• Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

Japan sails into Women’s World Cup Quarter Finals.

Japan continued their impressive form at the Women’s World Cup on Saturday, defeating Norway 3-1 to reach the quarterfinals.

The Nadeshiko, who are the 2011 champions, were in control for much of the match and took the lead through an own goal from Ingrid Engen. Guro Reiten equalised for Norway before Risa Shimizu and Hinata Miyazawa scored late goals to seal Japan’s victory.

Miyazawa’s goal was her fifth of the tournament, making her the top scorer. She is now one of the favorites to win the Golden Boot. Japan will face the winner of the match between the United States and Sweden in the quarterfinals. The match will be played on Wednesday, August 11th.

Here are some of the key takeaways from the match:

  • Japan were clinical in front of goal, scoring three goals from their four shots on target.
  • Miyazawa was a constant threat for Japan, and her fifth goal of the tournament was a brilliant individual effort.
  • Norway was competitive for most of the match, but they were unable to find a way past Ayaka Yamashita in the Japan goal.

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This is a major result for Japan, who are now one of the favorites to win the tournament. They have been in excellent form throughout the tournament, and they will be confident of beating any team in their path.

Next up for Japan

Japan will face either the United States or Sweden in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

The two teams are the two favorites to win the tournament, and it promises to be a tough test for Japan.

However, the Nadeshiko have shown that they are capable of beating anyone on their day, and they will be confident of reaching the semi-finals.

Overall

Japan’s win over Norway was a convincing performance, and it shows that they are one of the favorites to win the tournament.

The Nadeshiko have a strong squad, with a good mix of experience and youth.

They are also well-coached by Futoshi Ikeda, who has them playing some attractive football.

Japan will be hoping to go one better than their 2011 triumph, and they will be confident of doing so if they can continue their current form.

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