Japan vs Sweden Highlights: Sweden win 2-1 to reach semi-finals

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Friday (on FOX and FOX Sports) continues with Sweden’s elimination of Japan in the quarterfinals at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

In our latest World Cup Power Rankings, Japan and Sweden are ranked No. Checked in at 1 and 7.

Five Golden Boot favorites in Friday’s tournament – Japan Hinata Miyazawa, Rico Yuki And Mina TanakaWith Sweden Amanda Illested And Fridolina Rolpo – Japanese goalkeeper Ayaka Yamashita and Swedish goalie Zećira Musović are on the shortlist for this year’s Golden Glove award.

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Japan vs Sweden highlights

Final Sweden 2, Japan 1

87′: It … doesn’t go in – but Japan still scores

Japan halved the deficit when Aoba Fujino’s free kick crossed the goal line just seconds before Honoka Hayashi scored on the left side of the net.

Japan’s Honoka Hayashi scores against Sweden in 87′.

Japan's Honoka Hayashi scores against Sweden in 87'.

80′: Yellow card Rico Yuki

76′: Can’t capitalize

After Japan were awarded a penalty kick, Rico Yugi’s shot bounced off the crossbar and his header ricocheted into the top of the net.

Japan’s Riko Yuki misses a penalty kick against Sweden in 76.

Japan's Riko Yuki misses a penalty kick against Sweden in 76.

71′: Can’t break through

Aoba Fujino took a close-range shot for Japan, but Sweden goalkeeper Jesira Musovic sent it wide to the left.

Jezira Musovic saves a shot on goal to give Japan a 2-0 lead against Sweden.

Jezira Musovic saves a shot on goal to give Japan a 2-0 lead against Sweden.

68′: Too much

Japan were around the net, but Yui Hasegawa’s shot attempt went north of the target.

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51′: Sweden capital!

Sweden were awarded a penalty kick after a VAR review determined that Japan midfielder Fuka Nagano had made contact with the ball, which was tapped in by Filippa Angel.

Scored by Sweden’s Filippa Angell. Japan in ’51

Scored by Sweden's Filippa Angell.  Japan in '51

47′: Great save!

Johanna Canarid took a good shot from the right side, but Japanese goalkeeper Ayaka Yamashita sent it wide.

Half time: Sweden lead 1-0

Sweden scored late in the first half and took seven shots (three on goal). Japan didn’t register a single shot in the half, but its defense was instrumental in keeping the deficit at bay.

42′: Missed!

Kosovar Aslani fired a shot into the right side of the net for Sweden, but it was deflected by Japanese goalkeeper Ayaka Yamashita and then off the post.

Sweden’s Stina Blakstenius’ shot hit the post after Ayaka Yamashita deflected it off the post.

Sweden's Stina Blakstenius' shot hit the post after Ayaka Yamashita deflected it off the post.

32′: Sweden scores!

After the ball curled around the net, Sweden defender Amanda Illested put a goal into the right side of the net.

Sweden’s Amanda Ilstedt scored against Japan in the 32nd minute.

Sweden's Amanda Ilstedt scored against Japan in the 32nd minute.

25′: Brutal miss

Sweden struck first before Stina Plakstenius’ shot attempted to go wide and behind.

5′ and 11′: No access

Japan stopped Sweden early on.

1′: We’re out!

PREGAME

Setting the stage

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