Matches

12/08/2008

NorwayJapan

NorwayJapan
1:5
1:5 (1:1)
  • Guro KNUTSEN MIENNA (27')
  • Yukari KINGA (31')
  • Gunhild FOLSTAD (51' OG)
  • Shinobu OHNO (52')
  • Homare SAWA (70')
  • Ayumi HARA (83')

Summary

Five-star Japan sink Norway
Japan's 5-1 defeat of Norway sees them through to the last eight from Group G. They join the Scandinavians and USA in the next round. More »

Line-up

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1
2
2
3
3
4
4
6
7
7
8
8
10
11
11
12
14
13
15
17
17

Substitute(s)

5
5
9
6
10
9
14
12
15
13
16
16
18
18

Coaches

Bjarne BERNTSEN (NOR)
(JPN) Norio SASAKI

Officials

Referee: Shane DE SILVA (TRI)Assistant Referee 1: Cindy MOHAMMED (TRI)Assistant Referee 2: Milena LOPEZ (CRC)Fourth official: Christine BAITINGER (GER)

  • Japan's Homare Sawa (L) runs with the ball under pressure from Lene Storlokken of Norway.
  • Japan's players celebrate following their 5-1 victory over Norway.
  • Yukari Kinga (#2) of Japan celebrates with her teammate Homare Sawa
  • Aya Miyama (top) of Japan vies with Guro Knutsen of Norway
  • Hiromi IKeda (L) of Japan vies with Norway's Ingvild Stensland
  • Homare Sawa (C) of Japan vies with Norway's Marie Knutsen (L) and Lene Storlokken

"We're very disappointed, especially with our second-half performance. Japan made really good use of the spaces we left them. The most important thing for us is to put this game behind us quickly and focus on the clash against Brazil. That's the message I gave to my players." Bjarne Berntsen, Norway coach.