Japan v Italy – Kirin Challenge Cup (28 May 2015)

Japan v Italy – Kirin Challenge Cup (28 May 2015)

Japan take on Italy in the Kirin Challenge Cup 2015 on 28 May at Nagano, Minami Nagano Sports Park (11:20 BST).

The match is part of Japan’s preparations for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015. The current World Champions recently played the New Zealand Football Ferns in an international friendly match in which they won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Homare Sawa.

Take a look at more international women’s football friendly matches in 2015.

Japan and Italy starting line-ups for the Kirin Challenge Cup 2015:

Japan starting XI Italy starting XI
Ayumi Kaihori,
Yukari Kinga,
Azusa Iwashimizu,
Saki Kumagai,
Homare Sawa,
Aya Miyama (c),
Nahomi Kawasumi,
Mizuho Sakaguchi,
Rumi Utsugi,
Shinobu Ohno,
Yuki Ogimi
Gabbiadini (c),


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Full-Time: Japan 1 – 0 Italy

Goal: Yuki Ogimi 53′


  1. Asa 6 years ago

    Japan 1 – 0 Italy
    Goals From:
    Yuki Ogimi 53′ (Japan)

  2. Asa 6 years ago

    10 minutes of the game left to play: Japan still leading 1 – 0

  3. Asa 6 years ago

    20 minutes left to play score: Japan 1 – 0 Italy

  4. Asa 6 years ago

    could today be the day that Japan finally beat Italy. 25 minutes left

  5. Asa 6 years ago

    Yuki Ogimi 53′ puts Japan 1 up. Japan 1 – 0 Italy

  6. Asa 6 years ago

    Goal: Japan 1 – 0 Italy

  7. Asa 6 years ago

    Second half started: Japan 0 – 0 Italy

  8. Asa 6 years ago

    Half-Time: Japan 0 – 0 Italy
    Both teams have had great chances to score

  9. Asa 6 years ago

    30 minutes played chances at both ends score: Japan 0 – 0 Italy

  10. Author
    WSU 6 years ago

    Italy line-up (v Japan): Giuliani, Bartoli, Gama, Linari, Tucceri, Stracchi, Cernoia, Rosucci, Gabbiadini(C), Girelli, Giacinti

  11. Asa 6 years ago

    Great chance for Japan shot hits the post: Japan 0 – 0 Italy

  12. Author
    WSU 6 years ago

    Japan line-up (v Italy): Kaihori, Kinga, Iwashimizu, Kumagai, Sawa, Miyama (c), Kawasumi, Sakaguchi, Utsugi, Ohno, Ogimi

  13. Asa 6 years ago

    Game Started: Japan V Italy

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