Matches

02/11/2008
7:1 (6:1)
  • Yuiko INOUE (11')
  • Natsuki KISHIKAWA (21' PEN 57')
  • Chinatsu KIRA (26' 27' 34')
  • Chiaki SHIMADA (38')
  • Marine AUGIS (16')

Summary

Seventh heaven for Japan
Japan produced the outstanding performance of New Zealand 2008 thus far, qualifying for the last eight with a sensational 7-1 victory over France. More »

Line-up

1
1
2
3
3
5
5
7
6
8
7
9
8
10
9
11
10
12
11
13
12
14

Substitute(s)

16
16
21
21
4
2
13
4
14
15
15
17
17
18
18
19
19
20
20
6

Coaches

Hiroshi YOSHIDA (JPN)
(FRA) Gerard SERGENT

Officials

Referee: Quetzalli ALVARADO (MEX)Assistant Referee 1: Lixy ENRIQUEZ (MEX)Assistant Referee 2: Judit ROMANO (ESP)Fourth official: Michelle PYE (CAN)

Statistics

16Shots19
2Corner kicks4
0Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
60%Possession (%)40%
  • Japan's Mana Iwabuchi in action against France
  • France's Marine Augis in action against Japan
  • France's Pauline Crammer in action against Japan
  • Japan's Natsuki KISHIKAWA celebrates her goal against France
  • Japan's coach Hiroshi Yoshida gestures during the game against France
  • France's goalkeeper Laetitia Philippe in action against Japan

"Japan were too strong, too fast and too technical for us. Their play was almost scientific - synchronised even - and I can only congratulate them for such a performance," Gerard Sergent, France coach.