Matches

06/08/2008

JapanNew Zealand

JapanNew Zealand
2:2
2:2 (0:1)
  • Aya MIYAMA (72' PEN)
  • Homare SAWA (86')
  • Kirsty YALLOP (37')
  • Amber HEARN (56' PEN)

Summary

Japan leave it late
Two goals in the last 17 minutes earned Japan a 2-2 draw against New Zealand at the Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Centre Stadium. More »

Line-up

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4
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7
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10
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11
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14
11
15
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17

Substitute(s)

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3
6
10
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12
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18

Coaches

Norio SASAKI (JPN)
(ENG) John HERDMAN

Officials

Referee: Deidre ZEALAND (RSA)Assistant Referee 1: Tempa NDAH (BEN)Assistant Referee 2: Nomvula MASILELA (RSA)Fourth official: Dagmar DAMKOVA (CZE)

  • New Zealand coach John Herdman
  • Japan coach Norio Sasaki watches his team's opening game against New Zealand.
  • Emma Kete of New Zealand (L) challenging for the ball with Yukari Kinga of Japan.
  • Japanese player Yukari Kinga (L) vies with New Zealand's Kirsty Yallop in their opening Group G encounter.
  • New Zealand's Amber Hearn (L) and Japan's Homare Sawa fight for the ball in their opening Group G encounter.
  • Players of the Japan Olympics soccer team celebrate after scoring a goal
"It is a measure how far we have come, but a sign of how far we need to go. It was a tough game for us. Japan played with a good flow and rhythm to their game and we could have easily gone away with less. In all honesty, we've performed better in some matches and lost them," John Herdman, New Zealand coach