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Tanaka pushed Japan further - now Sweden is waiting

Tanaka pushed Japan further – now Sweden is waiting

Sweden got a straight path to team success.

For Japan, the quarterfinal opponent, the path to the playoffs was very perverse.

After the draw against Canada and the defeat against Great Britain, it all depends on the final match.

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He made his decision

The response was delayed until the end of the meeting with team member Chile.

Only in the 77th minute, one of the two best trinities of the team game, Japan scored the winning goal.

Mana Iwabucci received a shot from the edge of the box, which by the second strike he deflected the ball between Carla Guerrero and Camila Sauce, instead Mina Tanaka scored the crucial winning goal behind goalkeeper Christian Endler.

As for Japan, Sweden is now waiting for the quarterfinals, which will be decided on Friday.

“Passable Team”

– We have seen a 1-0 win over Australia before the Olympics, but now Sweden’s national team captain Peter Hekortsen has said in a statement that they will be renewing themselves directly with the team games at the Olympics.

– But what we have seen so far about Japan is that it is an organized, fast and pass-safe team that has been goal-hungry in the last four international competitions, including the Australian system win and the three team games here at the Olympics. It ended 1-1 against Canada, 0-1 against Great Britain and 1-0 against Chile.

Great Britain faces Australia, the Netherlands meets the United States and Canada plays against Brazil.

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New Zealand ended the match, losing 0-2 to Sweden, as did champions China and Chile.

Facts: The quarterfinals of Olympic football

Great Britain – Australia.

Sweden – Japan.

Netherlands – USA.

Canada – Brazil.