July 21, 2021 | Kickoff: 06:30AM ET
Japan

Japan

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Women's National Team

Women's National Team

Sapporo, | Sapporo Dome

  • 85'

    Adriana Leon
    Nichelle Prince

  • 84'

    Evelyne Viens
    Christine Sinclair

  • Mana Iwabuchi

    84'
  • 73'

    Deanne Rose
    Quinn

  • 58'

    Kailen Sheridan
    Stephanie Labbé

  • 6'

    Christine Sinclair

Timeline

Japan
  • KO

    KO

  • 6 ' | Christine Sinclair

  • HT

    HT

  • 58 ' | Kailen Sheridan - Stephanie Labbé

  • 73 ' | Deanne Rose - Quinn

  • 84 ' | Mana Iwabuchi

  • 84 ' | Evelyne Viens - Christine Sinclair

  • 85 ' | Adriana Leon - Nichelle Prince

  • FT

    FT

Women's National Team

Match Report

Canada got off to a quick start. Ashley Lawrence played Nichelle Prince down the right wing in the 5’. Prince pulled the ball back into the box for Christine Sinclair who knocked the ball off the post and grabbed her own rebound to fire home for Canada. Canada played well through the first half with the lead, keeping the majority of possession. Prince continued to pose problems for Canada popping up in the 30’ to pressure the Japanese backline. Janine Beckie found space in the same wide areas as Prince, playing a ball all the way through the Japanese 18-yard box in the 37’ after a well-orchestrated switch of play across the backline.

Early in the second half, Canada’s goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé came together in the box with second-half substitute Mina Tanaka, staying down injured. While the medical staff treated Labbé, Referee Edina Alves made her way to the VAR booth, and it was determined that Japan be given a PK for the foul. Labbé, shaken, stayed in the game and made the vital penalty save in the 54’ before being substituted off in the 58’ for Kailen Sheridan.

Canada created a few chances through the middle of the second half with Prince continuing to find space and pulling the ball back into the box in the 71’. Sinclair played Prince in just a minute later, but the ball went over the bar.

In the 84’, Japan played a ball over the top and Mana Iwabuchi split Shelina Zadorsky and Kadeisha Buchanan to fire home the half volley past a diving Sheridan. Canada made late substitutions to work to get the winner and Jessie Fleming and Lawrence continued to work to provide service into the box. In a long injury time, Lawrence and Fleming combined out right, with Fleming playing Lawrence down the wing. Lawrence’s ball into the box was there for Leon in 90’ +3 but Japanese keeper Ikeda was able to bring the cross down.

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Jul 21, 2021 | KO

Match started between Japan and Women's National Team

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Jul 21, 2021 | 6'

Women's National Team goal by Christine Sinclair (assist by Nichelle Prince)

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Jul 21, 2021 | HT

Halftime

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Jul 21, 2021 | 58'

Women's National Team Substitution of Stephanie Labbé by Kailen Sheridan

Stephanie Labbé

Kailen Sheridan

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Jul 21, 2021 | 73'

Women's National Team Substitution of Quinn by Deanne Rose

Quinn

Deanne Rose

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Jul 21, 2021 | 84'

Japan goal by Japan

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Jul 21, 2021 | 84'

Women's National Team Substitution of Christine Sinclair by Evelyne Viens

Christine Sinclair

Evelyne Viens

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Jul 21, 2021 | 85'

Women's National Team Substitution of Nichelle Prince by Adriana Leon

Nichelle Prince

Adriana Leon

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Jul 21, 2021 | FT

Match ended, final score: 1 - 1

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