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Japan Beats Costa Rica and Wins 2 in a Row
[Women's World Cup] Japan beats Costa Rica and wins 2 in a row... Round of 16 'In front of your eyes'
At the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup being held in Australia and New Zealand, Japan beat Costa Rica to advance to the round of 16.
On the 26th, 바카라사이트 Japan defeated Costa Rica 2-0 in the second match of group C of the tournament held at Dunedin Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.
After a 5-0 win over Zambia in the first match, Japan secured 6 points early on and advanced to the round of 16.
Japan, ranked 11th in the FIFA rankings, is a powerhouse in women's soccer, winning the tournament in 2011 and finishing runner-up in 2015.
Costa Rica, ranked 36th in the FIFA rankings, entered the World Cup for the second time since the 2015 tournament, but lost 0-3 to Spain in the first leg and was on the verge of elimination.
Japan scored the first goal without missing the opponent's defensive mistake.
In the 25th minute of the first half Costa Rica's Maria Paula Cotto attempted to kick the ball with a tackle, but it was not caught by her feet.
Japan's Naomoto Hikaru then drove the ball into the left penalty area and stabbed the bottom of the opposite goal with a left-footed shot.
Japan even scored an extra goal two minutes later.
Fujino Aoba, born in 2004, overcame a physical struggle with the opponent on the right flank, drove the ball directly into the penalty area near the goal line, and finished with a right-footed shot.
After leaving Fujino's feet, the ball cut through the narrow corner between the goalkeeper and the goalpost and entered the opposite corner of the goalpost.
Fujino became the first Japanese player in Women's World Cup history to score as a teenager.
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