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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

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

Substitute(s)

1
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)

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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

TeamMPGFGAPts
ENG3527
JPN3636
MEX3372
NZL3461

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