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24/06/201017 - WeatherClear Night
1:3 (0:2)
  • Jon Dahl TOMASSON (81')
  • Keisuke HONDA (17')
  • Yasuhito ENDO (30')
  • Shinji OKAZAKI (87')

Summary

Clinical Japan cruise past Danes

Japan made history by reaching the Round of 16 for the first time on foreign soil, eliminating Denmark in the process with a 3-1 win in Rustenburg.

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Line-ups

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21
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2
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6
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9
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10
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11
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12
16
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17
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Substitute(s)

16
1
22
23
5
6
7
9
8
10
14
11
17
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18
13
20
14
21
15
23
19
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20

Coaches

Morten Per OLSEN (DEN)
(JPN) Takeshi OKADA

Officials

Referee: Jerome Kelvyn DAMON (RSA)Assistant Referee 1: Celestin NTAGUNGIRA (RWA)Assistant Referee 2: Enock MOLEFE (RSA)Fourth official: Martin HANSSON (SWE)Fifth official: Henrik ANDREN (SWE)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 424)


Latest Comments:
hyun-jun
29/12/2011 at 11:19
hyun-jun (Korea Republic)
I don't think denmark had a good job.I'll be cheering for Japan.
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geisha_blue
27/06/2010 at 19:25
geisha_blue (Japan)
I`ll be cheering for you Samurais in Harajuku on Tuesday, woot! Win or lose, I`ll be proud!
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Tendo_Souji
26/06/2010 at 20:46
That was just incredible. I don't think anyone was expecting that. Still great job from both teams.
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Statistics

12Shots14
7Corner kicks2
3Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
56%Possession (%)44%
  • Junichi Inamoto of Japan celebrates in the tunnel
  • Shinji Okazaki of Japan (R) celebrates scoring with teammate Yuji Nakazawa
  • Jon Dahl Tomasson of Denmark scores the rebound from a penalty shoot
  • Yuichi Komano of Japan (L) in action against Thomas Kahlenberg of Denmark
  • Keisuke Honda of Japan takes on Thomas Kahlenberg (L) and Simon Poulsen
  • Thomas Kahlenberg of Denmark reacts to a missed chance

"Our team has a strength that others don't have. We are truly united. We wanted to demonstrate that football is a team sport. This was our first objective (to reach the second round) so I am relieved. The players kept going until the end without losing their focus. I am proud to be with such a great bunch of players,"
Takeshi Okada, Japan coach