Women's World Cup - Group C
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Ecuador Women 0-1 Japan Women

Japan celebrate their opening goal
Japan are attempting to defend the trophy they won in Germany in 2011

Holders Japan extended their 100% record at the Women's World Cup as they beat Ecuador to win Group C.

Ex-Chelsea striker Yuki Ogimi scored from close range to eliminate Ecuador.

Cameroon, the tournament's second-lowest ranked side, came from behind to beat Switzerland 2-1 and book a last-16 meeting with China.

Switzerland must wait to find out if they qualify for the knockout stages as one of the four best third-placed teams.

This has been a first World Cup appearance for Cameroon and Ecuador and, while Ecuador have lost all three games, Cameroon have impressed.

They fell behind against Switzerland to Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic's low strike, but rallied in fine style after the break.

The African side equalised through Gabrielle Onguene's drilled effort from just inside the penalty area, and Madeleine Ngono Mani's diving header sealed second place in the group.

Japan will play one of the best third-placed teams.

Group C table

Line-ups

Ecuador

  • 1Berruz
  • 7Rodriguez
  • 2Ortiz
  • 16Moreira
  • 6Ponce
  • 20Pesantes
  • 3AguilarBooked at 52mins
  • 5Olvera
  • 19Real
  • 11QuinterosSubstituted forCaicedoat 83'minutes
  • 8VasquezBooked at 39minsSubstituted forRieraat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Zambrano
  • 9Lattanzio
  • 10Torres
  • 12Tobar
  • 13Riera
  • 14Caicedo
  • 15Palacios
  • 17Salvador
  • 18Barre
  • 21Velarde
  • 22Vera
  • 23Jacome

Japan

  • 1Fukumoto
  • 19Ariyoshi
  • 23KitaharaSubstituted forKamionobeat 45'minutes
  • 20Kawamura
  • 5Sameshima
  • 11OhnoBooked at 17minsSubstituted forNagasatoat 75'minutes
  • 10Sawa
  • 14Tanaka
  • 8Miyama
  • 17Nagasato
  • 15SugasawaSubstituted forIwabuchiat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Kinga
  • 3Iwashimizu
  • 4Kumagai
  • 6Sakaguchi
  • 7Ando
  • 9Kawasumi
  • 12Kamionobe
  • 13Utsugi
  • 16Iwabuchi
  • 18Kaihori
  • 21Yamane
  • 22Nagasato
Referee:
Melissa Borjas
Attendance:
14,522

Match Stats

Home TeamEcuadorAway TeamJapan
Possession
Home27%
Away73%
Shots
Home3
Away20
Shots on Target
Home1
Away9
Corners
Home0
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away22

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Canada31202115
2China31113304
3Netherlands31112204
4New Zealand302123-12

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany3210151147
2Norway32108267
3Thailand3102310-73
4Ivory Coast3003316-130

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Japan33004139
2Cameroon32019366
3Switzerland310211473
4Ecuador3003117-160

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1USA21103124
2Australia21013303
3Sweden20203302
4Nigeria201135-21

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brazil22003036
2Costa Rica20203302
3Spain201112-11
4South Korea201124-21

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Colombia21103124
2England21012203
3France210112-13
4Mexico201123-11
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