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Japan beat Cameroon, reach Round of 16

Reigning champions Japan have become the first team to qualify for the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 after a 2-1 win against Cameroon in Vancouver.

Match Highlights

Quotes

"The Cameroonians are quick on their feet and physically tough and they threw everything at us in the closing stages. Skill levels are increasing around the world and teams are all getting closer and closer to the top level. We know that there will come a day when there are no easy games at all," Norio Sasaki, Japan coach

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20:51
The final whistle sounds.
20:50
90'+EJANGUE (Cameroon) sees an effort go off target.
20:49
90'+ENGANAMOUIT (Cameroon) sees an effort go off target.
20:47
90' NCHOUT (Cameroon) scores!!
20:46
89'ZOUGA FRANCINE (Cameroon) swings in the corner.
20:44
88'NCHOUT (Cameroon) sees one of her shots blocked.
20:41
85' KAMIONOBE (in) comes off the bench to replace SUGASAWA (out) (Japan)
20:41
84'NCHOUT (Cameroon) sees an effort go off target.
20:41
84'ZOUGA FRANCINE (Cameroon) takes a corner kick.
20:40
83'OGIMI (Japan) is penalised after committing a foul.

LYG - Player of the Match

Midfielder

Statistics

Ball possession
57
%
43

Attempts

4Attempts20
2On-Target3
1Off-Target13
1Blocked4

Disciplinary

3Fouls Committed14
0Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0

Attacking

2Corners6
2Offsides3
17Free kicks5
2Saves0

Line-ups

Japan
JapanJPN
Cameroon
CameroonCMR
(GK)
(GK)
(C)
72'
64'
62'
(C)
10
Misses next match if booked
55'
13
13
85'
17
46' HT
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
21
(GK)
(GK)
7
Absent
62'
10
64'
72'
11
55'
46' HT
85'
11
14
18
22
CoachCoach
Norio SASAKI (JPN)Enow NGACHU (CMR)

Match Facts

Vancouver

BC Place Stadium

SSI Err

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 18° CTemperature
  • 17 m/sWind
  • 58 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Pernilla LARSSON
    Sweden
    SwedenSWE
  • Assistant Referee 1: Anna NYSTROM (SWE)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Natalie ASPINALL (ENG)
  • Fourth official: Tupou PATIA (COK)

Groups

Group C
TeamsTeamsTeamsMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
Japan
JPN
33004139
Cameroon
CMR
32019366
Switzerland
SUI
310211473
Ecuador
ECU
3003117-160

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