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Overview

Match summary

Japanese genius fells favourites

Japan produced the biggest shock of New Zealand 2008 thus far as favourites USA were beaten 3-2 in a hugely entertaining encounter.

Match Highlights

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Statistics

Ball possession
60
%
40

Line-ups

Japan
JapanJPN
USA
USAUSA
(GK)
18
(GK)
32'
(C)
(C)
59'
9
90'+1
86'
11
52'
12
69'
17
SubstitutesSubstitutes
16
(GK)
1
(GK)Injured
21
(GK)
(GK)
4
Injured
69'
86'
12
17
16
19
90'+1
19
32'
20
59'
20
52'
CoachCoach
Hiroshi YOSHIDA (JPN)Kazbek TAMBI (USA)

Match Facts

Hamilton

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Waikato Stadium

  • Stadium nameWaikato Stadium
  • CityHamilton
  • Year constructed2002
  • Overall capacity19237

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 14° CTemperature
  • 31 m/sWind
  • 65 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Thalia MITSI
    Greece
    GreeceGRE
  • Assistant Referee 1: Romina SANTUARI (ITA)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Secim DEMIREL (TUR)
  • Fourth official: Cristina DORCIOMAN (ROU)

Groups

Group C
TeamsTeamsTeamsMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
Japan
JPN
330017509
USA
USA
31116504
France
FRA
311181004
Paraguay
PAR
300351600

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