Matches

25/07/2012509 - WeatherClear
2:1 (2:0)
  • Nahomi KAWASUMI (33')
  • Aya MIYAMA (44')
  • Melissa TANCREDI (55')

Summary

World champs Japan edge Canada in opener
Goals from Nahomi Kawasumi and Aya Miyama earned Japan a 2-1 win over Canada in an entertaining Group F opener in Coventry. More »

Line-ups

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18
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Substitute(s)

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12
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Coaches

Norio SASAKI (JPN)
(ENG) John HERDMAN

Officials

Referee: Kirsi HEIKKINEN (FIN)Assistant Referee 1: Anu JOKELA (FIN)Assistant Referee 2: Tonja PAAVOLA (FIN)Fourth official: Thalia MITSI (GRE)

Have Your Say

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Latest Comments:
atribefan
27/07/2012 at 06:16
atribefan (Korea Republic)
congratz japon women
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takacci
27/07/2012 at 02:40
takacci (Japan)
Seeing the 1st half, I expected a one-sided 2nd half for Japan. But the reality was the close match. Nadeshiko lost a goal but they could control the game in general. Nice win!
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Toshi-san54
26/07/2012 at 23:44
God start for Japan but not so great. Japan could have scored more. Really looking forward to the game against USA or Brazil.
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  • Yuki Ogimi of Japan challenges for the ball with Sophie Schmidt of Canada
  • Nahomi Kawasumi of Japan challenges for the ball with Robyn Gayle of Canada
  • Melissa Tancredi of Canada celebrates scoring
  • Yuki Ogimi of Japan challenges for the ball with Desiree Scott of Canada
  • Homare Sawa of Japan challenges for the ball with Diana Matheson of Canada
  • Yuki Ogimi of Japan challenges for the ball with Candace Chapman of Canada