Japan top Group A Asian Women’s Cup 18th May 2014
Vietnam 0 – 2 Australia
43′ (own goal)
Katrina Gorry 90′ (Australia)
Defending champions Australia advanced to the semi-finals of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup after edging hosts Vietnam in a 2-0 victory in their final Group A tie on Sunday at Thong Nhat Stadium. An unfortunate own goal by Vietnam captain Le Thi Thuong on 42 minutes looked to be the difference between the two sides, until Katrina Gorry’s booming strike from the edge of the penalty area doubled the Matildas lead and ended any hope of a Vietnamese come-back with a minute of the game left.
Japan 7 – 0 Jordan
Kira Chinatsu 26′ 90+3′ (Japan)
Emi Nakajima 45+1′ 75′ (Japan)
Mizuho Sakaguchi 48′ 81′ (Japan)
69′ (Own Goal)
Emi Nakajima, Mizuhu Sakaguchi and Chinatsu Kira all scored twice as Japan topped their group in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup with a 7-0 win over Jordan at Binh Duong Stadium on Sunday. Kira opened the scoring for Japan on 26 minutes, before Nakajima struck her first a minute before half-time to take Japan in at the break two goals to the good. In the second half Nakajima completed her brace and two second half goals from captain Sakaguchi, an own goal from Ala’a Abu Kasheh and a second from Kira ensured that Japan would qualify top of Group A above defending champions Australia by virtue of a superior goal difference.
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