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2:1 (1:1)

Summary

Miyama free-kick grabs Japan victory

Japan dominated possession but were en route to a 1-1 draw with a resilient New Zealand side before a delightful 68th-minute strike from their No8 secured victory.

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Line-up

21
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
6
5
7
6
8
7
10
9
11
10
15
12
17
18

Substitute(s)

1
20
12
21
5
8
9
11
13
13
14
14
16
15
18
16
19
17
20
19

Coaches

Norio SASAKI (JPN)
(NZL) John HERDMAN

Officials

Referee: Kirsi HEIKKINEN (FIN)Assistant Referee 1: Anu JOKELA (FIN)Assistant Referee 2: Tonja PAAVOLA (FIN)Fourth official: Kateryna MONZUL (UKR)

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Statistics

15Shots5
6Corner kicks3
0Yellow cards3
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
61%Possession (%)39%
  • Head coach Norio Sasaki of Japan gestures during the FIFA Women's World
  • Homare Sawa of Japan in action during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011
  • Kick off
  • Players of Japan walk over the pitch with banner
  • Japan's midfielder Aya Miyama celebrates
  • Japan's team members celebrate after the 2-1 goal

"The Japanese team dazzled everybody, as per usual, particularly in the final 20 minutes after Iwabuchi came on. She’s a wonderful player." New Zealand coach John Herdman 

TeamMPGFGAPts
ENG3527
JPN3636
MEX3372
NZL3461

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