball
  • Shusei Yamauchi(#10) of Japan and Benjamin Mosco (#5) of Mexico battle for the ball
  • The beach babe cheerleaders get ready to perform
  • Masahito Toma (#8) of Japan and Angel Rodriguez(#2) of Mexico battle for the ball
  • Masahito Toma (#8) of Japan and Angel Rodriguez(#2) of Mexico battle for the ball
  • Goalkeeper Mao of Brazil celebrates with Souza and other team mates

Quotes

"Japan are a very strong team, though we know we will have to be at our very best all the way through every game, no matter who our opponents are," Ramon Raya, Mexico coach.

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    STATISTICS
    JapanStatisticsMexico
    18Shots27
    3Corner kicks6
    1Yellow cards0
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    55%Possession (%)45%