Japan beat New Zealand on penalties to advance to the Tokyo 2020 semi-finals

Japan beat New Zealand on penalties to advance to the Tokyo 2020 semi-finals

EFE. the Japan national team Spain will be in the semi-finals of the football tournament Tokyo 2020 After overcoming, with suffering, New ZealandBefore that, he needed to resort to penalty kicks after the match and extra time without goals.

Difficult to beat in the group stage, where they beat Mexico, South Africa and France, Hajime Moriyasu’s team faced a disciplined New Zealand team and their goalkeeper Michael Wood who scuttled all attempts that brought him.

The ‘All Whites’, surprisingly passing after a 0-0 draw against Romania in the past, proved to be a real, supportive and dangerous handicap in the times when they managed to get past the home team’s goal. He could even win in overtime if he wasn’t brokered clearing, under sticks, by Maya Yoshida.

Japan, with an implicit display of more than New ZealandAs expected, she had more ball possession, more reach and more shots (8/21), but she lacked success. If Wataru Endo had scored in ten minutes he could have changed the set, but he shot in a great position.

Real Madrid’s Tic Kubo was once very active. He helped his teammates and was more than an accomplished finisher, despite the inaccuracies. It annoyed it, but it didn’t unbalance the well-breasted kiwi.

Thus, the match went into extra time, where there were no goals either, despite the fact that both had dangerous access, but the result was the same, the pass was played on penalties, the Japanese were more accurate. from their competitors.

Japan executed all of their shots, while Liberato Kacas’ shot was saved by Kuse Tani and Clayton Lewis’s high shot. Yoshida put the final 4-2 and the Asian team on Spain’s way to the final.

data sheet:

Japan: Tani, Hashioka, Yoshida, Tomiyasu, Hatate (Mitoma, m.91), Endo, Tanaka (Itakura, m.91), Doan (Miyoshi, m.106), Kubo, Soma (Nakayama, m.69) y Hayashi ( Ueda, AD 69)

New Zealand: Woud, Stensness, Reid (McCowatt, m51), Pijnaker, Elliot (Ingham, m.79), Garbett (Just, m79), Bell, Lewis, Cacace, Waine (Champness, m.84) y Wood.


Japan s New Zealand It will meet on Saturday (31 July) for the quarter-finals of Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This match will be held at Kashima Football Stadium from 04:00 Peruvian time (09:00 GMT). Watch the Japan vs New Zealand match broadcast live here.

The Japanese will seek to add their fourth consecutive victory at the Olympic Games and thus qualify for the semi-finals of the competition. Japan managed to reach the top eight after winning the first set with a perfect score. The Asians surprised on their first appearance and defeated South Africa by the lowest margin.

In their second show in Tokyo 2020, Japan did not face any problems and defeated Mexico (2-1) at Saitama Stadium with two goals from Kubo – one of the greatest personalities – and Doan. Finally, the Japanese beat France 4-0 in Yokohama with goals by Gobu, Sakai, Miyoshi and Maeda.

For its part, New Zealand managed to qualify for the quarter-finals after finishing second in Group B with four points. Ocean made its debut in the tournament by defeating South Korea by the smallest margin. Then they fell (2-3) dramatically against Honduras and eventually drew 0-0 with Romania.

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