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Japan end Aussie dream with tough win

FIFA Women's World Cup™ holders Japan have continued their title defence, but needed a late goal via the boot of substitute Mana Iwabuchi to quell the charge of tournament dark-horses Australia.

Match Highlights

Quotes

"The game-plan was executed very well. We recognise the growth of Australia in this World Cup and my team will take confidence from this and we can build with future success."
Norio Sasaki, Japan coach

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15:50
The final whistle sounds.
15:50
90'+KAIHORI (Japan) pulls off a save.
15:50
90'+VAN EGMOND (Australia) sees her effort hit the target.
15:48
90'+KERR (Australia) commits a foul.
15:46
90' SAWA (in) comes off the bench to replace SAKAGUCHI (out) (Japan)
15:45
90'HEYMAN (Australia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on ARIYOSHI (Japan).
15:45
89' SYKES (in) comes off the bench to replace SIMON (out) (Australia)
15:44
88'KELLOND-KNIGHT (Australia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on OGIMI (Japan).
15:43
87' IWABUCHI (Japan) scores!!
15:43
87'WILLIAMS (Australia) pulls off a save.

LYG - Player of the Match

Midfielder

Statistics

Ball possession
40
%
60

Attempts

7Attempts14
2On-Target3
2Off-Target7
3Blocked4

Disciplinary

8Fouls Committed8
0Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0

Attacking

0Corners8
1Offsides3
11Free kicks9
2Saves3

Line-ups

Australia
AustraliaAUS
Japan
JapanJPN
(GK)
(GK)
90'
(C)
(C) 67'
11
Misses next match if booked 72'
17
89'
13
19
76'
17
20
Misses next match if booked
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
21
(GK)
21
(GK)
67'
89'
7
Absent
10
90'
12
13
15
72'
16
22
23
76'
CoachCoach
Alen STAJCIC (AUS)Norio SASAKI (JPN)

Match Facts

Edmonton

Commonwealth Stadium

SSI Err

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 26° CTemperature
  • 8 m/sWind
  • 35 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Kateryna MONZUL
    Ukraine
    UkraineUKR
  • Assistant Referee 1: Natalia RACHYNSKA (UKR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Sanja RODAK (CRO)
  • Fourth official: Melissa BORJAS (HON)

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