Women's World Cup - Round of 16
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Japan women 2-1 Netherlands women

Holders Japan held off the Netherlands to progress to the Women's World Cup quarter-finals.

Saori Ariyoshi put Japan ahead early on in Vancouver, slicing home after Yuki Ogimi's header came off the crossbar.

A left-footed curling effort from Mizuho Sakaguchi doubled their lead.

The Netherlands gave the defending champions a late scare when Kirsten van de Ven headed home in injury time, but Japan held on to book a meeting with Australia in the last eight.

Their quarter-final will take place on Saturday, 27 June at 21:00 BST.

The result means the Netherlands missed a chance to qualify for next summer's Rio Olympics as one of Europe's top three teams, but they could still earn a place via a European play-off.

Line-ups

Japan Women

  • 18Kaihori
  • 19AriyoshiBooked at 51mins
  • 3Iwashimizu
  • 4Kumagai
  • 5Sameshima
  • 9KawasumiSubstituted forSawaat 80'minutes
  • 6Sakaguchi
  • 13Utsugi
  • 8Miyama
  • 17Ogimi
  • 11OhnoSubstituted forIwabuchiat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fukumoto
  • 2Kinga
  • 10Sawa
  • 12Kamionobe
  • 14Tanaka
  • 15Sugasawa
  • 16Iwabuchi
  • 20Kawamura
  • 21Yamane
  • 22Nagasato
  • 23Kitahara

Netherlands Women

  • 1Geurts
  • 2van Lunteren
  • 3van der Gragt
  • 4van den Berg
  • 15van DongenSubstituted forMiddagat 86'minutes
  • 6Dekker
  • 10van de DonkSubstituted forvan de Venat 53'minutes
  • 8Spitse
  • 7Melis
  • 9Miedema
  • 11Martens

Substitutes

  • 5Hogewoning
  • 12Bito
  • 13Janssen
  • 16van Veenendaal
  • 17Middag
  • 18van Erp
  • 19van de Ven
  • 20Roord
  • 21Lewerissa
  • 22van de Sanden
  • 23Christ
Referee:
Lucila Venegas Montes
Attendance:
28,717

Match Stats

Home TeamJapan WomenAway TeamNetherlands Women
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away6

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Canada Women31202115
2China Women31113304
3Netherlands Women31112204
4New Zealand Women302123-12

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany Women3210151147
2Norway Women32108267
3Thailand Women3102310-73
4Ivory Coast Women3003316-130

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Japan Women33004139
2Cameroon Women32019366
3Switzerland Women310211473
4Ecuador Women3003117-160

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1USA Women32104137
2Australia Women31114404
3Sweden Women30304403
4Nigeria Women301236-31

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brazil Women33004049
2South Korea Women311145-14
3Costa Rica Women302134-12
4Spain Women301224-21

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France Women32016246
2England Women32014316
3Colombia Women31114314
4Mexico Women301228-61
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