Japan women’s football has crashed out of the quarter-finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023.
카지노사이트Japan lost 1-2 to Sweden in the quarter-finals of the tournament at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, at 4.30pm on 11 November.
Japan’s meteoric rise after winning all three of their group games and riding a four-game winning streak into the round of 16 against Norway was no match for the Swedes.
It was Japan’s first World Cup quarter-final appearance in eight years after finishing runners-up in Canada 2015. A pair of penalty corner misses proved to be a major disappointment.
Sweden were in great form in the round of 16, where they overcame the USA on penalties to become the first team to win three consecutive Women’s World Cup titles.
The Swedes have once again shown themselves to be a European powerhouse, reaching the quarter-finals for the second consecutive tournament after finishing third in France in 2019. This is the fifth quarter-final in their history without a win.
Sweden will play Spain, who defeated the Netherlands 2-1 in extra time, at the same venue on 15 May.
In the early stages of the match, Japan tried to dominate possession with their trademark passing play but struggled with Sweden’s pressure and strength.
It didn’t take long for the Swedes to take control. Midway through the first half, Sweden broke the tense balance.
In the 32nd minute, Amanda Ilestedt found the back of the net with a quick right-footed shot in the Japanese half. Concentration shone through.
Japan women’s football lost 1-2 to Sweden in the quarter-finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023 at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, at 4:30 p.m. on 11 November.
After hitting the Japan post once in the final minute of the first half, Sweden took the lead early in the second.
Four minutes into the second half, a handball foul on Fuka Nagano earned a penalty kick opportunity. The referee awarded the penalty after a video assistant referee (VAR) review. Philippa Angeldahl stepped up to the spot and calmly converted the spot kick to the left of the Japanese goal in the sixth minute.
Japan came out firing midway through the second half.
They were awarded a penalty corner in the 29th minute for a foul on an opponent, but Riko Ueki was unlucky to hit the crossbar. Honoka Hayashi pulled one back in the 43rd minute, but the equaliser never came.
The Swedes celebrated, while the Japanese shed tears of disappointment.