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21 July
3:1 (1:0)
  • Emi NAKAJIMA (20')
  • Natsuki KISHIKAWA (74', 78')
  • Toni DUGGAN (83' PEN)

Referee Mercy TAGOE (GHA)

Summary

Japan triumph - but go home

Japan triumph - but go home

Japan ran out easy 3-1 winners over England but there was disappointment for them on the final whistle when they learned that it wasn't enough to carry them into the quarter-finals as Mexico had battled back to earn a point against Nigeria. Both Japan and England, each of them continental champions at U-19 level in 2009, now exit the tournament. Both teams knew that only victory would suffice in ...

Highlights

Line-up

JPN
ENG
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Norio SASAKI (JPN)
(ENG) Mo MARLEY
Officials
  • Referee: Mercy TAGOE (GHA)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Mana DZODOPE (TOG)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Tempa NDAH (BEN)
  • Fourth official: Karolina RADZIK-JOHAN (POL)
  • Misses next match if booked
  • Absent

Photos

  • Mana Iwabuchi of Japan stops the ball
  • Emi Nakajima (C) of Japan celebrates after scoring
  • Natsuki Kishikawa (#4) of Japan looks dejected
  • Saki Kumagai (L) and Mana Iwabuchi (R) of Japan look dejected
  • (L to R) Emi Nakajima, Yuka Kado, Mana Iwabuchi and Erina Yamane of Ja
  • Saki Kumagai (back) of Japan and Danielle Carter (front) of England compete for the ball during the 2010 FIFA Women's World Cup Group C match between Japan and England
  • Misaki Kobayashi (#3) of Japan looks dejected
  • BIELEFELD, GERMANY - JULY 21: Mo Marley, head coach of England reacts during the 2010 FIFA Women's W
  • BIELEFELD, GERMANY - JULY 21: Nozomi Fujita (L) of Japan and Isobel Christiansen (R) of England comp

Quotes

"As champions of Asia we wanted to go forward but hopefully North Korea and South Korea will defend the honour of our continent and go far," Norio Sasaki, Japan coach.

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    15Shots15
    2Corner kicks5
    2Yellow cards0
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    56%Possession (%)44%