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Match 32 Goyang City - Goyang Stadium
Clear
25 August
2:1 (0:1)
  • Said MEHAMHA (68')
  • Emmanuel RIVIERE (70')
  • Yoichiro KAKITANI (45')

Referee Grzegorz GILEWSKI (POL)

Summary

France progress, Japan must wait

France progress, Japan must wait

In a thrilling Group D match this evening, France beat Japan 2-1 to secure a dramatic qualification for the knockout phase of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Korea 2007. A goal down at half-time at the Goyang Stadium this Saturday, the Bleuets staged a stirring comeback to keep their world championship ambitions alive.From the first whistle, the Europeans, for whom only victory would be good ...

Highlights

Line-up

FRA
JPN
Substitute(s)
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)
  • Misses next match if booked
  • Not eligible to play

Photos

  • France - Japan
  • France - Japan
  • France - Japan
  • France - Japan
  • France - Japan
  • France - Japan
  • France - Japan
  • France - Japan
  • France - Japan

Quotes

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."

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    STATISTICS
    FranceStatisticsJapan
    20Shots5
    5Corner kicks4
    1Yellow cards1
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    59%Possession (%)41%