Matches

04/08/2012512 - WeatherClear
3:0 (1:0)
  • Kensuke NAGAI (14')
  • Maya Yoshida (78')
  • Yuki Otsu (83')

Summary

Japan first to reach semi-finals
Goals from Kensuke Nagai, Maya Yoshida and Yuki Otsu gave Japan a 3-0 victory over ten-man Egypt at Old Trafford and made the Asians the first team to book their place in the London 2012 semi-finals. More »

Line-ups

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Substitute(s)

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Coaches

Takashi SEKIZUKA (JPN)
(EGY) Hany RAMZY GOUDA GADALLA

Officials

Referee: Mark GEIGER (USA)Assistant Referee 1: Sean HURD (USA)Assistant Referee 2: Joe FLETCHER (CAN)Fourth official: Raul OROSCO (BOL)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 68)


Latest Comments:
Aloha_Spirit
06/08/2012 at 16:22
It will be a close call regardless who wins the match. Although we play somewhat similar football with pressing and passing, I believe that Mexico, Japan and Chile are in the same tier in terms of style and quality of football we play. I just regret for Shinji Kagawa and Chicharito being forced to drop off from the both squads.
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0111461129
05/08/2012 at 16:14
0111461129 (Egypt)
hard luck egypt and guys dont forget that in the second half egypt where playing whith 9 player and before the third goal egypt had 8 players 2 for enjory and one for the red card good luck japan i hope we meet again in the wc2014 isa
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mexico24
05/08/2012 at 15:49
mexico24 (USA)
JAPAN IS IMPROVING SO MUCH
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  • Japan players warming up before kick off
  • :Hiroshi Kiyotake of Japan clashes with Alaa Eldin Mahmoud of Egypt
  • Yuki Otsu #7 of Japan heads the ball while challenged by Ahmed Fathi of Egypt
  • Yuki Otsu of Japan reacts after the final whistle while Alaa Eldin Mahmoud of Egypt is dejected
  • Maya Yoshida of Japan (C) celebrate after scoring with Hiroshi Kiyotake (17) and Yuki Otsu
  • Manabu Saito (L) of Japan and Saadeldin Saad of Egypt compete for the ball