Japan stunned by Sweden

Japan unable to make comeback despite Hayashi’s goal

Japan took on Sweden as both teams were fighting for a place in the semi final. It was the Swedes who came out on top thanks to goals from Amanda Ilestedt and Filippa Angeldal. Sweden’s win over Japan also meant that for there will be a first time winner in this 9th edition of the Womens World Cup. Futbol Mundial brings you the highlights from Sweden’s famous 2-1 win over the 2011 Champions Japan.

2011 champions fall short

Japan’s dream of lifting a second world cup has come to an end at the hand of Sweden. They may be knocked out but what a run they had. This was a game that Japan was highly favored to win. Japan were 2-0 down for 36 minutes of the game until they finally got a penalty. However it was too little too late as Hayashi’s goal failed to inspire them to a comeback. The 2011 champions definitely entertained fans with goals by scoring 15 in 5 appearances. Their elimination does bring an end to Miyazawa’s goalscoring record who was on course to win the golden boot.

Sweden make history by beating 2011 champions

It was a match to remember for Sweden as they put themselves in a good position to win the tournament by beating a strong contender. Ilestedt the hero against Banyana Banyana for her winner opened the scoring as Japan failed to clear the ball as it fell to her. They then doubled the score after getting a penalty which Filippa Angeldal slotted home for Sweden. Despite Japan narrowing the lead to one goal Sweden managed to hold on and reach the semi finals. The Swedes will now face off against La Roja which will be a mouthwatering clash in the semi finals.

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