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27/10/2009
4:3 (1:2)
  • Haris SEFEROVIC (42' 51')
  • Granit XHAKA (53')
  • Ricardo RODRIGUEZ (74')
  • Takumi MIYAYOSHI (9' 20')
  • Shuto KOJIMA (90'+3)

Summary

Red letter day for Swiss
Despite their debut appearance at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Switzerland have qualified following an epic win over Japan by the odd goal in seven. More »

Line-up

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Substitute(s)

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Coaches

Dany RYSER (SUI)
(JPN) Yutaka IKEUCHI

Officials

Referee: Carlos BATRES (GUA)Assistant Referee 1: Leonel LEAL (CRC)Assistant Referee 2: Carlos PASTRANA (HON)Fourth official: Carlos AMARILLA (PAR)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 11)


Latest Comments:
mexico24
28/10/2009 at 23:56
mexico24 (USA)
:( JAPAN, NOOOOOOOOO
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WithoutSkill
28/10/2009 at 11:33
WithoutSkill (Switzerland)
3rd placed team in group A can reach only 4 pts. So 6 pts is almost a secured "at-least-top-3rd" spot in group B. If Japan wins against Mexico they are 3rd (goaldiff is no problem). But I'm not sure if 3 pts are enough to be among 4 best 3rd placed ones... Bad luck for Japan. That is a tough group with very good teams. :-)
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paulhenry14
28/10/2009 at 04:50
come on japan. you guys are a quality side who can obviously score goals at will. just need to work on stopping them now. if they beat mexico they still have a chance to advance as a third place team or even a second.
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Statistics

16Shots23
2Corner kicks2
3Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
45%Possession (%)55%
  • Ken Matsubara of Japan leads out his players
  • Takashi Usami of Japan is tackled by Nassim Ben Khalifa of Switzerland
  • Granit Xhaka of Switzerland battles with Takashi Usami of Japan
  • Ricardo Roderiguez of Switzerland celebrates his goal with team mates
  • Roman Buess of Switzerland battles with Yuma Hiroki of Japan
  • Players of Switzerzerland and Japan walk down the tunnel

"There was only one team on the park in the first 30 minutes and that was Japan. They played a great game and could even have been 3-0 ahead. It was very important for us to get a goal back before the break. That, and the corrections we made at half-time, helped us play a more aggressive game in the second half and to then go on and win the game. We showed that Switzerland can play really good football too." Dany Ryser, Switzerland coach