Sweden beat Japan 2-1 in the quarter-final round of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand on Friday. The focus will now shift to the second quarter-final.
FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinals: Sweden beat Japan 2-1
Sweden’s Amanda IIestedt scored in the 32nd minute to take a 1-0 lead against Japan.
Sweden’s Fillippa Angeldal scored in the 51st minute to take a 2-0 lead against Japan.
Japan’s Honoka Hayashi scored in the 87th minute to make it 2-1 to Sweden.
Sweden defeated Japan 2–1 to enter the semi-finals for the first time.
After a tense and exciting quarter with Japan, Sweden will face Spain in the semi-finals.
Sweden beat another former world champion Japan 2-1 at Eden Park on Friday night.
Japan’s demise meant that a new champion would be crowned after the first exits of the US, Germany and Norway.
Japan and Sweden have moved up to No. 1 and No. 7 respectively in the World Cup Power Rankings.
japan vs sweden summary
Sweden’s Amanda Illstad scores against Japan in the 32′
Sweden’s Filippa Engeldahl scored in the 51st minute against Japan.
Jesira Musovic saved Sweden’s 2-0 lead against Japan by blocking a shot on goal.
Japan’s Riko Ueki misses a penalty kick in the 76th minute against Sweden
Japan’s Honoka Hayashi scored in the 87′ against Sweden
Friday’s match featured five Golden Boot favorites – Japan’s Hinata Miyazawa, Reiko Ueki and Mina Tanaka, as well as Sweden’s Amanda Ellstad and Fridolina Rolfo Shalim.
While Japanese goalkeeper Ayaka Yamashita and Swedish goalkeeper Jesira Musovic are on the shortlist for this year’s Golden Glove award.
Sweden XI: – Musovic, Bjorn, Ilestedt, Eriksson, Andersson, Angeldahl, Asllani, Rubensson, Kaneryd, Blackstenius, Rolfo
Japan XI: – Yamashita, Shimizu, Minami, Kumagai, Sugita, Miyazawa, Nagano, Tanaka, Takahashi, Hasegawa, Fujino