the Women’s World Cup 2023 Friday (on FOX and the FOX Sports app) continues with Japan taking on Sweden in the quarter-finals at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.
Japan and Sweden score as high as No. 1 and No. 7, respectively, in our latest rankings of powers at the World Cup.
Friday’s match features their favorite five Golden Boots – Japan Hinata MiyazawaAnd Reiko Yuiki And Mina Tanakaalong with Sweden Amanda Ellstedt And Fridolina Rulfo – While the Japanese goalkeeper Ayaka Yamashita Swedish goalkeeper Zisera Mosović is shortlisted for this year’s Golden Glove award.
Follow our live coverage below!
Japan versus Sweden
87′: … didn’t go in – but Japan still scored
Just seconds after Aoba Fujino’s free kick somehow went missing, Japan halved the deficit when Honoka Hayashi slotted in the left side of the net.
Honoka Hayashi scores a goal against Sweden in the 87th minute
80′: Yellow card for Reiko Yuiki
76 ‘: could not be capitalized
After Japan was rewarded with a penalty, Reiko Yueki’s shot went off the crossbar and her header bounced off the rebound over the net.
Japanese Reiko Yueki misses a penalty against Sweden in the 76th minute
71 ‘: Unable to penetrate
Aoba Fujino got a close-range shot for Japan, but Swedish goalkeeper Zisera Mosović flicked it wide left.
Zysira Mosović saves a shot on goal to keep Sweden’s lead against Japan 2-0
68′: too high
Japan were around the net, but Yui Hasegawa’s shot attempt went just north of the goal.
51′: Sweden benefits!
After the VAR reviewed that Japanese midfielder Fuuka Nagano had made contact with the ball, Sweden were rewarded with a penalty, which was passed by Philippa Engeldahl.
Sweden’s Philippa Engeldahl scores a goal against Japan in the 51st minute
47′: Great save!
Johanna Kanreide hit a fine shot from the right, but Japanese goalkeeper Ayaka Yamashita sent it elsewhere.
First half: Sweden leads 1-0
Sweden scored in the latter part of the first half, conceding seven shots (three on goal). Meanwhile, Japan did not score a single shot in the half, but their defense was the catalyst to keep the lead at one point.
42′: Just missed it!
Kosovare Aslani fired a shot to the right side of the net for Sweden, but Japanese goalkeeper Ayaka Yamashita pushed it slightly and hit the post.
Swede’s shot, Stina Plakstenius, hits the post after Ayaka Yamashita cleared it off the post.
32′: Sweden scores!
After bouncing the ball all over the net, Swedish defender Amanda Elstert fired a shot into the goal on the right side of the net.
Sweden’s Amanda Ellstedt scores a goal against Japan on 32 minutes
25′: Miss Savage
Sweden nearly took the first shot before Steina Plakstenius’s effort with a slight shot to the right and behind the net was blocked.
5′ and 11′: No access
Sweden’s attack was held back by Japan early on.
1′: We’re off!
before the match
The World Cup Now crew previewed the match live on social media before kick-off.
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