Matches

13/07/2011
3:1 (1:1)
  • Nahomi KAWASUMI (19' 64')
  • Homare SAWA (60')
  • Josefine OQVIST (10')

Summary

Japan sink Sweden, reach first final

The Nadeshiko fell behind in Frankfurt, but two goals from Nahomi Kawasumi, either side of Homare Sawa's effort, earned them a deserved 3-1 victory and a meeting with USA in the decider.

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Line-up

21
1
2
2
3
4
4
6
6
7
7
8
8
14
9
15
10
16
11
17
15
20

Substitute(s)

1
12
12
21
5
3
13
9
14
10
16
11
17
13
18
19
19
18
20
5

Coaches

Norio SASAKI (JPN)
(SWE) Thomas DENNERBY

Officials

Referee: Carol Anne CHENARD (CAN)Assistant Referee 1: Rita MUNOZ (MEX)Assistant Referee 2: Mayte CHAVEZ (MEX)Fourth official: Therese NEGUEL (CMR)Fifth official: Maria Luisa VILLA GUTIERREZ (ESP)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 75)


Latest Comments:
AlaskaREF
16/07/2011 at 22:13
AlaskaREF (USA)
Sweden's back 4 defenders left Japanese attackers unmarked by 5-10-20 yards. These attackers were free because the Swedish defenders bunched ineffectively and DID NOT KNOW WHO TO COVER. None of the back 4 defenders or the goalkeeper CLEARED THE BALL OUT OF THE PENALTY AREA WELL. The Swedish goalkeeper was clumsy and slow.
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tsailesh
16/07/2011 at 07:10
tsailesh (Nepal)
japan must rule over the cup for this time... gud luck to them...
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Albert_1961
15/07/2011 at 14:45
Albert_1961 (Singapore)
Jaws dropped. Japan is going to win her first Women's World Cup and propel them to the top league equalling Germany
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Statistics

14Shots4
8Corner kicks2
0Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
60%Possession (%)40%
  • Sofia Jakobsson of Sweden (R) challenges Saki Kumagai of Japan
  • Head coach Norio Sasaki of Japan looks on
  • Nahomi Kawasumi of Japan celebrates
  • Thomas Dennerby of Sweden
  • Mizuho Sakaguchi and Nahomi Kawasumi of Japan are seen with players of Sweden
  • Homare Sawa of Japan challenges Jessica Landstrom of Sweden

"Everyone could see that Japan were the better side. We were in the game for the first 30 minutes, but then they scored with their first opportunity," Sweden coach Thomas Dennerby.