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18/08/2008

JapanUSA

JapanUSA
2:4
2:4 (1:2)
  • Shinobu OHNO (17')
  • Eriko ARAKAWA (90'+3)
  • Angela HUCLES (41' 81')
  • Lori CHALUPNY (44')
  • Heather O REILLY (71')

Summary

USA set up golden replay
USA started slowly and fell behind, but they quickly found their rhythm to beat Japan 4-2 and set up a replay of the Athens 2004 final. More »

Line-up

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1
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4
5
7
7
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9
11
11
14
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16
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17

Substitute(s)

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4
6
6
9
10
12
12
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13
16
14
18
18

Coaches

Norio SASAKI (JPN)
(SWE) Pia SUNDHAGE

Officials

Referee: Nicole PETIGNAT (SUI)Assistant Referee 1: Cristina CINI (ITA)Assistant Referee 2: Karine VIVES SOLANA (FRA)Fourth official: Pannipar KAMNUENG (THA)

  • US coach Pia Sundhage
  • Japan's Shinobu Ohno (centre) celebrates her goal in the semi-final against the USA.
  • Japan's Homare Sawa (L) shields the ball from Carli Lloyd of the USA.
  • USA coach Pia Sundhage coach celebrates her team's semi-final victory over Japan.
  • Heather O Reilly of the US (C) fights for the ball with Azusa Iwashimizu (R) and Kyoko Yano of Japan
  • Yuki Nagasato of Japan (R) fights for the ball with Christie Rampone of the USA
"I don't think the win was comfortable. Japan played well, if you see how they kept possession of the ball," Pia Sundhage, USA coach.