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Holders Japan survive Swiss test in Vancouver

A first-half Aya Miyama penalty proved enough for Japan to win their Canada 2015 opener, though they were given a serious examination by a Ramona Bachmann-inspired Switzerland after the break.

Match Highlights

Quotes

"We were lacking something, particularly a little luck and precision, to secure the draw we would have deserved. Although we lost, we’ve got to look ahead and build on what we did well today. We proved that we’re a good side and made it clear how motivated we are, and that’s the most important thing for me," Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, Switzerland coach.

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20:50
The final whistle sounds.
20:49
90'+ ABBÉ (Switzerland) is cautioned.
20:49
90'+ABBÉ (Switzerland) commits a foul.
20:48
90'+BACHMANN (Switzerland) sees an effort go off target.
20:47
90'+SAKAGUCHI (Japan) sees an effort go off target.
20:46
90' KAWASUMI (in) comes off the bench to replace OHNO (out) (Japan)
20:46
90'BERNAUER (Switzerland) commits a foul.
20:45
89'SUGASAWA (Japan) is penalised after committing a foul.
20:44
88'AIGBOGUN (Switzerland) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on OHNO (Japan).
20:44
88'OGIMI (Japan) is ruled offside.

LYG - Player of the Match

Midfielder

Statistics

Ball possession
45
%
55

Attempts

15Attempts13
3On-Target3
9Off-Target8
3Blocked2

Disciplinary

10Fouls Committed11
0Yellow cards3
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0

Attacking

5Corners6
2Offsides2
13Free kicks12
3Saves2

Line-ups

Japan
JapanJPN
Switzerland
SwitzerlandSUI
21
(GK)
(GK)
81'
7
32'
(C)
10
57'
11
90'
13
15
(C)
17
16
46' HT
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
12
(GK)
(GK)
21
(GK)
90'
81'
14
32'
18
57'
46' HT
CoachCoach
Norio SASAKI (JPN)Martina VOSS-TECKLENBURG (GER)

Match Facts

Vancouver

BC Place Stadium

SSI Err

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 23° CTemperature
  • 14 m/sWind
  • 61 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Lucila VENEGAS
    Mexico
    MexicoMEX
  • Assistant Referee 1: Kimberly MOREIRA ROJAS (CRC)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Shirley PERELLO (HON)
  • Fourth official: Yeimy MARTINEZ (COL)

Groups

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

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