Hosts Japan will meet the Junior Football Ferns in the second group game of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
Japan put on an impressive display in their opening match, beating Mexico 4-1 with stunning goals that the world champion senior team (Nadeshiko) would be proud of.
New Zealand also got their U-20 Women's World Cup campaign off to a winning start by beating Switzerland 2-1.
The winner of this fixture will claim the top spot of Group A.
|Japan Starting Line-up||New Zealand Starting Line-up|
Referee: Silvia SPINELLI (ITA)
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Japan 2-2 New Zealand (Ayu Nakada 11' OG, White 15', Tanaka 37', Michigami 71')
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Even if Abby uses her physicality to an unreasonable extent from time to time, I think you better not use pictures from game with Japan. Of course, Saki and Abby, a defending DF and an attacking FW, can come to a hard contact. However, in overall sense, the Americans play the Nadeshikos much more gently than they do with other teams. They rely less on their physical superiority when playing Japan. A very interesting point I like to discuss someday.
Lady Andrade (that's the Colombian's name) was suspended indeed and couldn't play against France. Colombia being eliminated then, she obviously didn't play any more. Her suspension was fair. But - since you're talking about Wambach and even if she is a very nice and good-hearted person out of the fields, no contest, it must be said that Abby is far from being as fair on the field. She always plays with her elbows and shoulders and many opponent complain about her way of playing. She commits many physical fouls but a few are called. She even play dangerously sometimes by putting her feet (or head) first and "I'll see what happen then". Of course, since she is nice, she apologizes ;o)
I think, Gromit, that the expression you are looking for is that rugby is a game for thugs played by gentlemen while soccer is a game for gentlemen played by thugs.
In a way you are correct. Although loosely one refers to the ladies' final and men's final at Wimbledon, strictly speaking it is the gentlemen's final. I presume it is that the word is cumbersomely long to say. Also, at least in the not so distant past, the referees at Wimbledon addressed the men simply by their surname while they said either Miss Graf or Mrs Crawley. Indeed, the scoreboard used to be thus labeled. I have not watched the ladies' matches for a while so I do not know if this is still so. This oldfashioned politeness is being squeezed by something cruder in the beautiful game, much to be regretted.