Matches

13/08/2008
1:0 (0:0)
  • Gerald SIBON (73' PEN)

Summary

Sibon penalty enough for Oranje

A 74th-minute penalty from Gerald Sibon proved enough for Netherlands to beat Japan and earn a quarter-final meeting with Argentina.

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Line-up

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4
3
7
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9
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11
9
12
10
13
11
15
12

Substitute(s)

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7
2
13
5
14
6
15
14
16
16
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18

Coaches

Foppe DE HAAN (NED)
(JPN) Yasuharu SORIMACHI

Officials

Referee: Hector BALDASSI (ARG)Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo CASAS (ARG)Assistant Referee 2: Hernan MAIDANA (ARG)Fourth official: Roberto MORENO (PAN)

  • A sliding tackle by Masato Morishige of Japan (R) on Ryan Babel of the Netherlands.
  • Japan's Hajime Hosogai (C) in action against the Netherlands.
  • Netherlands won its game against Japan and will be in the quarter finals of the Olympic Games in China
  • Japan's Takavuki Morimoto (in blue jersey) tries to shoot against Netherlands in the 2008 Beijing Ol
  • Japan's players show their dejection after losing to Netherlands in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games f
  • Gerald Sibon of the Netherlands celebrates with his teammates Roy Makaay and Kew Jaliens
“We knew we had to win, and that was our only aim. My players are aware of what a game like this means. Now we’re through to the quarter-finals.” Netherlands coach Foppe de Haan.