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25/08/2007102 - WeatherClear
2:1 (0:1)
  • Said MEHAMHA (68')
  • Emmanuel RIVIERE (70')
  • Yoichiro KAKITANI (45')

Summary

France progress, Japan must wait

In a thrilling Group D match this evening, France came from behind to beat Japan 2-1 and secure a dramatic qualification for the knockout phase of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Korea 2007.

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Line-ups

16
1
2
2
4
3
5
5
6
6
7
7
10
8
14
10
17
11
19
15
20
17

Substitute(s)

1
18
21
21
3
4
8
9
9
12
11
13
12
14
15
16
18
19
13
20

Coaches

Francois BLAQUART (FRA)
(JPN) Hiroshi JOFUKU

Officials

Referee: Grzegorz GILEWSKI (POL)Assistant Referee 1: Maciej WIERZBOWSKI (POL)Assistant Referee 2: Rafal ROSTKOWSKI (POL)Fourth official: Ivan BEBEK (CRO)

Statistics

17Shots5
5Corner kicks4
1Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
59%Possession (%)41%
  • France - Japan
  • France - Japan
  • France - Japan
  • France - Japan
  • France - Japan
  • France - Japan

Francois Blaquart (FRA), France coach
"I'm very pleased with the reaction we showed. I knew what this team were capable of but until now we'd been unable to play to our full potential. I believe the team is strong enough to compete in the second round."