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Japan edge brave England to set up USA rematch

Japan are into their second successive FIFA Women’s World Cup Final but it took a cruel and unlucky injury-time own goal from Laura Bassett for the pair to be separated.

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Quotes

"England were more mobile than I was expecting, and we struggled to cause them problems. We didn’t play as well as I’d hoped, but when you qualify, it means you’ve achieved your objective. In the dressing room, Kozue Ando told the players over the phone that she would be at the Final in Vancouver to support them. I think that provided them with the motivation to qualify," Norio Sasaki, Japan coach.

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18:48
The final whistle sounds.
18:48
90'+RAFFERTY (England) sees an effort go off target.
18:47
90'+ BASSETT (England) scores an own goal!!
18:45
90' OGIMI (Japan) is cautioned.
18:45
90'OGIMI (Japan) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on CHAPMAN (England).
18:43
88'OGIMI (Japan) is penalised after committing a foul.
18:42
87'MOORE (England) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on IWABUCHI (Japan).
18:40
86' CARNEY (in) comes off the bench to replace WILLIAMS (out) (England)
18:39
84'CHAPMAN (England) sees an effort go off target.
18:38
84'KUMAGAI (Japan) commits a foul.

LYG - Player of the Match

Defender

Statistics

Ball possession
58
%
42

Attempts

7Attempts15
2On-Target2
4Off-Target9
1Blocked4

Disciplinary

9Fouls Committed17
1Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0

Attacking

3Corners4
2Offsides1
18Free kicks11
1Saves1

Line-ups

Japan
JapanJPN
England
EnglandENG
(GK)
(GK)
86'
(C)
(C)
11
11
70'
12
75'
13
17
18
19
60'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
21
(GK)
(GK)
75'
7
Absent
10
10
86'
15
70'
17
22
23
60'
CoachCoach
Norio SASAKI (JPN)Mark SAMPSON (WAL)

Match Facts

Edmonton

While more than a million people now call Greater Edmonton home, it has lost none of the small-town friendliness and western hospitality for which it has always been famous.

Commonwealth Stadium

  • Stadium nameCommonwealth Stadium
  • CityEdmonton
  • Year constructed1978
  • Overall capacity28120

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 24° CTemperature
  • 15 m/sWind
  • 48 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Anna-Marie KEIGHLEY
    New Zealand
    New ZealandNZL
  • Assistant Referee 1: Sarah WALKER (NZL)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Allyson FLYNN (AUS)
  • Fourth official: Stephanie FRAPPART (FRA)

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