Japan will meet Spain in the semi-finals after defeating New Zealand

Japan will meet Spain in the semi-finals after defeating New Zealand

Japan will meet Spain in the semi-finals after defeating New Zealand.
Reuters

the Japan national team Spain’s opponent will be in the semi-finals of the Tokyo Football Championship 2020 after overcoming them, with suffering, New ZealandBefore that, he needed to resort to penalties after the match and extra time without goals.

Hajime Moriyasu’s team, difficult in the group stage, as they beat Mexico, South Africa and France, and faced the disciplined New Zealand team and their goalkeeper, Michael Wood, who aborted all attempts that came to him.

The ‘All Whites’, surprisingly passed off 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 a more integrated showing than New Zealand, had, as expected, more ball possession, more arrivals and more shots. (8/21) but he lacked success. If Wataru Endo had scored in ten minutes he could have changed the scene, 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 him, but he didn’t end up out of balance in a well-armed Kiwi chest.

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, so the pass was played on penalties, as the Japanese were more accurate than their rivals.

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

data sheet:

0 – 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)

0 – New Zealand: Woud, Stensness, Reid (McCowatt, m.51), Pijnaker, Elliot (Ingham, m.79), Garbett (Just, m.79), Bell, Lewis, Cacace, Waine (Champness, m.84) y Wood.

Rule: Ismail Al-Fateh (USA). He blamed New Zealanders Bill, Stensence, Garbet and Kakas; and the Japanese Tomiyasu and Miyoshi.

Accidents: pThe quarter-final match was held at Ibaraki Kashima Stadium. Penalty kicks: Wood and Makwat scored for New Zealand and Kakas and Luis missed a goal; For Japan they scored goals for Ueda, Itakura, Nakayama and Yoshida.

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