Matches

01/07/2011
4:0 (3:0)
  • Homare SAWA (13' 39' 80')
  • Shinobu OHNO (15')

Summary

Sawa heroics lifts Japan into quarters
A hat-trick from inspirational skipper Homare Sawa propelled Japan past Mexico with a 4-0 scoreline and into the quarter-finals of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. More »

Line-up

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20
2
4
3
5
4
6
6
9
7
10
8
11
10
15
11
18
15
19
17
21

Substitute(s)

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1
12
12
5
2
9
3
13
7
14
8
16
13
18
14
19
16
20
17

Coaches

Norio SASAKI (JPN)
(MEX) Leonardo CUELLAR

Officials

Referee: Christina PEDERSEN (NOR)Assistant Referee 1: Hege STEINLUND (NOR)Assistant Referee 2: Lada ROJC (CRO)Fourth official: Thalia MITSI (GRE)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 40)


Latest Comments:
frankk5505
08/07/2011 at 04:51
Of all the games Mexico in this game put in the worst performance of the tournament. The reason I say this is the performance they showed compared to what they are capable of. While maybe Japan may be a little better they should not have been drilled the way they were
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UrbinaUSAMEX
02/07/2011 at 21:52
nooooo mexico needs to win
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toyohawaii
02/07/2011 at 08:57
toyohawaii (Japan)
Right on ! nadeshiko Japan ! go Girls!! mana! we love you!
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Statistics

14Shots9
7Corner kicks1
0Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
56%Possession (%)44%
  • Japan's striker Shinobu Ohno celebrates after she scored against Mexico
  • Homare Sawa #10 of Japan celebrates her goal
  • Stephany Mayor of Mexico is challenged by Aya Sameshima and Saki Kumagai of Japan
  • Homare Sawa (4th R) of Japan celebrates with her team mates after scoring
  • Saki Kumagai (C) Japan and Cecilia Santiago (L) of Mexico battle for the ball
  • Aya Miyama (R) Japan and Veronica Perez of Mexico battle for the ball

“Letting those two early goals in knocked us off our stride and stopped us from playing the game we wanted to play. Japan are also a very technical and skilful side and they had us chasing after the ball a lot. This is a very painful defeat for us,” Leonardo Cuellar, Mexico coach