Japan reaches quarterfinals at World Cup

With a perfect two victories out of two matches, Japan has reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup with flair and a tournament-leading six goals so far. England was saved by a fighting performance to earn another day at the tournament.

Homare Sawa got the World Cup’s first hat trick to lead Japan past Mexico 4-0.

For England, gangly midfielder Jill Scott was just as important with a goal and an assist to resurrect England’s campaign with 2-1 win over New Zealand.

It gave Japan 6 points, two more than England, whic

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One Reply to “Japan reaches quarterfinals at World Cup”

  1. Germany are up next on 9th July.  That will not be easy. There’s bound to be a capacity crowd, 99% of which will be rooting for the hosts.  However, with some good interchange play in the final third, Japan’s women can cause an upset.

    I’ll be watching with baited breath from Madeira.  If we win, then I’ll be down to Funchal Harbour celebrating in my favourite restaurant.

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